What an awesome service: VerisignOff ! — "Network Solutions is a company owned by Verisign that registers and administers top-level domain names for customers throughout the world. These companies engage in a variety of business practices that are, in our opinion, unethical, fraudulent, and calculated to be opaque and unfriendly to consumers. Despite many well-publicized, and in some cases, frankly nefarious, scandals involving these companies, millions of people continue to patronize them as the registrars for their domain names."
For the past few hours I've been using Cloudmark's new P2P based spam filter plug-in for Outlook and so far so good. In addition to my own simple home grown server-based phrase matching spam filter, I've only had one bogus message reach my inbox. If I factor out what my own spam filter nabbed, that's roughly 1 spam out of 5. Not bad. However, given the P2P roots of Coundmark's spam filter, I can only imagine that it'll get better and better as more people use the system. So, start using it!
Wow! "The Americans continued their improbable run on the sport's greatest stage with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Monday."
Ok, maybe you've seen this one already, but it's still "Priceles"
What it's like to have a redneck neighbor ? (Thanks Bri)
Probably old news, but still funny: "Spamradio: Using a complex arrangement of pipes and funnels we turn the junk mail that we receive into a streaming audio broadcast that can be enjoyed from anywhere on the Internet."
Doh! From BusinesWeek: "New pricing plans for broadband use could make downloading pirated music and movies a prohibitively costly habit"
Short, but interesting interview with eRoom CEO Jeffrey Beir …
Some quotes: "Beir: A proprietary, fat-client, peer-to-peer, replicated, $49-a-client strategy is not a modern strategy. It's a very '90s strategy. Let's step back to the business problem. A team of people needs to come together rapidly to collaborate on a mission-critical project. There's rich content, and there are lots of applications. That dictates an architecture that must work very easily across enterprises; it needs to be agnostic about the platform; it needs to be thin-client so it's easy to deploy; it needs to be enterprise-scalable and 24-by-7."
From: eRoom CEO: More Room to Grow
Wow … IBM's 'Millipede' Project: "Store the equivalent of 25 DVDs on a surface the size of a postage stamp"
This is a good read …
"Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) are a technology with a lot of promise,
but their often-hyped potential leaves some designers feeling blindsided
by the 2×4 known as reality. This article sorts out the differences, and
makes a case for educating yourself now in preparation for the future."
Something for when the trails are too wet to ride … "Building a Home Theater PC"
Really sad … I guess he really wanted to be "sedated" … Say hello to Joey for us Dee Dee
"Dee Dee Ramone, a founding member of the pioneer punk band the Ramones, was found dead of a possible drug overdose in his Hollywood home, the coroner's office said Thursday. He was 50"