A documentary about facebook.com has been playing all weekend on Bloomberg Europe. It is fascinating to learn that “500 million” people now use the service. I can NOT begin to understand how people are willing to give away personal information, in exchange of a Web presence that effectively sheeps them down, since “500 million” other [...]
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Opera is my favorite brower, but the latest version is doing something absolutely crazy in my view: the address bar does NOT show the full URL, by default. They are dumbing down users, thinking that users will be better served if not aware of all the URL’s details. This rises a security risk, obfuscates browsing, [...]
If you want to use C# to write CGI applications, you might stumble on some technical difficulties, when using the IIS web server: no matter what are the permissions you set for the folder holding the CGI executable, whenever executing it, the web server doesn’t process the file and tries to serve it as if [...]
I was just browsing, when I found this on digg. Most posts there seemed “too hot”, so I decided to cool off, gain distance, and then write my own thoughts. People are wrong, when they assume that file copying is necessarily “stealing”. In many countries, the consumer is allowed to make copy(ies), for personal use, [...]
On 2006–02–28, ICANN “renewed” its deal with Verisign (NASDAQ:VRSN), basically delegating on them the running of the .COM hierarchy, by far the most valuable of the Internet’s name spaces. This new contract, yet to be approved by the U.S. Department of Commerce, will expire in year 2012, but – like the previous contracts – gives [...]
I found these nice complementary reviews, one about blogging systems (for example, comparing MovableType to WordPress) and the other about desktop blogging software (for example, comparing BlogJet to Bloggar).