Archive for September, 2005

the jackol’s den » htaccess Cheatsheet – Mikhail Esteves

the jackol’s den » htaccess Cheatsheet – Mikhail Esteves: “Here is a simple cheatsheet for the .htaccess file”

USATODAY.com – Rebuilt New Orleans could be cutting edge

USATODAY.com – Rebuilt New Orleans could be cutting edge: “Ugly as she was, Katrina may have given BellSouth a rare opportunity: the chance to turn one of the oldest cities in the USA into a showcase for 21st-century communications.

Talk of how New Orleans could look some day may seem fanciful considering it may take years to make the city livable again.

Assuming New Orleans rises again, a city rebuilt from the ground up could boast the best voice, data and video communications infrastructure in the nation, says Bill Smith, BellSouth’s chief technology officer.”

Tech Manifesto » Screenshots of the GoogleOS?

Tech Manifesto » Screenshots of the GoogleOS?: “This Chinese site indicate that they claim to have possession of the rumored Google OS.

Doubtful, I would except to say that it looks fake to me. Not only does Google have a secret OS in the works, but we’re supposed to believe that they’ve got a spreadsheet app and a word processor to boot? They appear to be using a simple transparent theme too.”

REVIEW: New Yahoo! Mail Beta – The Unofficial Yahoo! Weblog – yahoo.weblogsinc.com _

REVIEW: New Yahoo! Mail Beta – The Unofficial Yahoo! Weblog – yahoo.weblogsinc.com _: “Gmail is suddenly looking a little clunky. The new Yahoo! Mail is a sleek, finely wrought piece of interface design. The overall look is an Outlook-styled, three-pane window with folders in the left vertical pane, headers top right, and a message preview pane below the headers. Thus, Yahoo! becomes the first major e-mail provider to keep the Inbox in view while reading a message. That alone is news, but it’s not, in my opinion, the biggest news.”

Samsung to play safe with dual HD DVD/Blu-ray rig

Samsung is to harness consumer confusion over which next-generation optical disc standard to back by offering a player that supports both HD DVD and Blu-ray Disc (BD).

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Search Engine Journal » Google Talk Goes Wireless with MessageVine

Search Engine Journal » Google Talk Goes Wireless with MessageVine: “Google Talk Goes Wireless with MessageVine

It was only a matter of time before someone took Google Talk wireless. MessageVine today announced the release of the first Mobile Instant Messaging solution for Google Talk, Google’s Instant Messaging and VOIP messaging system. MessageVine’s Mobile Instant Messaging client for Google Talk is an always-on, secure real-tInstant Messaginge communication application based on rich presence information. MessageVine’s Mobile client offers the same friendly and intuitive user experience as offered by the Google Talk’s PC client.”

CNN.com – Internet-based TV starts making inroads – Aug 2, 2005

CNN.com – Internet-based TV starts making inroads – Aug 2, 2005: “Television delivered via Internet technology looks set to give consumers a choice in much the same way they choose their broadband connection provider.

Internet Protocol television — or IPTV — is where television images are broadcast using the same fiber optic technology used to bring broadband Internet connections into homes.”

Macworld: Feature: Tiger Secrets: System settings, Page 1

Macworld: Feature: Tiger Secrets: System settings, Page 1: “Secret shortcuts. Hidden helpers. Mysterious menus. You could spend months tracking down all the undocumented features tucked away in Mac OS X 10.4, Apple’s newest operating system. But chances are, you’re too busy using Tiger for more-important tasks—such as doing your job. So Macworld sent in a team of specially trained spies to uncover Tiger’s deepest, darkest secrets.”

Keep the Computer Browser Service Humming

Keep the Computer Browser Service Humming: “In ‘The Computer Browser Service,’ June 2002, InstantDoc ID 24879, I explained that the Microsoft Computer Browser service maintains lists of your network’s Windows-based domains, workgroups, and computers, as well as other network equipment that supports the NetBIOS protocol. These browse lists are the source of the information that users see when they expand Network Neighborhood in Windows Explorer. In Windows 2000—based networks, Active Directory (AD) replaces the Computer Browser service. However, mixed Win2K—Windows NT networks that maintain pre-Win2K domain controllers (DCs) and networks with some clients that aren’t AD-enabled still use the Computer Browser service.”