My lunch at Rubio’s in San Diego
Today my friend Tiff had a problem with her Internet connection. She uses Windows XP and Internet Explorer 6. The web browser was unable to access any websites requiring a login, including Gmail (mail.google.com), USC Email (email.usc.edu), Facebook (facebook.com), Yahoo! Mail (mail.yahoo.com), Blackboard (blackboard.usc.edu) and so on.
I have a new Lenovo/IBM ThinkPad Z61t. I close the lid often when done working, to put the system into standby (suspend) or sleep mode. Recently, the ThinkPad was failing to resume from standby. Instead, I’d just get a blank desktop.
I just received my ThinkPad Z61t and I’m typing on it right now. It’s really sweet. I’ve had only three hiccups so far:
I just signed up for Tribe and LinkedIn. My initial impression is that I am very, very impressed. Both are amazingly slick applications. They both have a similar goal, but approach it entirely differently. From what I’ve seen so far, Tribe groups people by geographical areas and by “Tribes”. When I visited the site, it told me I was from Los Angeles (and it’s correct). And the site that I browse is in the losangeles.tribe.net subdomain. One major drawback: huge graphical advertisements.
… at Google or Yahoo. But who doesn’t? Hopefully they consider this idea:
The other important thing to consider is that most IT folk do their best work young and fresh out of college. They’re not “old hands”, they’re “young minds”. The real innovators are almost invariably people who haven’t learned yet that what they’re coding is impossible.
I was reading a post at ensight and a lot of thoughts came to mind. I think the conclusion that the entire discussion points to is that there’s an unmet demand for a competitor to MySpace. Although Facebook is an excellent alternative, it’s not perfect. It’s targetted toward college students, and it doesn’t support blogging. You could say that their “wall” feature provides for that self-publishing need, but I think a blog goes beyond that. If you want to make a successful alternative to MySpace, what does it need to have? Continue reading
I went to my website, Google Community, and read a post about someone who got a virus by visiting the home page of my site. How is that possible? I hadn’t noticed it. Well, they were using Internet Explorer. So I fired up IE, went to Google Community, and sure enough: script dialog boxes appeared, Norton Antivirus popped up, said it couldn’t repair the virus, and Internet Explorer crashed. All just because I visited my own website. I did not click anything, I did not agree to download anything. I did not do anything but simply visit the URL.