Can Your Website Be Your API?

Can Your Website Be Your API?. Drew McLellan on how semantic markup and microformats may just be all you need. Great topic. Visit site [SimpleBits]

The Problem of Email

The Problem of Email. By Allison Randal I have a problem, and its name is “email”. Many people have the same problem. Not many have it quite as badly as I do. When I say “my inbox is out of control”, people respond “Yeah, mine too. I spent 5 hours this weekend and knocked it… Continue reading The Problem of Email

Cultivating Server Farms

Cultivating Server Farms. By Tim O'Reilly Reprising a theme that we wrote about on Radar a few months ago (see Cloudy, with a Chance of Servers), the New York Times has an intriguing article about the resurgence of the data center business. Building data centers was a booming business before the dotcom bust, but that… Continue reading Cultivating Server Farms

Iraq: Victory Not An Option

Iraq: Victory Not An Option. The Baker Commission will be providing a report on the options available to the administration regarding Iraq after the midterm elections. Of the options, victory is not one of them in the foreseeable future. Neither is stay the course. The report will outline at least two major options, draw down… Continue reading Iraq: Victory Not An Option

Consultant's e-mails show Mormon plan for Romney

Consultant's e-mails show Mormon plan for Romney. Despite repeated denials by the Mormon Church and Governor Mitt Romney's advisers, e-mails from a key Romney consultant state that the leader of the worldwide church was consulted on an effort to build Mormon support for the governor's potential presidential bid and that a key church leader has… Continue reading Consultant's e-mails show Mormon plan for Romney

My Personal Security Program

My Personal Security Program. Several people wrote (of yesterday's entry) to ask that if I disapprove of Symantec's security solutions, what do I recommend? And what do I use myself? First of all, it's not entirely about software, and certainly not about one product. One package from one vendor can never be the solution to… Continue reading My Personal Security Program


Connectedness. There is something fundamentally different about a small town where many of the residents work in or around the town. There is a connectedness that you don't find in small towns that are bedroom communities I am sure some bright young sociologist has already mapped this out, but I have discovered a phenomenon in… Continue reading Connectedness

Easy competitive intelligence for Micro-ISVs

Easy competitive intelligence for Micro-ISVs. by Bob Walsh If you're going to run your micro-ISV as a business, you need competitive intelligence (CI) on your competitors. You need to know what they're doing right and wrong compared to what you are doing right and wrong.  …  [MyMicroISV]

Merlin's top 5 super-obvious, “no-duh” ways to immediately improve your life

Merlin's top 5 super-obvious, “no-duh” ways to immediately improve your life. How to get organized and stay that way Herewith: Merlin’s top 5 super-obvious, “no-duh” ways to immediately improve your life. Reduce noise – We all have innumerable inboxes, interruptions, and distractions that are part of work and life — you can’t change that. What… Continue reading Merlin's top 5 super-obvious, “no-duh” ways to immediately improve your life

Spyware cleanup

Spyware cleanup. AKA the great cleanup of 2006. I've always said that I wasn't a good test subject to measure how effective any anti-trojan or spyware application is, so while I've kept a professional interest in the latest and greatest tools, I hadn't been given a really good opportunity to try them out, until last… Continue reading Spyware cleanup