Fellow AppsLabb’er Rich, just informed me via IM (which is so 1999, why aren’t we Twittering?), that Steve Ballmer friended him on Facebook. Turns out that both Paul (AppsLab poobah) and I were also friended by Steve. Maybe the rumor is true, and Microsoft is digging out $6 billion for Facebook (Techmeme coverage). Or maybe… Read More
By way of John Battelle, Googleblogoscoped and Waxy. DEC gives us a great prediction of things to come. Remember the DEC Alpha? It wasn’t forced to compete with unknown companies, unless you consider Intel a little company. I do like seeing the classic Mosaic browser in action. I’m reminded of the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.… Read More
In case you’ve been wondering, I collect these stories, and when I get a few, I dump them. Like it, don’t like it, tell me in Comments. Details on Taser’s XREP electric shotgun shell emerge From Engadget, cool and frightening all at once. Chinese Youth Killed By Cell Phone Battery Blast It’s supposed to be… Read More
Check out this gem from the online banking registration of a credit union, by way of Tom Kyte:
Wind-powered phone charger Courtesy of Geeks are Sexy How to Crash Windows Vista in 10 Seconds or Less Courtesy of Information Week and the Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
A couple funny items mined from yesterday’s reading: The Onion releases latest round of iPhone specs From uncov: MizPee: Where’s the poop go? Toilet metadata kills me. I’m reminded of a post by Terrance Wampler on metadata.