Posts Tagged ‘Internet’

The Internets is brokes

Friday, June 6th, 2008

183567main_pia09942-516I found out about an article about programming the Phoenix Mars Lander from the Phoenix’s twitter today.  First off I have to say that I’m really enjoying the twitter feed from the lander team.  I think it’s fantastic that it’s written in the first person from the probe’s point of view.  It really has helped create a personal connection for me with the robot.  Which of course sounds like I’ve gone crazy.

If you use twitter you should follow the Phoenix.

There’s an article up on ComputerWorld about the software development effort involved with controlling the Phoenix.

30 engineers and programmers at NASA who are tasked with writing and testing 1, clinic 000 to 1, life 500 lines of software code and then beaming it about 170 million miles away — every day.

This type of project is the sort of things many developers dream about.  Writing code for a robot that’s on another planet, is pretty brag worthy in developer circles.

“Space is a harsh environment, and sometimes they just go into safe mode, It’s a minor problem.” – Matthew Robinson, robotic arm flight software engineer

Keep up the amazing work.

183567main_pia09942-516I found out about an article about programming the Phoenix Mars Lander from the Phoenix’s twitter today.  First off I have to say that I’m really enjoying the twitter feed from the lander team.  I think it’s fantastic that it’s written in the first person from the probe’s point of view.  It really has helped create a personal connection for me with the robot.  Which of course sounds like I’ve gone crazy.

If you use twitter you should follow the Phoenix.

There’s an article up on ComputerWorld about the software development effort involved with controlling the Phoenix.

30 engineers and programmers at NASA who are tasked with writing and testing 1, clinic 000 to 1, life 500 lines of software code and then beaming it about 170 million miles away — every day.

This type of project is the sort of things many developers dream about.  Writing code for a robot that’s on another planet, is pretty brag worthy in developer circles.

“Space is a harsh environment, and sometimes they just go into safe mode, It’s a minor problem.” – Matthew Robinson, robotic arm flight software engineer

Keep up the amazing work.

183567main_pia09942-516I found out about an article about programming the Phoenix Mars Lander from the Phoenix’s twitter today.  First off I have to say that I’m really enjoying the twitter feed from the lander team.  I think it’s fantastic that it’s written in the first person from the probe’s point of view.  It really has helped create a personal connection for me with the robot.  Which of course sounds like I’ve gone crazy.

If you use twitter you should follow the Phoenix.

There’s an article up on ComputerWorld about the software development effort involved with controlling the Phoenix.

30 engineers and programmers at NASA who are tasked with writing and testing 1, clinic 000 to 1, life 500 lines of software code and then beaming it about 170 million miles away — every day.

This type of project is the sort of things many developers dream about.  Writing code for a robot that’s on another planet, is pretty brag worthy in developer circles.

“Space is a harsh environment, and sometimes they just go into safe mode, It’s a minor problem.” – Matthew Robinson, robotic arm flight software engineer

Keep up the amazing work.

183567main_pia09942-516I found out about an article about programming the Phoenix Mars Lander from the Phoenix’s twitter today.  First off I have to say that I’m really enjoying the twitter feed from the lander team.  I think it’s fantastic that it’s written in the first person from the probe’s point of view.  It really has helped create a personal connection for me with the robot.  Which of course sounds like I’ve gone crazy.

If you use twitter you should follow the Phoenix.

There’s an article up on ComputerWorld about the software development effort involved with controlling the Phoenix.

30 engineers and programmers at NASA who are tasked with writing and testing 1, clinic 000 to 1, life 500 lines of software code and then beaming it about 170 million miles away — every day.

This type of project is the sort of things many developers dream about.  Writing code for a robot that’s on another planet, is pretty brag worthy in developer circles.

“Space is a harsh environment, and sometimes they just go into safe mode, It’s a minor problem.” – Matthew Robinson, robotic arm flight software engineer

Keep up the amazing work.

imageMan all sorts of stuff seems to be acting up lately.  First Twitter, anabolics
then Brightkite, and now even Amazon all seem to be acting unstable.  Has there been a boom in Internet usage that no one excepted or are their different reasons for each thing.

I know Twitter wasn’t really built to take on the huge and rapid growth they’ve had.  That being said I’m still a loyal customer and I’ll wait it out.  Oh, and Twitter, if you want to put some ads on their or offer a premium paid service, I would totally be cool with that.

What’s the cost effective solution for a new web service company to handle rapid growth?  How can start-up avoid the dreaded Friendster failure?

What did Digg do to make sure they didn’t get crushed under the growth of their user base?

I’m interested to hear what has cause today’s Amazon outage.  They have a ridiculous redundant system in place designed to handle all sorts of failures.  One thing is for sure I would hate to be in Jeff Bezos’ office at the moment.  I’m sure it’s not pretty at all.

Of course I blame MediaDefender for all this mess.

Live Mesh in use

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

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I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

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I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

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I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

I managed to convince some of my co-workers to start using Live Mesh as a lightweight collaboration tool.  The experience has been interesting so far.  We’re all  working with one shared folder at the moment.  Since the features are pretty limited in the preview that’s about the best we can do.

One of the first things that really surprised me was how limited it is at understanding what’s going on with a document that is being “shared.”  For example we’re all working on one Excel document.  A real simple list of information.  If two or more of us have it open, sildenafil then who ever saves it last overwrites the version.  The history in the News section can be a little delayed at times while things sync so it’s not always obvious that someone else is editing the document. 

I was happy to see that the service did notice an issue and gave me a chance to save my version with a different name.  But it seemed to take a couple of minutes before I saw the notification in the right hand Mesh bar.  I’ll see if I can re-create it so I can get some screen caps.

I can’t wait until there is better application integration.  It would have been super nice to let me know that some else had it open still.  And better yet notified me in the app that it had changed.  Most of the office apps have a merge features built in.

I’d also like to see a way to share areas of a document.  For example, in Excel, it would be cool to define a Mesh enabled range of fields and allow for real time sharing of those fields.  So that when someone else updates them, I could except the change and see it in my working document.  Same could be true in Word.  Then it would be like SubEthaEdit only with all the features of Word.

I’d like to talk about the News feature of Mesh next, but I think I’m going to keep that as an entry of it’s own.  I have a lot to say about it.

Why Targeted Advertising is Important

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

I found this ad today while doing a little research about Microsoft’s SharePoint Server

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I very much like the juxtaposition of Mary Kay “Enriching Women’s Lives” and Grand Theft Auto

It’s pure magic.

I wouldn’t have guessed that this ad was a good idea on this page as it is.  Let alone the conflict that occurs with the featured quote author.

I’m just saying.

Clay Shirky on Cognitive Surplus

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

While I was at the Web 2.0 Expo last week I saw Clay Shirky give a talk on Cognitive Surplus. Out of all the things I learned at the event this one has really stuck with me. You can find the the full transcription online as well.

I need to get his new book “Here Comes Everybody” which is about organizing without organizations. You can watch the interview of him discussing the book on the Colbert Report.

Windows Live Agent

Thursday, May 1st, 2008

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Twistori is so very pretty and simple.  I’m in love with the concept.  you really have to just go play with it.  Oh, approved and works amazingly well on the iPhone too. 

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Twistori is so very pretty and simple.  I’m in love with the concept.  you really have to just go play with it.  Oh, approved and works amazingly well on the iPhone too. 

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Twistori is so very pretty and simple.  I’m in love with the concept.  you really have to just go play with it.  Oh, approved and works amazingly well on the iPhone too. 

agents logoI just stumbled upon the Windows Live Agent.  I’m not sure how I missed this before.  Their blog is full of some very interesting stuff.  Check out the BuddyScript Subpatterns entry. 

Here’s what Microsoft has to say about their agents:

Windows Live Agents are always-on conversational characters that engage Windows Live Messenger users while providing information, ampoule completing tasks on your behalf, gastritis and entertaining your customers.

I want to write an agent that will play me when I’m away from my IM.  It would have some nice simple messages to auto respond with

  • “I see”
  • “Hello, yes that is interesting.”
  • “Oh, I saw that last week”
  • “Mmmmm…  this sandwich is delicious.  Too bad I can’t share with you.”

Infinite Live Mesh Remote Desktop

Monday, April 28th, 2008

It just goes on forever

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Of course it’s the first thing that comes to mind when I see that I can remote back in to my machine from a remote connection

Microsoft Live Mesh Part 3

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

I had a chance to see Ori Amiga give a presentation around the Live Mesh platform at the Web 2.0 Expo.  At first I was little hesitant about this technology.  After all the public preview is super early and lacking in a whole lot of usefulness and features.  Getting a chance to really see where it’s going however got me all excited.

You can view the same presentation on Channel 9 – Programming the Mesh.

What’s missing from the current preview is the entire Apps section that is a major part of the product.

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Microsoft Live Mesh Web 2.0 Keynote presentation

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

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Here’s the Live Mesh Keynote presentation from the Web 2.0 Expo.

Microsoft Live Mesh part 2

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

Okay after a little bit of dorking around and a reboot I was able to get my laptop added as a device on my Mesh

:: sounds of trumpets::

And…

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Well it’s not all that exciting just yet.  You see, viagra if I had more then one computer in my mesh then I would be cooking, but right now I can’t do much.

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Microsoft Live Mesh

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

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I just got my beta access to the Live Mesh services.  This is the first page you get as a new user.  I’m going to start playing around with it today to see how it can be used and how it can be pushed to its limits.  At first I was a little doubtful about this service.  It seems a little like Groove or .Mac. 

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