Internet

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The iPod (and other voices) in my head

I am now working on a large university campus and am amazed by the students with iPod buds hanging from their heads.  There's nothing like carrying your soundtrack along with you!

Ohh, Gmail, Save us from our Sends!

E-mail is a wonderful technology which allows for the rapid transmission of messages across the Internet.  The car is also a fantastic technological device for transferring us from one place to another.  Neither should be operated while under the influence of alcohol.  Granted, you may not be endangering the lives of others in a drunken e-mail, but you could certainly be endangering or simply embarrassing yourself.  Don't fret, Gmail has a solution. Eric Raymond, in his definitive wo

outside the box

Image courtesy of Box.netI'm quite excited to share a new service called Box.net which allows storage of files on the web along with many other features.  This idea is not new, but the exectution by Box.net is quite easy to use (including a drag-and-drop function).  I became interested in the service when I read that gOS and the

Download Day!

Be part of breaking a Guinness World Record and help support free software by pledging to download FireFox 3 on the day it is released. FireFox Download day Mozilla has found many clever ways of getting press for what is arguably the most successful open source project ever.  This matches well with the innovations of the softwar

Adobe opening up?

Adobe recently announced the Open Screen Project.
Specifically, this work will include:
  • Removing restrictions on use of the SWF and FLV/F4V specifications
  • Publishing the device porting layer APIs for Adobe Flash Player
  • Publishing the Adobe Flash® Cast™ protocol and the AMF protocol for robust data services
  • Removing licensing fees – making next major releases of Adobe Flash Player and Adobe AIR for devices free
Is Adobe seeing the light that Microsof

IRS to libraries: "Thank You"

After posting about taxing resources recently - discussing the added burden of library resources as government and business push off services and access to the web - I was pleased to see this letter sent to the ALA from the IRS. Notable quotes:
We appreciate the important role libraries play in meeting individual needs for tax help and information.

Hotmail not so hot.

Patrons were very upset today because of problems logging into Hotmail. I tried to assure them that it was not anything to do with our computers or network, though many still think we control all aspects of the Internet.

Taxing resources

For some, their single annual visit to a public library is to get their necessary tax forms. In Oklahoma, public libraries have an added burden this year. The Oklahoma Tax Commission is NOT sending any forms to public libraries as they have in the past. Instead they are instructing libraries to point patrons to the website where they can print out the necessary forms.

Congratulation Firefox!

Firefox is about to break has broken 500 million downloads as this New York Times article points out.

Take an Internet Tablet and call me in the morning.

The Nokia Internet Tablet is just what the doctor ordered. Great piece here that expands on what I said in Poor man's iPhone pointing to the Nokia Internet Tablet as an open platform for an iPhone-like experience ... and more. I have the original version of the tablet, the Nokia 770 which I picked up for just over $100.00. The newer version (Nokia 810) is four times that much, but has GPS, a pull out key board, Skype and much more.
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