Category Archives: news and politics

TrackThePack Shutting Down

Unfortunate news 🙁 … last night I received the following communication below, stating that the famous packaging tracking system will be shutting down.  I’ve been a fan of TrackThePack since it came out, and I think it definitely helped me tracking all the packages into one place.

Hi there,

I’m bummed to be writing this email, but here we are.

As of March 31, 2013, TrackThePack (Personal, Pro and Commercial versions) will be shut down.

That means no more packages will be trackable and our servers will be unreachable on that date. 🙁

Nearly 7 years ago, what started as me scratching my own itch for a toy business I was running, has turned in to an incredibly useful tool that’s touched the internet lives of ten’s of thousands of users and millions of packages. Unfortunately, the economics of it all just don’t add up for us from a business perspective

Alternatives for tracking all of your packages in one place:
Slice (what I’ve switched to)

I appreciate all of you giving TrackThePack a go over the years and taking the time to use and provide feedback.

If you have any questions at all, please don’t hesitate to reply to this email and ask. I’m still here to help.

Josh Pigford

Try the other versions and I hope that you get the same if not a better experience.

Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – Help Mozilla stop Internet Censorship Legislation

In case that you were not aware.  A new law will be passed in the senate as early as January 24th.  What this would mean is that what we know of the Internet could change by controlling our freedom to express our selves and it could bring websites like Facebook to track what we post, etc.

here is a video if you would like more information

PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

See how Google, Wikipedia, and Mozilla has join the act.

I am not an expert in this area so if you would like more info you could visit Mozilla in the source section.

Source Help Mozilla stop Internet Censorship Legislation.

2008 IT Salary Report

How does your salary compare?
The 2008 Global Knowledge IT Salary and Skills report offers insight from over 7,000 IT professionals on topics such as compensation, job satisfaction, certifications, and why they seek training.

Sneak peak at survey results:

Salaries grew at a modest rate of 3.25%
49% of respondents received a bonus last year
78% were satisfied with their career choice
Average salary data on dozens of IT certifications
Learn the top paying industries, job functions, certifications, and more. This report is an essential reference guide for IT professionals and managers alike.

IT Salaries Report 2008