But one day, the company could “open source” the code that underpins the OS—giving it away for free. So says Mark Russinovich, one of the company’s top engineers.
“It’s definitely possible,” Russinovich says. “It’s a new Microsoft.”
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.
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.
Try the other versions and I hope that you get the same if not a better experience.
Google Politics & Elections 2012
Keep yourself posted in term of what is going on in the politics area with Google politics. This is a great tool to start up to see what issues are the ones that these folks are concentrating the most.
Source Google Politics & Elections.
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.
Apple apologizes for iPhone 4 ordering fiasco – Computerworld
apple ran out of phones!!! that is kind of embracing for a company like apple. they should get better at forecasting what people would like to buy and get.
Apple apologizes for iPhone 4 ordering fiasco – Computerworld.
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.
Why Toyota Is Afraid Og Being Number One
come on America you knew that this was going to come.. your guys cars ain’t that good, you guys don’t even sell over seas.