More Mainframe Fun
I recently "released" (he says in quotes because it's still sub-alpha, albeit functional) PigIron 0.3 Java Class Library for IBM VM SMAPI. I blogged previously about PigIron. Working on PigIron has made me refresh my view of mainframe programming resources.
Envycasts Advanced ActiveRecord Review
DCT readers of my posts know how interested I am in the power of vidcasts, especially ones that fully engage the viewer. I recently received an invitation from Gregg Pollack of Envycasts, to check out their new Advanced ActiveRecord vidcast. And the verdict is...
FIJI Fun - Still Crazy After All These Years
In 2001 I posted the last public changes of my ForthIsh Java Interpreter to SourceForge. There was a lot of interest in Java interpreters at that time. FIJI was a pretty good cut but the arcaneness of addressing Java classes in RPN insured a manageably small user community, so to speak.
Jump ahead to this week when
Embrace Your Constraints: Code Contests
Regardless of our background, programming language of choice, or political persuasion, most developers have at least one thing in common: we enjoy building things. As full-on members of the creative class, however, we're also likely to have a million ideas for useful gadgets, web services, and applications, but comparatively little time to execute on them. Sigh.Fortunately, given modern web savvy tool sets, it's easier than ever to launch a website or application. In fact, yo
Google Launches Google Video For Business
The company is using its Google Apps business to provide the infrastructure necessary to search videos, restrict access to them, rate them, comment on them, and download them.
BlackBerry Wins Versus Windows Mobile For Google Apps Mail
After a flawed experience with one of the first Windows Mobile-based Motorola Q's, Microsoft outfitted me with a Samsung SCH-i760 smartphone which, from an industrial design perspective, is one of the best designs for a smartphone I've ever experienced (more on that in a second). Unfortunately, integrating WinMobile 6.0's version of Outlook with Google Apps-based Gmail was so problematic that I gave up in favor of a company-furnished BlackBerry. Bla
Zi Renews Nokia Contract
The multiyear contract to provide its text products to Nokia calls for a 100% increase in first year revenue over the existing contract, the company says.
Smartphone Apps For The Rest Of Us
Even if you use Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon -- or don't have an iPhone for your AT&T connection -- you can still get games, music, location-based services, and other mobile content on your phone. Here's how.
Comcast Orders Extra-Large Customer Caps
Yesterday, DSL Reports broke the news that Comcast is planning to implement a 250-GB monthly bandwidth limit, starting in October. All I can say is that it's about time.
Google Unveils Android's App Store
A competitor to Apple's App Store, the Android Market will allow users to browse, purchase, install, and rate applications on Android handsets.
Breaking News: Google Announces Android Market, Tackles Apple
Today Google announced its competitor to the iPhone Apps Store, the Android Market. The market will be a place where content developers can publish applications for Android phones, and Android users can go to discover and download them to their devices. Booyah!
Linux Systems Being Hit By SSH-Key Attacks
The attack appears to rely on stolen SSH keys to gain access to a system and then uses a local kernel exploit to gain root access, whereupon it installs the "phalanx2" rootkit.
Google Adds Suggestions To Search Queries
Google has been busy cooking up some new stuff in its labs of late. It is currently rolling out a new suggestion feature that will automatically suggest search queries as you begin to type in the search box.
iPhone Password Flaw Discovered
Once the emergency call keypad is accessed through the passcode entry screen, a person only needs to double tap the home button.
Yahoo Shareholders Lose All Hope
At the end of January, Yahoo stock closed at $19.18 a share. Then came Microsoft's amorously generous $31 offer, later upped to something around $33, that still wasn't enough for Yahoo. Here we are seven months later, and Yahoo has dropped below its price before Microsoft made its proposal.
Acer Drops Mini-Notebook Prices
The Windows or Linux-based PCs include 1.6 GHz Atom processors, built-in Webcams and Wi-Fi support, and a three-cell rechargeable battery.
Nations Respond To Google Earth Threat
From banning Google Earth to simply ignoring the mapping service, countries are working to deal with potential security violations arising from the images Google makes available online.