Content posted in October 2002
iPods being sold by who?!?
Commentary  |  10/30/2002  | 
Now this is an odd one. Sarcastic comments would do no justice to this. Dell to sell Apple iPods. Apple's response "Yep, Dell is reselling iPods...We are delighted to offer our 5GB, 10GB and 20GB iPods for Windows through Dell's...
newtsync for isync
Commentary  |  10/30/2002  | 
Apparently the word legacy has no meaning when it comes to Apple's Newton. Not since the Amiga has a device garnered such support so long after its demise. So it is not at all surprising to see that with Apple's...
New Top 11 list
Commentary  |  10/28/2002  | 
Brace yourselves. We're now accepting submissions for our upcoming Top 11 list, which appears in our new section, "The Last Mile." The current question is: Top 11 signs your coworker is a closet Mac user. Here are a few indicators...
This Week, back on the air
Commentary  |  10/28/2002  | 
For better or worse, Mike DeMaria and I have just finished and posted This Week at Network Computing, where we tackle some really tough issues like porsche-designed notebooks, the return of Atari and blackholes. If you dare, grab your RealPlayer...
October 21st issue now complete
Commentary  |  10/28/2002  | 
Good morning all. We've just posted the final installment of our October 21st issue online. You can check out our latest foray into the world of Life Time Fitness as Dave Joachim investigates the company's use of automated testing software....
Crossed Wires
Commentary  |  10/28/2002  | 
Cat6 is nothing more than an insurance policy that your infrastructure will support some unforeseen technology.
good rss, good
Commentary  |  10/25/2002  | 
I found a nice RSS Validator tonight, but sadly discovered that it only verifies 2.0 and 1.0 specs. We're using 0.91 from Somehow I don't think Karl Marx would have liked standards and the exclusive clubs they foster....
Spammers against spamming
Commentary  |  10/24/2002  | 
Okay, so that was a cheap shot. Anyways, it turns out the Direct Marketing Association is now in favor of federal anti-spam legislation. Spam has become such a problem that the DMA has apparently seen the writing on the wall....
Sorry for the lack of
Commentary  |  10/24/2002  | 
Sorry for the lack of updates, our switches have been delayed, and it's holding us back. We should have some Cisco or Extreme switches (or both) in here in the next two weeks. I hope to get some work done...
nwc on iCal
Commentary  |  10/24/2002  | 
I've been toying with Mac OS X's iCal tonight, looking for a way to tie content from our various RSS feeds into my calendar, which I could then share with others. As any good anthropologist will tell you, if someone...
Hyperthreading, another mmx? not really
Commentary  |  10/23/2002  | 
Hi folks. If you're at all interested in yesterday's news regarding the availability of 3GHz, hyperthreading-capable chips, I think you'll find the below commentary by testing guru Randall C. Kennedy quite useful. Enjoy. Also, you can find more information on...
Killer worms
Commentary  |  10/23/2002  | 
As you have no doubt been following yesterdays narrowly averted Internet tragedy, you may find a paper entitled "How to 0wn the Internet in Your Spare Time" quite interesting. It was written by the UC Berkeley's Nicholas Weaver, Stuart Staniford...
Computer: Heal Thyself
Commentary  |  10/22/2002  | 
Good Morning. As a fan of comics, I've always loved the character of Wolverine and his amazing mutant healing factor -- his body able to self-repair the most egregious of wounds. Now, word has it that IBM is looking to...
AvantGo go
Commentary  |  10/22/2002  | 
Just a reminder that we're continuing our AvantGo channel for Network Computing. Each week, we'll publish unabridged versions of our lead features, reviews, and workshops. If you have an AvantGo account, just click here to add our feed to your...
A lawyer, my kingdom for a lawyer!
Commentary  |  10/21/2002  | 
Proving without question that in cyberspace everyone can year you scream, SearchKing brought what really sounds like the very definition of a frivolous lawsuit against for mucking with its page rankings. Of course, you've probably read all about this...
New issue and new blog engine online
Commentary  |  10/21/2002  | 
Good morning everyone. We've just posted the first installment of our October 21st issue. In it you'll find a great review of eight intrusion prevention products by Mike Fratto. Plus we've got a review of Next-generation cellular data technologies by...
Security Surcharge
Commentary  |  10/21/2002  | 
Every time MS takes a step forward in security, hackers force them to take two steps back.
It's been a slow end
Commentary  |  10/18/2002  | 
It's been a slow end to the week as I've been working on some sneaks and haven't gotten to code in 2 days, thus no updates. :-( Good news is that our switches should arrive Monday or Tuesday and that...
Now there are two, count
Commentary  |  10/15/2002  | 
Now there are two, count them, two applications running on the app server. The first one just shows the inventory listing and some detail about the products. The second one displays information about a customer. Okay, so they're not apps...
w00t! We have an application
Commentary  |  10/14/2002  | 
w00t! We have an application running on the app server. Yes, I did the happy dance. Don't look at me like that, you've done it too. There is a tech note on IBM's site that references connectivity issues between Windows...
He Said, She Said
Commentary  |  10/14/2002  | 
All my groveling paid off: We gave you the mike and you didn't disappoint.
Well, no DSL but we
Commentary  |  10/11/2002  | 
Well, no DSL but we have completed the DB2 migration. In an interesting discussion this morning about the storage solution brought up the fact that Exchange can no longer use a mapped drive for a message store. Exchange 2000 uses...
Not only does reinstalling solve
Commentary  |  10/10/2002  | 
Not only does reinstalling solve all your problems, rebooting appears to as well! I've gotten almost all our data migrated into the new DB2 server. While the last one (big one) was running, I worked on building an application to...
Well well well... what do
Commentary  |  10/9/2002  | 
Well well well... what do you know? I've always thought people who reinstall as a solution to problems with applications were silly. If so, then I guess I'll have to apply that to myself as well. It was a last...
Hey, all. Not much happening
Commentary  |  10/7/2002  | 
Hey, all. Not much happening on the hardware side today. The storage vendor Network Storage Solutions ( will be here in the next couple of days. We got some additional servers late last week from HP, in the form of...
The Great DB2 Data Import
Commentary  |  10/4/2002  | 
The Great DB2 Data Import has finally come to a close. That's right, all the data's in! W00t! Steve was joined by our friends Mike and Jason, who assisted in the racking of some beefy - I'm talking BEEFY -...
Well, we're finally getting somewhere.
Commentary  |  10/3/2002  | 
Well, we're finally getting somewhere. Almost all the data is in DB2 now. Just waiting for the customer import to complete. We'll see how that worked in the morning. I spent some time this morning working with WebSphere Studio writing...
Okay, time for Lori to
Commentary  |  10/2/2002  | 
Okay, time for Lori to eat a little crow. Apparently the problem with DB2 (I still don't have data imported) isn't that it's slow. On the contrary - it's actually quite fast. The problem is that the Control Center does...
Okay, remember that DB2 import
Commentary  |  10/1/2002  | 
Okay, remember that DB2 import I started yesterday? (Are you sensing a pattern, too?) I'm beginning to believe that though I may be paranoid, they really are out to get me because it's still running like some ill-intentioned energizer bunny...

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