I’ve watched with some amusement the controversy between CrunchFund and TechCrunch and whether Mike Arrington can successfully / fairly cover the startups that he writes about / promotes. On the general question, I have no idea, and I do think Continue reading
Big software companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple and even Facebook have a ton of cash on their balance sheet. Whenever investors start pressuring them to dividend some of that cash to shareholders, the ready answer is always that they’re hanging Continue reading
In case you’re ever wondering, here is a full list of the “key modified clicks” that the major browsers look for: (Note that on Windows, “cmd” is “ctrl”) Chrome, Firefox: shift: new active window cmd: new tab cmd-shift: new active tab Continue reading
Wash. man electrocuted by urinating on power line March 2, 2010 – Possibly the most gruesome way to go that I can imagine.
Vancouver Now – Emergency shipment of condoms headed to Olympic athletes – Post Sports February 26, 2010 – Canada is awesome!
Ex-Goldman programmer indicted over HFT code theft | Reuters February 18, 2010 – Who wants to bet that this case never goes to trial? There will be a settlement involving the perpetrator agreeing to never describe what this code actually Continue reading
School used student laptop webcams to spy on them at school and home Boing Boing February 18, 2010 – This is pretty creepy and fits in to my “hypothetical attacks we talked about in Grad school are very real” theme. Continue reading
Mozilla Debates Whether to Trust Chinese CA | Freedom to Tinker February 17, 2010 – It’s amazing when these esoteric technical issues we talked about in grad school turn out to be real-life issues. What if the certificate authority is Continue reading
BBC News – Warner retreats from free music streaming February 10, 2010 – Surprise, Surprise. Just as streaming music sites like Pandora look to be turning the corner, here come the music labels to move the goal posts. Again. In Continue reading
How Facebook uses Erlang for real-time chat – Off the Grid!! February 8, 2010 – This is a somewhat old blog post from a Facebook engineer describing how they engineered the chat system in Erlang. It’s notable because it contains Continue reading