Here are a few of my favorite applications for OS X. I don’t use my Mac everyday any more, but there are still somethings that are much better on a Mac than an iPad. For those days, this is the list. Project Management: Merlin 2 by Project Wizards Merlin is a fully realized project work management [...]
Can’t help it, I have to mention Felix Baumgartner and his attempt to skydive from 120,000 feet. There are some great pictures on the bbc of this week’s attempt from 72,000 ft. To put this in perspective, 120,000 ft is 22.7 miles or about 36 km, not bad for a guy and a balloon.
I remember working on a software development project for an insurance company back around 2000. We were connecting their call center directly to their mainframe allowing updates directly to the batch environment. We used MQ Series to do this little trick, tying together a Visual C++ front end, AIX application layer and a MVS backend. [...]
Back in February I did a historical comparison on pricing for a theoretical small website running on Amazon Web Services (AWS). The idea was to see how savings in hardware, bandwidth and other commodity services were being passed on to customers by Amazon. The conclusion from the comparison was that, yes, Amazon was constantly introducing [...]
So sometimes you read something and you think Wow. Maybe this is one of those times. Some pretty smart Italians have figured out how to pack more data into a wireless data signals. This has potential to radically alter the economics of mobile data for your cellphone. The Verizon and AT&T’s of the world are [...]