Monthly Archives: March 2011

Consumers vs. Users

I have an incredible backlog of topics and just don’t know where to start.  So, I’ll start with something simple and quick.  In a recent article someone complained about Microsoft referring to “Consumers” rather than “Users”.  Yes, they were complaining … Continue reading

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Better article on apparent Iranian exploitation of DNS flaws

Fake SSL certificate problem is an example of DNS Flaws

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I didn’t have to wait long to prove my point (vis a vi getting serious about security)

An attack on Internet infrastructure has been tied to Iran. http://news.cnet.com/8301-31921_3-20046588-281.html?tag=nl.e703  

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When are we going to get serious about computer/network security (Part 2)?

Consider the first sentence of Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) RFC 4272 published in 2006 and be afraid, be very afraid.  It reads “Border Gateway Protocol 4 (BGP-4), along with a host of other infrastructure protocols designed before the Internet … Continue reading

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Of course there will never be another standalone “Zune” PMP

Although there are many other topics I have plans to blog about, I can’t resist responding to the noise in the system about Microsoft.  And there has been a lot of recent noise about the future of Zune.  First rumors … Continue reading

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Why Microsoft shouldn’t do a “Kin” Tablet

Hopefully I got you with that “Kin” reference, but it wasn’t just for sensationalism purposes.  For the last year every reporter/analyst/blogger out there has been waiting for Microsoft to pull some new Tablet/Slate thing out of its ass and challenge … Continue reading

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No Windows Phone 7 “Mango” in 2011? Really?

I haven’t spoken to any of my “sources”, so this is pure analysis and not an attempt to add to the rumors.  I believe there will be a fall release of Windows Phone 7, but that doesn’t mean there couldn’t … Continue reading

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