Being sociable

Here's a list of some of the social networking sites I am on. Facebook Digg LinkedIn del.icio.us Flickr Reddit MySpace Newsvine Pownce StumbleUpon Technorati Twitter Go ahead and friend me!

Google and YouTube

So, the big news of the week is that Google has bought YouTube for $1.65 Billion, and Chad and Steve are ecstatic. Everyone is asking: Why would Google pay so much? After all, every web developer on...
Recap: In 1999, Eolas Technologies sued Microsoft claiming that it held a patent on browser plug-ins which allow browsers, such as Microsoft's Internet Explorer, to embed other programs, such as Macromedia's Flash in a web page. In August,...
Every developer climbing the corporate ladder will at some point in their career hit a crossroads. The natural career progression for technology professionals seems to always take them away from technology. However, it doesn't have to, because there is...

10 Years

Wow. 10 Years ago, a little telnet-based talker called CrazyLands was born. It was just as the "web" was getting its feet, and the masses were waking up to this "Internet thing". CrazyLands was my first glimpse into...
Yahoo! is getting set to launch it's new search tools in an attempt to put itselfa step ahead of search rival Google. Yahoo! and Google have been distancing themselves in recent months as they increasingly become direct competitors. The...

What is Web 2.0?

I have been asked that question a thousand times. Usually I describe the latest trends towards user generated content, xml mashups, AJAX technology and new design principles. Web 2.0 is not a simple concept, but a combination...

Sir Tim

Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the web has been awarded a knighthood. He is credited with inventing the World Wide Web just over 10 years ago. He will be recieving the Knight Commander of the Order of the British...

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...
Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo's SVP responsible for some of the largest pieces of the Yahoo family (mail, IM, Yahoo's front page), wrote an email memo - a "state of the union" manifesto document - to his staff. This memo...

TSN.ca relaunches

Big shout out to the gang at tsn.ca! Looks like they have done a relaunch with a completely different look and feel. They've moved to a horizontal navbar for the main and sub navigation, improved the branding,...
Expecting huge web traffic after setting down on Mars, NASA engineers had to pull off another amazing feat. They have put in place a massive farm of 1,300 servers to handle the load of curious earthlings looking to...

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