Read any good books lately? How about bad books? With Halloween around the corner, maybe we should take a moment to revisit The Necronomicon
posted by mannequito
on Oct 18, 2010 -
The How-To Geek
provides hints and tips for a variety of operating systems and popular pieces of software. The how-tos cover a pleasing range of head-slapping I-should-have-known-thats to relatively advanced techniques. Follow the latest
page to read the site in blog form.
posted by nthdegx
on Jul 8, 2007 -
"[C]omputer design is being dictated not by electronic design rules, physical layout requirements, and thermal issues, but by the wishes of the content industry."
By deliberately breaking audio and video functionality, opening up new avenues for debilitating malware, and reversing performance gains in desktop PCs and third-party components, Peter Gutmann argues "the Vista Content Protection specification could very well constitute the longest suicide note in history."
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Dec 23, 2006 -
Microsoft is launching a viral marketing campaign for Vista. It's only half done - it wraps up in January. Demetri Martin
stars in a series of webisodes about his "rare condition". The best part of the campaign are the idle ramblings of Demetri on the main page.
The campaign consists of an rss feed
, a podcast, and the webisodes.
posted by disclaimer
on Dec 8, 2006 -
Ballmer: Linux Users Owe Microsoft.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer stated at the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS) conference in Seattle yesterday, that Linux infringes upon his company's intellectual property. Does this signal preparations for all out war against the open source community
? Microsoft's recent acquisition of Novell
was seen as an ominous sign. Or perhaps it's a sign that user friendly versions of linux such as Ubuntu
threaten sales of Microsoft's problematic new VISTA OS
, scheduled for release Nov. 30th for businesses and Jan. 30, 2007 for consumers?
posted by Skygazer
on Nov 17, 2006 -
``I managed developer teams in Windows for five years, and have only begun to reflect on the experience now that I have recently switched teams. Through a series of conversations with other leaders that have similarly left The Collective, several root causes
have emerged as lasting characterizations of what's really wrong in The Empire.'
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 18, 2006 -
Microsoft retools processes
in order to become more agile in their development processes. Yeah, it's probably just a big PR blowjob for Vista, but I was fascinated about the process they undertook to make their development work a more smoothly (and the amount of code that got thrown out). Like Microsoft or hate 'em, it's quite an interesting (though repetitive in parts) article.
posted by antifuse
on Oct 4, 2005 -