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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Application Integration Appliances

Can an appliance handle application integration? Cast Iron says yes.

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No 'Silver Bullet' for IT/Business Alignment

There is no "silver bullet" for enhancing IT/business alignment. Rather, it requires attention to several areas, including governance and communication between the two cultures.

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Keeping Up With iPod's Fast-Paced Evolution

Don't blink an eye, or you'll miss the latest iPod news. Whether you've owned an iPod for years or you just got one for Christmas, staying abreast of this constantly evolving gadget and its myriad accessories is a task. So we're helping out by asking an expert in the iPod universe some questions that will help veterans and newbies. [more]

Simpy Welcomes RawSugar Users

Here is a little announcement.

A few days ago several influential blogs (see below) announced RawSugar, another social bookmarking service, has stopped all R&D efforts, as it is out of funding. Technically, RawSugar is not closing down, but looking for a new home for its technology. While it is sad to see RawSugar go, this was not news to me. As a matter of fact, I have been in close contact with Frank Smadja, RawSugar's VP of R&D, for some time now, working on a migration path for RawSugar's users. As the result, RawSugar users can now easily import their bookmarks into Simpy. If you are a RawSugar user, the import tool is at http://www.simpy.com/3p/rawsugar and it works just like the del.icio.us import.

The import is done in real-time and "in the background". Upon completion, an email is sent to the email address stored in the person's Simpy account. For each bookmark in RawSugar, the following attributes are imported: URL, title, note, tags, visibility (public or private), and add date (n.b. if the bookmark add date from RawSugar is before the creation date of your Simpy account, then the current date is used as your bookmark's add date).

Just as I was happy to provide de.lirio.us users with a new home 6 months ago (see De.lirio.us migrates to Simpy), I am happy to be able to provide RawSugar users with a new home for their bookmarks. Welcome RawSugar users!

Some blogs that covered the recent RawSugar changes:

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Gamer Generation on Discovery HD

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There's a couple showings left of Discovery HD's Gamer Generation special coming up, so set your TiVo Series 3 and your generic DVRs to record, and see what insight this latest documentary has to offer about gamers that hasn't already been said.

Depending on where you live, and if your satellite/cable provider carries the Discovery HD Theater channel, ther e are two more showings today, and again on Saturday, January 13th. TV listings are showing it as "Part One," so hopefully this will be an ongoing series or special, but right now information about this, and a frustrating amount of HD programming, is hard to come by.

Let us know if you happened to catch it, and what you thought about it. That is, if you are able to find it ... just like The A-Team.

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No 'Silver Bullet' for IT/Business Alignment

There is no "silver bullet" for enhancing IT/business alignment. Rather, it requires attention to several areas, including governance and communication between the two cultures.

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Building a Home Entertainment System

William Watkins has 7 terabytes of data storage tucked into a cabinet in the media room of his beach home in Aptos, Calif. That is not a big thing for Watkins, the chief executive of Seagate, which makes hard disk drives. However, it is enough space to hold 600,000 songs, 584,000 photographs and 1,000 hours of television shows. [more]

Application Integration Appliances

Can an appliance handle application integration? Cast Iron says yes.

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No 'Silver Bullet' for IT/Business Alignment

There is no "silver bullet" for enhancing IT/business alignment. Rather, it requires attention to several areas, including governance and communication between the two cultures.

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GameStop pulls out creative stops to move PS3s

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You've heard the consumer reports: PS3s are in stock (despite short supply)! Tipster Tejan sent in the above camera phone image allegedly taken at a Long Island GameStop on January 5. Notice the retailer spares no expense in promoting the available supply. "Get 'em while they're hot, expensive, and short on games!!!"

[Thanks, Tejan]
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Today's mashiest game video: Battlestar meets Warcraft

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If you were to take the opening sequence of Battlestar Galactica and make your own version of it with World of Warcraft in-game machinima, well then you'd have today's video. If they could pull off a Battlestar MMORPG, we'd be in there all day long, even if the subscription fee was $29.99 a month. There'd have to be enough copies of Number Six to go around, right?

An enterprising fan of both put this together proving once more that the world does indeed have a lot of extra time on its hands. The Egyptians built the pyramids, and we make wacky videos for the web. Check out the mashup after the jump and join us in trying to patiently wait for the next episode to come out.

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Application Integration Appliances

Can an appliance handle application integration? Cast Iron says yes.

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No 'Silver Bullet' for IT/Business Alignment

There is no "silver bullet" for enhancing IT/business alignment. Rather, it requires attention to several areas, including governance and communication between the two cultures.

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Luxpro Sues Apple for $100M USD

Taiwanese MP3 manufacturer Luxpro makes bold claims about the world's largest MP3 manufacturer... [more]

Application Integration Appliances

Can an appliance handle application integration? Cast Iron says yes.

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No 'Silver Bullet' for IT/Business Alignment

There is no "silver bullet" for enhancing IT/business alignment. Rather, it requires attention to several areas, including governance and communication between the two cultures.

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Setting up a storage network in your home

My interest in network storage represents the happy convergence of dropping prices and cumulative aggravation over my current home office setup. Network attached storage has been around for years in data centers, but the prices have dropped to the point where a $200 consumer-grade unit could easily meet my needs.

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Sidebar: Home NAS for content sharing

Seagate Technology's Mirra Sync and Share Personal Server let you publishcontent so that it is accessible to other users on your local network or to users over the public Internet for things such as photo sharing.

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Firefox use nearly doubled in '06; Safari gained, IE and Netscape lost

The number of people who use the open-source Firefox Web browser continued to grow in 2006. Meanwhile, Internet Explorer's share fell below 80%.

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Aetna to offer patients access to online data

Aetna Inc. next month plans to begin rolling out the Aetna Care Engine Powered Personal Health Record to its members, giving them online access to their health records.

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How Mirra will look to you and your friends

The following images show the various tabs that can be selected in order to perform backups, restores, and select files and share them across your home intranet as well as decide whether they can be viewed on the public Internet.

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Weekly Webcomic Wrapup: evil Mii edition [update 1]

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Is this the most evil Mii you've seen? Phil thinks so, but we're open to suggestion. You can hone your skills in a flash-based Mii creator here.

Here are our picks for the week's best gaming comics (though we're sure we missed quite a few good ones), be sure to vote for your favorite!


The darker side of Hyrule
I see what you did there
More New Year's predictions
Fun with portals [Update: now with a new link -- sorry to screw up your servers!]
Starting from scratch
And now a joke from 2006
Praise the Bear!
"Oh Wise One ..."
A year in review
Free polls from Pollhost.com
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Tabula Rasa not vaporware -- starts beta testing

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NCSoft's Tabula Rasa began sign-ups for beta testing this week. The sci-fi MMO, headed by Richard Garriott of Ultima fame, is a title that's been a long time coming. Showing at E3 2005 and 2006, with launch dates always shifting, there still is no reasonable explanation as to why this game is taking so long. We're sure to get another Tabula Rasa fix at Min-E3 and with any luck they'll finally nai l down an official launch date.

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Application Integration Appliances

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Sony Segway-esque Skateboard Patent Published

Sony expands a little bit more into the world of entertainment... [more]

A field trip to Google



[We often host visitors in Google offices. Just recently, as part of a Chamber of Commerce program, a group of Seattle-area high school students visited our Kirkland office. The point of such visits is to inspire teens to think about working in technology some day. Here's a firsthand report from Jenna Warman, a student at Lake Washington High School. - Editor.]

I had no idea there was a Google campus located in Kirkland, but recently 35 of us filed off the bus and into the large brown building. As the large metal doors slid open, we all fell out of the elevator and took in our very first sights of Google.

What I liked most about the Google building were the different Google Doodles all along the walls and the lava lamps in the reception area that were Google colors. Then we met some of the Google workers, who showed us their current projects they had been working on, such as Google Maps and Google Talk. I had never known about Google Talk or Gmail until then. After that they each grabbed a small group of kids and led us up and down the hallways showing us the different offices and mini kitchens. My tour guide explained that at Google the employees do not just sit in their offices all day -- they walk around and visit each other. The environment and atmosphere seemed warm, welcoming and friendly.



When the tours were finished we all piled into the reception area again and we all squished together to take a group photo so we could always remember our wonderful visit to Google. But wait, it did not end there -- we got back on the bus and were driven to Carillon Point where we would be eating lunch with many different people with many different and interesting jobs. We had the privilege to listen to Dr. Bonnie Dunbar talk about her exhilarating adventures up into outer space and the Museum of Flight. Listening to this amazing and courageous woman explain about the different experiences she had in space, about the telescope they were working on the space station, it kind of made me want to become an astronaut.

After that, it was time to go back to school and brag about what an amazing opportunity we'd gotten, and all of the wonderful things we saw and learned about at the Google campus. The last thing that I have to say is thank you to all of the people that gave me this wonderful opportunity. I hope other young students will be able to experience something like this during their high school career. [more]

Patrick Curry completes his 52 game ideas

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With all the New Year's celebration we forgot to check in on Patrick Curry (Stubbs the Zombie, John Woo's Stranglehold), who set out to make 52 new game ideas, one per week, for the entirety of 2006. On January 1, Curry finished his project with Swordplay, a fighting card game.

The last time we checked in on him, we selected our top picks of the initial 24, but this time we can't narrow down our favorite game ideas. Go peruse his proposals and let us know your favorite ideas.

[Thanks, tony]
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Homemade video game items we want

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Friends who make things for people are pretty nifty. That is, if the things aren't completely useless and made out of pottery. No, we mean things that you see and instantly want, or make you say, "Holy cow! That's coo l!" Anyone ever made you anything like that? Better yet, have you ever sat down and created something yourself that was a work of genius and meant for someone else?

We've got three such items here. All of them are fairly impressive, handmade, and we want 'em. Check them out after the jump and let us know what sort of swag you've either received, or made for someone else.

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Joyswag Photochop: Win Capcom's Lost Planet

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If you can't make the bash, but still want to get your blindly groping mitts on Lost Planet, we've got another solution. We'll be giving away ten copies of the icy-cold third-person shooter in exchange for your masterful photochopping. Take the above box cover and transmogrify it into something entirely different: a game box for something else "lost" (see the entries in our Lost Planet party giveaway for inspiration ... or don't. Be creative.)

Send your submissions in .jpg format to joyswag [dot] submissions [at] gmail [dot] com. We'll select two winners each day over the next week leading up to the retail release of the game on the 12th. If your submission wasn't chosen, submit another for future consideration. Good luck!
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