Nokia sure knows how to make very weird decisions. So you’d think that if you manage an email service in order to add to your value proposition in the mobile space, upon deciding to sub-contract it to Yahoo, you’d make sure your current users would be able to migrate…


(Amazon)

Half a decade ago, while discussing interesting books on software development, a good friend of mine recommended me the book The Soul of a New Machine. Today I happened to come across my copy of the book and was surprised at how much of a strong impression it made.
It only makes it ring closer to home the fact that I work for the company that ultimately acquired Data General…


Nowadays we get bombarded with recycling suggestions.
Quite a few months ago I was very surprised to find a recycling example very “Web 2.0”: Product logo recycling.
Compare the photo from a promo flashlight from the System Management ARTS (SMARTS) company and Adobe AIR.
Most likely the SMARTS logo trademark has expired since EMC has acquired the company, so Adobe can use it. Interesting nonetheless.

Adobe AIR SMARTS

Adobe AIR is a trademark  of Adobe Systems Incorporated

If you were looking for the universal recycling logo you might want to look here

Another useful public service, this time from xkcd.com: Guide to Flowcharts
Guide to flowcharts

I reinstalled Windows XP “quick&dirty” in a partition to do some testing, and, because it was included in the Google Desktop, I ended up trying Norton Security Scan as my anti-virus/security suite. Now I have a question for Google and Norton: Dudes, even for free, how can you call this a security suite if I need to upgrade just to remove cookies? I’d call this Norton Security Scam. I am so glad I know how to remove my cookies selectively.

Still, these two companies should be ashamed for doing this kind of bait-and-switch to get money from less knowledgeable users.

Norton Security Scam

Norton Security Scam

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