Next NASA mission: Twitter and Facebook | CNET News.com

Next NASA mission: Twitter and Facebook | CNET News.com

NASA is trying to get hip. They want the socializing Web 2.0 generation to get interested in space. There’s an entire group of people at NASA devoted to this type of outreach it would seem.

MacDailyNews – ChangeWave study predicts ‘transformation’ in Apple Mac market share

MacDailyNews – ChangeWave study predicts ‘transformation’ in Apple Mac market share

This is precisely the same thing I’ve been saying. This has been the year of Apple… and it seems to be going nowhere but up. Those steadfast PC users who aren’t learning Macs could find themselves with diminishing relevance in the IT market.

Wake up.

Hindsight that is never forgotten

I love the ‘net. Only on the net can you say things and expect them to haunt you months, or even years later. Hell, I may be eating crow in a matter of minutes for calling Mary Jo Foley an idiot for claiming Apple licensed Exchange ActiveSync – and I’ll be proud to do it.

Somehow though, I get the feeling that Steve Ballmer will not be so proud of this 2:20 clip when Friday rolls around.

I have to make a very clear observation at this point.

This is a man who is absolutely proud of the Motorola Q. He’s proud of how much it costs and even goes so far as to call it innovative. This was January of this year (2007, in case this blog is around that long). As a person who carries a Motorola Q every day but barely uses it…

…BECAUSE THE IDIOTS THAT SHIPPED A BATTERY WITH THAT PIECE OF DOGSHIT DIDN’T REALIZE I MIGHT WANT TO SPEND MORE THAN 10 GODDAMN MINUTES ON THE PHONE, OR THAT I MIGHT BE ANNOYED BY THE FACT THAT IT FEELS SO INCLINED TO RETURN TO THE HOME SCREEN EVERY 10 SECONDS NO MATTER WHAT THE HELL I TELL IT TO DO… NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT WINDOWS MOBILE IS MORE CRASH HAPPY THAN WINDOWS VISTA EXCUSE ME… WINDOWS MILLENNIUM 2007…

Oh… my… God. Truly, this is a CEO out of touch with the world. Folks… run… run from Microsoft. They are killing you. You sad people pods are nothing but coccoons for your brains to swell up and burst from the terrible reality known as a Microsoft universe… those games that you so proud drown in… they are nothing but a hook sent there to make you swallow the wrong pill (sorry, I don’t remember the colors)… run… please run…

The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype – New York Times

The iPhone Matches Most of Its Hype – New York Times

You can end your speculation now – David Pogue does indeed have an iPhone. Here’s his review. He points out some glaring features that are missing, but you can tell he’s brimming with excitement over the experience. He doesn’t sound very disappointed in it at all.

Mary Jo Foley is an idiot

Proving that Mary Jo Foley knows absolutely nothing about what she’s writing, she claims to have “inside information” that Apple will announce it has licensed Exchange ActiveSync so they can hook up to Exchange servers.

Article is here: http://blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/?p=534

Why do I say she’s an idiot?

Anyone who’s been paying attention knows that the iPhone already does POP or IMAP and Exchange supports this out of the box. Granted, it doesn’t support it well (that’s a story for another day kids), but it supports it. So, sorry Mr. IT Manager… come Friday, you will have those big boss cheeseheads scrambling to get their email from your Exchange server; security be damned.

Now, if you’re looking to also support server-side calendars/tasks and whatever other crap your company is slinging around in Exchange, that’s fine. ActiveSync is probably going to have to happen for you.

I would also say that there’s a bit more work that needs to go into supporting Exchange ActiveSync on OS X/iPhone – it’s not going to be a cut and dry implementation like another phone provider who licenses say… oh I dunno… WINDOWS MOBILE.

So with all of that in mind, this is a little sensationalist and at the moment, I’m not really buying it. We know Mary Jo Foley is just oozing with truth, so I’ll sit and wait for it to happen.

I almost hope I’m wrong.

Screw Grey’s Anatomy, I’m soooo in demand

Ex-‘Grey’s’ actor Washington, NBC in talks – CNN.com

Our country’s newest primadonna is the black gentleman who gained fame and furor by badmouthing gay showmate T.K. Knight.

This article reads as though he’s sitting around, fielding tons of offers… and hey, ya know, he’s just SOOO good that he “gets his pick” of anything he wants. Cough.

I predict you’ll be forgotten in a few years – maybe dead in an alley or something.

I’m first in line for iPhone! « First in Line for iPhone

I’m first in line for iPhone! « First in Line for iPhone

Goddess bless the Internet. Only with the Internet can you take a week off from work, go stand in a line, put up a website and beg for donations. I bet this guy is making a killing – not just off publicity but in the donations as well. He’s either the smartest and most patient guy in the universe or the biggest friggin’ idiot ever.

Only with the invention of the Internet can you too get a Flash Job (kinda like a Flash Mob). Get a job in a flash, make money in a flash, put an end to it in a flash. It’s a flash job.

Microsoft’s anti-virtualization stance: forget DRM, think Apple


Microsoft’s anti-virtualization stance: forget DRM, think Apple

This is a fantastic analysis on why Microsoft doesn’t want you to virtualize the cheaper SKUs of Vista. It reads a little like a conspiracy theory, but the bottom line is always the same. Isn’t it always?

This one’s for you, Whitey. Yeah, it’s purely designed to piss you off and make you get a Mac 😉

Unwitting woman votes, faces deportation – CNN.com

Unwitting woman votes, faces deportation – CNN.com

There’s an awful lot of injustice in this article, so please do not read it if you’re in a rotten mood.

Having married a foreigner, I’ve learned a lot about the immigration laws of this country and I can totally see how this happened. The immigration laws are full of heartbreaking stories like this with little remedy to get it straightened out. I’m against the legislation that many people are trying to put through that gives all illegal immigrants a shot at becoming citizens – that’s just uncalled for. However, this case definitely needs attention.

Having been through this ringer and about to start it again next January when the wife applies for citizenship just makes it all the more important. I wish this woman well. The article sums up the immigration problem quite well, however… although one could apply it to other portions of our country’s history over the past 7 years:

“It makes me feel like we’re all just numbers,” she said of her case. “I see people writing ‘this is my country.’ It really isn’t. It belongs to the government and they decide who stays and who goes … you think you’re free; you’re really not.”

Sometimes, I just want to move out of here.

Delegation Limits on Exchange 2003

Dear poor reader who ran a search with the term “is there a limit on how many delegates you can have in outlook 2003 when using rpc over http” and ended up at my site:

The answer is yes.

Microsoft recommends you have no more than 4 delegates. They only tested Outlook with 4 delegates and you can expect to have major issues opening the delegates tab when you have anything over 7 delegates.

Also, keep in mind that delegates counts against your 32kb rule limitations, so if the user has a lot of rules and a lot of delegates, they may have a lot of squirrely issues.

As a general rule, you only need to set up a delegate when a user needs to “send on behalf” of you. If they need to add/remove events from your calendar or see items in other folders, it’s best to just grant them straight up sharing permissions to the data (right-click on the folder, choose Sharing).