Television over telephone, yawn, so what?

Apparently some people think that telephone service cannot carry television service, so therefore it's a weird thing to consider the phone company becoming the TV company. How else do you explain this article:

Telcos, cable companies face off over TV franchises (Published: May 27, 2005, 1:34 PM PDT, By Marguerite Reardon, Staff Writer, CNET News.com)

City-wide WiFi can be tough to build

The Internet wants to be ubiquitous. The Internet wants to go everywhere we go as we go about our lives. There's a dream many share of being able to tap the seeminly infinite resources of the Internet wherever one goes. One manifestation of that dream is for cities to install a ubiquitous WiFi network throughout their borders.

Free tool for analyzing "deep linking" to a web site

Free Deep Link Analysis Tool

The methodology is to query with the Yahoo API for some values. They boil down to

  • Total links to site
  • Number of links to home page
  • Number of indexed pages on the site

From that they're able to tell how many of the total links to the site are "deep links", that is, links to the interior pages of the site.

Review: Snore Stopper

The Snore Stopper promises something wonderful. It promises to retrain a snorer to stop storing, and to do so without surgery, drugs, or prosthetics.

Blogging for dollars?

J. Ryan, in Leading Internet marketing firm pays bloggers to shill, has discovered a new(-ish) way to artificially inflate search engine ratings through weblogs.

He noted a craigslist.org ad saying "Get paid for blogging… We will pay you to post to your blog." and decided to research it. This led him to the CEO of an Internet Marketing firm, and the offer that

Review: UFO's, the Secret History

UFO's, Unidentified Flying Objects, have been the subject of ridicule. And, like in any field, there are a number of UFO claims that seem outrageous at the least, if not outright fraudulent. However, there are many UFO claims that are based in solid evidence, with credible witnesses, etc. The whole subject is interesting and intriguing.

Review: The secret language of signs

Whether we realize it or not, the universe is conversing with us in a symbolic language. The shamans describe the world as a shared dream, and hence it is possible to interpret what happens to us in the world in the same sort of symbolic fashion as dream interpretation.

Review: Soul & Silicon

 Spirits in a High-Tech WorldAs I've said, I have lived in Silicon Valley for over 15 years, the whole time partaking with the peculiar life of the technology industry centered here.

Review: Skipping Christmas

Skipping ChristmasI first read this book a few years ago when I, myself, was skipping Christmas. I've never read any of Grisham's novels, and am not one of his devotees.

Where's the growth happening? Not in Silicon Valley.

Sun Microsystems to double Indian R&D staff (Published: May 6, 2005, 1:06 PM PDT)

I have lived in Silicon Valley for 15 years now. I work for Sun Microsystems. Half of the team I work in is located in Bangalore. I have been to Sun's Bangalore office. My first thought on reading the article was "We'll have to move them to a different building, maybe".

There's this other aspect to the story.

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