Happy New Year everyone. I hope everyone had some great holiday time off.
There is also another celebration I'm personally having in which DCS Media has turned 1 today. After posting over 500 posts this years, I feel better about using technology (including this site) to help individuals who want to stay ahead of the technology curve. A lot has happened in the last year, and I expect a lot to happen in this year as well.
Is everyone starting to talk like Elmer Fudd or what? Sheesh! :-)
Just a quick post about everything going on with Twitter. It doesn't surprise me that Twitter is talking to a number of different companies. Twitter's growth rate is downright scary.
And the big boys are taking notice.
Wow! This was a hit to wake up to.
Sun is acquiring mySQL for $1 billion <Dr. Evil pinky in mouth> dollars.
Sun announced it this morning and I also read this from Mr. O'Reilly's blog and since Mr. O'Reilly is on the MySQL Board of Directors, you can't get this any more closer to the integrity of the news.
Happy Birthday, DCS Media! We just turned 2!
I want to thank everyone for a fantastic 2007 and I definitely look forward to an even more prosperous 2008.
I remember when I first started DCS Media back in 2006 that I couldn't sleep the night before launch. I was so excited to kick off this site.
Based on what I've been reading lately from Valleywag, it seems that the Business 2.0 magazine is going out of business. Ironic, is it not?
The New York Times originally talked about this problem three days ago. According to the article, current and former employees of Time Inc. thought that a bad move occurred:
Aside from the overall downturn in the magazine business, current and former Time Inc. employees point to what appears to have been an ill-advised move this year to combine the advertising sales teams of Time Inc.’s finance and business publications, which include Fortune, Money, CNNMoney.com, Fortune Small Business and Business 2.0.
Consolidated under a single banner, Time Inc.’s Business and Finance Network (or Tibfin, as it is known inside the company), Time sales representatives stopped pitching the distinct appeal and audience of Business 2.0 to focus on the larger titles like Fortune.
I'm sure going to miss that magazine.
Everyone who knows me knows that computers have been part of my life since I received my Commodore VIC-20 back in 1981. Since then, I've always been fascinated and immediately knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life: program.
One individual, specifically an author, was considered my mentor even though he never knew me.
Recently, I just found out about the passing of Jim Butterfield.
Over the past four months, I have been working on this new design and this is the result.
For those who know me, I decided to build my own blog system. It was custom built from the ground up and provides a lot of features that the fully-loaded blogs contain.
Some of the upgrades from the old site structure are:
Ahh..the good ole days.
The Commodore Gaming company is preparing to sell new gaming machines under the old name Commodore. The company is creating high-powered machines similar to Alienware. Ars Technica has more details.
One of the characteristics of the Commodore computers was a sturdy case with everything contained inside except a storage device and printer. You would hook everything into a TV instead of a monitor.
For a brief time, comments are disabled for three reasons:
In a couple of weeks, I'll reveal the new site. Everything should be back to normal and I'll turn the comments back on.
Please excuse the dust.
Last Thursday night, I started getting sick and since then I haven't been 100% functional.
After getting over a sickness this past week, (as the song goes) I can see clearly now (literally) and start writing again.
I'm still not 100% functional, but functional nonetheless.
Mark this day on your calendar, folks.
Since 1980, technologists have been using "platter" hard drives and are still being used today.
But today is a turning point in technology (in my opinion).