IDF2009

Hallo hoppy reader, It’s Tuesday and that means I’ve taken a bat turn to the left and landed at Moscone for another Intel Developer Forum. This first installment concern’s the show’s opening keynote, from Paul Otellini and associates. Paul’ theme: A Continuum of Computing

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Snowed by das Leopard?

Hello happy readers, Tomorrow is zero day for Apple’s 10.6 Snow Leopard and there are still many mainstream apps out there that may malfunction with the new OS…

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Dirty Little Secret

Hallo hoppy reader, I was at the latest Dr. Lance show yesterday, specifically the Flash Memory Summit, and this installment of The Bitstream is about security, or lack thereof, and SSDs.

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Lock ’Em Down

Hallo hoppy reader, I was slogging through yet another white paper, someone else’s about HDDs to be precise, and something mentioned got me thinking about security. So this month’s Bitstream is about a secure OS, specifically Mac OS. Despite the Mac’s reputation for safety and security, the truth is somewhat off that center, though Snow […]

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ZigMe

Hey there, happy reader… This Bitstream installment is a result of the ZigBee® Alliance’s announced development of the ZigBee Green Power feature set to establish global, standards for self–powered devices operating through energy harvesting techniques. Think symbioses: a close association, usually a mutually beneficial relationship, between two dissimilar organisms. That about sez it all for me when […]

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Where did I put my blinders II? The Final Conclusion

Hello happy reader, When we last left our hero, he was ranting about the need for interoperability in the world of IT. This installment of the Bitstream concludes the discussion so I can clear the decks for some Zigbee news…

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Where did I put my blinders?

Hallo hoppy reader, Today is Father’s Day and, since it’s “my” day, I can do what I please. So, I’m gonna rant, specifically about the “I” word, interoperability. In our modern IT–centric world of business, I am amazed when I encounter companies that don’t realize the costs of siding with proprietary systems by choice. This […]

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Clone Wars Redux

Hello happy reader, Back in Jun of 2008, I blogged a bit here in the Bitstream about nouveau Mac clones. Well, the WSJ just reported that “Maker of Mac Clones Files for Bankruptcy.”

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Public Beta, PDF SaaS & Green Fish

Hallo hoppy reader, This installment of the Bitstream mentions three IT items of interest to me and, hopefully, to you; a new public beta, a PDF SaaS and, green fish…lutefisk anyone?

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Rooms By The Hour

Jello happy reader, In this installment of the Bitstream, I wanted to let you know about a couple of different items that have intruded into my consciousness of late, the first being a granular rental feature from Amazon, a slick new bulk content delivery method, and an AI cloud service to help artists and labels […]

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Vegas, Baby!

Hallo hoppy reader, A quick Bitstream post, not quite live from NAB as they were packet filtering on the show floor. In brief, all the wankers have left the building. This NAB was focused on essentials. Only those with budgets and pain points were in attendance, while tire kickers couldn’t justify the time and expense.

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Ah, Which Bus Should I Take?

Hallo hoppy reader, Several times this month, I’ve been asked about USB, FireWire and which is “better” for audio. Because of the recent jive about Apple “dropping” FireWire to control costs on some of their consumer products, I cannah take it any longer and this Bitstream installment is a response.

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