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Planet of the Apes

February 25, 2007

Wikipedia Mistakes

February 24, 2007

The New York Times has an interesting story on Wikipedia and how it can get students in trouble because some of its entries are flawed. I use the reference somewhat frequently and sometimes forget that individual entries can be mistaken. If Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia – how do you know you aren’t citing or referencing an entry written by someone who flunked out of school?   I guess you don’t.   Wikipedia and other collaborative Web 2.0 sites would be much more useful if the authors had a rating. In much the same way eBay ranks sellers, I suppose Wikipedia should rank content providers.

See Through X-Rays and the TSA

February 23, 2007

Global Warming

February 7, 2007

I haven’t blogged in a few days. Friday of last week was certainly a banner day for me from a blog perspective as I had 6 entries. In the future I may have to learn to space things out better. But I am still relatively young and keep learning as I go along.   One item I didn’t get to last week is a news item discussing how the leading scientists in the world are convinced that the current global warming we are experiencing has been caused by man.   I was hoping to cover this news on Monday of this week but on this day it was 9 degrees outside as I came to work and my hands were actually too cold to type.

TMCnet Mobile

February 2, 2007

If you are looking for the best communications and technology news on the go be sure to check out TMCnet Mobile which will display very well on most mobile devices. The service is in alpha at the moment but seems pretty stable based on my brief experience.   Any web browser can see this page by the way. Check it out now if you like.   One thing it does that I consider great about this new service but others may not like is that it allows you access to parts of TMCnet that are formatted for the mobile device.   In other words if a link exists in an article that is not formatted for the mobile device you can still get there. This is great depending ion your web device.   What is very frustrating to me about other sites is that when you click on a link in an article that is not formatted for a mobile device you get redirected to a page that is a mobile home page.

ITEXPO Photos and More

January 30, 2007

Here is Ari Zoldan from Launch 3 based in Garfield, NJ. His company is in the investment business - they invest in communications companies worldwide.   On this day he walked away with a great education as well as a new SUV. Wow – now that’s a show.   About 30 minutes later when I accidentally saw him on the road he seemed elated. I think the shock wore off and it turned to happiness.       Note to self.

The Days Musings

January 9, 2007

Here is a smattering of news and views of recent events:   Great news – We may have found and killed life on mars. How does one analyze such news? This could be one of the biggest discoveries of our lifetimes and – we accidentally kill it? Ok let’s just hope we don’t get extraterrestrial visitors to our planet who don’t realize humans are life forms.   Yahoo!

Channels

January 4, 2007

One of the fastest growing areas of TMCnet is the channels program which are micro-communities of interest. These channels focus on so many topics I can’t list them all but a few of the more recent ones are here for your perusal. The span virtually every area of communications and they are to me the future of the internet. Why?

TMCnet Redesign

January 3, 2007

Today is a pretty big day for me personally. As you know, TMCnet is the world’s leading site for communications and technology information, community building, etc. In fact this past December 2006 saw our traffic reach just under 2 million unique visitors. Our previous record was just over one million.   This is a number unheard of in the competitive space in which we play and we are proud of this fact.   So while our site is not only successful it continues to shine, we knew it also was a busy site.

Immaculate Conception

December 20, 2006

Until now I thought immaculate conception was only happening in religion and Star Wars. Now, the komodo dragon of all things has been shown to reproduce asexually. I would imagine this is huge news for the world of science and it also means the movie version of Godzilla finally makes sense.   Update:   The following has come to my attention. I am no religion expert and thanks to Joe Fabiano for pointing the following out.   The Immaculate Conception is often confused with the belief that Jesus was a virgin birth.
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