Wednesday, August 31, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 31, 2005
Intel has announced via a recent press release that dual core chips planned for release in 2006 will actually be shipping in 2005. These high-end server processors are geared for servers that are designed for four or more processors. The chips were code named "Paxville" and are part of the Intel Xeon MP product line that uses the Intel E8500 chipset. When compared to dual-core chips running on E7520 chipset, these new processors + chipset are seeing 50% improve performance.
The press release also noted that there are 17 dual core processor projects currently underway with 85% of them expected to be in products during 2006.
Tuesday, August 30, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 30, 2005
The OpenOffice.org project is pleased to announce that the second public beta release of OpenOffice.org 2.0 is now available for download. OpenOffice.org 2.0 Beta 2 is immediately available for a host of languages and with operating support for Windows, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and Solaris. This version has features like:
- introduction of a new database module,
- implements the OASIS OpenDocument XML file format,
- has a redesigned interface, and
- new enhanced document filters combine
In addition, the OpenOffice.org Conference - 2005 will be held in Slovenia from 28-30Sep05.
And don't forget that ... TechPodcast.com member Jose at the Perlcast.com is giving a way a few copies of O'Reilly's new book Perl Testing. You have until Friday, September 2nd, 2005 to sign-up via this URL.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 29, 2005
Today's item is some pointers to some SANS security courses of potential interest:
- There will be a SANS Intrusion Detection in Depth course in Portland Oregon in October 2005.
- But sooner than that is on September 16-17 in Burbank, California there will be a Reverse Engineering Malware course.
- This will be followed by a SANS System Forensics Investigation and Response course in Los Angeles, California on Sept 19 through the 24th.
Also of special note, TechPodcast.com member Jose at the Perlcast.com notes that he is giving a way a few copies of O'Reilly's new book Perl Testing. You have until Friday, September 2nd, 2005 to sign-up via this URL.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 26, 2005
Today's news is a new web service that should allow developers to integrate podcast search into their applications. This service (demo) allows remote keyword search of the Digital Podcast directory by relevance, listener subscription rate, ratings, visits, total user votes and date added.
The service returns results in OPML and RSS formats (documentation).
The primary developer Alex at DigitalPodcast.com has also released some application examples via the sdk to sourceforge.
Thursday, August 25, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 25, 2005
Today's podcast is all about the current threads on RSS from three sources: eWeek, Government Computer News, and Information Week. The first two items are short blurbs, but the Information Week article is really an in-depth state of the marketplace article.
The first is eWeek (August 1, 2005) that notes that Newsgator's web-based FeedStation is now supporting podcasts and video blog automatic downloads to portable media devices.
The second is from Government Computer News for August 8th, 2005 that notes that NuParadigm has released a Windows .NET framework savvy RSS Screensaver that is free for non-commercial use. You can also get a list of current U.S. government feeds via The FirstGov search site.
Lastly, the third article is by Thomas Claburn @ Information Week who examined "Order From Chaos Via RSS: Business are taking a cue from bloggers with new way of distributing information. The appeal. It's really simple." The article is in the August 1, 2005 edition, and it starts on page 41 and goes to page 45.
The article looks at the business end of RSS and highlights some companies like Disney, ING Group, Integrated Justice Information Systems Institute, New College, and Amazon.com that are using solutions from companies like Newsgator, KnowHow, Bradbury Software, NetNewsWire, Bloglines, Feedbeep, and Yahoo Mobile.
Also key to this article from a business perspective is that there are some marketing stats from research groups like Forrester Research, Gartner, and Pew Internet & American Life Project included in for reference.
The article also notes that browsers from Apple, Mozilla, and Microsoft are also supporting RSS either currently or in the near future.
For additional information check out "Getting Started with RSS".
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily Podcast for August 24, 2005
Today's item looks at Chad Dickerson who notes he is moving on from his job has InfoWorld.com CTO to a new job at Yahoo (personal blog); and IBM which according to InformationWeek.com is releasing a podcast series called "IBM and The Future Of ..." The article also noted that IBM has been using podcasts internally since Jan05 to distribute information to employees.
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily for August 23, 2005
Today we look at three upcoming conferences: Microsoft Visio, Podcasting, & Software Development:
- Microsoft Office Visio Conference 2006 will be held January 19 - 20, 2006, Seattle, WA. Developer sessions will be taught by the Visio team and cover both Visio 2003 and the future Visio "12." Register before September 30 for a discount.
- Portable Media Expo and Podcasting Conference focuses on creating new business opportunities and explores fresh trends in portable content like podcasting. The conference is geared for the podcast entrepreneur, the broadcasting professional, indie podcasters, and consumers of podcasts looking to meet their favorite podcasters and learn more about mobile media technologies. It is Nov 11-12, 2005 in Ontario, California which is just outside of Los Angeles in Southern California.
- EclipseWorld is Aug. 29-31, 2005 at The Roosevelt Hotel in Manhattan, New York. This conference is geared for expert software developers; and will showcase technology solutions from Oracle, IBM and Sybase. There are also full-day tutorials available on a host of topics.
Monday, August 22, 2005
Tech Tidbits Daily for August 22, 2005
Federal Computer Week has an article of potential interest that looks at some new mobile security news. The National Security Agency (aka NSA) has awarded an $18 million contract to General Dynamics to create a Secure IP Router Network (SIPRNET) handheld mobile device. This "PDA" will utilize wireless communications from "worldwide" carriers including Cingular Wireless based on Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) standard. The article already notes that GE supplies the U.S. Gov with NSA approved secure Sectera GSM phones. [NOTE: Here is a link to the GE press release.]
Nice Looking OPML
In the show notes for 32nd edition of Tech Rag Tear Outs, I provided a link to the OPML file of my notes.
Friday, August 19, 2005
Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO) Podcast #032 [Software Developer Times, PC Magazine, PC World, eWeek, Maximum PC, Knowledge Management World, Communications of the ACM, Forbes, AFRL Technology Horizons, Network Computing, AFCEA's SIGNAL, and Baseline]
Show 32 has been finished and uploaded ... HTML show notes are below ... OPML are via this link ...
- 32nd Show - Glad to be back online
- I am using Dave Winer OPML outlining tool for this podcast's show notes. I'll have both HTML and OPML files posted.
- Show content (12): Software Developer Times, PC Magazine, PC World, eWeek, Maximum PC, Knowledge Management World, Communications of the ACM, Forbes, AFRL Technology Horizons, Network Computing, AFCEA's SIGNAL, and Baseline magazine
- Play Gotomeeting ad [Next event is Sept. 3rd at 1:30 p.m. (PDT)]
- Official Beer of the Show: Black Tulip Tripple Ale from NewHollandBrew.com - Brewed with Dutch malt using Belgium hops. Matured for over 4 months.
- Software Developer Times for 01Aug05
- SourceLabs has created an online catalog and community tool called Swik that will outline current open source projects. The site will use Wiki functionality, support RSS, and content will be created under Creative Commons Attribution Share-Alike license.
- Magic Software has released eDeveloper 2 for J2EE and .NET development. The tool is also integrated with XML and supports a wide variety of web interfaces. Also new to this version is an improved GUI editor for drag-n-drop development. Pricing starts at just under $6K per developer.
- BEA Systems has released v9.0 of Tuxedo their transaction middleware for COBOL and C/C++ applications. This version supports AIX, HP-UX, Solaris, and Windows. The software was originally created by AT&T's Unix Systems purchased by Novell and then bought by BEA. Key new features: security protocols like PKI & Kerberos; better integration with BEA's Weblogic; and ability to communicate with non-Java applications using a service oriented model.
- Streaming Media West is Nov15-17, 2005 in San Jose, CA
- PC Magazine for Aug05
- PC World for Sep05
- Maximum PC for Sep05
- Knowledge Management World for Jul/Aug05
- Communications of the ACM for Aug05
- "Emerging Information Technologies: Developing a Timely Information Technology (IT) Strategy - A model for quickly sifting through emerging technologies to find the best organizational fit" by Casey Cegielski, Brain Reithel, and Carl Rebman
- Forbes for August 15, 2005
- Rick Karlgaard (publisher) takes a flight in a testing version of the Eclipse 500
- Network World
- AFRL Technology Horizons for Aug05
- Dave Johnson @ Curtiss-Wright Controls offers an overview of JPEG2000 (ISO 15444) standard
- Network Computing
- In-depth sneak preview into SQL Server 2005. Top enhancements: T-SQL, XML & CLR integration, Dev tools, security, support for ADO.net, and Service Broker
- Real-world Labs test of Mobile Messaging Gateways (6 total):
- AFCEA's SIGNAL for Aug05 has the following computer network security references:
- Baseline magazine hands on workbook by David Carr called "Security Information and Event Management" looks good.
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- Music for the show
- The Reverse Engineers from Tampa, FL with their newest single called "Mercury in Retrograde"