This week, the IEEE P1901 Working Group announced this week the first draft laying out medium access control and the physical layer control using Powerlines to deliver broadband internet service. The P1901 Working Group’s next meetings are in October. Hopefully, more progress announced from the next meetings.
For all of my System Administrator friends. I hope you have / had a happy SysAdmin Day today.
According to this website, this is the 10th Anniversary of System Administrator Appreciation Day. Be sure to thank your local SysAdmins for all that they do behind the scenes.
Are you interested in free textbooks? Flexbooks may just help stir the waters of the expensive course material domain. Flexbooks are basically open source textbooks. Flexbooks are part of an initiative by the CK-12 Foundation to help lower the cost of textbook materials. The CK-12 Foundation has partnered with several experts from education and the tech industry to create a website and system that should be around for a while.
I just read an article from Ars Technica stating that 12% of all email users have tried to buy something from spam.
A survey was conducted by the Massaging Anti-Abuse Working Group of 800 individuals who have email that is not controlled by an I.T. Department.
Apparently 48% of those surveyed have never clicked on a link in spam or replied to spam. 12% of those surveyed actually were interested in purchasing the items mentioned in the spam. 6% responded to see what would happen. 13% did not know why they responded to the spam.
A somewhat unknown company, VoloMedia, has been awarded a patent for a “method for providing episodic media content”. According to VoloMedia’s announcement on July 29, this covers podcasting in the United States.
I have come across another group collaboration tool … Wizehive.com.
When you register for a Wizehive account, you are then prompted to create a workspace for your group. Within that workspace, you can then create pages for collaborating. On these pages, you can add notes, images, tasks, and files.
Webook.com is a website where just about anyone can have a book published online. On Webook, you can write your own material, rate others’ materials, and collaborate on group projects. If Webook chooses your book to be published, you receive 50% royalties of the profits from the sales of your book.
I have just started a project. As I have time, I intend to write a short How-to manual and see how the experience goes.
If you are looking at using a Flash Drive Camcorder, check out these comparison pages to assist you.
This article is a few years old and the software mentioned might not work with Vista, but its still has some good information…