Yearly Archives: 2007

/2007

Two Weeks Touching It (The Sprint Touch)

Six months ago I got a sneek peek at the iPhone.  A beautiful piece of machinery lacking only in 3 critical places:  It is a 21st century network device tied to a stone-age cellular network.  Its on-screen keyboard is clumsy (though far better than others up to that point).  It is a new OS and [...]

By | 2007-12-20T23:31:03+00:00 December 19th, 2007|Technology|2 Comments

ID Theft, Good for Business

On their web site, the FTC estimates that "as many as 9 million Americans have their identities stolen each year."  There are 300 million people in the US… you can do the math.  On average, they say, you will likely be impacted by identity crime several times during your life. In the IT world, we've [...]

By | 2007-12-20T23:32:47+00:00 October 31st, 2007|IT, Politics, Technology, Users|0 Comments

Reddit sends more, Diggers read more.

As any start-up blogger knows, no matter how great (or poor) your content is, getting people to read it is the big trick.  Tech Op/Ed, for example, is here for general technology editorials, but I wanted to get some IT management topics off my chest first, and these articles appeal to a certain niche of [...]

By | 2007-06-06T13:31:12+00:00 June 6th, 2007|blogging, Internet|7 Comments

4 (Uncommon) Habits for Better IT, part 2

Jump to part 1... II - Use the Resources you have - Damn, if I had a nickel for every organization that bleeds money on unimplemented technology and underutilized, or more accurately "inappropriately utilized" staff... Companies, the world over, could save billions in IT, and operational costs, if they just used what they already have.  It doesn't matter if you're Unix [...]

By | 2007-10-23T22:25:21+00:00 June 5th, 2007|CIO, IT, Management, Technology|1 Comment

New Look

I took a little break and finalized the new look of Tech Op/Ed.  I've switched from Blogger to WordPress.  I liked Blogger, but the New Blogger engine isn't very friendly to external hosting... so it's great if I want to run my blog from Blogger's site, but not from my own domain.  So I started using [...]

By | 2007-05-14T20:22:12+00:00 May 14th, 2007|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"Here’s your dorm key and your RIAA bill…"

RIAA institutes collective billing practices? - If you managed to miss this week's RIAA wrangling, you probably don't use the internet.  Here's the skinny: The RIAA has sent 405 so-called "pre-litigation" e-mails in various quantities to a group of 23 selected universities.  The RIAA has asked each university to identify and pass on the appropriate e-mail to [...]

By | 2007-10-23T22:19:07+00:00 March 23rd, 2007|Internet, Politics|0 Comments

j.ello on IT Part 7: Who’s dealing with your s***?

Who da man? - What does it matter that the top IT leaders of today are more and more akin to the Pointed-Haired Boss instead of the Pocket-Protectored Practitioners of the past? An IT department is just a commodity service provided by a collection of people needing to be supervised, so any MBA will do... right? Well, interestingly enough, the [...]

By | 2007-05-10T10:39:28+00:00 March 19th, 2007|CIO, IT, j.ello on IT, Management|0 Comments