Month: October 2008

  • Linked-In to have applications. Professional superpoke anyone?

    Linked In, the professional social network introduced the possibility of using applications. Just as facebook, myspace and friendster did. Linked in feels the threat of Facebook, especially combined with applications such as Kuhnektid to increase your professional “visibility” across the work. Most of linked-in users, are on facebook too. A set of examples are there […]

  • Enterprise and usability, they don’t get it.

    A bit of a personal rant.. At work, we have quite a few enterprise applications. Ranging from intranets to performance management systems, and from document management, to service desks. Being the application team lead, their administration fall under yours truly. We just implemented a new service desk solution, and even though with the world using […]

  • MS08-67 released out of the patch cycle, new blaster coming up?

    A newly discovery vulnerability made Microsoft release a security patch aside from it’s usual cycle, the notorious Patch Tuesday. This “Patch Tuesday” is normally every second Tuesday of the month. MS08-067 fixes a bug in the RPC handling of the Windows Server service. The bug was deemed as “critical” on pre-Vista machines, which is still […]

  • New server coming up

    I got a new server.. yippie 🙂  And I am preparing it now. With the higher load in places.ae, and some other sites that will be released soon, it was high time to leave the poor celeron for what it is (or will be, a development environment), and move to a new DELL server. What […]

  • Google map secret backend API broken?

    Hi all, Some of you might have been aware already about (and alpha testing) the Windows Mobile client for places.ae, which will allow you to find out the closest restaurants, petrol stations and such (pretty much the same functionality as the blackberry mini site). These searches happen using triangulation of celltower ID’s on a mobile […]

  • Microsoft to enter the clouds

    Microsoft is entering the cloud computing zone pretty soon. It was announced yesterday and will hit the public a month from now with it’s new OS, Windows Clouds (yeh.). It’s feeling the ppressure from easy to use, browser only, applications such as Gmail, google docs and the like. I wish Microsoft (or anyone) would come […]