May, 2006

  • Information Accessibility – Why do we need our data everywhere?

    by admin on May 13, 2006 09:59am Information Accessibility – Why do we need our data everywhere? An the old Chinese proverb goes “May you live in interesting times”. Yes, we are truly blessed to live in such interesting times as these. You may ask yourself...
  • File descriptor abstraction in Windows…

    by admin on May 24, 2006 06:11pm Submitted by:  Alexandre Ferrieux Question: Hello, I'd like to describe what is my highest frustration at the unix-Windows boundary: the lack of 'file descriptor abstraction' in Windows. Consider: In unix everything...
  • ‘Alone Together’ and a little economics

    by admin on May 30, 2006 11:53am ‘Alone Together’ and a little economics Time for some confessions.  I’m fully addicted to World of Warcraft (abbreviate WoW).  There, I said it.  I’ve been a long time gamer, particularly Massively Multiplayer...
  • Following-up...

    by admin on May 22, 2006 05:08pm Hey guys, Hope you're all doing well - I'd like to try and get some traction on the resource kit that we talked about earlier. As a start, I pulled together a list of everything I could find from MS that might...
  • Monitoring Thresholds – Protectors of the Information Overload

    by admin on May 06, 2006 11:36am Monitoring Thresholds – Protectors of the Information Overload British author and inventor Arthur C. Clarke* once said “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic “. Case and point being the extent...
  • Automation: Not at the cost of core expertise

    by admin on May 22, 2006 12:47pm We had a great week here because we all got to spend a lot of time out of the office meeting people from all over the world who came here to attend an event in Seattle. A lot of people I ran into had specific and pinpointed...
  • Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX Solution Guide

    by admin on May 11, 2006 05:36pm Jason Zions pointed us to this newly revised Windows Security and Directory Services for UNIX solution guide, still in beta. Description of the Guide and access instructions from Luis Camara Manoel, Program Manager, Collaboration...
  • Mysteries of Cygwin…

    by admin on May 18, 2006 10:30am Mysteries of Cygwin... Question: -----Original Message----- From: steffen Sent: Saturday, April 29, 2006 8:32 AM To: Port 25 Subject: (Port25) : You guys should look into _____ Importance: High cygwin and its mysteries...
  • IDMU....And You.

    by admin on May 05, 2006 03:16pm Sam interviews Shamit Patel, Project Manager for Identity Management for Unix (IdMU), to discuss the current state of the project and solicit feedback from the Port 25 community to help shape future versions of the project...
  • Feedback Loops

    by admin on May 08, 2006 08:51pm Feedback loops are critical.  One of my favorite experiences working with Open Source Software came in 1999 when I was working at eToys.com.  We used Apache and mod_perl heavily, and we also did some interesting...
  • Share your interop story…

    by admin on May 10, 2006 07:03pm Share your interop story... ...and find fame and fortune!  Maybe not, but we will share your story with the World!  (At least that part of the world that visits Port 25...) We're looking for unique and creative...
  • Reflections on Open Sources 2.0

    by admin on May 24, 2006 01:57pm I'm reading Open Sources 2.0 right now.  It's a well-composed book of short essays by founders and luminaries of the Open Source movement - people like Chris DiBona, Ian Murdock , Matt Asay , and Danese Cooper , to...
  • But Then Face to Face

    by admin on May 31, 2006 12:28pm But Then Face to Face I’ve spent many hours over the past few days combing through the comments on Port 25, and the comments about Port 25 on other sites (blogs, industry news, etc.).  I was struck by the mix of hope...
  • VC Summit 2006

    by admin on May 17, 2006 02:05pm VC Summit 2006 Last week I attended the Microsoft VC Summit at our Silicon Valley campus.  Before Microsoft and IBM, I helped to build four start-ups, three in the Bay area, so spending a day with a couple hundred...
  • The Future of IdMU, help us help you…

    by admin on May 25, 2006 12:56pm The Future of IdMU, help us help you... I would like to thank everyone who posted comments in my Identity Management for UNIX intro web session. While I am keen on getting your feedback on Windows 2003 R2 and Longhorn...
  • MES 2006

    by admin on May 02, 2006 12:08pm Swimming is my cure for jet lag.  I am currently at the MES 2006 ( Microsoft Executive Summit ) in Mumbai (Bombay), India – an annual event for the top 250 CIO’s in India.  I’ve been here a couple days and have...
  • Calling All Questions!

    by admin on May 05, 2006 03:08pm Over the past four weeks, we've been very excited by the activity on Port 25 - the participation has been very encouraging and has largely kept a positive & healthy perspective. Conspiracy theories aside, this is exactly...