East of the Sun, West of the Moon

2004/9/30

Tempting!

Filed under: News,Technology — Erwin @ 10:19 pm

Hmmmm…. Vonage has simplified its billing plans a bit, as described in this article at Voxilla. We have the cheaper $15/mo service and we’re still far away from hitting our 500 minute limit but it’s nice to have the option to go up $10 and not have to worry about anything anymore except international calls.

It’s the thought that counts?

Filed under: News,Technology — Erwin @ 4:14 pm

The Cisco CEO had for the past few years declined an actual salary, but is now getting a handout once again. Alright, so in practice he didn’t exactly have to tighten his belt because he was getting hungry or anything, but I do like the attitude that when the company as a whole is struggling, the CEO, CFO, COO and CwhateverO crowd don’t run off with the cash while at the same time cutting jobs, etc. We’ve seen too many of the other type in history already, which makes this rather refreshing, even if I’m not necessarily a big fan of Cisco.

One down

Filed under: News,Software — Erwin @ 11:26 am

Picked up from GrokLaw there is the news that the Patent Office has rejected Microsoft’s FAT patent in the reexamination proceeding initiated earlier this year.

Software patents bad, m’kay? Next, please!

Speechless?

Filed under: Dutch,News — Erwin @ 9:28 am

The Radio Netherlands Wereldomroep really felt like it had something to say, today… not!

This is what the recent items looked like:
[Speechless]

And the actual items really were that interesting:
[Speechless]

It’s been corrected by now and of course this has me wondering if it was something that went wrong on my side instead, but I find it quite unlikely that entire entries would’ve been messed up like that.

Oh well, back to business as usual.

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