Thursday, July 28, 2011

Warped Logic & the Open Web

I really want to shout loudly about what's the most annoying thing to me in Google Chrome that Firefox gets right but won't cause they might fix it then Firefox would [currently] have no usability advantage over Chrome and I want openness/Firefox to win. BTW, winning doesn't mean, let there be one ring to rule them all. Winning does not mean domination by a single corporate interest over the browser and thus access to the web. This must NEVER happen again (I'm talking to you Microsoft/IE6). There MUST always be an open and free (as in speech) kick-ass alternative or two available. The "kick-ass" bit is really important because people behave more pragmatically than idealistically and if the free (as in speech) & open offering(s) is/are not compelling freedom dies and bondage resumes.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Liar! A.K.A This one is for my PGEast 2011 peeps

If you attended PGEast 2011 then you know that a certain company had tons of coffee mugs everywhere. They couldn't give them away even though they were giving them away. It got so bad that the conference organizer thought that maybe the attendees didn't realize that the mugs where for them to take so he made an announcement that the mugs were for us to take.

So let's recap. PGEast 2011 almost 2 months ago & ungodly number of unwanted coffee mugs from NoSQL vendor who will not be named.

So today I start reading this blog post. Then I get to the 15th paragraph and PGEast comes crashing back because I know EXACTLY who he is calling out!

I just loved the way the author called them out w/o naming them, yet absolutely naming them.

Finally, I strongly encourage you not to skip ahead to the 15th paragraph because you need the first 14 to get the full effect of the none name dropping of names in 15.