· Naughties
· · 2007
· · · October
· · · · 14 (3 entries)

Seeking Basement Disk · Dear LazyWe­b: we’re look­ing for a great big honkin’ stor­age serv­er to sit on the home net­work and be a back­up pool for the mot­ley crew of com­put­ers around the house: Mac, So­lar­is, Ubun­tu, & Win­dows. Si­mon Phipps has a Buf­fa­lo Ter­aS­ta­tion and is very hap­py with it. On the oth­er hand, there’s a wi­ki which sug­gests it’s kind of loud, and it’s go­ing to be hard for us to get it be­hind closed doors. Might the Net have a sug­ges­tion?
Counting Subscribers · Rob Scoble is re­port­ing Google-Reader sub­scriber counts for pop­u­lar sites. Th­ese are in­ter­est­ing num­bers and (I sus­pec­t) a rea­son­ably use­ful met­ric of rel­a­tive pop­u­lar­i­ty. But some of the ev­i­dence is puz­zling ...
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Writing Online · Check out Is The Net Good For Writ­er­s?, com­piled by RU Sir­ius. Thought­ful, but I think it ig­nores part of the land­scape. This via Nick Carr’s The word on the net, which has me se­ri­ous­ly ir­ri­tat­ed; I look for­ward with ven­om to re­view­ing his book, which just ar­rived in the mail. [Warn­ing: this frag­ment is ap­palling­ly self-centred.] ...
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