Windstorm Recovery Roundup
My RSS reader overflowed with interesting stuff to read while I was off the grid. Time to get back in the swing of things:
- FCC Won’t Release Mobile Phone Service Reliability Data: While I see both sides of this, I disagree with the fact that this data somehow endangers national security. My tax dollars paid for this data, let me see it, damn it!
- Working Anywhere: This is one of Andy Abramson’s blogs about, well, working anywhere. I do have to wonder if or how he will differentiate it from Om Malik’s Web Worker Daily, which I have done a couple of guest posts on so far.
- Jajah Adds Advertising: My question: how obtrusive will the ads be? And will the ad revenue offset the cost of terminating calls?
- Henry Gomez: Skype President and Niklas Z’s bitch?: I have to admit, I just love the title of this blog post by Alec Saunders.
- Video Calls Are A Preplanned Thing: This will probably remain the case until SightSpeed improves their IM functionality to be on-par with everyone else out there. (Hint, Hint!) Also, read Andy Abramson’s take on this.
- New And Improved Voxilla Store: Both in terms of look and number of products offered. (Disclosure: I own stock in Voxilla)
- Mobile Wallets in NYC: This isn’t the first time my employer has been involved in an NFC trial in the states.
- PhoneGnome + IPKall: Two great tastes that taste great together. Used them both in this way for a while. Nice to see the PhoneGnome folks write it up all nice and easy like.
- NBC Goes to Web With Uncensored SNL Skit: NSFW, but funny. Well at least I think so.
- Digg Diggs Video and Podcasting: It’s now easier to see videos without leaving the Digg site. Will have to see how this works in the RSS feeds since I almost never visit the site directly.
- Amanda Gate Part II: Why can’t these people STFU? If you don’t know what that means, look it up.
- Sync Nokia N73 with iSync: Hm… may have to try that. Thanks, Ted!
- Gizmo CallIn Goes International: CallIn numbers for your Gizmo Project account are now available in 28 countries. VoIP Girl notes that availability in Canada is somewhat limited, though.
- FCC Drops Morse Code Requirements for Amateur Radio: Bound to happen sooner or later, though morse code does have its place.
- Costco Return Policies: Yes, they are extremely liberal. That alone is the reason I buy electronics there–if they have what I want. That and I get 2% back at the end of my membership year. Considering I give several thousand of my hard-earned dollars to Costco every year for things I use every day, that executive membership more than pays for itself.
More to come…