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Wednesday, September 28, 2005


Carnival of Computing. Version 1.01

It's been quite a week for me, so if this week's Carnival looks a little light, well, it just might be. This is what I believe is the cream of the crop of Tech blogs for the past week, so be sure to take visit all of these people who make this happen. If you'd like to participate in next week's Carnival, just drop me a line (andrewhughes.1(at) and I'll get you hooked up. Also, there is a submission form here.

Niels Flensted-Jensen, writing for "Software Engineering in a Microsoft Environment".  He gives us an insightful post about Microsoft's Authorization Manager.

Alex Bending of Not Just Code vents about what many of us might be afraid to (though I doubt that).  What's going on with Microsoft's Service Pack Setup?  Three words, It's a Trap

I'd like to point out this post I put up after hosting two Carnivals over the course of a few's a little long, but I think it's one of the better posts I've written.

St. Hermann writing for complains about the recent quality drop in script kiddies.  Apparently, they seem to leave way too many traces.  Like that's a bad thing.    

Robert Scoble, one of my favorite Microsofties, discusses why he believes Windows Vista will be relevant in a web-services based world.  Here's one of the best written tech blogs out there.

Bruce Eisner’s Vision Thing has a post up about Six Apart’s (known for Typepad) "Project Comet".  He seems to remain somewhat skeptical of all the proposed features, though we’ll all see early 2006.

Michael Abraham, a contributor for "Killer Tech" writes that Windows is lagging in today's world.  Short but well balanced, coming from a guy who uses both Linux and Windows.

Dion at explains the key players in the War of the Web:  Revenge of the Dynamics.  impressively researched and explained, it’s well worth the read.

Christopher McLean, found at Randomly Geek, looks at the possible implications of the IFPI’s program that deletes p2p downloaded files.  

Michael Arrington of  Tech Crunch, a blog dedicated to reviewing and profiling Web 2.0 services and applications, reviews Attensa.

Ben and Dion’s Ajaxian reviews Yahoo’s Mail beta.  Of course, the review focuses on rich web applications, especially Ajax (no, really!).  Check it out.

JRoss gives us yet another detailed and easily read week in review.  It’s a bit longer than last weeks, but what a week it’s been.  The Carnival made topic number Three.

Ed Brill opens up discussion on a survey concerning Notes/Domino.  Turns out people who use it, love it.  Only problem is that it isn’t as widely marketed as perhaps it ought to be.    

Does Size Matter to Search Engines?  That’s what Mark W. Shead asks this week.  Personally, I think accuracy is the most important, so I’ve got to agree with his post.

Apparently this is the week of Ajax, because Open Synapse also has a post on it.  I’d say this is one of the better (if not intended) replies to Scoble’s post on why Windows Vista will not be overpowered by internet based applications.

Scott Clark of Everything USB announces Apricorn’s new USB Microkey.  From the review, it sounds like the product is a sure winner, being secure, durable and (relatively) affordable.

Charles Jade, one of the many writers for Ars Technica, gives us a scary reminder that not all of us in the ether are free politically.  Let this post be a reminder of not only how good we have it, but that there are big name companies here in the US and elsewhere that are catering in to the Chinese governments demands, in effect aiding in the people’s repression.

Over on WinSuperSite, Paul Thurrott gives an excellent review of the latest Vista build.  This differs from last weeks entry as Paul has had more time to work with the Operating System.

Scott Berkun wonders why programming isn’t taught as a case method.  College students should learn what they’ll be doing after college, not drowning in books and materials.  As a college student myself, I need to give him a “hell yeah”.  If only it would ever happen…

Asa Dotzler reached out to the Firefox community and provided a “short” Q&A session with readers of his site.  If you’re wondering which direction Firefox is heading,  and how it’s competing with other browsers, then this is well worth a read.

Susan Mernit wants to remind all of us that Web 2.0 isn’t just RSS.  Remember that, IE7 developers, ok?

As I May Think’s Bob Wyman comments on Technorati’s Doc Searls’ article on  Googles new Blog Search feature.

Shoe, the Linux Librarian, gives us (surprise) a book review.  Linux Made Easy gives noobs a  walk through with Xandros (my flavor of choice).

TipMonkies’s Martin Ferretti wants to let the average Firefox user know that there is now a package of the most vital FF extensions.

Bruce at Conservative Cat reminds us that in the wake of the recent hurricanes, phishing is on the rise.  Be skeptical, phishing can happen to anyone.  A friend of mine fell victim to it a few months ago, and the trouble she went through…well, I don’t want it to happen to any one else.

And because I don't mind nepotism, if you're into Anime, check out my friend April's Blog

That's it for this week, hope to see you next Thursday. Take care, all!

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