Credit Tim Bray. RubyForge is getting a much needed upgrade:
We’re migrating RubyForge to a new server this evening. This will mean a spot of downtime for various things, but hopefully not too much. Thanks to Tim Bray for getting us a nice new server!
Listening to you. AT&T revises their ‘thou shalt not speak foul of us’ TOS:
We are revising the terms of service to clarify our intent. The language in question will be revised to reflect AT&T’s respect for our customers’ right to express opinions and concerns over any matter they wish. And we will make clear that we do not terminate service because a customer expresses their opinion about AT&T.
Verizon … can you hear me now?
Lighthearted. Excuse me while I keep linking to InfoWorld, but they just keep showing a personality, and I like that:
Google, the newly-christened $600-per-share company, unveiled on Tuesday evening the fifth generation of its Google Enterprise Search Appliance.
While you’re at it, check out some of the Google search experiments going on in the lab.
Extortion. Now for something quite the opposite.
I’m beginning to like the old Microsoft, you know, that company that made its fortune selling bad software to customers with deep pockets:
Only Microsoft could possibly see a big panel of buttons and think “this must be what our customers want”.
Supply, demand, all of that. Not so big on the new Microsoft, who’s business model is extracting money from people who don’t use their software:
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says Red Hat Linux uses intellectual property owned by Microsoft and that Red Hat’s customers should pay Microsoft for it.
Dear Microsoft. Die. Already. You agony is painful to both of us. Thanks.