The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one

BlogPulse has no pulse So I was playing around with dashboards and the like yesterday  - as one does - and noticed that BlogPulse has disappeared. BlogPulse was not the greatest blog search engine around, but it was the only one offering anything like useable charts. So, given that Technorati charts disappeared years ago (although … Continue reading The old web is dying and I’m not sure I like the new one

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Thin client? What thin client?

I just spent five minutes waiting for my laptop to boot up. It's a fairly standard spec, running the dog's breakfast that is Vista, but still, it shouldn't take that long. In a world of cloud computing, could we be looking ahead to instant start-up as clients get thinner? I doubt it. I've documented my … Continue reading Thin client? What thin client?

What’s the sum total of all the computing power in the world?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes OK, so it's the kind of question a child would ask, but I do have a child's mind, especially on a Friday. Actually I should have posted about this yesterday because, according to my new blog schedule Thursday is tech day, but I forgot. Actually, that's a lie. I was … Continue reading What’s the sum total of all the computing power in the world?