July 2008 - Posts

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Is Live Mesh constantly crashing? Try removing Silverlight by Tim Marman

On two of the four machines I’m running Live Mesh on, I found the Mesh Operating Environment (moe.exe) repeatedly crashing. It was completely stable on the other two machines, but on these two machines it would just crash, restart, and crash again a few...
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You don’t change the world with a marginally better mousetrap by Tim Marman

For those of you paying attention, Cuil , a new search engine taking aim at Google, launched with much hype. Much of that hype comes from the fact that it was founded by former Google search architect Anna Patterson and her husband, Stanford professor...
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Revisiting (and rethinking) the Twitter “Pay to Listen” business model by Tim Marman

Personally, I thought Charlie was spot on when he said that Sermo’s “Pay to Listen” business model might be the answer for Twitter and similar services. This was before the acquisition of Summize, which Allen thought was a short-sighted move . When Summize...
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Friday Fun: Unnecessary Censorship in Sesame Street by Tim Marman

Hilarious. ( via Matt Zarzecki ) Syndicated from Loosely Coupled // Tim Marman's Weblog | Slashstar ( rss )
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The Exaggerated Death of Voicemail by Tim Marman

Mike Arrington said “ voicemail is dead ”, and I used to agree. I hated voicemail forever but it was a reality we had to live with. (I’ve made my suggestions in the past on how to leave good voicemail ). The thing that changed that all for me was voice...
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Why you SHOULDN’T start a tech company in Silicon Valley by Tim Marman

There’s been a bit of back and forth on what the best place to start a technology company is these days. The conventional wisdom these days is that the place to start and run a technology company is Silicon Valley. The key reasons put forth to justify...
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Google is “fast becoming just another company” by Tim Marman

An interesting article about the backlash with Google increasing its day care costs ( via Alex ). Two months ago, Google held a series of secret focus groups with employees who have children in Google’s day care facilities. The purpose was to gauge their...
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Is IIS7 on Vista not serving static content? by Tim Marman

If you add IIS7 and ASP.NET on Vista, many of the common HTTP modules are not installed by default – including the one for static content. The problem is that it doesn’t return a 404 or other error, but rather zero-byte files. If you’re seeing empty files...
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