GEICO Mobile App

I watched a commercial where traffic enforcement officer pulled over a pig in a convertible who hands over his phone when requested for identification. The officer questions it. The pig explains. The officer remains skeptical. Personally, I think it should continue with the officer saying, “Since you’ve unlocked your phone and handed to me, I will… Continue reading GEICO Mobile App

DDoS of Social Media

Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and other sites all admitted to suffering from a DDoS attack. It seem to me the purpose of a Denial-of-Service attack (DoS) against a web site is to flood it with so much traffic the site becomes unusable. The DDoS is where multiple other computers are coordinated into launching the attack. All… Continue reading DDoS of Social Media

Expression Costs

(This started out as a blog comment for Sania’s post Facebook Killed Your Blog. I’m posting it here first.) We share blogs with the whole world. So our blogs get lost in the noise, bolstering the need for a whole industry optimizing getting found in search engines. Its a concerted effort just get noticed. That’s… Continue reading Expression Costs

Suck It Up And Pay the Price

Doesn’t it always look like this? User runs script against service. Script operates so quickly and sucks so much traffic its obvious its a script. Service’s automates systems detects the abuse. User gets automated notice about violation of Terms of Use and prevention from accessing the site. User pitches a fit because he is “famous”.… Continue reading Suck It Up And Pay the Price

Who Is Lurking In the Shadows?

Since you readers seem not to comment much, I took it upon myself to check on you by other means. 😀 More of my visitors come from Washington, DC, than any other US locale. Interesting…. All of them are from a certain publicly traded company. \Why would I be surprised, considering I mentioned them and… Continue reading Who Is Lurking In the Shadows?

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What is a Super Speeder?

There is a bill in the GA legislature to additionally fine people for excessive speeding. Fine. Good even. However, it disturbs me that people quote the wrong statistics as rationale and tie it to emotional cues. Slowing down ‘super speeders’ on Georgia highways is a super idea – gainesvilletimes.com: Last year in Georgia, 1,700 people… Continue reading What is a Super Speeder?