Internets of Interest:1 Feb 10

Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 1 Feb 10:

  • Act now to avoid the Apple tablet apocalypse
    I can see a similar tidal wave on the horizon with an Apple tablet. At first, users will sneak them into the office as companion devices. Before long, they'll insist that IT support them directly by providing expensive docking cradles and proprietary keyboard/mice combinations — all so that they can ditch their carefully tested, enterprise-ready, company-provided desktop or laptop in favor of their shiny new toy.

    Yeah, because those carefully tested, enterprise ready company provided products are cheap, unreliable, and such poor quality that we want to replace them. And that Microsoft software that you provide us is so crap, so feature poor, slow and unproductive that we won't use it

    And you are so lazy, that you don’t want to face up to your years of failure to make brave decisions and select secondary vendors such as Linux, and will continue to blindly dig the grave you have already made yourself.


  • 2009 O’Reilly Ebook Revenue up 104% – Tools of Change for Publishing – O'Reilly posts that their e-book revenue is up 108% for the year as their printed book sales drops. I love Safari and typically use it for a couple of hours a day. Since they have released the HTML Beta interface it is much better.
  • Future Capacity Planning : Bob Plankers, The Lone Sysadmin

    My favorite question from manager types is:

    “How many more VMs can we run before we have to expand?”

    Answer: “How many boxes fit in your office?”

    Awesome analogy.

  • Official Google Enterprise Blog: Modern browsers for modern applications

    Google announces the gradual end of support for IE6 in it's applications.

    We are surely in the second innings on the fifth day with only the tail enders to play.

  • Optimized Link State Routing Protocol – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Features specific to OLSR

    Link-state routing protocols such as OSPF and IS-IS elect a designated router on every link in order to perform flooding of topology information. In wireless ad-hoc networks, there is different notion of a link, packets can and do go out the same interface; hence, a different approach is needed in order to optimize the flooding process.

    Justa reminder that OSPF and ISIS are well known implementations of the SPF routing algorithm.

  • Sean

    For the capacity planning one, have a look at

    The guy has written a few books on the topic that help answer questions like that.