Internets of Interest:17 Sep 10

Collection of useful, relevant or inane places on the the Internets for 17 Sep 10:

  • Jeremy Filliben: The Ascendency of Hewlett Packard?
    On Thursday I sat through several hours of Hewlett Packard presentations as part of the Net Tech Field Day program. Is there finally a viable competitor to Cisco across multiple product lines?

    Jeremy put his view of the HP Networking products after Tech Field Day.

  • Best Buy CEO: iPad Is Cannibalizing Laptop Sales By A Shocking 50%
    The CEO of Best Buy just said the iPad is cannibalizing 50% of the company's laptop sales,

    Another sign of the changing IT landscape, networking is not the only area of concern.

  • App Tamer
    Some applications, like web browsers and older apps, continue running tasks or animating ads even when they're idle. That uses valuable CPU time, which leaves you with:

    Less CPU time for the application you're using
    Reduced battery run-time
    Increased heat

    A lot of people where interested in Lasso for CPU limiting on Windows. Will be testing this for MAC OSX when running DynaMIPS.

  • ATA over Ethernet for converged data center networks? No way
    The Wikipedia article proves that whoever designed (or described) this protocol was a total stranger to the finer details of network security when they wrote: "The non-routability of AoE is a source of inherent security."

    Storage people continue to be stupid when it comes to networking. Will they never stop ?

  • VillainSource — Small & Medium Arms – This is why we built the Internet. To have a good laugh every now and then.