Telecoms and internet groups clash on charges

8 02 2006

Copyright 2006 Financial Times

The opening shots were fired on Capitol Hill on Tuesday in a legislative battle between the US telecommunications and internet industries that both sides warned could undermine innovation and consumer choice on the internet.

Vint Cerf, one of the early pioneers of internet technology and now chief internet evangelist at Google, called on Congress to pass a law preventing telecoms companies from discriminating between the internet services that are carried over their networks.

But representatives of the dominant US telecoms groups said the high level of investment needed to extend broadband networks meant they should have the power to charge internet companies fees in return for guaranteeing a specific level of service.

More, on MSN Money


Rasmus’ 30 second AJAX Tutorial

6 02 2006

I find a lot of this AJAX stuff a bit of a hype. Lots of people have
been using similar things long before it became “AJAX?. And it really
isn’t as complicated as a lot of people make it out to be. Here is a
simple example from one of my apps…..

See more on Rasmus’ 30 second AJAX Tutorial

memory usage on Linux

6 02 2006

This entry is for those people who have ever wondered, “Why the hell is a simple KDE text editor taking up 25 megabytes of memory?” Many people are led to believe that many Linux applications, especially KDE or Gnome programs, are “bloated” based solely upon what tools like ps report. While this may or may not be true, depending on the program, it is not generally true — many programs are much more memory efficient than they seem.

Read the complete article on virtualthreads

C++ vs Java vs Python vs Ruby

1 02 2006

All about the comparison between C++, Java, Phyton and Ruby.

Here’s the link: