Monthly Archives: August 2008

Dude, Where Are My Feeds?

By | August 31, 2008

Yesterday afternoon I went to check my RSS and Atom feeds at Bloglines, but it was no feeds for me. Just checked again and my list of feeds was still empty. But, that was in Firefox 3. All the feeds are showing in Safari. I disabled almost all my add-ons, but still no feed love.… Read More »

Speech App Great Debate on

By | August 29, 2008

This past Monday I was one of the panelists for the CRMXchange Great Debate webcast on Speech Self Service. We covered the following topics, and a bit more, during the webcast: Enterprise and contact center trends that are driving new investments in IVR/speech applications Best practices for determining the most beneficial activities to offer your… Read More »

Salt Flats and the Death Road in Bolivia

By | August 10, 2008

Some of wife’s and my greatest memories (and stories) come from our travels in Bolivia. Today’s NY Times has a really good article that focuses mostly on the salt flats near Uyuni and “The Death Road” from La Paz to Coroico. The Salar de Uyuni is so bizarre that I have always found it difficult… Read More »

EBay & Google MySQL Patches and Drizzle

By | August 5, 2008

This year I attended presentations by the EBay engineering team at the MySQL Conference and JavaOne in which they talked about some very interesting patches that had made to MySQL Server. I lamented the fact that they hadn’t open sourced it yet or contributed all the patches back to MySQL. Google has also announced some… Read More »