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  • Tech Support Catches Thief

    This story from InfoWorld shows that crime doesn't pay. After a thief stole a printer for making driver's licenses, his call to the manufacturer's tech support line requesting driver software lead to his arrest. The story then goes on to say that although the thief had stolen the computer connected to the printer, the computer "was locked with a key".  I wonder if that was a key for a physical lock on the case which prevented the computer to boot up or an authentication key…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 23, 2007

  • Is Joomla! 1.5 RC3 really a release candidate?

    I was really surprised not only find out that Joomla! 1.5 is going through a third release candidate, but will likely be followed with more release candidates.  In most projects, the release candidate is a nearly-done final product where the only thing left is to make sure all the i's are dotted and all the t's are crossed.  Not so with Joomla! 1.5.Johan Janssens's writes in his post, Is Joomla! 1.5 RC3 really a release candidate?:In the last two weeks after the release of RC3 I have seen this…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 22, 2007

  • The Generation Gap Challenges IT Managers

    Another Generation Y (Generation Next) in the workforce has been written.  This time the article is at Infoworld and titled, The Generation Gap Challenges IT Managers. The gap is widening, with more workers stacked at both ends of the age spectrum. There are approximately 80 million Baby Boomers, those born roughly between the years of 1946 and 1964, and 70 million in Generation Y, born 1978 through the present, but only 60 million in the middle in Generation X, those born 1965 to 1977. …

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 20, 2007

  • Voting for Packt's CMS Award ends October 26, 2007

    There is only one week left to vote for the CMS finalists in Packt Publishing's Open Source Content Management System Award.  If you haven't voted for what you think is the best open source CMS, I would encourage you to vote.  In my opinion, you should vote even in those categories where your favorite CMS may not have made it through the public nomination process.  Remember, not everyone is that sold on open source content management systems.  In other words this award, and those like it, is a…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 19, 2007

  • I have lost my Wow

    Last week, I mentioned that Mozilla is planning to give the Firefox browser a makeover.  Alex Faaborg had mentioned that they plan to integrate the look of Firefox with Microsoft's Windows Vista and Apple's Mac OS X.  The problem was Alex had failed to mention anything about the Linux operating system.  Linux users, of course, then replied by comment that they were unhappy that there was no mention of Linux in the post. I even replied with my own poorly written comment (#33) that…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 18, 2007

  • CMS Made Simple 1.2 released

    CMS Made Simple 1.2 has been released.  In their announcement, the project indicated being pleased at the number of people that participated in the beta cycle participated in the beta cycle helping to help make CMSMS 1.2 a stable released. Last month, we reported some of the improvements and new features we thought you could expect in CMSMS 1.2.  Below is list listing of changes as worded in the official announcement of the 1.2 release.   Adds capabilities to have a wysiwyg on the front end…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 17, 2007

  • Interview with Dries Buytaert, Drupal Project Leader

    I'm hoping that later today the American version of ComputerWorld will carry the Dries Buytaert article I came across on their Australian site.  The article is an interview with Dries and titled, "Drupal: from a drop in the ocean to a big fish in the CMS World".  Yes, it's a catchy title for the interview, but I like sub-heading even more. Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert tells all about the Drupal project: its history, where it is today and where it is going. Perhaps if this is a "tell all"…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 15, 2007

  • CMSWatch: ECMS, WCMS, or Portal?

    A couple days ago my jaw dropped when I read CMS Watch's article, "Do you need an ECMS, WCMS, or Portal?".   Last week, Deane Barker of Blend Interactive and Gadgetopia had mentioned how he was uncomfortable seeing enterprise content management systems and Web content management systems lumped together in the same comparison article.  I responded to him that the boundaries between the two information systems do seem to get blurrier and blurrier all the time.  In the CMS Watch article, Tony…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 13, 2007

  • When an open source community implodes...

    I make it a habit not to post community squabbles that often take place in any IT project (whether open source or not).  When people have the best intentions and respect the opinions of others, I don't believe it is right for me or anyone else to publicly exploit discussions that are meant to remain within the community.  However, the conflicts going on at have been made so public that it's hard for me to put a lot of faith in a project that treats its own people so poorly. For…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 12, 2007

  • Firefox 3 Visual Refresh

    Alex Faaborg has some mock-up images on his blog of what Firefox 3 will look like on both Microsoft's Windows Vista and Apple's Mac OS X.  I have yet to see any images for what Firefox 3 may look on a Linux box and many of those commenting are also not happy Linux was left out of the picture. You can see the mock-ups yourself by clicking here. The visual for Firefox 3 on Vista looks very nice but I'm not so sure about the the visual for the Mac.  The Mozilla bloggers are giving a lot of reasons…

    By Bryan Ruby
    Posted October 12, 2007

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