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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Check out the BumpTop

I just finished watching the demo movie of an experimental "BumpTop", a desktop based on the paper-pile metaphor. You have to see this thing to believe it. Unreal.

A.T. Hun comments: Although this is undeniably cool and I'm not sure that the current GUI is all that it could be, I have to wonder about the usefulness of this method, to say nothing about how easy it would be for people to pick up and understand. I also wonder if twiddling everything on the desktop is really the best way to deal with your files. This much is for sure: I'd like to try it out.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Bleh: SSL

I just "renewed" one of our SSL certificates at work. We were a dedicated Verisign account until today. I priced out a 3-year standard SSL site cert from Verisign at $995. I then went to XRamp, and checked out their 3-year cert, with the same coverage but 4 times the encryption strength, at $256. Verisign lost the deal. And they're going to lose the rest of the deal when our other certs expire. XRamp is fast, efficient, and reasonably priced. Highly recommended.

It's amazing. Verisign lost their monopoly on SSL cert encryption, and jacked their prices 30%. They can just go away now.

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