☞ Monday Links

  • "Microsoft was upgrading their SAN (Storage Area Network aka the thing that stores all your data) and had hired Hitachi to come in and do it for them. Typically in an upgrade like this, you are expected to make backups of your SAN before the upgrade happens. Microsoft failed to make these backups for some reason." -- Epic Fail.
  • "Ecstatic" is a bit extreme, but the lack of respect Microsoft has for its paying customers is quite breathtaking. I wonder whether this use of their monopoly to advantage Office is being noted in the EU? Presumably if they need to offer a choice of free browsers they should also be offering a choice of free productivity suites...
  • If you've followed my blogging for any time you'll know I'm a huge fan of Imogen Heap. As well as her (great) albums, she has been a frequent collaborator with other artists as well as producing fine B-sides for her singles. There are enough of them for an album, so I have pieced together the eleven tracks I would like to see on "Rarities and B-Sides" when she releases it!
  • "If you're eating organic turkey this weekend, savour it, because by next Thanksgiving it may be easier to buy crack cocaine in Ontario than a drug-free bird." -- The big industrial thinking of the regulators sees no conflict between using industrial methods and being organic. Presumably this is becuase they view "organic" as about inputs rather than as a holistic concept. Parallels with the "open-core" debate are striking.
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