IE7: Over 100 Million Served
of a billion people have already downloaded IE7
, and it seems that complaints
about the browser have calmed down considerably. I still haven't upgraded, and
switch between the old IE and the new Firefox. I like Firefox's tabs, but still
find scrolling through bookmarks clunky. Why should I upgrade to IE7? Let me
know at firstname.lastname@example.org
A Real Vista Space Shot
This weekend, Microsoft started a contest with a pretty cool prize -- a
trip into space! Clues were given in Las Vegas, and new ones will be released
in other cities. According to the Robb Report (I can afford to buy the magazine,
just not anything in it!), the Learjet-based spacecraft can reach 150,000 feet
(at which point you can loosen but not undo your seatbelt), and cost a cool
quarter-mil. The craft could beat Longhorn out the door, as flights could start
as early as this fall.
I find it interesting that Microsoft didn't cut a deal with Paul Allen's SpaceShipOne.
Allen's rocket can go more than twice as high as the one Microsoft hooked up
Lucid8 a Triple Exchange Threat
Lucid8 is well-known for GOexchange, an
e-mail maintenance and performance tool. The company also has backup for Exchange
in the form of DigiVault.
Now, the company is getting into the e-mail discovery market with DigiScope.
Lost a critical message? Need to recover a message thread to defend against
a lawsuit or get a new employee up to speed? DigiScope can search, copy and
move around Exchange e-mail that may be stored in any number of places.
The tool can also recover deleted mailboxes and folders, and even get back
Monitoring Your Thirst
Apparent wackjob Randall Flann has been making fluid-holding
headgear for years. Gridiron fans can dispense beverages from a football,
and hockey addicts can wear a big beer-filled puck on their heads. Computer
aficionados aren't being left out. For $30, you can get a big plastic thing
that looks like a monitor, fill it full of Jolt and drink your brains out!
By the way, Flann calls himself "Madman." Can someone who calls himself
mad truly be mad? And of course, the question of the hour: Is Weird Al Yankovic
actually weird? I say no, but you can disagree at email@example.com.
Doug Barney is editor in chief of Redmond magazine and the VP, editorial director of Redmond Media Group.