Archives for August 2005

Donate to the Katrina Victims

Several months ago many people from around the world united as one and donated to the tsunami victims fund. Today, I ask you to donate what you can to the American Red Cross to help their efforts to help those in need today in the Gulf Coast states of the U.S. Click here to donate. Every little bit helps…

My condolences and prayers…

to all those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Truly Devastating to see the destruction already caused and to hear that more is expected with flooding. Sometimes it rains and pours at the same time. I wish you all safety in the coming days and a quick recovery when the storms subside.

Adobe/Macromedia Merger Ok’d

Shareholders recently voted to OK a merger between Software companies Adobe(makers of the infamous Reader/Acrobat) and Macromedia(Macromedia Suite). Overall this is a great idea. Adobe is the creator of the .pdf file structure which is an immense help for space saving online file transfers as well as several other internet related software packages, while Macromedia is the creator of ColdFusion, Flash, and the list goes on.
The merger could create one heck of a Internet software mega-giant. As long as the Macromedia software doesn’t start working the same as Adobe Reader(which is to say not very well, try foxit) then the software that these two put out as a combined company should be spectacular.

BBC makes shows available online

The BBC has decided to start making some of their television shows available online as they are being shown as well as for two weeks after the original air time.

This is a major step in the right direction. With the integration of Internet capabilities into everything nowadays, it only makes sense that people will be less and less inclined to sit in their livingrooms and watch television. With further steps like BBC’s, the future may not be too far off when we can all watch our favorite shows from any Internet capable device. Bye-Bye cable, hello IPTV!