Jan 132010

Google announced that beginning soon they would allow you to upload files of any type to Google Docs and offer you 1 GB of additional storage free. This is something that I have heard rumors about for awhile, so I wasn’t surprised when it was announced, but I have been personally dreading it. You see my employer owns an online file storage website called TrueShare, which I have been the primary developer on for over 2 years now. The website itself has been around much much longer than that though, it started in 2003 as a website called Easy FTP and then became TrueShare.

Since I have been on the TrueShare project I have put a great deal of hard work into the application, but being that we are still a small development shop with no investment capital it has been a struggle to keep up with the likes of DropBox, Box.Net, Files Anywhere, Drop.Io and the oodles of other file sharing websites out there. Now you add Google into the mix and it’s going to make it a great deal harder of a struggle simply because of the weight that Google can toss around. Continue reading »

Nov 242009

I personally am one of the people who is extremely excited about the fact that the Chrome OS is now out in the hands of the community. What this means to me is that as early as next year we could start seeing devices running the Chrome OS, which I personally can’t wait for. I’ve been in the market for a good netbook for over a year now, the problem is there is nothing out there that seems perfect for what I want. I want something lightweight, fast and very portable with a slick interface and preferably touch screen. The problem with the majority of netbooks out in the market right now is they are running off of a windows based operating system. While there is nothing wrong with the Windows OS it seems more suited towards desktop computers and full fledged laptops as it is a heavily bloated OS. Continue reading »

Nov 042009

From a web developer’s perspective it is generally an accepted opinion to have a strong dislike for Internet Explorer. The reasons are simple, to many people are still using Internet Explorer 6 and if you are creating a website using today’s standards then you will likely run into compatibility problems with IE 6. Leaving you to spend extra time exploring the reasons and work-around options in order to support this outdated browser. Now understanding that there will always be some people who are resistant to change and won’t update so there will always be that concern about outdated browsers but IE 6 is not the only negative point for the Internet Explorer family. Continue reading »

Oct 202009

If you watch TV you’ve no doubt seen the iDon’t commercials.  Now these are by far not the first commercials to openly dis on Apple. We can all remember Microsoft’s laptop hunter commercials and then there was the more subtle ‘there’s a map for that’ commercials.  This type of advertising has been around for a long time and will not be going anywhere soon. Continue reading »