Month: April 2010

It’s Time to Treat IT Like We Know What We’re Doing

I don’t normally spend TOO much time on this blog on Enterprise IT, but it is how I make my living.  I have argued previously on this blog, that IT WILL become more efficient; that for 60+ years IT has matured without writing down what it did.  I’ve learned from…

Verizon Wireless is Being Like Verizon Wireless, Again

I am a long time Verizon Wireless customer, in part because of the great service and in part because my family is all on Verizon.  I was long frustrated by the stupid self-protecting, user-aggravating tactics like disabling Blackberry Maps & Navigation and forcing me to use VZNavigator.  This all changed,…

How a More Social Web is Actually MORE Secure

There was a lot of feedback on my post yesterday about the dangers of having a private company behind something like Facebook Open Graph.  All I really wanted to say is that I wish something like Open Like were the one catching fire instead of a closed, privately-owned standard.  I…

The Truly Scary Part About Facebook Open Graph

There is something interesting about Facebook’s announcement of the (not really open) Open Graph that has received a lot of press; the fact that if Open Graph takes off Facebook will effectively own our identity.  If you’re not familiar with Facebook’s Open Graph you may want to check out this…

Facebook vs Google Part II: Is a better internet smarter or more social?

On Saturday I presented the first part of this two part post.  It outlined what I believe will be a better internet.  By this I mean an internet that “knows” you.  An internet that doesn’t give you search results you don’t want.  An internet that doesn’t introduce you to people…

Sunday Sauerkraut: The Sauerkraut Balls Edition

Catherine Sieberling Pond provides the inspiration for todays Sunday Sauerkraut with this post on her blog “In The Pantry”.  I grew up in Western Pennsylvania, and have never seen sauerkraut presented in this way, but I suppose it looks good.  Hey, what doesn’t taste better breaded and fried, right? Anyway,…

The Blog of Burgher Jon, On Your Phone!

Image via Wikipedia As the blog has grown, I’ve noticed an increasing number of hits from mobile phones.  Most of those were short because, frankly, the site sucked on a mobile browser.  If you’re one of the people who tried, you’ll be glad to know that I’ve now setup the blog…

Facebook vs Google Part I: What’s a better internet?

The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer; the core of what lead me to this two part post is that the internet WILL get better.  What I mean by a better internet is one that appears smaller because it is tailored to you.  In the first…

My TV is Better and Cheaper then Your TV

I discussed in a previous post, that TV is Becoming Asynchronous, well if you’re an early adopter you can get rid of the word “becoming”.  Over the last couple months I’d been planning a complete switch away from cable and last week, I achieved it.  The picture above is how…

Startup Danger, “Boo! It’s Microsoft”

Image via Wikipedia I have a buddy who’s been thinking about a startup for a few months.  He just got started working on it.  Domain name secured, potential investors wooed, website prototype built, application specified.  He woke up this morning to an email from me that read something like this:…