Jun 7, 2005

VoIP is hot

I recently got interested in VoIP (Voice over IP, or IP Telphony), and started writing my own Wiki site filled with interesting stuff I found out about VoIP, but then I found a public Wiki doing exactly the same thing, at www.voip-info.org, and it was so complete, it really put the brakes on my own little project :-). I've not abandonded my Wiki yet, and will probably just refocus it on the subset of VoIP more related to my specific interests and geography. At some point I will even advertise it to others, but for now, take a look at the public site I've mentioned above if you're interested in VoIP.

And if you're not interested, you soon will be. I've not spent any time in this post clarifying what I meant by the title, but the truth is VoIP has really become a hot topic recently, and is rolling out all over the world, already has millions of customers, and thousands of small start-ups are hoping to cash-in on the ride. I expect it will be something like the internet ride in the last decade, albeit a bit smaller. Many fortunes will be made, and many more broken.

Mar 11, 2005

Google does so much

This is old news for anyone up to date on technical issues, but I've been doing a bit of catching up and am amazed by everything google has to offer. I used to use it for searches (and that included the nifty google toolbar in IE), but now I'm regularly using GMail instead of my old yahoo acount (GMail is amazing, really, for a DHTML application), and have been most impressed by Google's maps, another amazing DHTML app. And after all this I only then realized the blogger is also google. If it weren't for the consistently high quality of the google products I could make the statement 'are we going to see another M$ here?" :-)

Google: http://www.google.com
GMail: http://gmail.google.com/gmail
Maps: http://maps.google.com"