WAP/WML is still the way to browse the internet on a phone alvin May 25, 2009 - 10:01am

Interesting discovery of the day: Even on an iPhone -- which was supposed to transform the "browsing the internet on a phone" experience -- almost all of the websites I have bookmarked and visit on a daily basis are WAP/WML websites, including WAP/WML versions of the NY Times, SJ Mercury News, Facebook, Google News, and ESPN.

Who has the most web servers? alvin May 17, 2009 - 4:07pm

Here's an interesting link about "Who has the most web servers?" It only briefly touches on guesses for the number of servers Google and Microsoft have, but they provide interesting numbers for companies like 1&1, Rackspace, and a few other big names, based on this "Netcraft hosting provider server count".

How some people always seem to know about new software releases alvin April 15, 2009 - 9:04am

It used to really amaze me that some people always knew immediately when there were new updates to software applications -- and this goes back to the old days when many applications weren't self-updating. I always wondered how they knew about these software updates so fast. With today's RSS feeds it's pretty easy.