Webex as a platform

I just have to talk up Web Conferencing provider WebEx and their service. I have been in many web conferences that this platform has supported, and it worked each time without a hitch.

Adobe now is offering a variety of web conferencing solutions as well along with Acrobat, it seems. Consumer choice is good. I will post once I compare all of these.

The Jothan Frakes Islands (.JF)

For the past 10 years I have been contributing quietly to the DNS and TLD infrastucture in both private and public companies, in a variety of technical roles. Over the course of that time, I have gotten the opportunity to work with some fantastic and brilliant people.

And there were some that have not been as kind or bright (or at least not as bright).

Being passive aggressive in nature, I took it upon myself to come up with a method of determining who was copying my source code without crediting me for it (or at very least, asking), by putting a nice little Easter Egg into one of my forms.

It started initially as a joke, but quickly proliferated.


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Fun with ImageChef…

Fun with ImageChef…

I got sent the following image chef sticker because of all the work I do with ccTLDs, and I got a big laugh out of it. Seems like you can plug in whatever you want and it will render the graphic for you.

This was the funniest thing eh-ver, and it seems like the possibilities are endless on this system.

ImageChef.com - Create custom images

ICANN San Juan, Puerto Rico 6/25-29, 2007

The next ICANN meeting is coming up, June 25 to 29. Here are some reasons why I would encourage attendance and participation, and what to watch for there.

    Dude, it’s in Puerto Rico, “La Isla Bonita” . . . What more reason do you need? Although it sounds super glamorous, there’s a lot of us that work hard and don’t leave the venue but for sparse moments.
  2. WHOIS
    Conversations about WHOIS format, access, and accuracy are going to be a large focus at this meeting. There are so many sides to this, all with very reasonable needs and requirements that we’re entering into year 8 of the work to make improvements, rules, and expectations.
  3. NEW GTLDs
    New Generic Top Level Domains are going to be a huge topic of discussion, as the process has been largely established and the application window rapidly approaches. It remains to be seen how many applications will come, but I am predicting that there will be at least 150-200 new applications.The driving forces will surround minimum requirements of the applicants, what the application fee is to submit a new string, and how much collision there is (aka duplicate entries) on TLD string submissions. (Hint: .web may have more than one applicant, try something different than that string)The many people who’ve put tireless effort into this process have thought of almost everything, and have brought experience from the past two rounds for this process.