RIM plans to open its network services to iPhones and Android.

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Research In Motion (TSX:RIM.TO) stock price rose 7.6 per cent on Tuesday after they released plans to offer software to companies and governments that would open up its secure network to iPhones and other mobile devices. 

The service, named BlackBerry Mobile Fusion, will be available in March after a test run.

Ok., as all of you are probably aware of,  I’ve become a Iphone bigot.  Didn’t think I could, or would, ...

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The move towards a Tablet world

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Back in 1997 Lotus introduced Kona. Kona was a set of javabean based applets intended to help reduce the cost of developing and deploying business application on the internet. This would later evolve into Lotus E-suite. E-suite was billed as a way of providing users with the software that they needed when they needed it. IBM would later try to sell Network Workstations with E-suite. ...

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Friggin’ Blog Spammers solved….. For now.

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I recently got hit by a blog spammer from Europe. Left me about 20 lenghty spam messages. I decided, enough was enough.

Here is my dilemma. I want to allow people who read my blogs and to write comments freely. I don’t want to review and approve them. That’s what I’ve been doing to date. I don’t believe in editing them or rejecting them based on view point. So I want to allow comments to be left freely. I also don’t ...

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Friggin’ Blog spammers…

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Since I started re-blogging the traffic to Rivit has gone way up.  Thanks!

I also noticed that the number of comments on my blogs has increased as well.  Wow., I must be writing some intelligent, witty stuff.   Right?  Nope, like everything else spammers have figured out that posting ficticious comments with back links adds to their credibility, their google index, etc…  But they are totally meaningless to me.  They actually make no sense what so ever.

So I now reject all ...

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Moneyball – The drive for using Statistics… Can the same idea improve Domino?

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I just finished reading the book Moneyball by Michael Lewis. Moneyball tells the story of the Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane and his approach to putting a ball team together. Saddled with the problem of having no money, Billy breaks conventional wisdom and begins to put a ball team together using undervalued players with certain characteristics.

Using new statistical data he finds that offense is better then defense.  So he now starts looking at people who have better offense numbers. ...

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Intelliscreenx – ok.. I guess I do want to jailbreak my IOS5.

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Intelliborn has just announced Intelliscreenx.

A couple of weeks ago I had stated that ios5 had enough functionality that I didn’t need to jailbreak anymore.

Intelliscreen had been the only jailbreak app that I found to be invaluable before ios5 introduced the notification center. It collected all your information and presented it in the lock screen.

Well Intelliscreenx gives me a reason to jailbreak. It now is integrated with the notification center and does it one step better. It puts the ...

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Musical discoveries -The quest for new music

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I love music. I spend a great deal of time looking for music that I might be interested in. I used to love listening to the alternative rock station in toronto because it always played music that you would never hear on mainstream radio. Once the music I listened to made it to mainstream I wasn’t interested in it anymore. Well, the alternative rock station is mainstream now. Mainstream radio is boring. So I no ...

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Huge Domino Loss – Sales force lands $28M GSA-wide cloud contract

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Sales force has just landed a huge deal.  The US General Services Administration will be moving its 17000 employees to the Force.com development Platform and chatter collaboration suite.  The agency will move applications built in IBM Lotus Domino and then retire Domino.

http://washingtontechnology.com/articles/2011/10/20/salesforce-gsa-acumen-cloud-project.aspx

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Chrome Inspector – Great web development tool.

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I’ve done a lot of web development over the years.  I’ve used IE and had to install products like Fiddler Web Debugger.  I’ve used Firefox and had to install Firebug.  Chrome has rapidly become by browser of choice.  It does have its quirks.  However, I’ve come to like it’s lightening fast speeds and the apps and extensions that are available to it through the Chrome web store.

Being a developer at heart, I started looking ...

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Siri – Now that’s worth Jailbreaking for.

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A couple of days ago I stated that I was done with Jailbreaking.  I had enough functionality in the base IOS that I didn’t have to augment it anymore.  Well, never say never.

Last night I was going through my twitter feed and came across a tweet stating that Siri, the IPhone 4S personal Assistant, will be able to run on your IPhone4 shortly.   Thanks  to the hard word of developer Steven Troughton-Smith.  

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