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This one is from gigaom: iPhone 3GS vs. Droid: How Do They Really Stack Up?.
Here’s also Wired magazine’s review of the new droid.
Today is the 40th birthday of our dear friend the Internet. It’s kinda crazy to think that social networking, search engines, blogs, Napster, Internet browsers, IM, online gaming and hell the internet protocol itself are all birthed from a simple network message “lo” sent between two computers over the ARPANET 40 years this day. May I say Internet, you look great for 40. It seems that you got a lot faster with age. Granted your also a lot wider these, but hey they say you gain some weight every year of your life. People are alway talking you about you now-a-days. I remember when those so-called experts thought you were just a fad. But you showed them. And now I see your really connecting folks in China, India, America and Africa. I admire you for that.
Honestly, I consider you my virtual best friend. When I was in college, you helped me with my studies and also served as a much needed distraction. With that, choosing my career path, of owning my Web Company was honestly a no brainer.
You’ve even linked me up with old friends, acquaintances, and non-friends from my past which otherwise would not have happened…amazing. Quite frankly you continue to bring me years of discovery, wonderment, and enjoyment. My mom can even work with you…and I think she might me even be addicted. And when I have kids, I am certain they will know and respect you just like myself. You’re truly one of a kind.
Happy 40th Birthday Internet,
-Derrick Larane :)
Yesterday, I attended an event by the New Jersey Communications Advertising and Marketing Association (NJCAMA). Met some good people and heard some great things. The guest speaker for the evening was Geno Church from Brains on Fire. Geno gave a great presentation on word of mouth marketing (WOMM) and movement building where he took us through a few case studies with Best Buy and Fiskar (yes, the orange handle scissor people).
Here are a few notable quotables that stuck with me and my notes.
Everything is crap… Unless you have a strategy behind it
Social media is not WOMM
People trust people
Tactics bog us down
“No! If you build it we won’t come”
90% of WOMM occurs offline
Why should people be motivated to participate and share? Why people tell stories
Geno captured everything quite eloquently when he says that we should create movements not campaigns. Then he went on to explain lessons learned about movements
You ever wonder how a website gets developed? Take a look at how we come up with the blueprints for your site as Pinaki discusses LW’s Information Architecture process. Send requests for screencasts to email@example.com and follow us at twitter.com/localwisdom and visit us at http://blog.localwisdom.com
Show Notes: Original Keynote slides saved as PDF
This week’s themes included, for the love of Information Architecture, teamwork, sharing, Local Wisdom bringing the funny, bowling with wisdom and customer satisfaction.
The team had a second Information Architecture review meeting for one of our current intranet design projects. As an observant and empathic Account Manager, for this engagement, I was taken aback by the discussions, interactions, and overall teamwork between LW, the customer and their IT partners. What an awesome meeting. It’s always great when technology, creative, and customer business needs are aligned early. Wireframes, site maps, and content inventories can be a bit much to swallow but with a balanced diet of candid dialogue with a side of funny makes for productive working meetings.
Mid week our company had our monthly \\Share Meeting. We take this opportunity to come together and present new ideas, fresh perspectives, and also hear about the details and outcomes of recently completed projects. These are always fun and enlightening sessions. Pinaki Kathiari and Christine Robinson really do an awesome job of putting them together each month.
Upon completion of the sharing process it was time to bowl. North Brunswick Brunswick Zone was the location and fun was the situation. For photo evidence please click here. Shout out to Hope Zelinski and Joseph Campbell for making the trek to the outing.
I end this week with a quote from Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder, “We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” Those words were very evident this week. Till next week. This weekly review has been brought to you by Derrick Larane, Director of Sales here at Local Wisdom.
Now that’s beefy. So Microsoft and Burger King are selling the Window 7 Whopper in Japan for 777 yen. Dammit! I want to move to Japan, that’s where all the cool stuff happens.
We’re having our Windows 7 party today, but I had to sit out due to adore throat. But if the Whopper were there, I might have reconsidered :)
Thanks Jen S for the pic.
This is just one (of many) ways that Local Wisdom keeps it’s employees happy – a fun-filled night of disco bowling, pizza, wings and, of course, beer. The winner of the night is Shawn with a not-so-whopping-score of 119. Loser of the night… would be me… I swear that gutter had a ball-magnet in it.
And of course, the team’s photographers had to bring their twin Canons to the event. Here are a few photos from the night. I’ll leave out some of the more fun ones for the Facebook Fanpage.
For more pictures, check out our Facebook Fan page album.
So we setup SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 recently to automate a bunch of our internal reports feeding off data from tsheets.com which we use for time tracking. So we had no problems setting up the server nor the reports in the system. A problem started once we started to try to share the reports with others and started testing. here’s the problems:
A) When you access report server or report manager, you get a login prompt 3 times and eventually you get a blank screen. We noticed that this happened in IE but not in firefox
B) When you try to publish reports/models from Business Intelligence Development studio, you get access denied errors.
Since it was working in firefox, at least we knew the overall process worked, but getting it to work in IE was going to be an issue regardless… so it had to be fixed. After some searching on the internet, we found the solution in this article. It seems that IE will default to Kerberos authentication if it is available. When using Kerberos, the browser will ask for the SPN (Service Principal Names that are used to identify resources on a network) of the destination. By default SSRS 2008 will start as a service using the “Network Service” account, but during the install they request and recommend that you setup a new user with permissions for just the server so it can minimize damage in case something goes wrong and the account gets hacked. Evidently, if SSRS 2008 isn’t using the “Network Service” account to start it up as a Service, the SPN will not resolve correctly and Kerberos authentication will fail. So the solutions are to either have the server not use Kerberos but use NTLM instead or properly setup the SPN on the server so Kerberos no longer fails. I know it seems like alot, but the solutions are actually quite simple and are well written on the site.
Here’s a summary of the solution:
“Resolving Kerberos Authentication Errors When Connecting to a Report Server
On a report server that is configured for Negotiate or Kerberos authentication, a client connection to the report server will fail if there is a Kerberos authentication error. Kerberos authentication errors are known to occur when:
You can detect the error if you enabled Kerberos logging. Another symptom of the error is that you are prompted for credentials multiple times and then see an empty browser window.
You can confirm that you are encountering a Kerberos authentication error by removing < RSWindowsNegotiate /> from your configuration file and reattempting the connection.
After you confirm the problem, you can address it in the following ways:
When you use Internet Explorer to connect to the report server, it specifies either Negotiated Kerberos or NTLM on the authentication header. NTLM is used instead of Kerberos when:
In addition, Internet Explorer might choose either Negotiated Kerberos or NTLM depending on how you configured URL, LAN, and proxy settings.”
Found this on Engadget, had to repost this:
Ran into this issue today, trying to open up Exchange 2007 to internal application for SMTP relaying. There’s a bunch of “Fixes” out there that open up the exchange server to everyone which isn’t very secure. So when I ran into my errors of 5.7.1 client was not authenticated and 5.7.1 unable to relay I ran into a wall of wrong answers. This post by the Microsoft Exchange Team themselves solved the issue for me, thank you!
Only the list below (specify IP address)
This option is for those who cannot authenticate with Exchange. The most common example of this is an application server that needs to be able to relay messages through Exchange.
First, start with a new custom receive connector. You can think of receive connectors as protocol listeners. The closest equivalent to Exchange 2003 is an SMTP Virtual Server. You must create a new one because you will want to scope the remote IP Address(es) that you will allow.
The next screen you must pay particular attention to is the “Remote Network settings”. This is where you will specify the IP ranges of servers that will be allowed to submit mail. You definitely want to restrict this range down as much as you can. In this case, I want my two web servers, 192.168.2.55 & 192.168.2.56 to be allowed to relay.