Friday, May 23, 2008

A Tale of Four Kernels

My Google alert on FreeBSD yielded this comparison of four kernels from Linux, FreeBSD, OpenSolaris and Windows:
Enterprise Unix Roundup: Operating Systems on the Analyst's Couch

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Telebid Telegambling

I stumbled over Telebid last week.

From a technical point of view, it is a very dynamic web page. You see countdowns and other information flashing over the screen, which creates the tension and excitement of a computer game. A nice piece of Web 2.0 / AJAX technology.

From an economic point of view, all of this visual stress is created to lure you into bidding for a seemingly cheap product. I wanted to give you a calculation, but then a quick Google search gave me Oliver's article, who came to the same conclusions as I did and who wrote it up nicely with good model calculations.

It is indeed an AJAX game for money.

They changed their name to Swoopo.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Blogs of Your Bear

The following Google Docs presentation aims to explain the rationale behind my blogs.