Hotmail invitation

Yesterday I didn’t get my invitation tp participate in the beta testing of the new Hotmail interface. The reason being that I am a Plus customer and therefore have access to additional features. Unfortunately there is a bug in the system, so until that is fixed I am not in the beta program.   On a totally different note, I went shopping with the family today, and my wife and daugter went to look for make up. Being the manly man that I am, I found it impossible to stand in the make up section whilr maintaing just a tiny...

Internet Explorer rant

I believe this is a pretty good indicator of how things are these days in the browser department of Microsoft. Personally I think the browser is lacking a lot of features that can otherwise be found in Netscape for instance. However, Netscape still has a lot of bugs, and since I use Hotmail, MSN Messenger and Spaces, I find the MSN toolbar very useful. I would prefer an updated version of IE, which is coming soon, or the MSN toolbar for Netscape or Firefox. It really is too bad that Microsoft doesn’t care about their browser, since a lot people...

Windows Live Messenger

Another “live”branded product has entered beta testing. Microsoft just released the Windows Live Messenger, which will take over from the current MSN Messenger, to a limited amount of beta testers. Of course I’m not one of them, so I can’t really tell you a lot about the product. However, check out the development teams blog for a lot of interesting info on the new Messenger.    

Google & Netscape partnership?

Here we go again. While I was writing my MSN post the other day, I actually started thinking about what would happen if Google wound up winning the bid for AOL. As you know, gentle reader, I have an affinity for Netscape, which unfortunately is owned by AOL. Now, what if Google wound up with Netscape. Not only would they get a recognized browser name, albeit one that needs revitalization, but none the less, they would have a brand to work with. Having a Netscape division would permit Google to seperate its activities so that they won’t loose focus on...

New Netscape.com

It seems as if Netscape is trying to relaunch their website. Nobody really knows what it will be, but it appears as if the site is going to turn into a digg.com type news engine. Now that Jason Calacanis is the head honcho over at Netscape, I guess we will see a lot of social networking, maybe some blogging features, and definitely a user generated news function.   Let us hope that the renewed AOL interest in Netscape will yield a better browser and webmail. However, knowing the AOL approach to Netscape I think that is highly unlikely. I wonder...

Netscape klar til come back

For et par år siden fik jeg et nostalgi trip, der gjorde at jeg skiftede browser og email klient. Jeg skiftede til Netscape 7.1 og senere 7.2, som brugte i et godt styke tid, selvom bder ikke kom nogen opdateringer i meget lang tid. Netscape 7.2 er stadig den browser jeg til dato har syntes bedst om, men på grund af de mange virus/malware/spyware angreb der fandt sted i sin tid besluttede jeg mig at skifte til Firefox og Thunderbird, som jeg brugte i ca. 1½ år inden jeg vendte tilbage til Internet Explorer og Outlook. Firefox og Thunderbird var...

Web 2.0 humor

Hvis man er i web 2.0 verdenen, så er dette videoklip noget af det morsomste der findes. For dem der ikke kender Calacanis, Scoble og Kevin Rose, så er de nogle af de så kaldte web 2.0 influencers, vilket vil sige at de er (mere eller mindre) hot shit Anyway, have fun. Der er en ninja med i klippet.

Web 0.2

Man kan diskutere Web 2.0 definitionen i en uendelighed, men med lidt god vilje kan man argumentere for at de første webmails i virkeligheden er verdens første web service. Nu skal dette ikke udvikle sig til en akademisk debat omkring småting, det kan man finde på diverse humanistiske institutter . Derimod vil jeg dele et screenshot med jer, som viser Hotmail, som det så ud lige efter Microsoft købte virksomheden. Jeg er så gammel at jeg rent faktisk har brugt dette interface, da jeg i min grønne ungdom boede og studerede i USA. Those were the days. Enjoy. Hvis der...

Jason Calacanis: “I wish I was still running Netscape”

Jason Calacanis har en meget opmuntrende post omkring det nye Netscape. Noget tyder på at holdet bag det nye site har fået vendtskuden, og at brugerne er ved at komme tilbage. Selvom Netscape ikke er så relevant for mig, nu hvor jeg bor i Danmark igen, så er det ret interessnt at se hvordan social news som fænomen er begyndt at sprede sig til et mere main stream publikum. Det pudsige er at MSN også er begyndt at beta teste en version af den samme service i Holland. Jeg ved ikke så meget om MSN reporter, men det er da...