I get the feeling that companies with customer web sites are viewing "password ridiculousness" as a measure of how valuable their site content is. Come on, it's just a knowledge base! If the user gets the password wrong after three tries, lock them out. Other than that, why make the password like a nuclear launch code?
Friday, November 21, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
I'm not a professional software engineer (just another Perl hacker), but this seems that it ought to be possible. I just don't know how to pull it off.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
- We going to take on Intel head-on
- Our technology is based on emulation
Update: The Transmeta Deal: Why? summarizes the head-scratching financial aspect of this deal. Although $256 Million may sound like a lot, it turns out that Transmeta had almost that much cash in the bank! Therefore,
Excluding cash, the company is receiving just over $11 million for its entire portfolio of valuable technology that has been developed over ten years at a cost in excess of $400 million ...
Thursday, November 13, 2008
We had a great "Birds of a Feather" meeting after ICCAD last evening. Sean Murphy did a superb job organizing and running the meeting. We had a good turnout of bloggers, wannabee bloggers, journalists, consultants, PR folks. Two of the topics that generated a spirited discussion were
- Are individual bloggers and "corporate" bloggers in different categories? Some in the audience felt that corporate bloggers must feel constraints from their corporate sponsor. Most of the corporate bloggers asserted that they were in fact independent, and could write what they wanted.
- What's the difference between a journalist and a blogger?
This can be debated from many directions.
It was even part of a Supreme Court case!
From my perspective, they are different.
Although journalists can also blog,
independent (and part-time) bloggers such as myself find great benefit in dedicated, professional journalism.
Many of my posts riff on articles from EETimes or EDN, for example.
A typical blogger is more like a columnist than a reporter. It's essential to recognize and respect the difference between objective reporting (fair and balanced!) and the offering of opinions.
For the record, here's the "lightning talk" presentation that I gave. I thought I'd share it with my readers, and it's also a chance to try out this slick new Slideshare widget for embedding presentations.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Whether you write or read blogs or are just interested in EDA, please come join us! It's free, and in this economy, who can pass that up? I'll be one of about eight speakers giving a short talk before the open discussion. I plan to comment on my blogging experience, give tips on finding & following blogs, and share ideas for how to get involved. Hope to see you there.