Cringely - Infoworld http://www.infoworld.com/t/21673 en Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/working-the-weekend-not-if-you-want-keep-your-job-240383?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/man_with_smartphone.jpg" alt="Working for the weekend? Not if you want to keep your job" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Cringely IT Jobs Misadventures Mobile Technology Fri, 11 Apr 2014 22:07:29 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 240383 at http://www.infoworld.com Let's remember the real victims of Heartbleed: Cyber thieves http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/lets-remember-the-real-victims-of-heartbleed-cyber-thieves-240213?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/broken_chain.jpg" alt="Let's remember the real victims of Heartbleed: Cyber thieves" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Stockbyte</p> Security Cringely Security Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 240213 at http://www.infoworld.com The sane person's guide to the Windows XP apocalypse http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/the-sane-persons-guide-the-windows-xp-apocalypse-239955?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_curtains_hp.jpg" alt="The sane person's guide to the Windows XP apocalypse" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>Microsoft giveth and Microsoft taketh away. In between, it also files lot of bug reports.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Madness Windows XP Cringely Microsoft Windows Mon, 07 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239955 at http://www.infoworld.com Canonical and Secret: The dot-com bubble springs two slow leaks http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/canonical-and-secret-the-dot-com-bubble-springs-two-slow-leaks-239744?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bubble.jpg" alt="Canonical and Secret: The dot-com bubble springs two slow leaks" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: brokenchopstick/Flicker</p></em></div> Applications Application Development Cloud Computing The Industry Standard Ubuntu Cringely Application Development Startups Open Source Software Social Networking Cloud Computing Thu, 03 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239744 at http://www.infoworld.com New tune or golden oldie? Microsoft cues up the cloud chorus http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/new-tune-or-golden-oldie-microsoft-cues-the-cloud-chorus-239539?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_cloud_blue_2.jpg" alt="New tune or golden oldie? Microsoft cues up the cloud chorus" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Madness Cringely Microsoft Windows IT Strategy Windows Phone Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239539 at http://www.infoworld.com Sauron's all-seeing Internet eye moves two steps closer to reality http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/saurons-all-seeing-internet-eye-moves-two-steps-closer-reality-239426?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/saurons_eye.jpg" alt="Sauron's all-seeing Internet eye moves two steps closer to reality" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: DeviantArt/Selrond</p> </em></div><p>The universe hates me -- that's what it is. Last week my editor called.</p> Security Cringely Internet Privacy Government Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:00:56 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239426 at http://www.infoworld.com 'Hi, my name is Mark, and I'm a Silicon Valley shopaholic' http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/hi-my-name-mark-and-im-silicon-valley-shopaholic-239181?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/cash_case.jpg" alt="'Hi, my name is Mark, and I'm a Silicon Valley shopaholic'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Ireneusz Skorupa</p> Facebook Cringely Consumer Electronics M&A Social Networking Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239181 at http://www.infoworld.com Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/attack-of-the-killer-clouds-and-the-coming-it-storm-239006?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/2248scr.jpg" alt="Attack of the killer clouds and the coming IT storm" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Oleksiy Fedorov</p></em></div> Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Cringely IT Jobs Cloud Computing Data Center Networking Virtualization Tue, 25 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 239006 at http://www.infoworld.com Corruption, distortion, control: Comcast's real-life 'House of Cards' http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/corruption-distortion-control-comcasts-real-life-house-of-cards-238904?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/four_aces.jpg" alt="Corruption, distortion, control: Comcast's real-life 'House of Cards'" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Networking The Industry Standard Cringely Internet Consumer Electronics Net Neutrality Fri, 21 Mar 2014 22:15:53 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238904 at http://www.infoworld.com The Linux security spell is broken http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/the-linux-security-spell-broken-238717?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/11TCseemore_hp.jpg" alt="The Linux security spell is broken" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I've been dipping into the <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/sad-sexy-or-self-sufficient-your-robot-overlords-await-238438">coming-technology</a>-<a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/sad-sexy-or-self-sufficient-your-robot-overlords-await-</p> Applications Computer Hardware Data Center Open Source Software Security Facebook Cringely Servers Open Source Software Network Security Social Networking Data Center Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238717 at http://www.infoworld.com It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your pink slip! http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/its-bird-its-plane-its-your-pink-slip-238542?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 202px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/1024px-MQ-9_Reaper.jpg" alt="It's a bird! It's a plane! It's your pink slip!" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Wikipedia/USAF Photographic Archives</p></em></div> Mobile Technology Cringely Misadventures Mobile Technology Tue, 18 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238542 at http://www.infoworld.com Sad, sexy, or self-sufficient, your robot overlords await http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/sad-sexy-or-self-sufficient-your-robot-overlords-await-238438?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 395px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/robot_toy.jpg" alt="Sad, sexy, or self-sufficient, your robot overlords await" width="243" height="385" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> Big Data Computer Hardware Security Internet of things Big Data Cringely Consumer Electronics Internet Privacy Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:48:26 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238438 at http://www.infoworld.com Google? Evil? You have no idea http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/google-evil-you-have-no-idea-238288?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/google_fire_hp.jpg" alt="Google? Evil?</div> Mobile Technology Google Glass Great Googley Moogley Android Cringely IT Strategy Search Engines Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238288 at http://www.infoworld.com Inside the muddled, misguided mind of a Windows XP holdout http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/inside-the-muddled-misguided-mind-of-windows-xp-holdout-238121?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/windows_evolution_hp.jpg" alt="Inside the muddled, misguided mind of a Windows XP holdout" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>It's not fair.</p> Microsoft Windows Microsoft Madness Windows XP Cringely Microsoft Windows Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238121 at http://www.infoworld.com RIP, RadioShack -- we don't know how good we had it http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/rip-radioshack-we-dont-know-how-good-we-had-it-238006?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/mouse_learn.jpg" alt="RIP, RadioShack -- we don't know how good we had it" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Aleksandar Stojanov</p></em></div> Computer Hardware Cringely Consumer Electronics Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:08:08 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 238006 at http://www.infoworld.com Railroads, superhighways, and the fight for fair access http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/railroads-superhighways-and-the-fight-fair-access-237815?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 182px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/14OPentinsight_hp.jpg" alt="Railroads, superhighways, and the fight for fair access" width="243" height="182" align="right" /></div><p>I recently witnessed a fictional bar <a href="http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/fearmongers-or-fat-cats-pick-your-side-in-the-net-neutrality-fight-234316">fight between a proponent of Net neutrality and a telecom exec</a>, the two </p> Networking Cringely Internet Net Neutrality Thu, 06 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237815 at http://www.infoworld.com Microsoft: Misery sure loves this company http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/microsoft-misery-sure-loves-company-237571?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/microsoft_fire.jpg" alt="Microsoft: Misery sure loves this company" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: iStockphoto</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Microsoft Madness Cringely Misadventures Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237571 at http://www.infoworld.com Yahoo breach exposes naked truth about online security http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/yahoo-breach-exposes-naked-truth-about-online-security-237460?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/yahoo_corp.jpg" alt="Yahoo breach exposes naked truth about online security" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Kimberly White</p></em></div> Applications Security Yahoo Cringely Email Software Internet Privacy Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:58:23 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237460 at http://www.infoworld.com Bitcoin grows up, Mt. Gox melts down: The crypto currency crapshoot http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/bitcoin-grows-mt-gox-melts-down-the-crypto-currency-crapshoot-237270?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/bitcoin.jpg" alt="Bitcoin grows up, Mt. Gox melts down: The crypto currency crapshoot" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Reuters/Jim Urquhart</p></em></div> Cringely Federal Regulations Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237270 at http://www.infoworld.com Like it or not, the era of the wimpy CEO has arrived http://www.infoworld.com/t/cringely/it-or-not-the-era-of-the-wimpy-ceo-has-arrived-237048?source=rss_cringely <div id="blog-edit" style="padding: 8px; background: none no-repeat scroll center top #ffffff; position: relative; float: right; width: 243px; height: 192px;"><img src="http://www.infoworld.com/sites/infoworld.com/files/media/image/corner_office.jpg" alt="Like it or not, the era of the wimpy CEO has arrived" width="243" height="182" align="right" /><br /><em><p align="right">Credit: Stockbyte</p></em></div> The Industry Standard Facebook Cringely Net Neutrality Technology Business Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Robert X. Cringely 237048 at http://www.infoworld.com