Category Archives: Rants

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Farewell Yahoo Small Business Hosting

Today I finally rid myself of the last components of Yahoo Small Business Hosting. Though a faithful customer for five years (at $19.95/month!), I have seen Yahoo’s hosting performance deteriorate, features poorly/inconsistently implemented, and crippled Blackberry/iPhone integration. I have seen … Continue reading

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Yahoo Jumps Shark – Again

And the pain continues:  Yahoo recently “upgraded” their Maps application with a bunch of new user interface gimmicks.  By trying to add new features, they slowed down the site, dropped functions real people had been using, made the site less … Continue reading

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Yahoo Jumps the Shark – Annoys Loyal Customers

I hate to complain, especially about a service I have liked for so long, but Yahoo has recently ruined the user experience for their most loyal clients. It started by introducing banner ads in the Yahoo Address pages. June 1st … Continue reading

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To Live and WiFi in L.A.

Looks like our Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa wants to blanket our city with wireless Internet coverage by 2009 to enable universal access, reported by the LA Times.  Cost is estimated at $54m-$62m, which sounds pretty cheap to me – to … Continue reading

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Identity Theft of an Entire Family

Heard about the hackers who made off with personal data of 800,000 people connected to UCLA?  It’s big news here in Los Angeles.  Included names, Social Security numbers, birthdays and even home addresses of students, alumni, faculty, staff, etc.  Although … Continue reading

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