drsmack1 writes "The curious popularity of the Google Weather API appears to be coming to a close. The search giant never officially supported the feature, but developers have used the unofficial feed available from the iGoogle homepage. With iGoogle now set for deprecation in November, developers are reporting that the once simple weather API is no longer returning data." Link to Original Source top
drsmack1 (698392) writes "I have a eight year old IT company, a one man shop, and I am looking to sell it and return to the corporate IT world. I'm torn between trying to do both jobs, selling my business to a competitor, or hiring someone to run it.
I run the company from home, and as such there are no assets involved. Just my lengthy customer list. I would be motivated to provide a pathway into these residential and small business, as I don't wish for there to be a major drop-off in the level of service.
If I sell, should I ask for a lump sum? Or maybe a percentage of income derived from these customers?
drsmack1 (698392) writes "I have a problem with my ISP where for periods of time my ping time will go consistently high for minutes or even hours. I generally have a 18 ms ping time to most nearby servers (both on the same ISP and otherwise). When the problem is occurring it goes to a consistent 180-220 ms ping. I have of course verified that this is not a problem on my LAN. Obviously this plays havoc with latency-sensitive applications.
Basically what I need is a piece of software that will test my ping to various servers that I define and compile that information into a graph with time stamping. The ability to alert me via a audible alarm or e-mail if the ping averages over a set amount for over a minute or so would be a big plus.
Is there something out there that will do this for me? Free is better than non-free, and the platform can be Linux, XP, or Vista." top
drsmack1 (698392) writes "While open discussion of Climate change in the United States has degenerated in name calling and repeated dire warnings; other countries like Austrailia are able to have frank and open discussions on the actual state of the Planet.
"Well-meaning intellectual movements, from communism to post-structuralism, have a poor history of absorbing inconvenient fact or challenges to fundamental precepts. We should not ignore or suppress good indicators on the environment, though they have become extremely rare now. It is tempting to the layman to embrace with enthusiasm the latest bleak scenario because it fits the darkness of our soul, the prevailing cultural pessimism." Link to Original Source