mysqlrocks writes "As Tropical Storm Irene swamped Vermont state offices with flooding of epic proportions, IT staff took it upon themselves to save critical servers. At the same time, their cars left in the parking lot were lost to the flooding. From the article:
Two AHS employees —network administrator Andrew Matt and deputy chief information officer Darin Prail — parked their cars behind the AHS building at around 6 p.m. that Sunday, August 28, and rushed in to save the equipment. When they came back outside, giant trees were floating by and the entire parking lot was under water. So were their cars.
mysqlrocks writes "In Vermont, FairPoint Communications has enlisted draft horses to help lay fiber-optic cable in remote locations. Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin has pledged to bring bring broadband to every last mile by 2013, including many remote areas that have been neglected in the past. Private companies have been unwilling to invest in the expensive infrastructure needed to reach these areas. However, Vermont's congressional delegation helped to secure $410 million in federal money earmarked for broadband development and Vermont has partnered with private companies, like FairPoint, to bring high-speed Internet access to all Vermonters.
From the article:
The difficulty of getting cable to "every last mile," is where Fred, the cable-carrying draft horse, comes in.
"Hopefully it pays off," says Hastings.
"We could maybe get a four-wheeler in here," he continues, gesturing to the cleared swath of boggy, fern-studded terrain that he's working in today. But definitely not a truck, and Fred's impact is nearly invisible. Residents rarely complain about a draft horse tromping through their yards.
bradley.holt writes "The release of Zend Framework 1.5 has officially been announced. This new release contains many new features including support for the new YouTube API, OpenID, Microsoft's InfoCard, LDAP authentication, Nirvanix media content and storage delivery support, a forms component, new layout and view enhancements, updated Lucene search engine, and extended AJAX support. It has also been announced that Zend Framework will be included in Ubuntu's Universe repository. From the announcement:
Zend Technologies, Inc., the PHP Company, today announced the availability of version 1.5 of Zend Framework, the popular open source PHP framework. Zend Framework is an open source project best known for its support for fast, efficient creation of PHP applications. It has developed a strong community and has attracted contributions from over 400 individual and corporate-sponsored developers, including Microsoft, Fox Interactive Media, IBM and Google. Since its debut, Zend Framework has been downloaded over four million times. It can be downloaded from http://framework.zend.com/ .
mysqlrocks writes | more than 8 years ago
So, what happens if no one moderates my comments one way or the other? How do I ever pull myself out of the -1 scores? Seems to me that slashdot is a representation of the distribution of wealth. The rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer.