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Web Desktop Application

Josiah Cole
Monday, November 5th, 2007

Desktop two dot com is another application in a long list of online OS replacements competing to get a piece of this new market. The idea is that instead of your native OS like Windows Vista, Mac OSX or Linux, you’d run Desktoptwo, which is a purely online operating system that runs using Flash and Java.

The pros to this setup are a truly mobile and modular operating environment. Accessible from any web connected PC. The downsides or cons to online operating systems are the fact that they currently depend on an Internet connection (something that isn’t quite everyone yet) and also that it requires an existing operating system to run.

I’m going to repeat that last con so it sets in a little, “you need an existing operating system to run the online operating system”. This is a big con, and until PC’s can be built and deployed with a bios/light OS, online operating systems will remain a niche product reserved for uber geeks and specific users who require an online OS.

Who Gets Email Sent to test@test.com ?

Josiah Cole
Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Do the owners of test.com check the email sent to test@test.com? If they do what do they do with the possible thousands of test messages being sent everyday? Is the volume substantial or moderate?

I develop Rich Internet Applications for a living and over the years (7 of them) I’ve used test@test.com countless times in development and also to bypass lame email checks/registration requirements.

Does anyone out there in the blogosphere know the owners of test.com?

Test.comFrom their “About” page:

Test.com has a successful twelve year track record providing hosted testing software to leading organizations.

Test.com’s flagship product is a web base testing software product called Test.com. The software lets organizations author and administer their own Training Content, Tests and Certification Programs online.

Test.com has numerous international Patents and innovations. These innovations and our expertise make our products easy to use.

Test.com has grown to be the largest and most customer centric provider of hosted testing averaging over 2.5 million transactions on its network a day.

Test.com customers include some of the largest international corporations, departments of large companies and many smaller organizations.

Test.com has proven its strength in the world of building software for online testing and certification programs.

Visit Test.com for organizations to learn more about Test.com’s flagship product, or contact us if you would like to learn more about Test.com and how you can request a free no obligation trial of our software.

Texas Chainsaw Massacre Videos

Josiah Cole
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Here’s a small collection (only 2) of Texas Chainsaw Massacre videos I pulled from GooTube. As you can see from these videos there are two cool videos that have come out and they are movies that are scary and you should see them if you have not yet, especially with Halloween just around the corner. I love watching scray movies and these are some of my faves.

The Original:

The New one from 2003:

Wired Reviews the Apple iPhone

Josiah Cole
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Here’s a video of Wired Editor Mark McClusky reviewing the Apple iPhone which just made their list of “Best of Test”


Hacking the iPhone 1.1.1

Josiah Cole
Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Posted a mere 16 hours ago on GooTube is this video of devnull128 hacking his iPhone v 1.1.1. and then playing some hot NES action, among other things to prove it’s really hacked.