The guys from spout have a post out at techcrunch Spout: MySpace + Netflix Take a look
Here is a great article on how to setup and configure compression in IIS 6.0 http://www.iisinformation.com/ I have used IIS compression many times to decrease bandwidth and improve end user performance.
Great post on lifehack.org (http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/digg-life-how-social-media-will-change-the-world.html) Discussing how social media will / could change how we get information. To some extent I agree with the post, but I do still like my Sunday paper (old school media) to catch up on local information and also to have something physical to read.
Last week I lost my hard drive in my laptop. The everyday laptop that I use for almost everything. It was about 1 month old (new dell D820 laptop). The drive in the laptop is nice a 7200 RPM (SATA) drive, but have seen some failures (Dell forums). The drive completely died, no data recovery. The ironic part of this hard …