TECHNOLOGY: A real time coffee pot for Dunkin Dounuts

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Real-time intranet from 20 years ago
July 25, 2011 | Comments (0), | Categories: New Ways of Working |

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My first vision of the potential of intranets was back in 1994 when an Italian engineer working at an American company located in Sophia Antipolis, high tech park in the South of France, showed me the famous, now defunct, Trojan Room coffee pot at Cambridge University from his own desktop in France.

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I have several Dunkin Donuts in my area.

My grand niece in law, and her two siblings, my grand nephews in law, all under 10 ish, have very specific likes in donuts. I was invited to dinner and as usual I was tasked to bring the donuts.

I arrived at the closest DD and to my horror I find I can’t complete the usual order.

Aside: DD has committed terminal stupidity. Cost cutting the bakers. Donuts are delivered daily. When they are out they are out. You can but your favorites as long as they have them. Dumb! Certainly, opens a hole for a competitor who wants to go back to the old model. Fresh donuts baked as needed. Stupid.

So, why don’t they have a real time display of what’s for sale at each of the three locations. I can go where I can get my order filled.

Better yet, why can’t I submit my order by the web and be assured it’s ready for me.

Bottom line: I substituted, children didn’t seem to mind, but I didn’t have the kind I liked. Dissatisfied Customer.

(What’s worse. I blog.)

Think anyone at DD will notice?

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TECHNOLOGY: CISCO does evil with Gooferment help

Thursday, July 28, 2011

A pound of flesh: how Cisco’s “unmitigated gall” derailed one man’s life

By Ian Mulgrew

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In May 2011, nearly a year to the day after his deposition and arrest, Adekeye was vindicated. In a stinging decision, British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Ronald McKinnon rebuked both Canadian and American authorities for an appalling abuse of process and, in a rare move, he stayed extradition proceedings against Adekeye.

Justice McKinnon was stunned that a trivial $14,000 civil tort had been transformed into a criminal proceeding so as to engage the full might and resources of two governments and to mislead one of Canada’s senior trial courts. It was shocking, he said.

The justice dismissed three thick volumes of legal precedent filed by Canadian federal government lawyer Diba Majzub, who said that it didn’t matter if Adekeye was falsely characterized. At the end of the last century, after several high-profile requests dragged on for years (some as long as a decade), the government changed the Extradition Act to make the court’s job little more than that of a rubber stamp. It was America’s job, said Majzub, to rule on the merits of Adekey’s case—not Canada’s.

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Seem like anyone dealing with CISCO should be very careful.

Unlike Google’s “Don’t be evil”, CISCO seems to have a different ethic.

So, ostracize CISCO?

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SOFTWARE: POSTBOX not recommended

Thursday, July 28, 2011

(1) Crashing stopped

(2) Some accounts display nothing; other accounts headers only; others display normally.

(3) Attempt to send message from accounts says “settings wrong”.

Totally frustrated, and not willing to debug further.

I’ve lost a lot of time and emails that I’d have preferred to keep.

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On Mon, Jul 25, 2011 at 2:51 PM, Postbox Support wrote:

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Ticket #12986: Postbox seems to be not starting correctly; objects to this a…

Your request (#12986) has been updated.

To review the status of the request and add additional comments, follow the link below:

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Scott MacGregor, Jul-25 11:51 am (PDT):


Can you try this special version of 2.5.0 that has symbols:

and attach the crash report this symbols build generates?



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Fedinand Reinke, Jul-21 07:36 pm (PDT):

Deleted half of the accounts. Try indexing. Try compacting. Keeps crashing.

Is there any way to export the archives or is it all just locked up.


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Process: postbox-bin [22927]

Path: /Applications/

Identifier: com.postbox-inc.postbox

Version: 2.5.0 (2.5.0)

Code Type: X86-64 (Native)

Parent Process: ??? [1]

Date/Time: 2011-07-21 22:33:07.013 -0400

OS Version: Mac OS X 10.6.7 (10J869)

Report Version: 6

Interval Since Last Report: 565631 sec

Crashes Since Last Report: 6

Per-App Interval Since Last Report: 6377 sec

Per-App Crashes Since Last Report: 3

Anonymous UUID: E6211619-FAFE-4714-9786-4FC5FC23B229

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