Waiting for Fax Machines to Die

I ordered a piece of professional sound equipment online from a company in New York today. A few minutes after I placed the order, one of their sales reps sent me an email with a PDF form for me to fill out and sign and fax back to them. They also wanted a copy of the back and front of my credit card. It’s something the company has to do

Gmail: Google Uses Tape Drives For Backups

Gmail screwed up yesterday due to a bug from a software update: Imagine the sinking feeling of logging in to your Gmail account and finding it empty. That’s what happened to 0.02% of Gmail users yesterday, and we’re very sorry. There are about 170 million Gmail users. 0.02% of 170 million is 34,000. They’re in the process of restoring all lost email, but what surprised me is they use tape

People Still Use Hotmail?

This is elitist, but it made me chuckle because most of it’s true (I’d switch Yahoo and Hotmail). I’m always surprised when I see friends with Hotmail accounts. I know one person with an AOL account. He seems to love it. Via Steve’s bloggy thing.

Gmail’s Infinity Plus One Limit

Gmail has increased email capacity: To celebrate our one-year birthday, we’re giving everyone one more gigabyte. But why stop the party there? Our plan is to continue growing your storage beyond 2GBs by giving you more space as we are able. I still use my Yahoo! email because of its Calender feature. I don’t use POP email anymore.