I read a lot of blogs. I subscribe to a lot more blogs than I have time to read. Sound familiar? If you're like me, you don't have time to read everything you want (if you do, please tell me your secret). In an effort to reduce the chaos of life, I do two weekly article roundups: one for technical things and one for small business things.
Here's a roundup of the most interesting tech articles I found this week. Enjoy!
Scientists set record in data transmission speeds – 26 terabits per second!! Can you even imagine?
With 26 terabits per second, it would have been possible to transmit up to 400 million telephone calls at the same time.
Technology is such an amazing thing when it’s not driving us crazy!
Lack of IPv6 traffic stats makes judging progress difficult – We’re approaching World IPv6 Day (June 8) so I think that’s why I’m seeing a huge influx of IPv6-related articles. In my previous career I spent most of my time managing IP address space and caring about IPv6. Not so much now, although IPv6 availability was the tiebreaker for my choice of a new hosting provider. This is still an important topic and one of the struggles I saw in my previous capacity was getting the folks that weren’t in the middle of it technically and politically to understand the issue and care. It really can’t be wrapped up in a soundbite. Bottom line is this: everyone needs to support IPv6 and if you don’t start thinking about it soon, it’s going to be really painful down the road. I tried to find a good, simple explanatory video on YouTube but had little luck. This is the best I could find: What is IPv6? The video is from 2009 so all references to “when we run out of IPv4″ are actually now.
If you’re interested in more: What if IPv6 simply fails to catch on? and The 6 biggest misconceptions about IPv6. If you have any questions or concerns about your IPv6 readiness, please feel free to contact me or post a comment below.
Now More Than Ever: Just Write – WordPress.com has dropped support for IE6. Maybe WordPress.org self-hosted sites are next?
Internet Rules At Center Of ‘E-G8′ Forum In Paris – The G8 is discussing Internet governance. Another part of my previous career. Boy, I don’t miss talking about policies and Internet governance! This is a big deal, though, and something to keep an eye on. This isn’t just about net neutrality in the States – this is Internet governance on a global scale. Also: Sarkozy Seeks Global Net Rules and G-8 Leaders to Call for Tighter Internet Regulation.
Lost Type Co-op – A new font foundry. It’s a very cool idea: you pay what you want and the font designer gets 100% of what you donate. Which means, yes, you can get an awesome font for free. But, really, if you like it and use it wouldn’t you like to give the creator a little something? I’m certainly going to consider it for my new projects.
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Have a great weekend! Hope yours is a long one. (Don’t be like me and work the whole time!)