A Keynote Cancelled, A Database Dropped?

During the Oracle Open World 2011, it came the tweet that rocked the Valley, Marc Benioff’s keynote cancelled.

Lauren Carlson, CRM Analyst from Software Advice come out a detailed article. To get more information, refer to Software Advice blog below.
http://blog.softwareadvice.com/articles/crm/a-keynote-cancelled-a-database-dropped-1101011/

MickGenie.com minor Change

If you are MGe(mickgenie.com) loyalty fan, you shall notice that MGe’s Site have minor changed.

– Added Sponsored By.
– Friend list changed to Category List.
– Added Link to us page.

MGe’s Site is hosted with ExaBytes Networks Sdn Bhd which is a leading web hosting company based in Malaysia that was founded on the principal of providing the best webhosting solutions to their customers.

At the same time, MGe’s Site do change the friend list to the category based on Food, Photography, Technology, LifeStyle, etc.

Brothersoft.com Releases Group Buy – softbuy.com

January 24, 2011 – Brothersoft.com is proud to announce its first group buy softbuy.com. You can sign up to purchase software, available for windows application, game application and MAC application. Amazingly, we offer a minimum discount off 90% -70% for users.

As one of the top three most popular software download sites, Brothersoft.com has superiority in software download industry. Softbuy.com, the branch of Brothersoft.com, is keeping on releasing an excellent software every three days. Softbuy.com promises immense users, high-quality software and particularly favourable price.

Nowadays, most group buy sites are generally concentrated on cuisine, hairdressing and cultural events. Just during the last year, lots of group buy sits suddenly rushed into the the public view, such as 66 copycatting Groupons in American, the Snippa, Wowcher.co.uk of English, the CityDeal.de of Germany, and the Peixe Urbano Brazil.

However, Softbuy.com is a vertical software group purchase B2C shopping site. This significant difference from the traditional group purchase sites, allowing it to break the region limitation, widen the class of service, and enrich the logistics. We plan to release a great software without intermission at the frequency of every three days. As Softbuy.com limits the minimal number of the buyers, thus in case of losing any superexcellent purchase, you can recommend it to your friends.

– More than 500 applications
– More than 13 classifications
– More than 300 softwares vendor partners
– Available for softwares and pc games
– Available for Windows and MAC platform
– Super low value at a minimum discount off 90% -70%

Advanced SystemCare PRO, the first production on Softbuy.com, is an one-click free system tool for PC tune-up and maintenance. It provides an always-on, automated, all-in-one PC Healthcare Service with anti-spyware, privacy protection, performance tune-ups, and system cleaning capabilities. This powerful and award-winning precision tool fixes stubborn errors, cleans out clutter, optimizes internet and download speeds, ensures personal security and maintains maximum computer performance automatically.

For more details, please refer to www.softbuy.com.

tumblr down!!!

A popular microblogging site tumblr is down for more than 12 hours and they still have no word on when the site will be back again.

According to their twitter last message, the site was down from an issues of their database cluster.


A message will show when user access to the tumblr site “We’ll be back shortly. We’re working quickly to recover from an issue in one of our database clusters. We’re incredibly sorry for the inconvenience.”

For more detail, please refer to the TheNextWeb.

Brothersoft.com Link Exchange

Yesterday, I was invited by brothersoft.com which known as Top Three professional software download websites in this industry and they claim that it is a software download site with over 63,000,000 unique visitors per month.

If you have never visited brothersoft.com, you may do it by now.

While waiting them to provide me a more professional ads unit, I have started this post in advance and added the free link article as my site top right hand site ads.

It is good to have link exchange as I could help brothersoft to promote their site to my visitor and they could get me to be more famous as their promise to get my site to their useful link as URL below.
http://www.brothersoft.com/info/usefullink/

FIFA World Cup on Google

You’ll noticed that Mick Genie is not going to show your Techny Stuff by today. KEKE.. because it’s about the HOTTEST FIFA WORLD CUP!!!!!

If you go to google.com, you shall notice that Google.com have change their main image to FIFA World Cup image.

Try to click on the image, you shall redirect to the the search string “FIFA World Cup”

And you shall get the live result for the FIFA World Cup 2010.

AND….AND….AND… did you notice that,

The page view CHANGED!!!!

Microsoft Office 2010 Beta Available

Microsoft New Launch Product -> Microsoft Office 2010.

To be more precise, M$ has made available for the Beta version of Office for public and they most important of this Betas are,

  • Expiration: Office 2010 beta will expire on October 31st, 2010. It will become non-functional at this point
  • Multiple Versions: Previous Office versions can be upgraded to Office 2010. It is also possible to select customize during installation to install Office 2010 in a separate location.
  • Hardware Requirements: Microsoft Office 2010 has the same hardware requirements as Office 2007 (Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista or Windows 7, 500 Mhz or higher, 256 Megabytes of computer memory or higher, hard disk 1.5 Gigabyte
  • Languages: English, Chinese Simplified, German, French, Japanese, Russian, Spanish

Microsoft is offering two Office 2010 editions for download: Microsoft Office Professional 2010 and Microsoft Office Home and Business 2010. The main difference between those two versions is the number of applications that are made available to the user:

  • Office Home and Business 2010 beta – Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, and Office Web Apps
  • Office Professional 2010 beta – Includes: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Access, Publisher and Office Web Apps

Original URL:
http://us1.office2010beta.microsoft.com/default.aspx?culture=en-US

20 Tips for More Efficient Google Searches

For millions of people, Google is an indispensable search tool that they use every day, in all facets of their lives. From work or school, research, to looking up movies and celebrities to news and gossip, Google is the go-to search engine.

But instead of just typing in a phrase and wading through page after page of results, there are a number of ways to make your searches more efficient.

Some of these are obvious ones, that you probably know about. But others are lesser-known, and others are known but not often used. Use this guide to learn more about, or be reminded of, some of the best ways to get exactly what you’re looking for, and quickly.

  1. Either/or. Google normally searches for pages that contain all the words you type in the search box, but if you want pages that have one term or another (or both), use the OR operator — or use the “|” symbol (pipe symbol) to save you a keystroke. [dumb | little | man]
  2. Quotes. If you want to search for an exact phrase, use quotes. [“dumb little man”] will only find that exact phrase. [dumb “little man”] will find pages that contain the word dumb and the exact phrase “little man”.
  3. Not. If you don’t want a term or phrase, use the “-” symbol. [-dumb little man] will return pages that contain “little” and “man” but that don’t contain “dumb”.
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IPv4 Addresses Expected To Run Out In 2010

Once again, the alarm bells are going off that the number of TCP-IP addresses available on the Internet are running low. This time, there are specific dates for when the addresses are predicted to run out.

The IPv4 Address Report lists two possible dates for when the number of IPv4 dates will run out: April 17, 2010 or December 2, 2010, depending on the source.

The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) predicts the April 17 date. It manages IPv4 addresses, but does not handle things like end-users for ISPs. The Regional Internet Registries (RIRs) is a collection of regional bodies that distributed IP addresses to various areas, and made the December 2, 2010 prediction.

Regardless of whether it’s April or December of 2010, the time of reckoning is only three years away. Now the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN), the organization responsible for giving out IP addresses in North America, has published a resolution exhorting the industry to get its tail in gear. ARIN is promoting a rapid move to IPv6

ARIN says that 19 percent of the IPv4 addresses are still available, while 68 percent have been allocated and 13 percent are “unavailable,” whatever that could mean. There are 4.3 billion IPv4 addresses, or 2^32. IPv6 has 2^128 addresses, or 16 billion-billion.

There have been efforts to get more mileage out of IPv4 by using tricks like conversions to IPv6 or using duplicate IPv4 addresses within a firewall. This has helped extend the lifespan of IPv4 but it only prolonged the inevitable.

Sam Masud, principal analyst for carrier infrastructure at Frost & Sullivan, warned last year that there could be an IP shortage by 2010. He’s not exactly gloating over his apparent accurate prediction, but does say that the new warnings are “dire.”

“This is like a three-alarm fire as a wakeup call,” he told internetnews.com. “There are steps that can be taken, but the way I looked it, the profusion of intelligent endpoints, IP endpoints, is going to increase IP consumption by the mobility area. It could seriously have an impact in that area. That would be most obvious as far as consumers are concerned.”

While the IPv4 shortage could impact emerging markets like China, India and Brazil, Masud said those companies have gone into IPv6 in a big way, since they were not burdened with legacy technologies and were able to get with the newest technologies first.

The U.S. is actually more likely to feel the pinch because it’s the most dependent on IPv4 and has the most new devices coming online. The federal government has mandated that by mid-2008 all federal agency backbones should go to IPv6, but Masud said “I’ll be very surprised if 20 percent make it by then.”

Charles King, principal analyst with Pund-IT, said getting companies to adopt IPv6 comes down to cost, “like so many things in business, it’s the degree of hassle involved. If you can get by on what you’ve got now rather than the expense of moving to a new technology, businesses will take the less painful path,” he said.

It’s businesses that need to get to work on migrating to IPv6, because most of the major ISPs already have, said Masud. But that’s not easy because it’s expensive and there has been a poor sales job on IPv6. IPv6 advocates have focused on just the IP address space rather than some of the functions of IPv6, such as improved security and multicasting.

“The cost [in migrating to v6] is in the training, not software. Software upgrades would be covered in service contracts and the like,” said Masud. “But people who know how to use IPv6 aren’t there. If [businesses] don’t see it as an investment, they are not going to make an investment to move to IPv6.