iGoogle will be retired November 1, 2013

In a little less than two months Google will be retiring iGoogle, their Internet portal page, which many of us have come to rely on since their previous abandonment of the Google Apps Start Page. In my, admittedly brief, search for a replacement I’ve come across igHome which seems to fit the bill quite nicely.

Network Solutions: Another Ripoff

Network Solutions has now started charging a “reinstatement fee” if your domain name is registered with them and it is allowed to expire. This is on top of the outrageous fee they already charge for a domain.

A client got caught today. Cost to re-enable his domain was $37.99 renewal + $25.99 reinstatement = $63.98US for one year of service.

Do yourself a favour. If your domain is registered with Network Solutions, move it to a more reputable company today.

Dr. Randy Pausch: The Last Lecture

It had been a while since I'd watched "The Last Lecture: Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams" by the late Dr. Randy Pausch, but I got the opportunity, and the pleasure, earlier this week. It's always time well spent. I would encourage everyone to view it at least once and, even more importantly, have your children watch it as well.

Carnegie Mellon University runs a lecture series in which faculty is invited to give a presentation as though it was their "last lecture". On September 18, 2007, Dr. Pausch, a Computer Science Professor who had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer months earlier, in his own words "nailed the venue". He passed away on July 25, 2008.