Updated: 6/7/03; 6:19:16 PM.
JT's Blog
All that's new and noteworthy according to Zaz Corporation founder, Kevin JT Binder

Saturday, June 7, 2003

The 2003 Webby Awards are out.

See the winners here.

So, what makes a weblog a weblog? See Userland founder David Winer's write-up, here.

Weblog Business Strategies 2003 Conference & Expo
Looks like Dave Winer will be speaking at the Jupiter Weblog conference. Found out about the conference on Doc Searls' weblog.

See David Winer's crib sheet for his Jupiter Weblog conference talk, hosted at Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School, which also has a blog at blogs.law.harvard.edu

High Profile People Blog
There's a good article about blogs and blogging in the Industry Standard. See "Blogs Begin Getting Down to Business".

"Blogs, as they're known, are no longer just an online epistolary sideline."

Queens "Open Studios"
A picture Dave Winer took from a subway in Queens. He asks, "What's the story of Open Studios? What happened between May 18 and May 19?"

Well, for one thing we know Kevin's birthday was May 19... but what did happen then?

He goes on to ask, "Do you think it's beautiful or an eyesore? Use the comments [on the source page] to tell the story."

Open Studios


Apparently researchers are setting out to translate Hindi into English, on the fly, in a race to see how far they can get in one month. They'd already tried their hands at Cebuano, a language spoken in the Philippines. They'd been given two weeks on that language.

... a group of computer scientists and natural language experts were given a "mission" earlier this week: within a month, build a program that translates between English and a randomly chosen language.


The element of surprise in the project is critical. Since Monday, computational linguistics research groups from around the country have been gathering resources on the pop-quiz language, Hindi.

See the article: Pick a Language, Any Language. Researchers in computational linguistics are building a translation engine that can be retooled quickly to translate any language into English. It's part of a DARPA challenge to develop translation services that can adapt at a moment's notice, whenever foreign policy demands. By Katie Dean. [Wired News]

Friday, June 6, 2003

In the works, at zaz Corporation:

Fully integrated 100% up-time DNS services.

DNS services come standard with all Domain Name, Hosting, and Content Management systems offered by zaz Corporation.

A recent study by research group Men & Mice found that of 5,000 .com domain names tested, 73 percent had incorrect DNS configurations and 38 percent allowed for a single point-of-failure. The resulting downtime can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars in lost revenue [and] lost productivity.
internetnews.com (August 26, 2002)

The Yankee Group estimates that companies lose $100,000 on average in productivity for an hour of network downtime.

"Today's e-business would not work without DNS." says Michael Hoch, Aberdeen Group.

Visit the zaz Corporation web site at zazCORP.US for comprehensive business solutions, development, and consulting.

Blog is short for weblog.

If you haven't already, you may want to start with What's a Blog? (Part I)

What is a weblog? A weblog is easy to use but less easy to explain . . . Weblogs have a relatively recent but intense history, with implications for web publishing, journalism, and education.


A weblog, also called a blog, is a web-based writing space. Think of something like an on-line journal, a website an individual uses to write everyday, where all the writing and editing, and the whole look and feel of the site, is managed through a web browser from wherever the writer happens to be. A weblog is designed so that, just like a journal, the page can be turned each day, and the website itself keeps track of the date and archiving of all the writing.

Like a journal, a weblog is not static, but a dynamic, continually updated site that grows over time with the accumulation of writing and other content.

See the full article: Weblogging: Another Kind of Website by Chris Ashley, written for the fall 2001 edition of Berkeley Computing and Communications

So you want to be a blogger but don't know how to get started? Give me a call: 1-877-3BINDER.

- Kevin JT Binder, Computer Coach

A Blog is a WebLog. It's an on-line journal.

In fact, the page you're looking at right now is My Blog.

Blog, Blogging, Blogger.

Bog, bogging, booger?

Blogs are a great place to learn about new stuff, a place you can travel the world and get connected, all from the comfort of your own blog.

Blogs are people's news. It's the "Peoples' Newspaper". Blogs make it easy to share your news, and to annotate the news of others.

See more at What's a Blog? (Part II).

Get started. Surf, surf, surf. Enjoy my blog, and the blogs of others. If you're anything like me, you'll be compelled to start your own blog once you get a taste of it.

Give me a call and "try it on". Blogging is so much fun I gaurantee you'll love it, or your money back.

Give me a call and we'll get you started. 1-877-3BINDER

- Kevin JT Binder, Computer Coach

Thursday, June 5, 2003

Everything you want to know, things you didn't know you'd like to know, and more!

Isn't it about time you got caught-up with the times? The computer's here to stay, there's no getting around it. Harness it. Enjoy it. Love it.

My name is Kevin JT Binder. I'll be your coach. Call me toll free 1-877-3BINDER


I have to admit, I've been caught and enchanted by the globalization bug.

I've initiated business connections in India, I have good reason to be doing business with the people of Brazil, and I'm fascinated by what formerly seemed to me a world of "archaic" Chinese ideographs.

There's no doubt about it the world is getting smaller, we're all getting connected, times are changing, and so are all the so called "rules".

Like it or not, work that takes no particular cultural tie -- what we might call "generic telework" -- is going to move to the cheapest possible place ...

... cities whose populations speak a wide range of languages and come from a large number of cultures will have an advantage in some business areas [like] Vancouver, Toronto, Sydney, and Melbourne ...

... Open Source [is] a factor in making global outsourcing easier ... because [it lowers] the entry cost barrier to the IT services business no matter where you are.

Read on: Let's all move to India (China, Vietnam, Eastern Europe etc.). Offshore IT services [The Register]

It's happened. My world will never be the same.

My very first, true blog... you're lookin' at it. Enter the massive world of blogging, and become a person in the know. Contribute to the blogging community and make your mark on the annals of time.

If you're a blogging newbie see:

What's a Blog? (Part I) What's a Blog? (Part II)

Interested in starting your own blog? Call me at 1-877-3BINDER and I'll get you set up, or simply Click Here to Start Your Blog.

- Kevin JT Binder, Computer Coach

got z a z ™ ?

zaz corporation -- Business Solutions, Net Development, and Consulting.   G e t  z a z .

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The dot Pro (".pro") top level domain (TLD) is scheduled for open registration on July 1, 2003.

Doctors, Lawyers and Accountants can now safely and securely communicate with their clients. Certificates ensuring confidentiality are integral to this new top level domain.

But they'd better act fast. Acquisition in this name space is likely to go fast.

If you or someone you know (doctors, lawyers, accountants) are interested in securing a dot pro (".pro") domain name, simply call Kevin JT Binder, Computer Coach, at 1-877-3BINDER.

Related news story: Virtual World of Support for Real World Woes. Recipients of obscure diagnoses can now turn to the Internet to seek help and find answers. [New York Times: Health]

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