Managing live tracker development on the Web

Ben Koski posted Behind the scenes of a live World Cup and it reminded me of all the times I have advised people to avoid having one of every different web server technology in production.

I see now that this advice is not good since this application uses Ruby, Ruby On Rails, Flash, PHP, XML feeds, fancy CSS and Amazon S3 with reporters watching logs with their Apple Macs.

It makes my BHPBilliton ScoreCard app look lame.

hotmail accounts hacked

On the 25th of September 2009 Hotmail accounts were hacked. A story was released saying only accounts starting with A and B were hacked. This is not true. I know because my account starts with M and everyone in my contacts list got this email:

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> products dealer.

> I have bought some products from company,the price

> was very cheap,

> and the products are very good quality!They accept paypal,

> credit card transactions,

> bank transfers,and more.

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