Thursday, February 26, 2009

Google Apps Status Board


Google has created the Google Apps Status Board for ongoing service performance information. Google is responding to user feedback that they were not providing much timely information about outages that greatly affect business operations. This app will enable Google to proactively communicate with customers when outages occur. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Gmail Fail



Update Februrary 25, 2009 Google has created the Google Apps Status Board which renders this log unnecessary.

I will use this post as a running log of Gmail outages. Listed below are Google's postings scraped from http://google.com/support/a/ and http://mail.google.com/support/

2/24/2009


Many of our users had difficulty accessing Gmail today. This also affected Google Apps users. The problem is now resolved and users have had access restored. We know how important the Google Apps Email is to our customers, so we take issues like this very seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

2/24/2009


Many of our users had difficulty accessing Gmail today. The problem is now resolved and users have had access restored. We know how important Gmail is to our users, so we take issues like this very seriously, and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stop Using Your ISP's DNS Servers


I've been using OpenDNS as my DNS server since December 2008. It is not open source software as the name implies but it is still a great service.


The main benefits to using OpenDNS as your DNS server are:


  • Free

  • Fast

  • Reliable

  • Web Content Filtering

  • Phishing Protection

  • Parental Controls

  • Shortcuts

  • Typo Correction

  • Statistics


View this getting started video and start using OpenDNS today.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Dell Ubuntu USA Products February 6 2009

In the United States Dell offers 5 home systems and 1 business system as of February 6, 2009. Click on the images below to see the details.

Home Offering







Business Offering


Thursday, February 5, 2009

Google Removes "Search the Web" Button in Gmail

Google removed their "Search the Web" button in Gmail and Google Apps. Why would the world's leading Internet search company remove Internet search from their email web client. I'm baffled.