MOAB, Utah--Two years ago, as I made my way through the Southwest on Road Trip 2007, I traveled through Bryce and Zion National Parks in Utah, as well as the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, and Grand Canyon West, and Canyon de Chelly in Arizona. At the time, I thought that collection of otherworldly rock formations was the most incredible I'd ever see.
In the United States, the major east-west Interstate highways are denominated by multiples of tens: I-10 goes from Los Angeles to Jacksonville, Fla. I-40 goes from Barstow, Calif., to Wilmington, N.C. I-80 goes from San Francisco to New York.
The north-south Interstates, meanwhile, are denominated with fives. I-5 goes from the U.S.-Mexico border, through San Diego, Los Angeles, Portland, Ore., and Seattle and ends at the U.S.-Canada border. I-15 goes from from San Diego to the Canadian border near Sweetgrass, Mont. And I-95 heads north from Miami all the way to northeast Maine.
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We're not really sure what the common theme of this toolbar is supposed to be, but after putting it to the test, we found it that provided us with a functional, but basic toolbar.
Nothing about Utah Search Toolbar's appearance differentiates it from the pack; it looks like every other toolbar on the market. The interface can be customized to add your favorite applications and gadgets, and you can remove the buttons that you don't want. We thought that perhaps the name was in reference to the state of Utah, but the list of available links provided … Read more
In a sign that Apple's Mac OS X operating system has gone truly mainstream, computer science programs like that at the University of Utah have formally announced classes like "Mac OS X Deployment v10.5" focused on administering Mac OS X.
While a quick scan of computer science courses at Harvard and Stanford doesn't reveal any Mac OS X-centric courses, and a quick Google search doesn't reveal much more, it's possible that the University of Utah, which has several OS X classes, is the vanguard for OS X's classroom uptake and a clear signal of enterprise adoption.… Read more
Driving through Provo Canyon with my family today, I saw ski season peeking through the clouds. It's hard to tell from this picture, but everything above 7,000 feet got drenched in snow this past week.
Early October and Mother Nature is already preparing for a season of the greatest snow on the planet. The Open Source Goat Rodeo may end up riding earlier than expected....If you're into open source, or you simply want to talk shop, I hope to see you out here this year for the OSGR or simply to ski.
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Most of the software in the world is written by enterprises that never intend to sell it. They write it for internal use.
Think of all the good that would come by sharing that code between enterprises with similar needs. Think long enough and you'll come up with Stuart Cohen's Collaborative Software Initiative (CSI).
CSI hit the news this week for some intriguing work with the state of Utah, which promises to deliver the world's first open-source infectious disease management system and break down the walls between enterprises to introduce a new era of sharing code.
Let's face it. Utah rocks.
Snowbird with 12 inches of new powder in the morning (Bryce Roberts of O'Reilly Alpha Tech Ventures and Fabrizio Capobianco of Funambol joined me for a half-day of wicked snow). Pie in the afternoon while doing the weekly Alfresco team reviews. Maybe a little biking in the evening?
Reason #1: We will be skiing through July this year.
Reason #2: Shirl, my neighbor.
I found Shirl in my house when I got back from Grand Targhee. His wife called us during our drive home to inform us that our front door had been open for some time, perhaps as long as a day (she had just seen it). This is Utah, so I wasn't overly worried about any of our stuff missing. We almost never lock our doors.
Our front door has had problems in staying closed. We must have not locked it before we left and … Read more
ZION NATIONAL PARK, Utah--I've been on Road Trip 2007 long enough now that I've reached 4,000 miles of driving. And while the actual spots where I hit 1,000, 2,000 and 3,000 were nothing to speak about, that was certainly not the case when the odometer rolled over from 3,999.9 to 4,000.0.
That's because I was in the middle of this incredible national park when all those zeroes appeared, with gorgeous sandstone and shale cliff faces surrounding me.
Now, to be perfectly honest, when I hit 4,000 miles on … Read more