Earlier this month a talk by Thomas Erl (bestseller author on SOA and Cloud Computing) on SOA, Cloud Computing and Semantic Web technologies became available on the Arcitura Youtube channel. This talk gives a less than 30 minutes overview in how these work together. It has a focus on highlight promissing areas of synergy.
The definition used for Cloud Computing is:
Cloud computing is a specialized form of distributed computing that introduces utilization models for remotely provisioning scalable and measured IT resources.
The definition used for Semantic Web Technologies is:
Semantic Web Technologies represents a technology platform used to describe artifacts, their properties, and their relationships using machine-processable language.
An earlier post on how cookies are used to track you, explained how tracking cookies work. This post will show you how to stop websites from tracking you using Firefox 4. This latest release has a Do-not-track feature that lets you tell websites you don’t want your browsing behavior tracked.
By turning on the Do-not-track feature, Firefox tells websites you visit that you don’t want your browsing behavior tracked. Please note that honoring this setting is voluntary. To put it differently websites are not required to respect it.
Turning on the Do-not-track feature in Firefox 4
Click the Firefox button at the top of your browser window and click options.
Make sure you’re on the Advanced panel.
Select the General tab.
In the browsing section check the Tell websites I do not want to be tracked.
Click OK to leave
Check the Tell websites I do not want to be tracked option
There is a growing number of Twitter Apps that trick you into giving them access to your account and so enabling them to send spam on your behalf. Should you (like me at least once) fall for this trap, here is an easy way to prevent further damage. Use the following url: http://twitter.com/settings/connections or click the links that are highlighted in the screen shot on the right to manage your Twitter connections.
After that you just click Revoke Access below the Application that is using your account to spam others. An example is depicted in the screen shot below (for a non spamming App):
Not only is it the time of year to look back (and think about what the future might bring), I also noticed that deltalounge came to 100 blog posts. Further back in history and perspective my first post ever was on the IT-eye weblog together with people like Mike van Alst, Andrej Koelewijn, and Tom Hofte. Later on I moved to the Whitehorses blog where I joined guys like Edwin Biemond and where I’m still a regular blogger.