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New Years resolution

December 31, 2007 2 comments

So here I am working on New Years eve, so it’s time to make my resolution official by putting it on my blog.

Paul Keen 2008 resolutions

  • Blogging: Take blogging seriously by consistently creating insightful, thoughtful entries.
  • Silverlight app: I promise to create a silverlight app in the first quarter of next year (I have to now the Delicate Genius has given me a t-shirt)
  • Get up earlier: I’m going to set my alarm a half hour earlier to 5:30am to fit in everything I need to do in the morning and also spend some time with my family.
  • MBA: Get my post grad diploma by the end of the year and move onto my masters.
  • ninemsn – I’m going to build two class leading web sites that I’ll be proud of boasting about in the pub.

So no resolutions about diets or reducing my alcohol intake because, well, that’s not going to happen!

Have a great New Year and lets make next year an even better one.

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First 100 .com domain names

December 6, 2007 Leave a comment

It’s Christmas party day today at ninemsn, so I’m procrastinating on doing any sort of work.

So for your interest, below are the first 100 .com domain names registered.

SYMBOLICS.COM
BBN.COM
THINK.COM
MCC.COM
DEC.COM
NORTHROP.COM
XEROX.COM
SRI.COM
HP.COM
BELLCORE.COM
IBM.COM
SUN.COM
INTEL.COM
TI.COM
ATT.COM
GMR.COM
TEK.COM
FMC.COM
UB.COM
BELL-ATL.COM
GE.COM
GREBYN.COM
ISC.COM
NSC.COM
STARGATE.COM
BOEING.COM
ITCORP.COM
SIEMENS.COM
PYRAMID.COM
ALPHACDC.COM
BDM.COM
FLUKE.COM
INMET.COM
KESMAI.COM
MENTOR.COM
NEC.COM
RAY.COM
ROSEMOUNT.COM
VORTEX.COM
ALCOA.COM
GTE.COM
ADOBE.COM
AMD.COM
DAS.COM
DATA-IO.COM
OCTOPUS.COM
PORTAL.COM
TELTONE.COM
3COM.COM
AMDAHL.COM
CCUR.COM
CI.COM
CONVERGENT.COM
DG.COM
PEREGRINE.COM
QUAD.COM
SQ.COM
TANDY.COM
TTI.COM
UNISYS.COM
CGI.COM
CTS.COM
SPDCC.COM
APPLE.COM
NMA.COM
PRIME.COM
PHILIPS.COM
DATACUBE.COM
KAI.COM
TIC.COM
VINE.COM
NCR.COM
CISCO.COM
RDL.COM
SLB.COM
PARCPLACE.COM
UTC.COM
IDE.COM
TRW.COM
UNIPRESS.COM
DUPONT.COM
LOCKHEED.COM
ROSETTA.COM
TOAD.COM
QUICK.COM
ALLIED.COM
DSC.COM
SCO.COM
GENE.COM
KCCS.COM
SPECTRA.COM
WLK.COM
MENTAT.COM
WYSE.COM
CFG.COM
MARBLE.COM
CAYMAN.COM
ENTITY.COM
KSR.COM
NYNEXST.COM
 
March 15 1985
April 24 1985
May 24 1985
July 11 1985
September 30 1985
November 7 1985
January 9 1986
January 17 1986
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September 30 1987
October 14 1987
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November 16 1987
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November 24 1987
November 30 1987

The DNS was created in 1984 and in 1985 top level domains were defined. The first top level domains were COM, ORG, EDU, GOV, MIL and ccTLD.

In April 1985 cmu.edu, purdue.edu, rice.edu and ucla.edu were the first registered domain names.

The first .gov was css.gov and was registered in June 1985.

The first .org was mitre.org and was registered in July 1985.

Now for the first .com which was registered on March 15 1985 and it was symbolics.com which still happens to be up and running, although not much to look at.

Source: http://thelongestlistofthelongeststuffatthelongestdomainnameatlonglast.com/first71.html

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Getting your head around the Semantic Web

December 5, 2007 Leave a comment

It seems that Sir Tim Berners-Lee has been talking about the Semantic Web forever with little adoption. I think a lot of it is the lack of understanding what it is and the real issues of consistent meta tagging.

Well to help with the first part of understanding why the Semantic Web will change the Internet, watch this 10 minutes interview with Robert Scoble. Then download the Making Sense of the Semantic Web PowerPoint slide that originally came from Mind the Planet.

I hope this clears things up a little.