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Icon Casual Friday for Week Ending March 26th

Posted by Tim Young on Fri, Mar 26 2010
We've got a new poll up on the home page about updating the existing DBISAM utilities with newer user interfaces, and would appreciate you taking a moment to answer, especially if you're a current DBISAM user. There will be a new DBISAM 4.30 coming out by the end of spring, so we would like some feedback before we make a decision one way or the other.

The DBISAM to ElevateDB migration promotion has been going well again this year, and we're happy to provide an easy route to ElevateDB so that existing DBISAM customers can move forward along with Elevate Software. I'm working on a technical article on migrating from DBISAM and other databases to ElevateDB, so hopefully that will help in the process.

The interesting tidbit of the day is about broadband. I wanted to comment on this when I first read it, but forgot:

Wired Magazine - The FCC Wants You to Test Your Broadband Speeds

I did the test here in the office with our T1 line (1.544Mbps), and was pleasantly assured that we are indeed getting what we pay for every month. In fact our upstream bandwidth is usually slightly better than our downstream bandwidth.

This initiative is part of a larger push by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) for broadband improvements in the US:

National Broadband Plan

All in all, I think the FCC push for both more bandwidth, and more broadband penetration in general, is a very wise thing to pursue. Allowing individuals the ability to inexpensively host very high traffic web sites would result in economic activity that otherwise simply would not exist. Having inexpensive access to symmetrical, high-bandwidth connections to the Internet would mean an overall increase in the ability of any person to host their own web site for business, political, leisure, entertainment, or any other type of purpose. An increase in broadband penetration of this magnitude would also strengthen the Internet considerably by decentralizing traffic and allowing it to move more freely around any obstacles.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

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