The fiance of a woman killed by a subcontracted tech has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Comcast, according to the Associated Press. The suit by Grzegorz Magiera complains that Comcast let the tech continue house calls despite being aware he was under investigation for a previous murder. Of course, Comcast’s track record with its contractors isn’t particularly great, but there is that whole “innocent until proven guilty” concept, too. If the technician had been fired for being a murder suspect and then found innocent, Comcast would be dealing with a lawsuit claiming his rights were violated. Then again, Magiera’s fiance would be alive.
One of the risks of trying to find a niche to build a startup is that the big guys can land on your face at any time. That’s why all of these startups are going to be in serious trouble when Adobe releases a free, ad supported online version of Photoshop in six months.
Tethering a T-mobile phone to a laptop poses an interesting quandary. On one hand, T-Mobile doesn’t disable modem tethering, and they don’t charge you extra for it. Granted, they’re currently the only carrier without a 3G data network, so you’ll only get speeds approximately equal to two to three times that of dial-up.
The Macintosh platform hasn’t exactly achieved wide acceptance in the corporate world. Of course, Macs make great office machines, despite all the usual stereotypes about how they’re ideal for individual and educational use. But though it’s true that Macs have made significant gains in connectivity with enterprise systems over the years, including Windows 2003 networks and Exchange Servers, they don’t work seamlessly with BlackBerry handhelds, at least not out of the box.
If you’ve got more than one Gmail account, the Gmail Manager can show you information from all of them, too. The extension is highly customizable – you can show unread message counts in all labels or just the Inbox, and in the case of multiple accounts, set it to automatically switch to the one with new mail.
…as always your comments and suggestions are welcome have a great weekend.