Z Trek: The Alan Zeichick Weblog

The Itanium Solutions Alliance...

Tomorrow I'm heading up to San Francisco for the second day of the Intel Developer Forum. I've received many meeting invitations for IDF, but have been struck by the paucity of news or announcements that would apply to software developers. The…

Cyberfortress vs. low-hanging fruit

My 9/21/06 "Zeichick's Take" about automotive security brought several letters-to-the-editor, one of which made an excellent point that applies well in the physical security world, but which in my opinion falls down in cybersecurity.Steve Brewin…

2007 editorial calendars are up!

(Cue the trumpet sound effects) The 2007 editorial calendars for SD Times and Software Test & Performance are now avialable.For those of you who don't follow such things, a magazine or newspaper's editorial calendar provides insight into some…

Eclipse bugs resolve later...or never

One of the challenges for any software development project — whether enterprise or for-sale, open source or not — is what to do about all those pesky defects that nobody’s going to fix. Why aren’t they going to be fixed? It might be…

Goodbye, Patricia

The HP spying investigation is getting stranger by the day. When the company reported that its chairwoman, Patricia Dunn, was going to step down as of January, many of us knew that wouldn't hold -- she had to go, and she had to go now. Only…
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Greetings, Earthlings and Script Kiddies

Welcome to my blog. It has to start somewhere, and this is where it starts. And the trek had to start sometime; it should have started a long time ago, but it didn't, so here we are. This blog will be a spot to discuss topics of professional…