Comet and the opportunity for FMS/RTMP

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Most of the challenges they are discussing in this article could be addressed through a real-time communication system/protocal such as FMS/RTMP. Heavier than a simple Apache web server, but scalable to meet large web deployments using real-time technologies… hmmmm…

web hosting – management tools are generally terrible

With the exception of my current hosting provider, MediaTemple (www.mediatemple.net), most management tools out there are painfully terrible. Add to that the pathetic interfaces used to manage your database tools, and you’ve got a terrible experience. It’s too bad no one can make money on these application areas, because the world’s pseudo-geeks like myself are totally lost attempting to use them. Perhaps that’s just a “barrier-to-entry,” but it shouldn’t be.