Monday, February 13, 2006

New Week, New Stuff

Last week brought some reshuffling of the technology groups at AOL, with one result being a greater focus on open services, and a second result being that I now report to the SVP in charge of open services (Sree Kotay). Sree's done some neat stuff in his career (Kai's Power Tools); it's always cool to have a VP who can still throw down some CODE.

Open services are going to be a big deal at AOL (really!)- we already have AIM Presence, with AIM Plugins, AOL ModuleT, and a bunch of stuff I can't talk about yet coming really soon. Some other AOL employee blogs to check out... Greg and Justin C. (my team, AIM infrastructure), Corey (UI toolkit), Gus (AIM Triton UI), John (OCP infrastructure), and Jason (MusicNow).

And in the "it's about time" category... hometown.aol.com/members.aol.com now support SFTP... point your SFTP client (I like PSFTP) at hometown.aol.com and log in using your AIM username/password. I will no longer have to fight the Hometown file manager to upload my photos...

5 comments:

taz0jam said...

Lol even though you say its about time. I had to go out and find yet another ftp program to login that supported SFTP which i never heard of before. I found one thankfully, cause i didn't want to type things out like DOS going through the directories.

eaokiatwork said...

True, it's always good to have technically minded folks running the show, and congrats on the new role (I think :-))

You can add my blog to your list if you like.  It's occasionally updated (read: when the mood strikes) at http://journals.aol.com/eaokiatwork/atthezoo/.

Cheers

jherskow said...

Thanks for the callout... now I guess I better be more proactive about posting to it.  Any luck on supporting "just played" from Music Now in the MyTunes plug-in??  :-)

mstockman said...

That's amazing news about members.aol.com accepting sftp connections. I'll recommend the best FTP client to use on Windows, if anyone's looking... FileZilla <http://filezilla.sourceforge.net>. No relation to the Mozilla project as far as I know, but a very good FTP/SFTP client if you need one.

Thanks for the information... darned if I know where we could have found this out if you didn't post it here. Does AOL announce these things somewhere?

juberti said...

Re: SFTP... that's what I'm here for... digging out hidden nuggets of AOL info since 2003...