If you are running an ecommerce store that relies on real-time rate lookups from the U.S. Postal Service then hopefully you are already aware of this looming deadline (March 31, 2012) and have made arrangements to prevent this from crippling your business.
If you are running AspDotNetStorefront (our favorite ecommerce package) AND you rely on USPS as one of your Real Time Shipping lookups, you will need to know that you need to be running v126.96.36.199 or v188.8.131.52 of this fabulous package in order to be safe from this problem.
If you are running a store that is v184.108.40.206 or earlier, or if you are running a version that is between v220.127.116.11 and v18.104.22.168 you will need to either contact ASPDNSF about upgrading, talk to your developer about what can be done to patch the problem on your site OR switch to using UPS, FEDEX or some other carrier for your Real Time lookup needs.
At Over The Top and Exhibit A Communications, I've programmed solutions for Google as well as at least one other company that was later acquired by Google.
I've been CTO of an Internet SaaS company and spent my time pretty evenly between guiding the future technical strategy of the company, architecting software solutions for my dev teams, designing and running a data center to service our clients world-wide as well as being a technical evangalist/sales engineer to our media clients large and small.
I've also been Chief Photographer of the Daily Sun/Post newspaper back when it was a 5-day a week daily newspaper.
I also spent a great many years as a beach lifeguardfor the City of San Clemente as well as Jr. Lifeguard instructor and then as it's program coordinator.
Private Pilot with Instrument rating and proud husband of soon to be 25 years (and counting).