Check it out. The similarity is profound.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Check it out. The similarity is profound.
Friday, September 28, 2007
This is an interesting development within twitter. Now you can be informed when folks twitter something you want to hear. Rumor mills, gossip queens, and eavesdroppers can now put their proverbial ears to the tracks and listen for what strikes their fancy.
I thought of a possible use, if a bit ultra nerdy: I wonder if the OED people know about this? Could be a nifty way (or a hard way) to grab citations - at least in short bursts up to 140 characters - for known net neologisms. Just Twitter Track a set you want to collect and voila! Examples come to you.
Thursday, September 27, 2007
4. Speaking of subsequent releases, Microsoft is sticking to its plans to do a major spring and a fall release every year of Live Search, with incremental updates coming in between. The spring release, according to Live Search General Manager Derrick Connell, will bring enhancements around “community.” (He wouldn’t elaborate.) This doesn’t sound like tagging/social bookmarking kinds of stuff, as Connell told me that Microsoft decided those features appealed to too small a percentage of the potential user base. Maybe we’ll see more peer reviews/recommendations across areas beyond shopping…? Just a guess…. And what about rumors I had heard regarding Live Search allowing users to search their Outlook e-mail? “There’s a tie-in there,” Connell said, and Microsoft will have more to say about it later.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
I took a flyer today and rode to a store where I saw this sign. Loaded up on good stuff then went home and hung out with friends. Life is good. This weekend was great. Can't beat the weather.
Friday, September 21, 2007
The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. -Iris Murdoch, writer (1919-1999) [World Carfree Day is Sep 22:
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Any major publisher could pump the long tail into Wowio and catch a windfall in Facebook. At this point in time I severely doubt a PDF version of a book is going to dissuade any reader from buying a paperback for that long holiday weekend coming up at the end of November. But a PDF... might be handy to try out those couple dozen titles that always seemed really interesting in the bookstore, but just never on payday. Know what I mean? Or maybe test drive a few books on the ole notebook on the transcontinental flight home on break.
Now, in this paragraph, if it wasn't clear above, I clearly exhibit signs of smoking crack (aka thinking outloud with the mute button disabled): A link to Wowio downloads on librarything.com book pages. For instance:
A link to the Wowio download on Google Book Search or Windows Live Book Search. A link on publishers' book store pages for every out of print book. (Why not list them? Even if POD pays somebody's salary, couldn't Wowio buy that guy a sushi lunch every week? I think so.)
What Wowio lacks: 1. better site search and 2. much better browse functions. (It's almost like they don't want people to see everything they've got.)
3. Dreamy content. They lack it. (Example: Computers & Internet category.) They've got some good stuff, but not awesome stuff. It's like a used paperback store in some small town north of Tampa, FL. Everything is a dollar, but it's hard to find what you're looking for, and it's all kinda ho-hum. Like it left the shelf of someone who never really cared what they read... and then died... then someone had to get rid of it, but couldn't throw it away... 4. A social network of readers. Maybe not enough people actually read the titles they download...dunno. Wonder if they keep stats on that. Then maybe they could really do something in Facebook. Oh, wait, Facebook could provide the social network... hmmm. Now you see how I got to the top of this blog entry.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Amazing Freestyle Slalom On Rollerblades - Watch more free videos
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
A Day in the Life of Oscar the Cat
Monday, September 10, 2007
I just bought another one to use in my home office with Tokbox, which I'm giving a try. I'm on the cheap webcam plan, since my corporate-issue Dell lacks the built-in. I told them a MacBook was the way to go....
Thursday, September 06, 2007