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Improving Consumerist Navigation/Findability: Review

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

The Consumerist asks for tips on organizing their site better. I stopped by from my feedreader to leave a comment, and guess what, you need to login to comment! (And finding how to create a login is not intuitive).

That is unacceptable to me, and I bet to a lot of people. We all know that [...]

Tags: reviews · technology

LoudLaunch – Superficial Review

January 4th, 2007 · No Comments

LoudLaunch is a budding site, much like Pay Per Post or Review Me that rewards bloggers for blogging reviews about their sponsors. So far, so good.
So what do I think about it? Please note that my opinion does not count, in any way, and that I am not getting paid or anything like that.

I think [...]

Tags: economics · reviews · technology

Levitated for a hour above Flash

January 2nd, 2007 · No Comments

Levitated | Everything – Look at these here flash pieces-of-art if you do nothing else today. Some of them explore symmetry, some science, some the I-ching, and some just let me explore them.

I love it. Time to get back to the levitated gallery…

Tags: art · science · technology

Sphere It Plugin for WordPress

January 1st, 2007 · 5 Comments

Why is it that How to add Sphere It function based on number of words in post is the closest I seem to get to a simple wordpress plugin that adds a “sphere it” link to the bottom of each post?

I should think this is quite an easy plugin to develop. Now do I wait [...]

Tags: technology

Flickr Color Selectr

December 31st, 2006 · No Comments

Flickr Color Selectr
This site enables you to search flickr’s creative commons photos by color. There is a sliding color bar, and depending on where you let it rest, the most wonderful photos in the world, all having that color as a major component will show up at the bottom of the page. Wonderfl!

Check out Creative [...]

Tags: technology

No Googling for Information, says Harvard Business School

December 29th, 2006 · No Comments

At Harvard’s business school, it’s forbidden to use Google to “solve” a case study by figuring out how the business actually turned out(Source: Peter Suber, Open Access News).

Now is it just me, or are these guys counter-intuitive? I guess the policy-makers at universities world wide need to grow younger and think lik students do, and [...]

Tags: education · technology

Scoble the Wrong Choice?

December 28th, 2006 · 5 Comments

So John Edwards joins the race to become President, and hires Scoble to Blog for him?
Great, you say? Well, wait a second. Scoble is a geek – he worked for Microsoft and was good at apologizing for the many shortcomings of the monolithic software giant. He was really good at dropping names, connecting with people [...]

Tags: politics · routine-order · technology

How to do “X” using htaccess?

December 25th, 2006 · No Comments

Stupid htaccess Tricks « Perishable Press

Will definitely come in handy. Lots of “recipes” or solutions to the more common problem solved easily using .htaccess in Apache. Great collection of solutions!

Tags: technology

Google Patent Search

December 23rd, 2006 · No Comments

Google Patent Search
Google Patent Search covers the entire collection of patents made available by the USPTO—from patents issued in the 1790s through those issued in the middle of 2006. We don’t currently include patent applications, international patents, or U.S. patents issued over the last few months

The new search tool makes a joke trivial – have [...]

Tags: technology

Firefox Updated Message – Retardedness

December 22nd, 2006 · 1 Comment

Firefox updated itself earlier today.

As you can see the message that appears is perfectly useless. We all have known for ages that Firefox has tabbed browsing, and that it is extensible. In fact, that is the reason I started using Firefox. Remember, this is the message shown after an update, so the person who sees [...]

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