There’s a lot of talk these days about unplugging and disconnecting. This music video captures the problem quite well. We more connected than ever, and yet… Love the old-timey animation from Steve Cutts. Now turn off your phone and take a hike.
Regular readers know that I test a lot of products. I don’t let let a measly little “beta” label scare me away. But once in a while, you get screwed. And when that once in a while comes along, be sure I’ll let you know so you can avoid a similar fate. In this case, […]
I did it. Last Saturday I took the bait and plonked down the cash for an 8 GB iPhone. I’ve been using an HP iPAQ hw 6515 for the past two years. It runs Windows Mobile 2003 and can technically do a lot of the same things that an iPhone does. In practice, the iPAQ […]
Ars Technica has a great article on how Google dropped the ball with their 2005 acquisition of Urchin — a web analytics company based in San Diego. Urchin provides web site administrators with the ability to analyse their log files and understand how people use their web site. To Google’s credit, they took some of […]
I’ve been having weird problems with the WordPress admin console. I didn’t get they nifty little icon bar for TinyMCE when composing a post. When I bulk moderated comments, only the first change would actually be applied (the other changes remained in the moderation queue). Things just didn’t always work the way I expected them […]
What does the former leader of Iraq have in common with these two party girls? Wordtracker publishes a report that shows the top search terms used on various meta-search engines like Dogpile and Metacrawler. Wordtracker’s Top 300 Surge Report shows the top results from the past 48 hours, and the top ten are: saddam hussein […]
You know I’m a big fan of Flickr. The online photo community has, for me, been fun, useful, amusing, educational and immensely interactive. Flickr helped popularize the whole concept of folksonomy tagging. And their secret formula for calculating ‘interestingness’ has an uncanny knack for surfacing truly amazing photos. What exactly is interestingness? Well, it’s a […]