Aug 31, 2002
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Aug 29, 2002
I interviewed for a job recently and I told my youngest sister who is still in high school that if I get the job then she can have my g3 notebook. Is it because I'm a nice older brother or is it because I need an excuse to get a new iBook? Only Frank Sinatra knows and sadly, he has passed on.
Aug 28, 2002
A Media Relations employee at the Church of Scientology asked John of Microcontent News for a link to their response to his Church v. Google articles. The snippet he posted makes the connection that people who post anti-Scientology "propoganda" on the internet are merely an online version of terrorists (she compares them to the Al Qaeda.) Official Genius Labs take: she is wrong. Nice. I like having official "takes."
Wil Wheaton writes about how it sucks to spend your life auditioning and about how a blog can help you define yourself. "I began to write more and more. It's all here on WWDN. I can see my writing style change, as I find my voice, and figure out what I want to say, and how I want to say it."
Aug 27, 2002
A weblog provider with a revenue model? (besides licensing) The brainiacs at Xanga are spinning Amazon's Web Services into potential gold. This is how it works: a cool new toy lets users easily add a "currently reading (playing, watching)" module to their blog via the "Xangazon Search." Then, affiliated revenue generated from the over 3 million page views is profit for Xanga. But wait... premium users can sign up to have their modules auto-affiliatized. It's gorgeous! Not ready yet, but scheduled for release very soon.
Aug 26, 2002
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Aug 22, 2002
Wi-Fi and free lunches: "When people go downtown, they naturally expect the local infrastructure to include streetlights, fire hydrants and parking spaces. Soon, I believe, they also will expect Wi-Fi connectivity. Sitting on a city park bench and checking e-mail will not seem so strange; in fact, it will be something people demand. "
Aug 21, 2002
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Aug 19, 2002
Jakob Nielsen wants users to be able to Control Font Size. My Mac IE 5.1 has buttons for this although, Jakob's right, they aren't part of the default toolbar. Alternatively, some people reading this post may like to know that they can hold down the command key and type "+" or "-" to change the font size in Mac IE 5.1.
Aug 18, 2002
Filip Stoj of Digital Thread requested a version of BlogThis! that automatically adds the target="_blank" tag after a blogged URL. In other words, links open in a new window. So, for people using Blogger Pro with Mac IE 5.1, here you go: BizBlogThis! (Drag the link to your toolbar and blog with wild abandon.) It works for me, it might not work for you.
Open Letter to America: "Go get your ten-billionth burger, America. Fatten your already fat asses with bacteria-and-hormone-ridden meat and do nothing as you sit stupefied before your mind-numbing television sets awaiting the next episode of sad families being humiliated on 'Cops.'"
Aug 17, 2002
The Sharp Portable AV Player lets you record from TV or download from the web and watch on the go (via Gizmodo). Maybe you could download directly from TiVo. It'd be nice if it had the same UI. I remember thinking about this the day the iPod was released. Anyway, cool stuff.
Aug 16, 2002
Hello Kitty responds to your keyboard motion by talking and moving. You can type with Kitty. Hello Kitty moves her arms and head while you type. Hello Kitty will talk with you in Japanese and English. In other words, people who are comfortable with naked, decapitated dolls; nightmarish bobbing clown heads; or cymbal-clashing, self-powered wind-up monkey toys, will not find Hello Kitty USB Hub freaky in any way.
Aug 14, 2002
Aug 13, 2002
Davezilla: Good Bye Little Dragon Guy "It has come to our attention that you have incorporated the "ZILLA" portion of our client’s GODZILLA marks in the name of your "DAVEZILLA.COM" domain name, and that you have included a "reptile-like" character as well as a "monster-like" character…[this] is likely to cause the users of your site to believe that the "DAVEZILLA.COM" website is either associated with, authorized by, or sponsored by our client…we request that you remove the objectionable imagery and reference to GODZILLA from your website to eliminate any likelihood of confusion and posibility of an inaccurate affiliation with Toho and GODZILLA." Is Mozilla next? Perhaps.
Aug 11, 2002
I twisted my ankle this weekend like you would not believe. It hurts like a blow torch. My book will be out next month, in the meantime I need a job. Livia says I should pitch some articles and get some freelance writing going again. Probably a good idea. I should get into a routine with the writing. That seems to work for various professionals of various sorts and kinds. Also, when the summer's over this beachy town may lose it's allure. In fact, hobbling around in seaweedy water today was a little less than glamorous. Although, I could have sworn I saw Dan Bricklin driving to the beach last week. Very glamorous.
Aug 9, 2002
Where blogging software meets CafePress: Blogger Swag, UserLand Stuff, Xanga Store (in the works), LiveJournal's CafePress Store, and BigBlogTool too. There are probably more, I just typed names in after the "store.aspx?s=" stuff. I do that sort of thing now and then because I'm a wild and crazy guy.
Aug 8, 2002
Boston Globe Online - Reflecting growth of 'blogging'"In yet another indication that ''blogging'' is going mainstream, Concord-based Trellix Corp., which provides Web site building technology to small businesses and consumers, is set to announce today that it's adding weblog management software to its publishing platform."
Aug 7, 2002
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Aug 2, 2002
During the course of writing my book (which is done, I saw PDFs this morning!) I sort of let myself go in the facial hair department. I trimmed it half-heartedly with some small scissors a few times. During a party last weekend somebody said I looked like MacGuyver. A fellow genius! Maybe I found a new look.