Archive for December, 2005

BlogJet 1.6

Monday, December 19th, 2005

BlogJet 1.6 is released.  The one feature I really want isn’t in there yet – the ability to paste an image from the clipboard, instead of having to use some other tool to save it to disk as a file first – but it does add the ability to insert an image directly from your […]

Isn’t That Ironic

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

Noted by Jeremie, Google prevents other search engines from indexing their content. What would be the motivation for that, I wonder?  

Becoming an Acquisition Target

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

Dare posts on what it takes to become a target for acquisition: If you are building a Web startup with the intention of flipping it to one of the majors, only three things matter; technology/IP, users andthe quality of your technical team. I think there’s another aspect, that Dare isn’t considering, and that isn’t directly […]

The Long Tail is Alive Again

Saturday, December 17th, 2005

I’ve brought back the Long Tail site.  Between when I took it offline and now, the site was purchased by Yahoo, and shut down public access to their ping service.  The site says to email them for access, but I did and got no response, so I’ve changed the way I find updated feeds […]

Can’t Call It A Podcast

Friday, December 16th, 2005

An email from Sony: Access RSS-distributed audio content for playback on your PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system! Listen to audio from websites with RSS (Really Simple Syndication) feeds. When connected to the Internet, the PSP™ system will automatically update audio content that has been added to these pages for your listening pleasure! Of course they’re talking about […]

Broke my own rule..

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

I should have called this post Five Gifts Not to Buy for Christmas.  

Some Gifts Not To Buy for Christmas

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

A New Cell Phone.  Now, if it was just a new cell phone, where you could take the SIM card out of your old phone and put it in the new one and have a better phone than you had previously, then it would be a good gift – maybe a great gift – but […]

Cancel My Account

Thursday, December 15th, 2005

It’s always easy to sign up online.  It’s never easy to cancel online.  


Sunday, December 11th, 2005

The Xooglers blog (ex-Google folks talking about their time at Google) has a page of words that you’d hear around Google and how they’re used.  Mostly typical stuff, but there’s one I think needs a little extra note. “So…” uttered in a meeting isn’t just clearing your throat, it’s an attempt to gain the conversational […]

Comments Now Moderated

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

I don’t get a ton of comments here to start with, and I get far more spam than I do comments, so I’m switching to moderated commenting.