Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Top 10 dot-com flops

This article is almost a year old, but it does make a nice trip down memory lane while providing some cautionary instruction for those who would consider an e-commerce venture today.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

The Availabot hates your mommy

"The Availabot stands erect when your buddy comes online and then drops to the table in a flaccid heap of despair when s/he goes away." And if they go idle, does it nod off and snore?

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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

A Ring Tone Meant to Fall on Deaf Ears

Might as well be the emperor's new ringtone, as much as I can tell. See if you can hear it yourself: Mosquitotone [mp3].

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Tuesday, June 6, 2006

Farecast and Mpire: Smart sites that will save you money

These pricing analytics sites learn pricing history for you and make predictions about when it's best to purchase. Wonder how long it will take the targeted sites to erect defenses?

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Monday, June 5, 2006

Find Out When Your Friends Become Single

This is an interesting add-on for My Space. Now just add an online gaming book to predict when the break-up will come and we're all set.

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Sunday, June 4, 2006

Visual Tour: 20 Things You Won't Like About Windows Vista

This article is long, but it's not as negative as the headline implies. You can find lots of articles on the net that gush about Vista's improvements and benefits, but this one does a very thorough job of balancing what's "new and good about the operating system" against what's "new and bad." At least in Beta 2. Likely, Microsoft will have addressed at least some of these concerns to some degree before shipping the final version of Vista sometime in 2010.

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Saturday, June 3, 2006

The nomad and the iPod: Together as one

Great concept, kid. Especially the trust test. Around the world we go!

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Web surfers to help Texas monitor border cams

Innovative or scary?

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Googleheads

Hahahahaha! Wait for it.

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Smarter Publishing

Wow. The ├╝ber hosted web publishing/blogging/content management system for ordinary peeps. Reasonably priced, too.

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Ballmer's Developer Song and Dance

This certainly puts Micrsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in the right light. Plus it's hilarious. Make sure you watch at laest through the stage dance near the middle.

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How to Become an Early Riser

I just found this post from about a year ago, but it's pretty interesting. Then I stumbled upon his post (and subsequent series of posts) about polyphasic sleep and I couldn't stop reading it. Until I fell asleep, that is. It really got me thinking about how different daily life would be if we didn't have to sleep, or sleep much. Apparently, this is a quite a realistic possibility in our lifetimes, especially considering society's ever-increasing move to 24-hour availability and the latest efforts to better living through chemistry.

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One-Stop Shop From Your Car

Great concept for hurried people who know what they want, especially if the pricing is good. But why do you have to key your order from the car? I'd much prefer to place the order from home or the office via the web and just stop by to pick it up on my way.

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Cork'd

"The simple way to review and share wine." Another wino site with plenty of Web 2.0 goodness.

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The 25 Worst Tech Products of All Time

A real trip down memory lane (including the recent present). The fun question -- how many of these did you actually use? I only made it to seven. Plus one or two of the honorable mentions.

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All The Lovely Browsers!

All you'd care to know about the current state of browsers on the main platforms, from a developer's perspective. Hip.

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