Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Slingplayer For Mac OS X Officially Released: Start Your Slingin'

The beta's out and the reviews look good. Time to go shopping.... More deets


Wednesday, October 25, 2006

LinkedIn launches useful service directory

"While MySpace became the network for teens, and Facebook did the same for college students, LinkedIn has become a robust businessperson's networking site, with a special focus on helping people network to find jobs.... LinkedIn now allows its members to recommend and endorse people -- dentists, mechanics, nannies, etc. -- who are not LinkedIn members. The new directory makes it easy to narrow down the listings, for example to display only dentists in your area that have been recommended by people you know directly."

Sounds good, if enough people add listings....


Sunday, October 15, 2006

Jobs on iPod, iTunes and Zune

Why Steve Jobs is the man:

"Finally, Jobs was asked if he was worried about Microsoft's upcoming media player (Zune) and its 'community' features:

In a word, no. I've seen the demonstrations on the Internet about how you can find another person using a Zune and give them a song they can play three times. It takes forever. By the time you've gone through all that, the girl's got up and left! You're much better off to take one of your earbuds out and put it in her ear. Then you're connected with about two feet of headphone cable."


The Friendster Tell-All Story

"Gary Rivlin at the New York Times finally wrote the Friendster “tell all” piece that everyone’s been threatening to do for some time.... Friendster turned down a $30 million buyout offer from Google in 2003. Everything went downhill from there."

Get all the dirty deets about how NOT to grow a hot Internet company in the face of competition.


Thursday, October 5, 2006

Interview with John Hodgman, the PC from those "Get a Mac" ads

"Yup, we interviewed that guy. But John Hodgman isn't just a metaphorical stand-in for the PC (even though that's what we mainly asked him about), he's also an editor at the New York Times Magazine and a contributor to the Daily Show. Read on to find out whether he's really a PC user, Microsoft's attempts to recruit him, and how he got the gig in the first place."

A brief and heartwarming read awaits....


Digg users are dumber than goldfish

Scientifically proven. Complete with demo video.


I feel good about Mac open source

"Free reusable Mac source code" (via Daring Fireball)


Youths no longer predominant at MySpace

"Half of the site's users are 35 or older.... Just a year ago, teens under 18 made up about 25 percent of MySpace.... That's now down to 12 percent."

And ex-Congressman Foley is pissed about it.


The classic style vibrator that syncs with your iPod

Speaking of useful devices and clever Christmas gifts.... Can you guess the selling price?


Linkman Gives You Permission To Quit Smoking

"If all other methods for getting rid of your addiction has failed, the Linkman may help you stamp out cigs for good—provided you follow its guidance."

Coming soon in a Christmas gift near you....


New in 10.4.8: Zoom Using Scroll Wheel

This is cool. Go ahead, try it: hold down <control> and run your scroll wheel. Wheee!