Friday, May 19th, 2006
LeapFish.com has released a tool to calculate the worth of domain names. I don’t know what kind of preposterous ego-boosting crap they are trying to pull here, but they value all kinds of junk domains at way beyond their real worth. One time I registered tornadoeshittingtrailers.com just for shits and giggles and they seem to think it’s worth about fifteen hundred bucks. Please.
<h3>Things I would sell tornadoeshittingtrailers.com for:</h3> <ol> <li>10 Pounds of Beans</li> <li>A Kiss on the Cheek</li> <li>An Ice Cold Soda Pop</li> <li>A Fake Plastic Plant for my desk</li> </ol>
Thursday, May 18th, 2006
Some of my hosting packages are coming up on their renewal dates. I decided a few weeks ago that I would buy a VPS (Virtual Private Server) from my hosting company and move my sites on to that. I consider myself a little above the curve as far as technology goes, but I’m far from a super-hacker network nerd. This is only day one of trying to get it all set up, so I’m not too worried yet, but I fear I might have gotten myself in over my head.
I own three hosted accounts through iPower that I administer through their vDeck program, including this one. I’m not going to mess with those just yet until I successfully set up a less important site.
I understand that I can use those same name servers for all of my sites. I’m not sure how that works but that’s what I heard. If anyone out there has experience with this type of thing and has any input, or would be willing to answer some questions, contact me through the email link below. I’m a bit concerned that this is a stupid security risk, that is, telling people what sites I own, on what hosting company, running what software, and where my name servers are. Is it?
Tuesday, May 16th, 2006
I started to write a post today about search. I wanted to emphasize that it is not only important how you search but where. I ended up going on and on and the results were way too scattered and rambling. I’m going to try to explain this simple concept more clearly here.
<h3>What you are searching for and where to do it:</h3> <ol> <li><em>A Definition or Explanation.</em><br /><br /> Use <a href="http://www.wikipedia.org/">Wikipedia</a> or the <a href="http://dictionary.reference.com/">Dictionary</a>.</li> <li><strong><em>The Buzz.</em></strong><br /><br /> Check the blogs with <a href="http://www.sphere.com/">Sphere</a> or <a href="http://www.technorati.com/">Technorati</a>.</li> <li><strong><em>A Product or Review.</em></strong><br /><br /> Use one of <a href="http://froogle.google.com/">The</a> <a href="http://shopping.msn.com/default/shp/">Big</a> <a href="http://shopping.yahoo.com/">Dogs</a>, or<a href="http://www.bizrate.com/">one of</a> <a href="http://www.nextag.com/">the</a> <a href="http://www.mysimon.com/">competitors</a>. Read the <a href="http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/index.htm">consumer report</a>, check the <a href="http://www.technorati.com/">blogs</a>.</li> <li><strong><em>The Basics.</em></strong><br /><br /> Just need an address or phone number? Try the <a href="http://www.yellowpages.com/sp/yellowpages/">Yellow Pages</a>.</li> <li><strong><em>The Scoop.</em></strong><br /><br /> Searching for news? Try <a href="http://www.newsvine.com/">Newsvine</a> or <a href="http://search.msn.com/news/">The</a> <a href="http://news.yahoo.com/">Big</a> <a href="http://news.google.com/">Dogs</a>. Technology Specific? Search <a href="http://slashdot.org/">Slashdot</a> or <a href="http://www.digg.com/">Digg</a>.</li> <li><strong><em>Like-minded People.</em></strong><br /><br /> <a href="http://groups.google.com/">Search</a> <a href="http://groups.yahoo.com/">through the</a> <a href="http://groups.msn.com/">newsgroups</a>.</li> <li><strong><em>An Image.</em></strong><br /><br /> <a href="http://images.google.com/">Google images</a> might turn up something you can use, but <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/search">Flickr</a> is king for finding tons of great images.</li>
Monday, May 15th, 2006
The Washington Post has posted a table showing the biggest 50 websites, as judged by total unique visitors, compared from February 2005 to February 2006. I hear fairly often that MySpace is the most visited site on the internet, well, it’s not, yet anyway. It has shown the craziest jump in the one year span, showing over 300% growth in one year. Topping the list, Yahoo! at 115 million visitors in Feb. 06, with a full 25% lead over Google, it’s nearest competitor.
<h3>The Web's 10 Biggest Sites:</h3> <ol> <li>Yahoo!</li> <li>Google</li> <li>MSN</li> <li>AOL</li> <li>eBay</li> <li>Microsoft</li> <li>Passport</li> <li>MapQuest</li> <li>Hotmail</li> <li>MySpace</li> </ol> <h3>Most Surprising Sites (To Me) on the Top 50:</h3> <ol> <li>Wikipedia</li> <li>Blogger</li> <li>Tripod</li> <li>CheapTickets</li> <li>BizRate</li> <li>Real</li> </ol>
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
Google Trends launched this week, giving average folks the chance to explore what people have been Googleing for the past few years. Along the timeline, there are markers with significant news events that may (or may not) explain spikes in traffic.
<h3>Cities that don't search for themselves:</h3> <ol> <li>Most "Portland" Searches: Beaverton</li> <li>Most "Green Bay" Searches: De Pere</li> <li>Most "San Francisco" Searches: Pleasanton</li> <li>Most "South Park" Searches: Budapest</li> <li>Most "Dallas" Searches: Richardson</li> <li>Most "Los Angeles" Searches: Van Nuys</li> </ol> Of course, New York searches for itself more than any other place.
Thursday, May 11th, 2006
Saturday, April 29th, 2006
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Friday, April 28th, 2006
<ol> <li>Metadata</li> <li>Prson</li> <li>4d4m</li> <li>Dell</li> <li>subpage.php</li> <li>Darth</li> <li>Gary</li> </ol>
Thursday, April 27th, 2006
I read in a Slashdot article yesterday that Apple has patented the concept of a display that is capable of taking pictures as well as displaying them.
The clever idea is to insert thousands of microscopic image sensors in-between the liquid crystal display cells in the screen. Each sensor captures its own small image, but software stitches these together to create a single, larger picture.
I think that sounds like a pretty neat idea, but the only applications of its use I have heard is for teleconferencing and to save space in cellphones / PDAs. Sure seems like a lot of trouble just to avoid a tiny little camera at the top of your screen.
<ol> <li>To spy on employees</li> <li>To take upskirt photos at those restaurants with TVs in the floor</li> <li>To sell at an insane markup and make mad profitz</li> <li>To allow Apple to record everything you ever do and <a href="http://www.theonion.com/content/node/47468">sell it back to you for $1.99</a></li> </ol>
Wednesday, April 26th, 2006
<ol> <li>It's a bike</li> <li>It's a broom</li> <li>It's a broombike</li> <li>It's <a href="http://chrislists.net/?p=168">fucking awesome</a></li> </ol>
Friday, April 14th, 2006
As of today, I am writing for a website I have enjoyed since its launch late last year: FreshArrival (“One Amazingly Cool Thing, Every Weekday.”) I am very excited to be a part of it.
Don’t worry I’ll still be comin’ at you live from here.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
Apple Computer Inc. unveiled software Wednesday to help owners of its new Intel-based Macs run Microsoft Corp.’s rival Windows XP operating system, despite the computer maker’s insistence it won’t assist such efforts.
I feel like I should be shocked, but at this point, if Apple says they absolutely aren’t going to do something, it pretty much means they are absolutely doing it.
<h3>Here are some other things Apple is probably working on:</h3> <ol> <li>the iPlasma HDTV</li> <li>the Mac Mini Home Media Edition with DVR</li> <li>the iGo (Apple-centric replacement for your eGo)</li> </ol>