Thursday, September 28, 2006

Seth Godin's Web 2.0 Traffic Watch List

Watch out for these new companies and concepts. It a good idea to know what these people are planning to do. Perhaps u can do something better.

The List

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My Favorite Tech Books

I just ran into these the other day and I still do not own one of these. I've just seen a sample chapter and there are no other tech books like these anywhere. I hope this new methodology of presenting information continues into a broader coverage of high technology. Help them out by buying your own books at Amazon or

Head First Books
Sample Chapter
Another Sample Chapter

An Amazing Programming Company

I couldn't just simply tell you who this company is, because you might dismiss the headline without ever reading the story. As a computer programmer myself, I can appreciate the follow highlights about what this article states:

  • Developers can switch teams and/or projects any time they want, no questions asked; just say the word and the movers will show up the next day to put you in your new office with your new team.
  • There aren't very many meetings. I'd say an average developer attends perhaps 3 meetings a week.
  • This company has a philosophy of not ever telling developers what to work on, and they take it pretty seriously.
  • This company tends not to pre-announce. They really do understand that you can't rush good cooking, you can't rush babies out, and you can't rush software development.
Amazing Company.
Slashdot Review.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Get Your Video on the SuperBowl

Frito-Lay and Chevrolet, looking to capitalize on the buzz created by user-generated content, are holding ad-making contests, with winners getting money and prizes and their spots used as part of Super Bowl XLI campaigns. If u like Frito-Lay or Chevrolet and know how to do videos, now is your chance to make it big.

NYT Review

Monday, September 25, 2006

Search O'Reilly's Code Samples

Publisher O'Reilly has a new search engine that will search thru its thousands of code samples in any programming language. Very nice if u r a programmer.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Your Online TV Recommender

Search or browse what's on ur local cable/satellite TV by a variety of criteria. Then it makes an online daily, weekly, monthly schedule of shows for u to watch.

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Test on Any Browser & Any OS

Test your website and code on any browser running in any operating system without having to buy all the hardware and software. Pick a combo of browser & OS and this service shows u a screen capture of your site running in that combo. For an additional fee u can have remote access to any of their machines so u can navigate and test any scripts running in any browser/OS combo, even on the Mac.
Here is another one a buddy of mine suggested:

Friday, September 15, 2006

Hurry, Get Your Podcast In

Attention all podasters. A new company is setting up podcast channels and looking for your podcasts to include them into their continuously playing channels. Of course, only the very best will be included, but yours is worth a shot. The channels are themselves a podcast made up of individual podcasts.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Autonomous Crank Calling

My college buddies would get drunk on the weekends and do some wild things. They would call their professors late at night to cuss them out. One time one of them was identified by a professor and suspended. Now you can do all this anonymously. Just enter a phone number, enter a text message, and select a voice. The system will dial the number and use the selected voice to read the message to the answering party. Of course, this was never meant to be used for crank calling, I think.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Some Widget Giants

Widgets are coming to a blog or desktop near you by the masses. These are some of the giants guilty of spreading them:
Yahoo Widgets
Apple Widgets
TypePad Widgets

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Search By Doodling

We all search by text or spoken words. Now there's another way to search. Just draw what u r looking for.
Doodle now

Use a Wristwatch as a Compass

Hold a watch with 12 o'clock at left.
Move your arm so the hour hand points at the sun.
The spot halfway between the hour hand and the 12 is south.

This article appears in Wired Magazine 08/2006.

How to Terminate Cell Phone Contract

Easy. Just find someone who would like to take over your contract. Ok. How do u find somone? Easy. Go to this site which pairs up people "Getting Out" with people seeking to "Get In" to a contract.

See & Know Where I've Been

Sony has a new $150 device that keeps track of your GPS coords and date/time stamp. It comes with software to correlate the data with date/time stamped pictures taken by any digital camera. Of course, with a Google map mashup u can now easily add your photos to the exact location on the map at which they were taken.
Sony GPS-CS1
NYT Review

Nice outside screen on new laptop

This new device is smaller than a typical laptop, and yet it runs on full Windows XP. The nicest feature is that it has a small screen on the outside which is always on and is used to display and read your email, view and play your music lists, etc. You don't even need to boot up the device to use this always-on feature. I can see how other laptops will be adding a similar feature soon.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Wear Your Top 5 Lists

This company will create your personalized t-shirts that list your top 5 things about anything. I guess I would like one about my top 5 blog items I've had this month.

Friday, September 01, 2006

One Joke A Day:

These people go around town and video record people telling a joke. You can subscribe to the service for $6/month and get one joke a day delivered to your phone as a small video clip. That's another one-a-day idea. What's yours?

One-a-day: Paintings, etc

People are starting to sell their one-a-day creative ideas online. These people make a new painting once a day and sell it online. What can u do once a day that is worth selling? See post "One Joke A Day:

NYT Review