Is it ironic that I had to Google for Cuil? Or is it merely an indication of my waning net attention span? Is Cuil any different? Could it be better? The press is having a field day, split along the usual lines: traditional news outlets are pumping the “David Vs. Goliath” aspect, the tech writers? … More Cuil (Does NEW=FAIL?)
Fantastic interview on Philebrity (it’s a great Philly-based destination, don’tchaknow). When people get together to create something cool, it’s great. When it really solves a “problem”, that’s even better. But when it can actually make my life SUCK less? That’s just pure gold. “Yesterday, three developers went public with an interactive SEPTA route planner designed … More iSepta: or “How NOT to have your web-service suck”.
So here I am in Austin. I certainly didn’t expect to be here this year, yet here I am. I can write more later, but this whole things is taking up a decent amount of mind-share. Two quick things I observed: Ubiquitous wifi is AWESOME. Don’t underestimate the usefulness of constant access, anywhere. Austin is … More SXSW: A quick quip.
Amazon pushed their facelift. Details are available here, but you will probably want to just go through the front door.
Apparently, after crunching the numbers, the eggheads at the New York Times finally realized that they could get more revenue from ads, than they could charging for a subscription. Or so the AFP is intimating. Go figure. probably had something to do with the number of stunted deep-link attempts. Way to read your logs, guys! … More New York Times online is Free! (almost)
Technically, it’s been in closed beta for a while now. But the powers-that-be have finally given the green light, and the “Big Red Open Beta Button” has been pushed. Welcome Fancast Open Beta! That’s right! No more waiting to see what all the fuss is about. Go and experience it yourself. It’s a pretty cool … More Happy Birth Day, Fancast!
I digress, but everyone and their brother is jumping on the Ajax bandwagon. Aren’t you? Alex Bosworth chimes in with some common sense suggestions for when to and when NOT to use AJAX. I won’t replicate the list here; that’s what his original post is for, afterall. 😉 Though these suggestions are sure to be … More the AJAX bandwagon
Wish the world were more usable? Less bad directions, more usable products and services? Well there actually ARE people trying to make this happen, despite the impression this website might be giving you… In fact, people all over the world are doing it. And there is a day dedicated to it. And there is a … More World Usability Day