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Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Via InsideGoogle: GreaseMap “Greasemap uses Greasemonkey to add a small layer to Firefox webpages. When you visit a geotagged page, it allows you to view an overlay map (powered by Google Maps) showing the coordinates of the geotag.”

Via BoingBoing: Bedroom slippers with LEDs in the toes.

Are EU ready? .EU domains are almost good to go.

Me in need of a haircut. Nice colour to my eyes, if I do say so myself.

More on Larry Lessig’s Powerpoint presentation style. Where can I get a PPT copy of his presentation? Larry’s presentations were the inspiration for the best powerpoint presentation I ever saw.

Mid week madness sale – All links half price!

Wednesday, October 5th, 2005

Sesame street lyrics in Klingon. Sing along! ” Describe to me immediately how to go to Sesame Street.”

Digg Spy. Automatically refreshing flash interface. Quick AJAX/Web2.0 fanboys. Love it! Love it now!

Handy Getting Things Done Email hack from Ross. It’s a tick box you can add to your sig stating you don’t want the email conversation blogged or quoted or that you permit it.

EU Information Society open Consultations. Handy bookmark.

Handy VoIP Flashdrive phone. Plug it into the USB, launch the software on the drive and you’re away. Now that’s mobile!

Rick Segal – Enough with the Web 2.0 Bollox

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Rick is sick of this Web 2.0 bollox:

Having said that, enough already with this Web 2.0 nonsense. We are doing the same thing we always do when “new” has “newer” come along. We hype the snot out of it and crap all over the ‘old stuff’.

Blogs are the new new which is the new brown which is the new black. I remember the good ole days of WAP and how that would set the world on fire. I wish someone would have set a WAP PR bunny on fire. WiMax, there’s another sinner. Petrol, sugar, frozen orangejuice – Napalm some marketer scum and his dumbass client. How to succeed in this new age: Just build apps with the tech you have and stop being a marketing whore. The best way to pimp your product is to turn it from vapourware into ShitThat’sImpressiveWare.

Do you really need some dumbfuck marketing guru who only has the ability to “buzzerize” your product? Did FireFox need someone to give them a sexy name? If it changed its name in the morning most people wouldn’t give a damn.

Meanwhile look at Ning.

Google Office – Press conf in Computer History Museum

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Sun and Google to announce Google Office?

Google already own Joerg Heilig who was a Project Manager for StarOffice. Will this be an online version of Star Office integrated into GMail or something like this? It could hardly just be a calendar app. Not when you have both Sun CEO Scott McNealyand Google CEO Eric Schmidt announcing this at the Computer History Museum.

The biggest thing about this to me is where the application resides. Will it be Desktop based or server based? If server based it will freak out Microsoft quite a bit. I think a table and a chair might fly over this.

EDIT: Previous speculation about AJAX Office.

Nokia 888 Concept Phone

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Nokia 888 Concept Phone video.

From Textually.org:

The phone gives information on what’s happening – such as an incoming call – by changing shape… The user interface is entirely without keyboard…

You dont have to carry it in your pocket or on your wrist. You can carry it anywhere, in anyform. You can roll it, bend it, put on your clothes like a clip. It also makes some form changes that makes it more ergonomical: i.e. when you want to talk on the phone, the body form turns into the form of the good old telephone. You can personalize these forms and record them. So it fits you the best in the way that you have chosen.

Show Hair Art

Monday, October 3rd, 2005

Eugh.

Shambolic MS lawyers asskicked by Chemistry student | Other links

Thursday, September 29th, 2005

‘He turned his mistake back on Microsoft, however, accusing it of deceptive sales practices, since the agreement had essentially been hidden from him. “How could I sign the agreement if I’d never opened the software? It didn’t make any sense,” he says.’

EULAs are the Devils work. From Dave comes a David kicking the shit out of Microsoft Lawyer Goliaths story. Student sells on legally bought MS Software and they sue him. But he won after doggedly refusing to back down.

How Bob the millionaire became a pirate. Because the TV and Movie studios are dionaurs, the way they operate encourages piracy. Nice illustration of this point.

Mobile phones to be more secure to prevent theft and fraud yet at the same time will take away the ability to move providers.

JotSpot Live – Live, Group, Note-taking.

RSS Security Part1, RSS Security Part2.

But then the brain exploded right there in front of me…

Wednesday, September 28th, 2005

Via Google Blogoscoped. Sorry, Gotta Go – a website of wav sounds to use when you are on the phone. Press the Knock on Door one or dozens of others to create an excuse for ending a phone convo.

Connectivity as a utility. I’d been thinking all along about broadband being classed as a utility. Interesting idea.

Google moving into classifieds. Woah. Bye bye yellow pages. Craigslist shows what the yellow pages should be all about anyway.

Microlending in African countries.

Sneaky ways of bringing in the Broadcast Flag.

Not able to see your fav TV show? Rent My DVR will sort it. Simply have someone record the show and send it to you. They charge of course.

Ideal for podcasters! How To Build a Telephone Recording Circuit from an Old Modem. One needs to solder and stuff. A job for Dave.

Esquire submits a document to Wikipedia to let the members edit it. Dozens of errors later, the collaborative work of the Wikipedians have corrected all the errors in the document. Wikipower once again. Esquire were impressed.

Links for Monday 26th Sept

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Via Tom A fantastic size comparison test for the iPod Nano. I was convinced to just go for the 60gb iPod but after seeing this I think I’ll buy the Nano. *drool*

Puppy swallows 13in knife and survives. Rebecca, see how thick your dog is?

Made up words in the Simpsons. I really like Superliminal and Meh. Oh I think I may try and slip one of the other neologisms from the Simpsons into a press release. Or maybe use “Embiggen”.

Google Secure Access on a mac or any other OS

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Guide to getting Google Secure Access to work on a Mac. Since it uses PPTP it can surely be used on any other operating system too.