Archive for November, 2000

If architects had to work like web programmers "Dear Mr. Architect: Please design and build me a house. I am not quite sure of what I need, so you should use your discretion. My house should have somewhere between two and forty-five bedrooms. Just make sure the plans are such that the bedrooms can be […]

Palm Beach County redesign list If you wanted to see them all.

Are They Hot or Not? – WebVoice Edition: AmIRealOrNot? I’m kind enough to share with you a rationalized reason to look at hot chicks. Try to tell the "real" ones that did post their own pictures, from the pictures of professional models that don’t even read Wired. Here are some hints: is the file named […]

Security & Human Factors Shorter passwords on web sites look like a good idea. Although I’m not at all a security expert, I would think it’s a lot more difficult to crack passwords though brute force on the web, as someone should see the repeated attempts before they bear fruit. Files produced by desktop applications […]

Editor & Publisher doesn’t support url navigation I often remove the final part of a url in order to (hopefully) move to the sub-section home within a site I’m browsing. At E&P, moving from an article from Steve Outing’s Stop the Presses column to the directory it belongs to shows the other files there. If […]

Germany Probes Yahoo Sale Of ‘Mein Kampf’ This article doesn’t say whether or is concerned. 12/04/00 update: Yahoo Deutschland says Wired. 03/28/01 update: German Prosecutors Decide Not to Sue Yahoo Over ‘Mein Kampf’

What is your juridiction? The ODP guidelines state in its illegal sites paragraph that "[s]ome nations outside the US may seek to exercise jurisdiction over websites available to users in their countries. Such jurisdictional claims may extend to websites like the ODP that merely list and describe other sites. Editors should therefore comply with the […]

Netscape Breaks Away from the Pack "By breaking away from the Yahoo look and feel, Netscape not only stands out from competing portals, but it has enhanced usability by elevating the importance of design and using it to present a clear view of Netscape’s (and AOL-Time Warner’s) new world order." Yes, but. Click on the […]

Paid search engine results: which keywords are popular? I’m currently running a $50 ad campaign for SciFan through Google’s AdWords. This program will let you choose the keywords or phrases you want your ad to be triggered with. It’s a good way to know what keywords people actually use. And you don’t need to purchase […]

Why Search Engines Must Continue to Be Referees "There are potentially rough seas ahead, then, for site owners who have in the past relied heavily on search engines. The changing environment threatens site owners with a double whammy: not only will site owners increasingly have to pay for listings and placement in or near search […]

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I'm CEO of an online/mobile trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We strive to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is noisier by the day.

This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, publishing, software, and more. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that better stood the test of time.



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