Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Making a good directory "Making a directory is easy; making a good directory is a little harder." Brent Simmons has some advice on how to make a directory. I’m still struggling with my 300+ bookmarks (now handled with Hotlinks), and I’m always torn between having fewer, bigger, possibly meangless categories, and having more but maybe [...]
Investors warned to beware of bargain-bin e-tail stocks Well, I bought 1,500 Buy.com (BUYX) shares on Friday morning at $1 and sold them yesterday at $1 17/32. Here’s half of the new PC I plan to offer me for Xmas! Of course I’m still $150,000 short of what my MSFT stocks were worth at the [...]
False referrers I learn from NetDyslexia that these sites you see in referrer logs that don’t link to your site are due do a bug in IE (they apparently are set as the home page by some visitors.) Another mystery of life explained.
Amazon.com: Reading Group Guide for The Cluetrain Manifesto : The End of Business As Usual "Amazon.com’s founder Jeff Bezos recently alluded to the book when commenting on a recent controversy regarding Amazon.com’s patents. He said, "On an important meta-level, one thing to note is that this episode is a fascinating example of the new world, [...]
The Really, Really Big Dig "One near-Earth metallic asteroid, known affectionately to astronomers as NEO 3554 Amun, is a mere two kilometers in diameter, but is worth more than all of the platinum metal resources on Earth by several trillion dollars. At today’s prices, the iron and nickel alone would be worth about eight trillion [...]
Instant Folders – synch web service (thru Metaforage) Looks like a good, simple way to synchronize folders between different PCs through the Internet. The bad news is it’s working only with W2K/IE5.5 at the moment. The good news is they’re going to add Win98 support, and ask users for what should come next (Mac or [...]
Blogger archives broken (again) If you have a site powered by Blogger, chances are your archive table of contents is broken. Watch out because it happened already 10 days ago, but this time most of your archive links might have disappeared. If that’s the case for you, you need to rearchive the whole thing so [...]
rc3.org Daily Archive Here’s a good archive system that lets users search, access a specific day or browse an entire month. It also provides an instant glance into the posting habits of the blog owner. We immediately see that Rafe Colburn posts almost daily, except on weekends and Thanksgiving/XMas vacations. The only thing that might [...]
elearningpost (thru camworld) A blog with "[d]aily Links to Corporate Learning, Community Building, Instructional Design, Knowledge Management, Personalization and more"
Do you know some good outline displayers? Look at how Vivisimo (a new search engine) organizes results. It would be interesting to render OPML directories with a similar user interface. 05/21/01 update: I should mention QueryServer‘s result clustering. 06/08/01 update: look at SurfWax for another sites that organizes search results. Of course Northernlight started that [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.