Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
The ResourceShelf: "Running a link search (finding out who’s linking to a specific page) is a useful service many web engines provide. It’s a great way to find relationships between companies/organizations, discover new ideas, or additional sites. A problem with Google’s reverse link search is that you cannot use any additional terms in the query. [...]
This cool Windows NLE now includes DVD authoring, and should be available in 4.0 final release later this quarter. Here’s a list of new features, including faster DV rendering, ASIO support (low latency drivers for real sound cards), and application scripting (using the .Net framework.) There’s native support for Contour’s AVS ShuttlePRO, no mention of [...]
Here‘s a revealing quote: "She had two junior surveyors with her, all of them loaded with positioning gear that tied in to Galileo, the European GPS network — the Galileo gear cost a fortune, but they’d found that their American GPS kit often mysteriously stopped working when they were working on projects in the territorial [...]
Datapoints: Upmystreet.com (Guardian article), GeoURL.
Anne Holland after a conversation with Seth Godin who wouldn’t email her his latest book for fear of setting it loose: "[H]ey wasn’t Seth’s last book, The Idea Virus, all about how publishers should give away as many free electronic copies as possible of their books as promotional devices so people will buy hard copies?? [...]
Boxes and Arrows: "What I call an interactive HTML prototype goes a step further by linking navigation on an HTML wireframe to other wireframes representing subsequent screens, filling in content as needed, and adding mock functionality such as drop-down menus and fields that dont tie into any backend." Exactly. I use HTML wireframes every time [...]
Alan Reiter: "I’m certainly not going to write off this new venture. After all, how can you write off a venture that hasn’t even been launched? And, you can never write off Microsoft. I am disappointed, though, that the announcement seemed to be just an echo of the past. The wireless industry has, as I [...]
Someone at Yahoo is considering doing that. That’s provided he’s allowed to deliver results in a non-bloated environment.
CNet: "Gillette, Wal-Mart and the U.K.-based supermarket chain Tesco plan to install specially designed shelves that can read radio frequency waves emitted by microchips embedded in millions of shavers and related products. The shelves can scan the contents of the shelves and, via computer, alert store employees when supplies are running low or when theft [...]
IBM: "What am I? Am I some guy who just wants a laptop (Home and Home Office), or am I an employee of a Medium and Large Business? Are the product lines and pricing the same? If I want to buy a laptop that’s in the business list, but not in the home list, will [...]
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.