Definitely nice to know I can now cite websites.
Monthly Archive for April, 2003
Related Entries from within my own MT database is something else I’m interested in adding to my weblog soon.
This is something to add to my weblog this weekend.
Later: Just found Google Hilite from Textism… cool stuff.
It seems that this has been discussed on the MacOS X Talk list run by the OmniGroup, but no one seems to have a solution or answer to the reasons for the error messages… although this post provides a little bit of info, but no real answers…
In Adam Kalsey’s latest post, The Agenda of Professional Blogs, I’m reminded of why I started weblogging, and realize that I’ve gotten away from it.
Why do you blog?
I wrote about my problems trying to sign up with the WSJ online using Safari a few days ago… Just wanted to post a quick follow up.
I’d emailed them saying that Safari wasn’t working with their subscription process, and I gave them my phone number, asking them to call me so I can subscribe.
Here it is, noon, the first business day after I emailed them, and I just got off the phone with a nice guy named Steven who was able to sign me up painlessly (well, except for the $80 or so it cost) over the phone.
Thanks WSJ, you’re setting the standard for publishers online, as I’d expect.
This weekend was packed with out of town visitors… and yard work… lots of yard work.
“Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.”
— Henry Kissinger
Scoble: “The Web is killing publishing.” I’d argue that the web is killing ‘traditional’ publishing, just as TV ‘killed’ radio at one point in history. It didn’t kill it, just made it adapt and change to stay successful as a media format.
Rich In Style A good CSS resource it seems.
Low End Mac: What We Hate on the Web (from May, 2002 — hopefully to be updated soon.
OJR: Getting to Know You – an article by JD Lasica from June 2002 covering the topic of online registration by news websites.
Here are some resources I gathered when I was looking into this topic a while back:
“If you can’t sleep, then get up and do something instead of lying there and worrying. It’s the worry that gets you, not the loss of sleep.” — Dale Carnegie
I’m braindead today:
Billboard: Apple Music Service Trumpets Ease Of Use
Forbes: Thoughts On Apple’s Music Plans
SpyMac: Anonymous Crystal Ball Friday (telling us of Apple branded multi-button mice — it’s about time)
O’Reilly: Freeware Gems for Mac OS X
The video promo accessbile from this page (scroll down) is an impressive demostration of QuickTime Player skinning and has some great clips from the new Matrix movie coming out soon. [via MarketingFix]
ArsTechnica: Small form factor computing round-up (for some reason this article looks like it’d interesting to Scott — perhaps so he can set up a small file-server for his home?)
I tried to give the WSJ $80 tonight, and their subscription forms wouldn’t work with Safari… I might try to subscribe to the online version again in the future, but not anytime soon. I sent them an email to call me so I can give them my credit card and requested login/password over the phone… we’ll see if they call.
“Take the most difficult challenge you are now facing and turn it into the greatest opportunity to grow simply by changing how you see it. Dead ends then become turning points.” — Bob Perks
Still busier than shit:
PHPNuke is so easy to upgrade when neccessary… just thought I’d point that out.
A plea for Full RSS Feeds (which I’ve made before).
Elegant Hack – cool site
Matrix sequel marks Imax first from the BBC
Textbox is coming folks… hold on to your seats.
Accomodating – I really enjoy reading John Gruber’s writing, regardless of the topic.
Internet Advertising Not Trusted – Hmmm… no shit.
Once again, I’ve been busy working, so here’s a collection of links and quick comments:
Scoble comments on Meckler’s non-weblog weblog — heh, name slinging is always a fun sport to watch.
Love the new look of the Apple Store.
Very cool: TypePad, a new hosted solution for people wanting to use MovableType, which is superior to Blogger and Radio, in my opinion. Oh, and Ben’s write up of this announcement and Kalsey’s thoughts.
Note for work: How to do customer relations email marketing thanks to Adam Kalsey.
Interview with Bob Diener, of hotels.com. (Only interesting because I used to work closely with HRN and drove by their corporate headquarters in Dallas today… they really need to get a better sign on the outside of the building… it still looks like a cheap-ass sign on that building).
RANT: Macminute launches a MacMinute Radio feature, but zips the MP3 (doesn’t StuffIt, which would be the Mac way of compressing the file) and oh, by the way, the MP3 is already compressed as much as possible, isn’t it? It should be (it is, they saved 23,000 bytes by zipping it), and that forces me to close my browser windows (or at least get it out of the way) so I can un-zip the file, to load into iTunes… instead of just offering the MP3 for clicking and playing in Safari, or IE, or whatever browser I’m using. Stupid. One more example of a technology publishing company that really doesn’t get today’s technology or how people use it. Fucking amazing how stupid zipping an MP3 for a Macintosh audience is. Amazing.
Oh, and Appleworks for Windows was updated in case you didn’t know. (Does anyone use it?)
My thoughts on the new Palm Tungsten C? I should’ve waited a month and a half to buy a new Palm.
Bluetooth gets its name from Harald Bluetooth, a 10th century Danish king famed for uniting his nation with Norway [via Adam]
This is just a quick update for all of my readers. We’re soliciting feedback from our readers over on MarketingFix. If you’ve missed the post, please go leave a bit of feedback for us… it’ll only help us make it better.
Oh, and we just added a new category: Jobs. It’s a little slim still, but we’ve only been allowing job postings for two days.
News.com’s got a great ‘history of the browser‘ in celebration of Mosaic’s 10 year anniversary (which is today btw).
Quick note: Collectrix looks like a great cost sensitive hosting company… must check them out later
Brent Simmons offers a tip on how to open links from an application outside of Safari in the same window that you have open in Safari, but in a new tab.
Great tip Brent.
Scott helped me out a bit a week ago or so, and I forgot to say thanks. He was in the middle of being pretty sick, and he still came to my rescue.
Now, if you ever find yourself in the same stupid position that I was in (hard drive’s full on a server impacting the server’s ability to do its job) check out Scott’s neat little script that’ll tell you when the disks are full.
John Gruber’s written a great little piece on the current browser wars taking place on the Mac platform.
You gotta love this new Miller Lite commercial [in Windows Media format]
How To Secure Widespread Adoption of Pretty Much Anything is a great read for anyone in product development or sales management. Reminds me of my major in college.
Everyone else blogged the release of the new Safari beta, but no one really mentioned the fact that Safari still has a tendency to time out for really odd reasons and at really odd times…
…except for Slava over at Unsanity.
He did better than just blog that Safari times out, yesterday, he released a haxie that solve this problem: SafaryNoTimeOut 1.0.
If you, like me, have issues with Safary timing out on you, download this haxie and see if it fixes your problems… it’s helped fix mine.
Norah Jones is amazing. I just picked up her CD “Come Away with Me” and I love it. Especially, this track:
If you like that track, you’ll love the rest of the album… most of the other songs are a little more mellow, but her voice is amazing.
Pick up Come Away with Me at Amazon.
I don’t make a whole lotta money, thus, I’ve only been stupid enough to walk into a Tiffany’s retail location once.
I was thouroughly embarrased to be in the store after I asked how much a necklace was.
I just don’t make that much money, however, they do have the most beautiful stuff.
I saw a banner ad for Tiffany’s on the NYTimes website, and decided to click on it, and I was quite surprised to find myself actually spending time on their website. Much more time than I’d ever spend in one of their stores (at least until I’m made of cash).
I found a few pieces that are just wonderful:
This Amapola brooch is just stunning as a gift for my grandmother (perhaps from the whole family).
This Pavé Ball pendant is a perfect anniversary gift perhaps.
And I just love this Paloma Picasso cabochon stone bracelet for my wealthy and extravagant aunt.
Not a bad shopping experience.
The Penn State Smeal College of Business’s online library is a fantastic resource for business research papers.
For example, I just skimmed this report “Turning Adversity into Advantage: Does Proactive Marketing During a Recession Pay Off?” [pdf] and am about to skim “Internet Integration in Business Marketing Tactics” [pdf].
Great use of the internet to expand the knowledge base there.
If you’ve got time to read a few 50 page graduate papers, I’d highly recommend this library.
It’s a good starting point for publishers and marketers alike when deciding how to run your direct email programs.
Remember playing MASH when you were a kid?
Play it again, online.
I love these little online games:
You will live in Apartment.
You will drive a Yellow Passat.
You will marry Tara and have 5 kids.
You will be a Newscaster in Paris, France.
[ps. it doesn’t work with Mozilla on Mac OS X 10.2.5, had to use IE]
Still busier than shit at work… got home tonight and cooked dinner while cleaning the pool and drinking a few beers. Here are a few links from the week:
Keith has gathered a bunch of links on URL/URI design and implementation.
Rewiring Afghanistan – Is this really needed?
Cute little “icon story” flash movie.
A Few Local Online Advertising Links (these are all work related somehow)
“Closely held Google gives out no numbers, but paid search is likely its main source of revenue. Danny Sullivan, who edits SearchEngineWatch.com, estimates that Google, with about 100,000 advertisers, is a “several-hundred-million-dollar” business. He may be guessing low. The newly revived search site Ask Jeeves, which carries ads from Google and pockets a portion of the fees, forecasts revenues of about $100 million this year. It operates around 13 million searches per day, compared with Google’s 200 million. It’s impossible to do a direct comparison, but Google clearly could be a $1 billion company soon.”
Oh, and Cluetrain still makes sense for Doc (and Google) because relevancy and one-to-one communication is what the internet makes it so easy for companies to do (once they decide it’s time to do it).
I’ve been working 13+ hour days for what feels like an eternity lately, and thus, this is just a dump of links that I either wanted to write about, or at the least bookmarked for some reason:
Here’s a quick article that everyone that owns a home (or will in the future) should read about home improvement and what pays off.
Anyone Seen the Bridge? from Mark Pilgrim
BicycleAustin.info (interestingly, this is the first ‘.info’ site I’ve ever visited.
MacLorem – Great OS X software for creating that old space filler text: Ipsum Dolor Set…
Don’t Make These Management Mistakes – really a great read.
The Digital Resource – a great little startup digital news portal.
Xicons.com (my favorite icon site)
More on the 13+ hour work days later…
“Vices are their own punishment.”
(Seen on forbes.com’s Thought of the Day)
A Friend recommended this movie to me as the ‘ultimate sales movie':
Anyone ever seen it? Got any feedback on it?
Also see the unofficial Glengary Glenn Ross site