I know you miss my rantings, so here they are Web 2.0 style baby.

Friday, November 25, 2005

Sightseeing with Google Maps

Yes it's a blogtastic day today... just found this link and I'd like to share:

Sightseeing with Google Satellite Maps

A web site of interesting links to interesting places on Google Maps.

Today's funny links

This has been making it's way around the 'net:

Webmasters who didn't think when getting their domain names.

A page about a dude who'll eat anything, and blog about it:

Steve Don't Eat It!

These links were courtesy of my new favourite news machine: reddit.com

Why I Love Lisp

You can make your own language!


Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Risk on Google Maps

Need I say more?


Friday, November 04, 2005

Last day!

Today is my last day at Xwave!

I'm sad and excited at the same time... I'm now going to be working for Intrawest again, albeit from 6000km away.

I'm looking forward to some real challenges and getting away from trivial bug fixing!

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Money For Music

Today I donated $30 a month to Radio Paradise.

After over a year of awesome listen, I figure it's about time.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

I hate booleans

Especially those pesky "true, false, maybe" kind. :)

Here's a really interesting article about why booleans can be evil, and how checkboxes in UIs are especially so. Definately makes me want to replace any checkbox I see with a radio button. :)


PS. Sorry about the blogstorm today!


Well, a synonym maybe... :)


Portals and Browsers

Ok, so I'm just reading Slashdot comments about the new Windows Live launch. What's Windows Live? Apparently it's supposed to be an online version of Office and whatnot. If you go to the site, you're presented with what is, essentially, a portal. It's still in beta, but the idea I think is to make it your one stop web homepage.

Now this all seems familiar somehow, and Slashdot commentators where talking about the bygone days of Excite and all the other web portals-- how they had their weather, stocks, newsfeeds, etc all configured on it and made it their homepage.

When I look at my browser right now, I see weather thanks to ForecastFox, news feeds courtesy of Sage, and even web email notifications with the Yahoo Mail Notifier. So I guess I should call up some VCs and IPO my browser configuration? I think Microsoft may have once again misjudged where things are headed. We don't need web pages to aggregate our information if the tools are already in our hands.

PS. And I didn't even get started about Office! Who is going to want to pay a subscription to use Word? Even Google has balked at that and is propping up OpenOffice instead.