Apr 28, 2005

New political low?

I was reading an old post I wrote about this summer's Democratic National Convention. The post had a link to bloggerbash2004.com a site that promoted an event which I took part in and to the best of my knowledge Janeane Garafalo did as well, but I was too busy talking to Joe Trippi to notice. :( Now if you visit the bloggerbash2004.com domain, it will take you to the crapulent Online-Business-Index.com site. I'm not sure why, but I'm going to guess:
  1. Someone offered to pay the DCCC for the domain and soak up any available search engine linkage, thus raising it's rank in search engines like Google.
  2. Same as above but instead of the DCCC doing something slimy, the domain had expired and the person behind the OBI, bought the domain upon expiration.
  3. Evil h4x0r5 are somehow involved.
I think it's option 1. I am happy to be wrong. I Anyone know for sure? PS: I'm using 'nofollow' to link to these sites, so no rank will flow from this post.

Apr 26, 2005

Apr 21, 2005

Interview with the Music Supervisor for The O.C.

I must confess, I own all 4 OC mixes.

GoogleMap for Tivo

Enter a zip code and zoom away on your TV.

Apr 19, 2005

Counter Counterfeit Commission

Protecting you from buying a counterfeit Mini. Awesome viral campaign.

Armstrong Says He Will Retire After Tour De France

It would have been more like him to announce that he will retire after *winning* his 7th Tour De France.

Apr 18, 2005

Adobe to acquire Macromedia

Congratulations to both sides. However, I'm calling the death of MM Fireworks at 06:00 hours on April 18th, 2005.

Apr 11, 2005

Drew is 3 today!

That crazed look in his eyes signals that he realizes his parents are just the kind of nutballs who would put candles in a donut at breakfast. Get used to it kid, we are your parents and we *are* crazy.

Apr 7, 2005

Google Search: how much wood could a woodchuck chuck?

Well that clears that up.

Department of Corrections

Anyone in the mood for some debunking and factual proclamations today? Ok good, let's start with an easy one in this announcement about MSN Spaces:
Google Inc., Microsoft's newest rival in online search and Web-based services, also has a popular blogging service called Blogger that the Web search company bought in 2002.

Actually it was 2003.

On to a more delicate one, let's debunk the Google video blogging rumor. Larry Page was quoted as saying:

"In the next few days, we're actually going to start taking video submissions from people, and we're not quite sure what we're going to get, but we decided we'd try this experiment"

I appreciate the fervor for the blog format, but the above statement should not give folks the impression that this is video blogging. It is not. I like the idea of video blogging but this is an unrelated experiment, you'll see what I mean in the coming weeks.

Moving on, Steve Rubel writes, Why Google is Syndication Shy:

Before I continue, let's look what Google, Yahoo and MSN are already doing with feeds. In Google's case every Blogger blog and Google Group publishes a feed. In addition, Gmail publishes a feed as well. However, Google does not offer any Google News or Google Web Alert feeds.

Steve thinks we are wary of syndication even though we arguably publish the largest amount of feeds in the world and actively participated in building the Atom feed format and publishing API. Odd. I think another way to have titled that article would have been "Google feeds: We like 'em, wish there were even more". Steve goes on later to claim that we don't do the search or news feeds for nefarious reasons like keeping traffic on Google.com. That doesn't sound like the Google I know, give it some time.

Lastly, have you seen the just-added satellite views on Google Maps? Didn't Austin Powers realize that it didn't matter if anyone had stolen his mojo and that he had sex appeal anyway? In any case, it's far from over.

Apr 3, 2005

Price/gallon

Ouch! The price of gas in the Bay Area is getting a little out of control.

Apr 1, 2005

Prankster immune system

I love April 1st and April Fool's jokes so I'm a little bummed I couldn't pull it together for a decent stab at humor this year. Turns out the joke is on me this year. My immune system decided the glands in my throat would feel 'pretty funny' if they were twice their normal size and shape. Good one immune system, I'll defeat you yet - even if it takes 60 or 70 years.

I don't think any Google Gulp is going to make it feel any better either. If you have been trying to make contact, I've been at home sleeping for the past two days - talk soon.