The programmable web (aka Web 2.0) is a fascinating and dangerous place. WINKsite’s founder Dave Harper just noticed what should be a cool new mashup — and is instead a perpetuation of the misdeeds of others. Mobilicious [screenshots here] is a reasonably well-executed mashup of the delicious API and Google Mobile Search. The problem is that Google Mobile Search trashes every mobile site on the planet while violating our copyrights for good measure. Mobilicious integrates these copyright violations with delicious and passes the problems along.
Dave Harper: An Open Letter to Google: “Page adapted for mobile phone?” Please stop now, you are crippling sites, not adapting pages.March 13, 2006
I just used Google on various mobile devices (i.e. a Nokia 6600, Sony w800E, and Motorola RAZR V3) to search for my service WINKsite.com. Rather than link to WINKsite directly the results instead link to a reformatted version that in Google’s words is ‘adapted for mobile phone’.
I can’t remember the last time I was in a movie theater, and yet I do remember the excessive amount of ads and fillers. There were often times at the end of all the fluff, I’d begin to wonder what movie I’d come to see. (Ok, maybe it’s my age….)
Philips’ :15 Pre-Movie Ad Turned Down, View It Here: “Unfortunately, the theater industry was too stupid to take Philips’ money and run. As you may have heard Philips, through Carat USA, tried to buy four minutes worth of pre-movie ad time in Boston and Minneapolis movie theaters from…
Philips’ :15 Pre-Movie Ad Turned Down, View It Here
Here’s a video of speeding, not. See my previous post regarding, “Where are we going in such a hurry.”
Most people already think speed limits are too slow (except maybe paramedics), especially if you live in an area where the highway speed limit is 55 mph. In Vermont, where I live, it’s 65 (so everyone goes 90). This video is about what happens when a group of people create a pace car blockade and force everyone behind them to drive 55. Suggested by Curtis Carroll. Thanks, Curtis!
Running time: 00:05:00
(Via Google Video of the Day.)
A Meditation on the Speed Limit
During my early morning work this morning I had the opportunity to drive by this location three times. It was not a pretty sight.
Driver killed in rollover crash: “PARKER’- The driver of a pickup truck was killed during Monday’s commute when his truck overturned.”
(Via 9NEWS.com Top Stories.)
Driver killed in rollover crash
The tail of two Coffee Shops.
Earlier this afternoon I spent an hour in Fluid Coffee Bar in town and now I’m in a Starbucks near Centennial Airport. Night and day difference. No free wi-fi in the neighbourhood here at Starbucks. Fluid had nearly a dozen available wi-fi signals availalble in and around the shop. Starbucks has a premium on available electrical outlets in this location. Fluid has power strips available to plug in your laptop so you don’t run out of battery. Nice place. Coffee and sweet eat offerings are pretty much the same.
I listened to () this morning regarding Calendaring. The subject matter caught my attention, as Calendaring and the web are an area of interest of mine. Here was another case of not being able to listen to the entire podcast. I often have this happen as the conversation begins to wander or the original subject for discussion has lost its focus. In this case the subjec while interesting, I say, wasn’t presented in a listenable fashion. I realize that the title of the provider is “IT Conversations,” and it might be geared more for webheads. In this case I wondered why the girl being interviewed wasn’t speaking english. She used way to much jargon and industry buzz words that unfortunatly the interviewer, never asked a follow up question to get some clarification as to just what the hell she was talking about. Now in come cases he did and in a couple of cases she did also, as a part of the answer to the question asked. Overall however, it was 30+ minutes of GeekSpeak. Podcasters need to, I say, direct their Cast, to a common listener. If your Podcast is one that is a subscription only, for a particular niche market or listener group, then all the buzzwords and jargon related to your business or profession are just fine, given your audience. Otherwise, lets converse with each other in a common voice, as friends and neighbours chatting over the back fence while having coffee or a beer. Using that framework will make podcasts much more listenable.