Thursday, October 26, 2006

Microsoft Installation Woes

Great SvN Post on the frustrations of installing software on Windows, including an almost comical screencast video.


The 37Signals "Getting Real" $19 PDF book is now available in a free online HTML version, as well as a $29 print on demand paperback from my future publisher Now there's no excuse not to read it if you've been too cheap or too lazy. (I'm the latter.)

Getting Real: The Book

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Small Number of Video iPods Shipped With Windows Virus

This little jab on the official Apple release about the iPod virus is awesome:

"As you might imagine, we are upset at Windows for not being more hardy against such viruses, and even more upset with ourselves for not catching it."

(via TUAW)

The 100th Post - Cool Gadget Search

Apparently, I'm lucky enough to be posting the 100th entry on this blog. Kudos to J. for having contributed more than his fair share to get us here.

Anyways, just saw an article for this site:

It's a targeted search engine for gadget-o-philes. I like the dual-paned "preview" interface. Admittedly, I haven't done enough searches to see how much easier it is to find information than Google.

At a minimum it does seem to make it easier to filter out the true reviews from the proliferation of shopping price engine sites that usually come up when you search Google.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Google boss warns politicians about Internet power

Google boss warns politicians about Internet power
"Many of the politicians don't actually understand the phenomenon of the Internet very well," Schmidt told the Financial Times. "It's partly because of their age ... often what they learn about the Internet they learn from their staffs and their children."

Monday, October 02, 2006

Fun With Verification Boxes

Saw this SvN post, which led me to this Jeteye site. Some interesting/amusing word choices in the infamous verification box. (Keep hitting refresh on your browser to change the word.)