Archive for May, 2005

Teaching Dad about RSS

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a *huge* believer in RSS. I’ve been using it with various business and personal projects for years. It’s how I get my news. It rocks … for me. However, the mainstream has *not* caught on yet, as is evidenced by my Dad’s most recent e-mail to me about this […]

Long tail web advertising

Friday, May 27th, 2005

In an article for CNET this week, Juan Cole wrote about blogs being the next big thing for advertisers. He uses the term “blogcasting” to describe essentially exactly what we’ve been doing at BackBeat Media for more than 5 years: take a bunch of high-quality sites — none of whom could regularly attract advertising […]

Traditional medicine needs an overhaul

Friday, May 27th, 2005

So I went to my doctor this morning. A few years back, I had what appeared to be a single mump on the side of my face. Of course, that’s not how mumps work, and that’s not what it was. What it turned out to be was a clogged (and, subsequently, infected) salivary duct. Fine. […]

Would you like syrup with your TiVo, madame?

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Accoring to CNET, PVRs are selling like hotcakes. I’m not sure where, exactly, they get their hotcake numbers from, but In-stat has released a study indicating that, in the last year, we’ve gone from 3.6 million households with PVRs up to 9.2 million now. Fascinating stuff. For those of you that *don’t* have a TiVo, […]

AMBER Alerts on your cell phone: Technology wins again

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Today while driving home from New Hampshire, my cell phone beeped with the following message: AMBER ALERT: West Haven, CT White 4 dr Honda Accord. FL-003911 CHILD: 6 Wht F 3ft 60lbs Blue Brn COMP: White F Hair: Brown Suspect: White F Hair: Brn Call 860-685-8190 I had forgotten about it until the note came […]

The end of the Powerbook (as we know it)

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Well, it’s happening again. The rumor mill is spurring on stories about Apple switching processor platforms to Intel. Plenty of folks have their theories on what’s happening and why. I tend to agree with the folks that think Apple’s trying to send a public message to IBM, but it’ll all come out in the wash […]

iTunes Podcast approval required? Let’s hope we’re interpreting this wrong

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Apple has demo’d a version of iTunes that allows access to podcasts, but reports indicate that podcasts need to be approved by Apple first. Let’s hope we’re reading that wrong.

Garmin Street Pilot c330: I’d get nowhere without this

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

As many of you know, my family is in the process of relocating from Connecticut to New Hampshire. Moving, of course, involves a lot of pre-move trips up and back to the new area, checking out homes, learning the ropes, and more. Well, that was enough of an excuse for me to spring for a […]

At least they get some things right

Monday, May 23rd, 2005

Now, any of you who know me know that I’m certainly no Apple apologist, and rarely do I recommend that people switch platforms (either from Mac to PC or PC to Mac) — there’s a *lot* involved when changing religions there, and for most folks it’s not worth it. That said, I do find more […]

Experiments begin at home

Saturday, May 21st, 2005

Never try this at home? Yeah, right. That’s the *best* place to try things. It’s safe, you’re cozy, and there’s milk in the fridge. So after years of wrestling (mostly with myself!) about what sort of blog I should publish, and whether I should publish 6 of them or just one, I finally had an […]