Archive for February, 2006

Latest news

Monday, February 27th, 2006

So Edgeio has finally launched. They say it’s the new and better eBay. I’ll go and and play with it latter this week.

Combined with Google Base there will be even more ways to make money selling stuff online. If you want to see what a product looks like for sale on google base go take a look at Magic the Unicorn

I can’t wait until craigslist integrates some sort of simple payment system.

Ask no longer has Jeeves but it does seem to keep trying to be competitive . They have a new design and a bunch of cool new features.

This is a test post from a widget

Friday, February 24th, 2006

I’m testing out a newish widget that allows for easy posting. this one is called WordPressDash and it’s pretty nifty.

this WEEK in TECH

Thursday, February 16th, 2006

I just wanted to share that I love this WEEK in TECH or tWiT. It’s my new most favorite podcast. If you’re in to nerdy talks about technology then this is for you. It’s fun and casual and informative. Add it to your playlist.

people-to-people lending

Monday, February 13th, 2006

Prosper is like eBay but for money. I am very intrigued by the concept. I might even have to try it out.

Multi-Touch Interaction

Monday, February 13th, 2006

I’m sure most of you have seen the video of Multi-Touch Sensing circulating around on the net of the cool new interactive touch screen that you can use with both hands and all of your fingers. There’s more about the project on their website: Multi-Touch Interaction Research. The technology is based on the FTIR (frustrated total internal reflection) sensing technique which is a more commonly used for fingerprint image acquisition.

Being able to take in the data from more then one point simultaneously isn’t entirely new. The touch pad on my powerbook supports it, approved but is mostly an underused feature. I think users are ready for this type of interface. Using your hand is by far the most natural and intuitive way to interact with anything. This technology should also be the best way to implement gesture based user interfaces. In the past they have been problematic when using a mouse or pen. Which isn’t as a effective as using keyboard shortcuts or menus.

Combine this technology with the new transparent OLED screens that have been popping up and we’re not far away from the Minority Report style interfaces that I dream of.


Photo sharing made easy?

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

So I was thinking…

How come no one is selling the rights of their virtual character for ads yet? Think about an online multiplayer shooter, viagra where you have a few top players who frequent. They could easily sell the rights to their avatar to either be skinned or look like a product in game. There are obvious leaps like in a multiplayer nascar game I should be able to make money if I’m a good enough driver in the virtual world.

I don’t think you could just sell any product this way. However if you were a hardcore gamer and you had your keyboard sponsor from Logitech, viagra here your Nostromo mouse from Belkin, and graphics card from nVidia.

I’m wondering if it isn’t the right time to just start an agency that specializes in this type of promotion already. I have the 3D modeling and texture mapping experience already.

It doesn’t seem to be to far of a reach for games since most games have ads in them already anyway.
BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

So I was thinking…

How come no one is selling the rights of their virtual character for ads yet? Think about an online multiplayer shooter, viagra where you have a few top players who frequent. They could easily sell the rights to their avatar to either be skinned or look like a product in game. There are obvious leaps like in a multiplayer nascar game I should be able to make money if I’m a good enough driver in the virtual world.

I don’t think you could just sell any product this way. However if you were a hardcore gamer and you had your keyboard sponsor from Logitech, viagra here your Nostromo mouse from Belkin, and graphics card from nVidia.

I’m wondering if it isn’t the right time to just start an agency that specializes in this type of promotion already. I have the 3D modeling and texture mapping experience already.

It doesn’t seem to be to far of a reach for games since most games have ads in them already anyway.
BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

So I was thinking…

How come no one is selling the rights of their virtual character for ads yet? Think about an online multiplayer shooter, viagra where you have a few top players who frequent. They could easily sell the rights to their avatar to either be skinned or look like a product in game. There are obvious leaps like in a multiplayer nascar game I should be able to make money if I’m a good enough driver in the virtual world.

I don’t think you could just sell any product this way. However if you were a hardcore gamer and you had your keyboard sponsor from Logitech, viagra here your Nostromo mouse from Belkin, and graphics card from nVidia.

I’m wondering if it isn’t the right time to just start an agency that specializes in this type of promotion already. I have the 3D modeling and texture mapping experience already.

It doesn’t seem to be to far of a reach for games since most games have ads in them already anyway.
The Seattle Times has a article about Vizrea. It’s a new Seattle start-up that um is going to make getting your cell phone photos online easy. Well, here that’s nice, but Flickr does a great job at it. Competition is good though.

Ads in games

Friday, February 3rd, 2006

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!

So I was thinking…

How come no one is selling the rights of their virtual character for ads yet? Think about an online multiplayer shooter, viagra where you have a few top players who frequent. They could easily sell the rights to their avatar to either be skinned or look like a product in game. There are obvious leaps like in a multiplayer nascar game I should be able to make money if I’m a good enough driver in the virtual world.

I don’t think you could just sell any product this way. However if you were a hardcore gamer and you had your keyboard sponsor from Logitech, viagra here your Nostromo mouse from Belkin, and graphics card from nVidia.

I’m wondering if it isn’t the right time to just start an agency that specializes in this type of promotion already. I have the 3D modeling and texture mapping experience already.

It doesn’t seem to be to far of a reach for games since most games have ads in them already anyway.

Dundas Chart for .NET

Thursday, February 2nd, 2006

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

BlockRocker is another technology mash-up. This one is for the purpose of selling stuff. It’s a bit more like craigslist then ebay. I like that it is national instead of just local.

This is exactly the sort of thing that is totally wrong with information design. This product it nice in that it’s flexible and offers nice graphing/charting abilities in a web application. However their examples are the all wrong. Take a look at their animated charts. most of them are too slow and the animation doesn’t add any value at all. It actually takes away from it. When I first heard about the product I was exited at the idea of flash based chart to show real time data fluctuations or give feedback based on user set filters. Nope, orthopedist it’s just a powerpoint style screen loading wastefulness. Yuck!