Archive for October, 2008

What Is Your Web Site’s Purpose?

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

imageGreat blog post on the Barbarian Group site titled Baudrillard, illness Economics and the  Death of Reality.  I feel like I’ve become a lot smarter about our country’s economic systems in the last few weeks.  Be sure to read Rick’s comments as well. 

If you haven’t heard it yet be sure to check out the two amazing This American Life shows about the economy.  I had to listen to them several times to really get all the information.  The first show The Giant Pool of Money aired back in May. Then just last week was the amazing show Another Frightening Show About the Economy.

I think it may be time to create some visualizations of all this complexity.

imageGreat blog post on the Barbarian Group site titled Baudrillard, illness Economics and the  Death of Reality.  I feel like I’ve become a lot smarter about our country’s economic systems in the last few weeks.  Be sure to read Rick’s comments as well. 

If you haven’t heard it yet be sure to check out the two amazing This American Life shows about the economy.  I had to listen to them several times to really get all the information.  The first show The Giant Pool of Money aired back in May. Then just last week was the amazing show Another Frightening Show About the Economy.

I think it may be time to create some visualizations of all this complexity.

imageGreat blog post on the Barbarian Group site titled Baudrillard, illness Economics and the  Death of Reality.  I feel like I’ve become a lot smarter about our country’s economic systems in the last few weeks.  Be sure to read Rick’s comments as well. 

If you haven’t heard it yet be sure to check out the two amazing This American Life shows about the economy.  I had to listen to them several times to really get all the information.  The first show The Giant Pool of Money aired back in May. Then just last week was the amazing show Another Frightening Show About the Economy.

I think it may be time to create some visualizations of all this complexity.

imageGreat blog post on the Barbarian Group site titled Baudrillard, illness Economics and the  Death of Reality.  I feel like I’ve become a lot smarter about our country’s economic systems in the last few weeks.  Be sure to read Rick’s comments as well. 

If you haven’t heard it yet be sure to check out the two amazing This American Life shows about the economy.  I had to listen to them several times to really get all the information.  The first show The Giant Pool of Money aired back in May. Then just last week was the amazing show Another Frightening Show About the Economy.

I think it may be time to create some visualizations of all this complexity.

Every Web site has a purpose. Yours may have more than one.

Your Web site is a collection of possible types of content and applications. The purpose of your site can be identified by thinking about your main business objectives and answering a couple of key questions:

  • What are you trying to accomplish on the site?
  • Why are customers coming to your website?

Let’s walk through a couple of examples. If your main goal is to achieve and maintain customer satisfaction, diet
your site is likely a Support site. If however, your main objective is to enable the direct sale of products and services, then your site is likely a Commerce site.

Web Purposes will help those of you in the web space measure the business value of your activities vis-à-vis your business objectives and facilitate tracking of your site’s success metrics.

Review the following Web Purposes to see which apply to your Web site.

  • Ad Revenue
  • Commerce
  • Community
  • Extension of Product
  • Marketing Communications
  • Public Relations
  • Self-Service / Support
  • Subscription

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Rick & Noah talk economics

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

imageGreat blog post on the Barbarian Group site titled Baudrillard, illness Economics and the  Death of Reality.  I feel like I’ve become a lot smarter about our country’s economic systems in the last few weeks.  Be sure to read Rick’s comments as well. 

If you haven’t heard it yet be sure to check out the two amazing This American Life shows about the economy.  I had to listen to them several times to really get all the information.  The first show The Giant Pool of Money aired back in May. Then just last week was the amazing show Another Frightening Show About the Economy.

I think it may be time to create some visualizations of all this complexity.

dark detecting circuit for your jack-o’-lantern

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

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I found this nice and simple little LED project for your jack o’ lantern over at the Evil Mad Scientist Laboratories blog.

There design uses a darkness detecting LED circuit to automatically light up the eyes at night

I think this is just the sort of weekend project I’ve been looking for.  I might try an modify it with a solar panel and some rechargeable battery pack just to add a little more to the design.

customized chumby

Monday, October 6th, 2008



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Originally uploaded by Sara Antoinette Martin

I like the idea of replacing the fabric to create a custom chumby look.

Check out the other pics in her flickr pool of the custom job.