Archive for March, 2007

The Macintosh Guild

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

Has anyone heard of the Macintosh Guild?

[tags]The Macintosh Guild[/tags]

And what did I accomplish today?

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Why I was motivated to perfect my desktop setup here at casa de cleverhack and plug in the external monitor I bought a way while back to the MacBook Pro. This time around, the MacBook Pro’s video card handles the LCD beautifully with the DVI to VGA adapter.

I am stoked. The image below is via my cell phone cam.

dual display hotness

[tags]hardware, external monitor, dual display hotness [/tags]

Sunday Morning roundup

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Miscellaneous links for your Sunday morning clicking pleasure…

-Here’s an insighful up and coming Mac blog - from the eyes of a technically savvy switcher.

-Viciously mocking the Web 2.0.

-Marjolein Hoekstra created OnePipe, a browser bookmarklet created to filter any feed by topic.

-Explode is a much talked about blogging community site, much talked about because it’s not MyBlogLog. I don’t know what to think of it yet.

-I liked the chart comparing Digg like news sites on this post.

-Also, in a somewhat similar vein, I find myself checking out Techmeme a few times a day. Sometimes, using one person’s biases is good enough.

-Finally, I’ve been using Safari to browse the World Wide Web since I fired up the new MacBook Pro. It’s fast enough, but I’ve started to see the beach ball on a few Web pages with dynamic elements such as the MSNBC homepage.

[tags] Mac blogging, Keynote2Keynote, 2.0rly, OnePipe, Explode, Digg like, Techmeme, Web 2.0 [/tags]

Ding Dong! Visual FoxPro is (nearly) dead!

Saturday, March 17th, 2007

Kind of not surprised to learn that Microsoft has finally announced an EOL for that “more robust than Access ever will be” database language Visual FoxPro.

This does not surprise me as all of the FoxPro programmers I’ve known are a bit older than myself.

[tags] Microsoft VisualFoxPro, database programming, old guys, punch cards [/tags]

topix.net redirect to .com?

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

There was this article in [usually a subscription] yesterday’s Wall Street Journal about, basically, how a large number of companies have lost traffic because of either a change on their Web site or a change in the search engine agorithim, basically, just about everyone has a story about losing traffic.

Two thoughts I had about the article…

1)Did the Wall Street Journal really need to write an article about how what Topix.net really needs is a redirect to topix.com? Honestly, I don’t understand why it’s such a shocking revelation that changing something on a Web site might cause it to change in search engine results pages. Plus, the change that Topix.net needs to do, while a change, is probably the least impactful since if the use a 301, they should be good to go.

Although their CEO is openly doubtful of that claim since he is fearing the move of over 100K urls in the SERPS.

2)If I was someone from Yahoo or MSN yesterday, I would have lost my breakfast. The article in the Journal only talked about Google and pointed out that a number of sites get about 80% of their search engine traffic from Google.

[tags]topix.net, topix.com, SEO, search engines, search engine results pages, Google is my master[/tags]

That iPhone ad rocks!

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Nothing like Apple jazzing up the faithful with an iPhone ad on the side of the 5th Avenue store… And, oh, I think that people sitting in the plaza right next to the store is really cool!

Speaking of cubes, does anyone know when the Apple Store (cubed) will be opening in Boston?

[tags]Apple, iPhone, I can’t freaking hardly wait! [/tags]