Archive for 2005

Y! Site Explorer

Thursday, November 3rd, 2005

This is a pretty cool tool for people who develop sites, like myself. It basically lets you browse around in the Yahoo! search index to see everything related to a given site. Yahoo! Site Explorer Beta Some stats for isitnormal.com 1,020 Pages Indexed (This seems a little too low) 296 In-links Some stats for breasy.com […]

I hate TinyURL’s

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

You’ve probably seen these things… Instead of some ugly 5 long line link to an article that you have to cut and paste out of an email in 3 separate steps, you get something clean like http://tinyurl.com/9lcad. Nice idea, bad execution. The problem of course, is that when I get one of these links I […]

Semantic Vs. Automatic

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Today while watching a webcast of a talk at Berkeley by Google’s Sergey Brin, I heard him say something that was… well… interesting. In response to a question about the future of the semantic web and ideas like tagging, Brin said the following: I think that tagging and semantics are great, as long as the […]

Joel Gets It

Tuesday, July 26th, 2005

I just read a great article from Joel Spolsky arguing that it’s advantageous to hire a few great programmers instead of many mediocre ones. Especially relevant to my own situation was this piece near the end of the article: It’s not just a matter of “10 times more productive.” It’s that the “average productive” developer […]

Sticky Situation

Monday, July 11th, 2005

Is there anything more annoying than trying to get one of those little stickers off of a piece of fruit? Anything? Can’t they make part of the sticker not sticky so that it’s grabbable? Or maybe give us a little flap that comes up out of the middle of the sticker? Is that too much […]