Monthly Archives: July 2006

Unleashing the power of the buddy list

I’ve been using a number of different social networking sites recently – LinkedIn, MySpace, Flickr, AIM Pages, Digg, Netscape, YouTube, Yelp, Netflix. With every one of them, I face the same problem. When I join, I’m all by lonesome. (Except … Continue reading

Posted in facebook, im, instant messaging, social networking, web 2, web 2.0 | 6 Comments

The remote control lockbox

I recently purchased a Harmony 880 universal remote. It’s one of those gadgets for those who have a lot of gadgets. The promise is that you can consolidate remotes for a lot of devices into one. In many ways, the … Continue reading

Posted in audio, consumer electronics, remote controls, web 2.0 | 1 Comment

Show me the good stuff

When I check my email, I scan the list of new messages for names of people I know. This is something that machines can do much faster and better. With the volume of spam and bulk mail these days, some … Continue reading

Posted in email, spam, web 2.0 | 3 Comments

Module-based personal publishing

On my personal blog, I’m experimenting with module-based publishing. As I adopt new services across the Web, I’m finding that much of the information I generate is blog worthy for the people that are interested in my personal life. On … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, facebook, google, personalization, publishing, social networking, web 2.0, yahoo | 3 Comments

Local search – making people think like computers

Quick, what’s the ZIP code for Georgetown? How about Clarendon? Unless you live in one of these areas, chances are you don’t know. I might as well have asked you for the longitude and latitude. Yet almost every local search … Continue reading

Posted in city guides, local search, yellow pages | 7 Comments

iPods and cars

Nearly five years into the iPod revolution, there remains no iPod/car integration that provides a complete experience. For many people, the only option is to use an FM transmitter. Others can choose to play their iPods through a tape player … Continue reading

Posted in apple, audio, cars, consumer electronics, ipod, mp3 | 2 Comments

Local reviews and credit cards

Various Internet companies, including Yahoo! Local, CitySearch, AOL CityGuide, have been promising to be the uber-provider of local ratings and reviews for more than a decade. To date. there isn’t a solid source for comprehensive, credible reviews. There are a … Continue reading

Posted in aol, city guides, local search, yahoo, yellow pages | 1 Comment