Sunday, October 30, 2005
Thursday, October 27, 2005
So, what requires sharing? What is it that people love? What is it that people want information about as soon as possible? Money. You need other people to give you money and you need goods in exchange. We love money. We want our money as soon as we can get it. eBay has a lock on the online auction world, but it never has nailed the real time auction. Remember when Google entered the search engine market? Back in 1998, Northern Lights was the rising star and Altavista was the hulk. Northern Lights in a footnote and Altavista is a shadow of its former self. If Google can have auctioneers, financial traders, hog farmers and flower ladies vending their wares realtime, eBay will become so much pig latin. How could they try to get ready for such a move? Release something like GMail to test near realtime transmission of information. Expand on the concept with GoogleTalk. Now, Google Base where you can post anything. Once they ruggedize the fast indexing, people will be allowed to comment of items, rate their validity and put their money where their mouth is: they'll be allowed to bid on items or commit to purchase them, opening their Google Wallet and plunking down some hard earned AdSense money. Best of all, Google could continue their march of AdWords: run a scroll beside the content and you, the seller or buyer, won't have to pay listing fees. That means that Google won't have to generate bad will by cancelling deadbeat accounts; or handing a huge bill to a seller who was lucky. On top of all this: Google Base could allow for the sale of content: you list the synopsis and for some cash, you can have the media. Why, you could store a link to it in your Gmail account so that you pay for it once and you can use it as often as you wish. How could eBay and Craigslist compete with that?
BTW, who is Gabbo?
Friday, October 21, 2005
How do you avoid this? Stop using command.com. Next time, use cmd instead. Most of the same functionality with the history feature.
tags : Linux newbies
Thursday, October 20, 2005
Tuesday, October 18, 2005
The Gray Web -- Hidden in Plain Sight
There are many who have commented on the differences between the "visible web" and the "hidden web." The hidden web is commonly defined as "the publicly accessible pages on the World Wide Web that are not indexed by search engines." To these two webs (visible and hidden) we should add a third web -- the Gray Web. By this I mean publicly accessible pages on the web that are not usefully indexed by search engines today. The Gray Web is both dark and visible at the same time. The Gray Web is composed of the structured data and the timely or rapidly changing data not well supported by most of today's search engines.
Monday, October 10, 2005
Thursday, October 06, 2005
- Use the Blogjest tool to display a list of feeds from your favorite blogs, RSS and Atom sources.
- You name several sources (inline or through your own XML document). You name how many stories per feed to show off. When users come to your page, they will see a list of your selected blogs and their recent stories. As those blogs are updated, your blogjest will reflect that.
- Name color schemes so that the blogjest list can show up on your page in step with the parent page.
Here are the current signifigant bugs and functions:
- It cannot process some XML sources: Example A and Example B.
- I don't have a way to read and decide which RSS source to use. It parses everything as RSS 1.0
- It uses caching to store second views of XML sources. I would prefer that it saves the document in a database.
- I would like to build an installation script for Blogjest. It should install the blogjest files and set-up a data source (Access or SQL Server)
- Display functionality would allow to you to load stylesheets.
- A way to test XML sources for their existance and formatting.
- A better way to guess the Blogjest output size.
- A way to shrink the parent frame size to match the output size of the Blogjest output.
Do you want to help with the bug list? That would be cool. Really cool. I will give full credit to contributors for the branch of Blogjest that I am developing. If you want the source, here it is. If you wish to contact me: mikedewolfe?gmail.com
If you wanted to throw me a tip in appreciation for what I have done, please feel free!