Archive for February, 2006

Satellite mapping services: flat ad space up for grabs

Sunday, February 12th, 2006

So what happens when Google Maps and Microsoft’s Live Local unearth (ha!) detailed views on your neighbourhood from above? (more…)

Developer Toolbars for IE and Firefox, Aardvark Firefox extension

Tuesday, February 7th, 2006

I noticed today the IE Web developer toolbar has been out for some months… (more…)

What’s wrong with blog commenting (and what can you do about it)?

Monday, February 6th, 2006

Probably you already have encountered the following:

  • you left a comment on a blog posting, hoping to get feedback from the author or other users on your question or remark
  • revisited the page after a while to check for follow-up comments
  • … revisited … revisited… revisited… finally gave up on it or forgot
  • discovered a few months later that an interesting follow-up had been posted afterwards, with exactly the tip or info you needed badly back then

Blog commenting as a collaboration tool is frustratingly flawed, and here are some suggestions what you can do about it as a commenter, blog owner or external service(more…)

Akismet: the Web 2.0 cure for comment spam

Monday, February 6th, 2006

If you’re fed up with comment spam, have a look at Akismet(more…)

IE7 Beta2 preview

Wednesday, February 1st, 2006

I upgraded.  You have to install a phone-home program first that checks whether you  have a legal copy, but the end result is very nice.  Remarkable: the pluggable search and tabs.  Almost feels like the original ;-).