Thursday, May 26, 2005
Wednesday, May 25, 2005
The video does have some nice shots of how nice my street looks covered by the foliage of the 60+ year-old willow oaks lining both sides.
Tuesday, May 24, 2005
In fact, of the top ten results in the "wavigo skype" search, all either have this phrase or are on the same site as one of these other top ten. Is Bohdana working for Wavigo or is s/he just very happy with the service?
I'll be approaching Wavigo cautiously.
(Searching google for "Bohdana wavigo" presents some results in Czech. If anybody out there reads Czech, I was wondering how to say "right and honorable" in Czech.)
It's worth a quick read and there are two things I'll do now:
- Make sure that I only run Skype when I'm actually going to call somebody (corrollary: if you want to call me, ping me by IM or email first)
- Investigate Wavigo, a comment on this article referred to Wavigo as "Skype done right and honorably".
Friday, May 20, 2005
To deal with this, I sometimes visit their archive page, use Firefox's Aardvark extension to print a nice copy of the descriptions of recent shows, go through these with a red pen and identify which I really want to listen to and which to remove from my iTunes/iPod using ipodder's cleanup pane. Since this is a little too much work, I've come up with two ways to change this process, one that I can do now and one that requires a change to ipodder.
The one feature that ipodder lacks which would make this process easier is a way to show the text associated with each feed entry. IT Conversations includes a paragraph with each describing the speaker and the topic, Coverville includes a playlist. With this, I could designate which shows to cleanup from within ipodder. Alternately, I could designate which shows to download in the first place.
Since this feature doesn't yet exist, I'm going to opt for the other option -- don't download IT Conversations podcasts with ipodder. Instead, I've subscribed to their RSS feed in bloglines and when I see the description of a show I want to hear, I will click on the "enclosure" link and save it using iTunes. I fear that this won't be a simple as I think it could be, but I'll try it for a while.
(Yes, this is another case of a user of an open source product whining about a missing feature that I could probably add myself if I put myself to the task. However, I don't have the time to do so this month. I promise to donate to the project if it gets added by another person, though.)
I've got some thoughts to post about other podcasts I'm listening to, in the meantime, if you'd like to see a list of what I'm grabbing, see the "Podcasts" portion of my blog roll.
Tuesday, May 10, 2005
I found this via Kevin Kelly's Cool Tools blog where he shows off the portable version of this game. The Cool Tools site is worth following, it only has 2-4 posts per week and the write-ups on the tools are good reading.
The Cool Tools piece gives more history of 20q than I could find on the 20q site itself. However, when I googled for the creator's name, Robin Burgener, I found this article which gives some more details.
Monday, May 09, 2005
Friday, May 06, 2005
Speaking of new features for gmail, in case you haven't already discovered this, Gmail's suggest a feature page has 15-20 checkboxes for specific features. I assume these are the most frequently requested features. I'd guess that the number of votes for these is included in their prioritization discussions.
So, click on the link above or from gmail, click "Help", then "Contact Us", then "Suggest a feature" and vote for your favorites.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
Anyway, I'm linked in and now have 185,500+ people connected to me by 1-4 degrees of separation.