fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
http://registration.aol.com requires cross-site cookies to login to one's AIM account.

This is unwise. (Which is a polite way of saying "Those dumbasses!".)
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
Google Calendar has broken the display of events that span midnight again.

fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
Here is another business idea.

SixApart has just started the Relationship Update Stream service. It's a "friends added and dropped" realtime update feed. It's neat and powerful and useful, and is can do a lot of powerful and scary stuff.

It's also a firehose, that will overwhelm any non-datacenter grade network connection and cpus.

There is value in filtering it and digesting it.

Fortunately, there is a way for mere mortals to get access to that grade of connectivity. Use EC2 and the rest of AWS

You're going to be hit with that firehose which will cost you AWS bandwidth charges, so be ready to monitize your service as fast as you sanely can.
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
Dopplr needs to generate iCalendar objects.

Link up...

Sep. 5th, 2007 03:22 pm
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
I'm on a bunch of sites that keep profile data and a social graph. A couple of them, I regularly use. I try to keep an annoyingly complete list here.

If I know you, or you think I'm interesting, feel free to try to link up from your own commonly used accounts.

First of all, there is my LiveJournal, where my main personal blog is.

Flickr is where I put my shared pictures. Twitter, for random thoughts. DodgeBall is a way to bump into me in Seattle or wherever. Dopplr, likewise, for the whole world. LibraryThing is where I catalog my books. And finally, I've got a MySpace, just because so many people use it.

LinkedIn appears to have become the social network for what used to be called "networking", for business, career, jobhunting, and sales. It seems to mainly have a corporate focus. BizNik is more focused on self-employed service providers.

I am so looking forward to the coming day when all these silos break apart under the solvent of interchange protocols.
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
In the mid-90s, at the very starting edge of the dotcom boom, I was the lead tech guy behind a project, we put a nationwide yellow pages database on the web, ypol.com.

At the time, nobody else had done it, but we were sure that many other people had had the same idea. And since it's rare for someone to care about finding a plumber or locksmith in another state in the middle of the night, of course I had location based searches from the start.

It was, in fact, my first real encounter with using Oracle, Sybase, and using Perl to interface to a DB. (This was before Perl5, so there was no DBI module, so it was all oraperl.)

It looks like someone has actually patented the idea of location based searches on a online yellow pages database, has put together an investor-based lawsuit machine, and has fired the first salvo by suing Verizon.

I'm pretty damn sure my old YPOL project is prior art. I'm even willing to testify on that point...


Jun. 1st, 2007 08:28 am
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
Do any of y'all use FaceBook? This is my profile there.

It looks like they're positioning themselves as a programmable intellegent MySpace.


May. 28th, 2007 12:37 pm
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
[View Mark Atwood's profile on LinkedIn]

Anyone else use LinkedIn? Do you find it useful?
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
So a competitor to LibraryThing just came online, called Shelfari. LibraryThing feels more complete and more responsive, and Shelfari cannot yet do imports, and no frakking way am I adding my library to it one book at a time.
fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
This is pretty cool. As you mouse around, it will tell you the names of all the Seattle neighborhoods. And then as you drill down, the names off all the shops.

(gakked from [livejournal.com profile] intrepid_reason)


fallenpegasus: amazon (Default)
Mark Atwood

September 2017

1011121314 1516


RSS Atom

Most Popular Tags

Style Credit

Expand Cut Tags

No cut tags
Page generated Sep. 26th, 2017 03:38 am
Powered by Dreamwidth Studios