Saturday, January 15, 2005

Short Bits

Some good tips from the Christian Science Monitor: Seven steps to financial fitness. Common sense steps, yes, but a little common sense never hurt anyone.

An area that the web hasn't quite gotten to yet, but it's good to see someone thinking about it, is Web Design for All the Senses. Lots of other interesting ideas from Dirk Knemeyer here.

One thing I would like to see more of in 2005, is site owners getting a firmer grasp on how they can more tightly integrate User and Business Goals

I recently tested Microsoft's Beta Spyware program, and uninstalled it after a couple of days. A nice writeup of some of the reasons why can be found here: Free Microsoft Program To Battle Spyware Has Some Serious Flaws

I'm going to have to sit down over the next couple of days and try to figure out if I want to add Technorati Tags to this blog. They are another neat-looking feature that probably won't get incorporated into blogger. I'd be happy with trackback and categories. If anyone has the ear of someone at Google, please pass it along.

Speaking of Google, there's an article from Peter Norvig at Always On, titled Semantic Web Ontologies: What Works and What Doesn't. Peter Norvig is the Director of Search Quality at Google.


Anonymous said...

Hi William,

Its good to see your newpicture. thanks also for pointing me to re:invention. It looks like a good site.

Technorati is an excellent resource for blogs. I don't know if you are already listed there ( since you don't have the links in there) but before tags, they are an excellent resource on who is putting a link to your blogs. This is one way to gauge the reaction of readers, and how they like you...

wilson ng

William Slawski said...

Hi Wilson,

I decided it was time for a different picture. :)

Technorati is useful. I have checked with it from time to time.

You might like this blog post from Jeff Sandquist, which looks at Technorati, Bloglines, and Feedster as tools to see who is linking to you from where.