Archive for March, 2005

The Truth on RFP’s

Wednesday, March 30th, 2005

Not to discourage anyone who may be trying to win some big biz, but I found this post on Ian Landsman’s weblog on submitting RFP’s (Request for Proposal’s) to be so true. Being the “victim” of such an occurance last week, this struck a chord with me :-)

I’ve always suspected that RFP’s were a big […]

Bad Blogger Manifesto

Tuesday, March 29th, 2005

After writing his “coming back” post (you know the one that your write after you have abandoned your weblog for a long time), Sean Carton has written the “Bad Blogger Manifesto” shown below. I encourage everyone to read Sean’s post “Bad Bloggers Rule” or as I called it above his “coming back” post, and take […]


Saturday, March 26th, 2005

Check out Trendmapper, an interesting experiment by Eirik Solheim from Norway.

Trendmapper is a tool to generate historical data from search engines.

Trendmapper contains a list of search phrases and will do a daily search for all of them. The amount of hits are recorded, and a chart is made on basis of the data that […]

Brain Power for Cheap!

Saturday, March 26th, 2005

I subscribe to Tony Gentiles great Buzzhit blog, and came across a real interesting post on how used a simple ad on Craigslist to acquire some juicy intellectual property for their new product. Check it out:

Are you an entreprenuer? Looking to bootstrap your latest start-up? Need cheap — cheaper than offshoring! — development help?

No […]

Creative Commons Yahoo! Search

Friday, March 25th, 2005

Boing points to Yahoo!’s new Creative Common Search. Great concept that allows you to search for content and imagery that can be reused freely under the Creative Commons license. Nice job.


Friday, March 25th, 2005

Check out this guy’s project Overheard In New York. Its a weblog project of various conversations that are observed by the publisher S. Morgan Friedman, who calls himself a “easily amused compulsive people watcher.” After sifting through his weblog, it appears he has many similar projects in the works simultaneously. Overheard in New York offer […]

Psychedelic Nostalgia Auction on eBay

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

I found this story on Wired’s feed. Trippy….

“An organization that supports psychedelic drug research is hosting an eBay auction featuring ecstasy icon Alexander Shulgin’s lab glassware, LSD blotter paper art and a week of “tanning, dancing and trancing” on Ibiza, among other mind-bending items.

The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, or MAPS, launched the eBay auction, […]

Cool Search Tools: Check Yourself

Thursday, March 24th, 2005

Doc Searls pointed to a couple of interesting search tools. First, we have ZoomInfo, which is an engine that will summarize the content available on a particular person or subject and deliver it in easy to digest results - do a search for yourself and see whats out there:

ZoomInfo is a unique summarization […] Interesting

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

Here is a new use of the podcasting medium, soundseeing tours to go essentially :-) Posted today on is a new site that offers free PodGuides, spoken audio tour guides, that you can listen to on a portable MP3 player.

A PodGuide is the combination of a map (PDF) of a certain place and […]

You Gotta Be Kidding Me!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2005

This just in from the Iconoculture newsletter:

Market Facts

71% of 6- to 17-year-olds say they “need” a vacation. Three-fourths of them say it should ideally be seven days or more.

I guess school must be real tough these days! Give me a break, wait until you get to the real world! :-)