Archive for the 'Interesting Finds' Category

The Subservient Donald

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

Scrolling through Bloglines this morning I came across another hilarious spoof of the original “Subservient Chicken” concept. This time its dubbed Subservient Donald, yes a complete and total spoof on the Donald. Check it out, the responses are off the wall depending on what you type in for a command. Go ahead and give it […]

Motorola & Skype

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2005

Interesting new offering from Motorola and Skype - the new Motorola Wireless Internet Calling Kit, a bluetooth enabled calling kit for PC and internet phone calls. Includes 30 minutes of SkypeOut time for Skype heads:

With up to approximately eight hours of talk time and a lightweight, ergonomic fit, the Motorola H500 lets Skype users wirelessly […]

Trick App:

Sunday, November 20th, 2005

This is pretty slick, a new app dubbed “” A trick new app that offers instant message alerts for any RSS or Atom enabled content you are interested in. Certainly an interesting way to be alerted to fresh content on a favorite feed.

Use to be notified instantly when:

* news on […]

The Soul of Google

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

David Vise wrote a very interesting article in last Sunday’s Washington Post titled “What Lurks In its Soul?”. Its a fairly comprehensive overview of the culture, innovation and amazing drive that the company is built on.

“The soul of the Google machine is a passion for disruptive innovation.”

Check it out.

per Bruce Eisner

$91 Billion Conversation

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Fortune Magazine has a great article running dubbed “Billionaire Buddies: The $91 Billion Conversation.” A conversation between two billionaire buddies, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. I find it fascinating to get inside the minds of truly amazing people, especially two individuals who have generated great wealth in their lives. Both of them are similar in […]

Aqua Vino

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

This is really wild, Chilean winery Viña Casanueva, has spearheaded a new way to store wine, dubbed aqua-cellaring:

“Viña Casanueva cellars its wines underwater off the Chilean coast, where several seaside restaurants send divers to retrieve bottles of the ocean-aged vintages when diners order them.”

“Beyond the sheer cool factor of having your sommelier don a wetsuit […]

Text Messaging Addiction?

Sunday, October 16th, 2005

I am convinced that if you can do something, then there is an addiction for it. The BBC reports on a Scottish teenager who is being treated for text messaging and email addiction. Thats nuts, but it appears this kid definitely had issues:

“In the space of a year, ‘Steven’ spent £4,500 on text messaging.”

“He was […]

Food & Beverage Bloggage

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

I love affinity blogging, you know folks who take one niche subject and blog the heck out of it. Today I would like to share two blogs that I recently came across that are definitely on topic. Up first in the food category, I found out one of my colleagues in the online marketing […]

Trick App: The Inquisitor

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

The Presurfer in his usual fashion is always coming across interesting things. Today I read about The Inquisitor, an instant search application that will retrieve web results and present alternative suggestions as-you-type in the search bar. Just in case Google isn’t fast enough for you, the developer David Watanbe states:

“Inquisitor is an instant search […]

Calacanis: Advice to Startups

Saturday, October 8th, 2005

I always appreciate solid, real world, down and dirty advice from someone who has been in the trenches with building a business. As mentioned before, I have big respect for Jason Calacanis and his open style of throwing whatever it is thats on his mind, issues he is dealing with in his company, etc on […]