Sunday, August 20, 2006

Mac Blogger Dashboard Widget

I just came across this useful little blogger Mac Widget.  I use a number of widgets that came with the default Mac install and have since found several others of use.  I particularly like the portfolio widget that shows stock quotes on a 20 minute delay basis.  I'm also currently using Yahoo Widgets as well, so you might say I'm a bit widget happy.  

This is my first test of the blogger widget though.  It seems to work fairly well and the only additions I would recommend right off would be some simple formatting and link creation tools within the widget.  Other than that it is simple and straight forward to use.  Happy blogging!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

50 million and counting

David Sifry of technorati just released some new blog stats from Technorati on the growth of blogs. I won't go into the details, you'll have to read for yourself here, and they are quite amazing. The central piece of information is that blogs are doubling on average every 200 days, which, if continued at that blistering pace, would put us at over 100 million post the new year (supposedly the same number of Bon Jovi fans in the universe, hmmmmm :).

It would be interesting to track these numbers against releases of new blog services. For instance I now have 6 blogs, 4 of which I post on. The most recent is a Vox blog from typepad which is currently an invite only beta right now, but as soon as it gets released more generally how many people will switch over and leave their old blog orphaned (but still counting towards the technorati doubling)?

Is the doubling number artificially inflated by people abandoning older blog platforms for the new shiny blog platform?

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Match Point review

Woody Allen is truly a sublime film maker. The movie is set in current day london, tracking two people who have managed to enter the privileged class through some chance encounters. I won't ruin the movie for you but suffice it to say that Woody Allen has created a nihilistic masterpiece that describes the overbearing role of chance in creating both positive and negative outcomes in life. He also throws in plenty of allen-aphorisms like, "they fell in love immediately, their neurosis perfectly entertwined"

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