High Flying WiFi

Dan Boston, Internet

I’m on the airplane now…. we took off on time, no problems at all. I managed to move my seat after take-off, so now I have my own aisle. Yay! Oh…. and there’s Wi-Fi on the flight.  Kickass!

WordPress Upgraded

Dan Internet

Just upgraded the WordPress blog to version 2.7 – it’s got a much slicker administration interface, and is really quite nice and even easier to manage!

Israel finally gets roads in Google Maps

Dan Internet

It took a while, but it seems that Google Maps has finally updated their Israel data-set, to provide all the roads in the Holy Land.  About time!!  Now I can see how long it would take to drive from Haifa to Jerusalem.  Wonder when they’ll institute “traffic”?

Wordle

Dan Internet

Discovered Wordle today. The website will use Java to generate rather awesome collages from text that you input, using common words. It’s like a “Tag Cloud”, but more artistic.  I fed it my Blazing Saddles and Spaceballs liner notes, and here’s what it came up with.  Pretty sweet!!

Buh-bye Google Chrome

Dan Internet

Well, I was using Google Chrome (courtesy of the Windows beta that became available yesterday), but I just uninstalled it because of this. Yeah, thanks but no thanks, Google!

Why Cuil is no 'Google Crusher'

Dan Internet

A lot of hoopdiedoo today about the new search engine, Cuil.  Well, here’s my personal take on it and why it’s no Google crusher. Let’s take it from a client standpoint.  Search for “James Dooley” (or even “Jim Dooley“) on Google.  Note the top entries.  Good search engine placement, right?  Now do the same search on Cuil.  Well, that’s…. interesting.  Not only does it not put Jim’s official site as one of the top results, but it finds a page …

Tagging

Dan Internet

I’m starting to add “tags” to my blog, which you can see over on the right-hand sidebar.  It’s not really accurate since I haven’t tagged all my posts (and doing an auto-tag search isn’t entirely accurate either), but it’s a start!

Updated Website

Dan Freelancing, Internet

Did a quick redesign to bring my personal site up-to-date. If you’re reading this, you probably noticed!  Also, i switched over from Movable Type to WordPress for my blogging software.  Seems that WP is much more scalable, customizable, and less of a resource hog than MT. I think it’s a good move – and the community base is huge, so there are a lot of cool plugins to mess around with!