Thursday, June 24, 2004

Topix.net Survey

Want to be useful? Take the 1 minute survey at Topix.net.
While you read the news, why not give them some adsense clicks? ;)

Topix.net is the best news source.
It beats Google news by its high level of granularity.
You can choose specific and varied topics such as Tech>ComputerSecurity or Life>Arts>Photography.

Friday, June 18, 2004

Firefox

But.. what is that? Is Firefox gaining users?
That a look at the latest Google analysis of browser distribution:



This little purple line is Firefox!

Using it since a while (was known as Firebird), I can confirm it is a good choice.

  • Multi-tabs

  • No popups (except if you allows a site to do so)

  • Better (visually) download manager than IE

  • Nice password manager

  • Keyboard navigation (just type-in few letters of the link you want to follow)

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Self-Derision

Some days ago, I put a gmail account to sell on eBay.
Instead of selling an "invitation", I felt it was a great idea to register a popular name like "smashingpumpkins@gmail"...
Maybe that was! I'll only know when the auction finish.

The bad idea was to publicize the auction in Smashing Pumpkins hard-core fans sites.

I was totally demolished. :(

For your pleasure here are the diabolic threads:

On Blamonet

On Illout


Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Want to learn how to keep your brain sharp?

Learn two or more languages then. A recent research study quoted by WebMD Medical News shows that fluency in two languages or more prevents some of the effects of aging on brain function.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Microsoft MapPoint WebService

This pay-per-transaction web service (with 45-days trial) offers location-based services like:

  • finding points of interest near a location;

  • calculating distance between points;

  • getting map centered on a point;

  • use text searches or longitude/latitude.



It entirely covers US and Canada as well as numerous countries.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004

VisitorVille - Web Traffic analysis

Wired.com has an article about a new, SimCity-like web traffic analysis tool. I want to play!!



People are your visitors in real-time, Buses are the referrers (Yahoo!, Google, ...) and building are the single pages of your site that grow and shrink depending of the traffic.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

SMS Meteo

Meteo details on your cell phone. Hum.. I think there is a free service for that but it takes time and I forgot the number ;).

Anyway..

Send a SMS to METEO (63836) and type in the abbeviation of your city (as on meteomedia.com) in the body of the message.

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Conservatives or Liberals...

Hum.. Both is better...