Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Om Malik's Broadband Blog - Is Microsoft IPTVs Weak Link? Good point in the article, in that IPTV may not be a savior for the RBOC's, as there's that pesky software to deal with.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Jason Womack had forwarded me a great tip on managing Outlook emails. If you click on the subject line of an Outlook message, you can type and change the subject. If you have lots of emails in your Inbox, this is great for making sure you have the appropriate action you need to take "Eg, call Joe", rather than having lots of messages with "Hi" or "re: msg" in your inbox.

Monday, May 23, 2005

"Networking Know How:": Good article with 6 questions for better networking.

Friday, May 20, 2005

Om Malik's Broadband Blog Good stats in an article Om Malik highlights, with cable taking the lead in the VoIP derby.

Deadwood, The L Word... are they the same show?

Friday, May 13, 2005

I was at the local Office Depot. As you can see in the picture, the ad over the cases of water said, Buy More, Save More. And the prices?
1 for $5.98, 2 for $11.96. My math would have that price at exactly double.
Fortunately, my marketing coworker, Michael, pointed out that perhaps they were referring to the fact that it was such a great deal for 1, that you would be saving that much more money on 2.

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Overcoming Fear of Public Speaking Nice article on the benefits of Toastmasters.

Light Reading - Networking the Telecom Industry: "Carriers Claim IPTV Wiring Worries " .. Interesting article on the cost of putting IPTV in every room. Similar to the costs with installing satellite television, needing to provide multiple set top boxes. However, a lot of newer homes do have CAT-5 cabling running throughout, so that might be reduced. But, if you've got a highly skilled tech (and you need one, at this point) spending lots of time in the home, it starts to get tough to recoup your sunk costs anytime soon.

Monday, May 09, 2005

JotBlog ? Jotspot Inagural Hackathon Neat idea... Lots of businesses could benefit from spending a day working on things in a non-traditional manner.

Alan Meckler: : "FTD.Com For Flowers Ruined My Weekend" ... Interesting post... I think this is going to become more common over time, especially with the decline in customer service levels... Especially on local sites like BackFence.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Fred Wilson has an interesting post on some of the hyper-local websites that are out there. I really like the design of BackFence. I think that's got a lot of potential in huge communities like DC, where, for example, the Washingtonpost.com site may just be too massive. And/or it may not lend itself to discussion. Toll road rates going up? Giant Giant food stores? Lots of interest there from the folks in the community.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

? How the Most Highly Visited Blogs Earn Money: ProBlogger Good survey on how different top bloggers are making money from their websites.

Monday, May 02, 2005

Joi Ito's Web: Japanese punctuality Neat article on puntuality in different cultures. I wonder if there's some way to measure on a bell curve actual punctuality within a culture... Which might lead to interesting possibilities of where people are on that curve, and how to schedule, while taking that into account.

Sunday, May 01, 2005

Marketing Playbook: New way to keep tabs Really interesting site, that lets you track who's bidding on the same terms you are using Google Adwords. Nicely integrated so you can see everything in one place.

Neat Post by Jason on Audible having RSS feeds. Good way to track the latest audiobooks.