Everyone seems to be doing these on their blogs. Ok, not everyone but I certainly enjoy reading those who do it so I thought, having soo much time in my hands, maybe I should start doing it here as well. So essentially, everyday (except for maybe Saturdays and Sundays) I’ll post a list of interesting stuff I found throughout the day. Stuff, like links to interesting things, stories, etc. (all tech-related) that are big enough for me to mention it (and/or have a rant or two) here but too small to have their own post. So, here.
Oh, two things. One, I will of course post other stuff as well, individually on their own blog post but as a reader, you’ll have the option of reading the ‘big stuff’ (on their own posts) or little tiny things here. Secondly, you might be wondering about the name. Well, I originally started rev2.org with the name “The Daily Rundown” and this was the exact idea of that blog, however since I figured I post more than ‘daily rundowns’, I renamed it to something that fits much better. Ok, that’s enough. Onto the real stuff:
rev2.org Daily Rundown #1 for 25th January 2005
- The Register: 70% of Googlers (searchers) don’t know it records personal data.
Yeah, and I don’t know they have spy-cameras on trafficked streets. Seriously, people need to know about this.
It has begun to integrate services which record the user’s personal search history, email, shopping habits, and social contacts.After first promising not to tie its email service to its search service, Google went ahead and opted its users in anyway. It’s all part of CEO Eric Schmidt’s promise to create a “Google that knows more about you”.
“Google that knows more about you”. That really made me laugh. So they want to organise the worlds information and making it universally accessible and create a Google that knows more about you while using both of these as an excuse to make the most money out of Adsense? Yup, that’s Google.
- BBC News: Disney Buys Pixar for $7.4bn
..and Steve Jobs is getting almost half of it. But I do wonder, though. Why so low? Essentially, Skype’s been around for less than quarter of the time they have, have a much much specific approach, and yet it got 1/3rd of that from eBay. You’d think Pixar is at least more than 3 times bigger than Skype.
- The 2005 Bloggies Awards are up (or its time to vote).
Sadly, I wasn’t nominated. Oh well.
- Jeremy Zawodny: On DOJ and search engines.
Being a Yahoo! employee himself, it’s funny how the only one he’s trusting is Google (so far).
- iTunes Signature Tool This is awesome. It lets you create your own iTunes signature combining some of the songs from your iTunes library. Totally customisable. I uploaded mine.
- NYT: From K to 12 Hit the Podcasts
Interesting article about podcasting and the younger generation. Good read. I certainly witness it catching on even at this side of the world.
- PCMag: Dvorak’s Rant on the Camera Industry
John C. Dvorak (http://www.dvorak.org/blog – plug) rants about the camera industry, mainly on companies like Konica/Minolta and Sony. I really like what the guy writes, even though 70% of the time I don’t agree, but I do agree with this one.
- Google Video (and store): They finally realised it was crap and changed the interface, a little bit.
What they’ve done is made it easy to see what’s in their store. Instead of selecting in a drop-down list like before (the most stupid way to do it), they’ve added the whole thing to the front page. They’ve also added/defined a popular and random section. My reaction: it’s better, but still crap. Seriously, hire some top web-designers and forget the old ‘simple’ Google. Make an advanced version of the simple. Change everything. Then we’d be talking.