Monday, January 31, 2005

a9 adds yellow pages search

Although they haven't hit St. Louis yet for storefront images, (an Amazon venture, offers a great new yellow pages search engine that plots hits on a street map, and adds images of the buildings when available.

From their site: "The most powerful technology invented for Yellow Pages is “Block View,” which brings the Yellow Pages to life by showing a street view of millions of businesses and their surroundings. Using trucks equipped with digital cameras, global positioning system (GPS) receivers, and proprietary software and hardware, drove tens of thousands of miles capturing images and matching them with businesses and the way they look from the street."

"The whole process (except for the driving!) is completely automatic, making it fast and efficient. Block View allows users to see storefronts and virtually walk up and down the streets of currently more than 10 U.S. cities using over 20 million photographs. We are driving and at some point hope to cover the whole country."

Monday, January 24, 2005

I think it's time for an Asynchrony company car

And in my opinion, this one is ideal. Just read the reviews!

Monday, January 17, 2005 makes the front page of

Dave Rutledge's new affiliation,, is linked on the home page of today, just barely (you have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see it). The article featured is called The Wonders of Woot.

Baseball blog renamed (VANITY)

Just wanted to let all you baseball fans know that we've renamed our baseball blog from Fallclassic (name connoted only an interest in post-season activity) to Fungoes. You can now read all the best news, analysis and witty observations about our national pastime at:

Nate and I are frequent contributors. Come observe our baseball blogging prowess! Fungoes: Learn it, know it, live it.

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Yahoo Desktop Search

Choices, choices and more choices. Yahoo has just released their flavor of desktop search in beta. It's power by X1 Technologies, which has had a well-reviewed commercial desktop search product for quite some time.

Monday, January 10, 2005

Who's watching your webcam

This post on Boing Boing describes Google searches that find unsecured webcams.

Monday, January 03, 2005

Wikipedia critique by founder focuses on anti-elitist culture

Wikipedia founder Larry Sanger posted an article arguing that the site's anti-elitist culture needed to be changed. For anyone following collaboration technologies, the article and related thread makes for fascinating and useful reading. This article is also being discussed on slashdot.