Friday, December 30, 2005
D-Link USB Bluetooth Adapter My new Sony Ericsson w600i cell phone has bluetooth. So I bought the D-Link USB Bluetooth Adapter and it works great. My only concern is that it is so small (my son said it looked like a tooth) that it might be easily misplace. $20 after rebates. permalink ( Friday, December 30, 2005 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Thursday, December 29, 2005
10 Good Books of 2005
Here are ten good books I read in 2005.
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Non-profits and Open Source David Weinberger writes that “the most powerful institutions in our society don’t like the Net much.” He sees hope that seven American univerisites will be making their software freely available. I was thinking that non-profits, especially unions, should consider the same. permalink ( Tuesday, December 27, 2005 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
The Math of Sudoku
Added a section to my Sudoku Lens on Squidoo. This links to articles on the Math of Sudoku. Here’s the introduction I wrote:
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Saturday, December 10, 2005
Comment on my Soduku Squidoo
As the creator of the Sudoku lens, let me tell you my experience.
I've now built four different lenses on Squidoo. I started not knowing what to expect with no particular business purpose. My first lens was on Marshall McLuhan, former patron saint of Wired. I didn't expect this to be popular, but thought it might be useful for my work-in-progress on McLuhan's Laws of Media. At first it was a way to publicly organize my research. This was rather static, or so I thought.
My Sudoku lens was built with a more public audience in mind. I had been working on a Sudoku site www.allsudoku.com and had found some sites and feeds that really did not fit on my site. It also gave me a chance to see how my site could be used to supply content to Squidoo. (This is where I think the web is going: subscribing not surfing pages.) In particular I knew several good Sudoku game feeds.
I then built a Lens on Christmas Ales and Beers. I have a vintage collection and was interested in exploring what was on the web. So as I surfed I put together the lens. I also used it to test the format of lenses.
First, I was very surprised that my Sudoku lens was in the tip 10. It is a fun ride.
Second, I'm surprised at how often I go back to my lenses to read them and update them. The lens itself becomes a research tool for updating the lens.
There is a lot unknown about Squidoo. Improvements will be made as will mistakes. In summary, like blogs Squidoo is a very interesting new web format worth exploring for personal and business use.permalink ( Saturday, December 10, 2005 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Squidoo Out of Beta
I’ve been working with the beta version of Squidoo. This is an interesting site pushing a concept of Seth Godin. It is a cross between blogs and about.com. So far there are some very interesting “Lens” (Topics) that have been created. I just sent on about diabetes to my family tonight, for example.
Now if only they’d had comments and trackbacks, then maybe the site would be complete.permalink ( Tuesday, December 06, 2005 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post
Friday, December 02, 2005
Gather Your Family Around For A Laugh Sometimes everything gets too serious and we need a simple, childless laugh. permalink ( Friday, December 02, 2005 ) Ray 0 comments links to this post