Archive for September, 2005

Ruby on Rails Development

I was having a conversation with Eric Molitor (a Dallas programmer who is into Battlebots) today and we were talking about development in Rails.  I explained how our IT services company hired a programmer to redevelop the help desk and trouble ticket system in PHP.  The process took almost six months and the resulting product […]

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Web 5.0 - Not getting enough attention!

 
Josh Hallett did another Web 2.0 post today you can read here.  Interestingly he detailed the Google search results of Web 2-4:
Web 2.0 - 9,230,000 resultsWeb 2.1 - 19,700Web 3.0 - 38,300Web 4.0 - 16,100
I was wondering how many references to Web 5.0 there might be.  The results?  You will have to Google it for […]

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Got a Web 2.0 Idea? Need a Partner?

I had lunch with a lawyer/investor/angel who has an idea for a Web 2.0 application/business and he asked me how we could work together.  This blog is dedicated to "Web 2.0 initiatives in North Texas" so I thought it might be a great time to let everyone know how we might work together to create […]

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Web 2.0 Visualizations? Jargon-filled and Unreadable?

According to Barb Dywbwad from the Social Software Weblog, that is exactly why Tim O’Reilly’s and Dion Hinchcliffe’s visualizations are not simple enough.  Ironically Barb’s answer is to create more jargon-filled and unreadable graphics that I liked enough to reblog here.  Check out her post here.
           
          

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Welcome to Google, no actually it is Googol, nevermind Google is fine.

Some interesting ‘did you know‘ facts about Google:

Brin and Sergy didn’t know HTML when they started Google
Google is a misspelling of the intended name, Googol

These tibits from Marissa Mayer a product manager at Google.  I guess the fact that Google’s interface is so simple stems from the lack of HTML knowledge.  Want to work there?  […]

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Ever use elfURL? The Web 2.0 way to shorten URLs.

I just blogged about this on Weblogs Work, but I thought I would reblog here.  On a whim we had a coder spend a few hours creating a URL redirection tool that would do more than TinyURL.  From my perspective TinyURL is a great idea.  If you have a long URL you just go to […]

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Ben Barren Aussie With That Certain Something…

So I stumbled upon Ben Barren’s blog today.  Here are a few of the titles of his most recent posts:

Meta-Real Estate + PacMan Game Theory
Take me to the Moon Google, with NASA anyway
The 2.Out of Cash Jessica Alba Casting Couch
Rules of Blogging + Social Networking
The Usual News Corp + Yahoo Media Suspects
When is Big, enough?
Scobel […]

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Microsoft picks HD-DVD instead of Blu-Ray

Now maybe I can get our show on HD-DVD!  (FYI - if you didn’t realize, you cannot watch HD content on your existing DVD player)  Microsoft’s last minute decision should hasten the deployment of the HD-DVD standard and provide another nail in the coffin of Blu-Ray. [via]

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1999 versus 2005 Web 2.0 Meme

 

[via] [also, what is Web 2.0]

 

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“Cash is always king”

Fred Wilson does a regular post called "VC Cliche of the Week" and this week’s is a winner.  CASH IS KING!  He is dead on, check out his post here. 
"The single most important financial metric for any startup company isn’t revenues, margin, headcount, or profits. Those are all important, for sure. But the number […]

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Scratched iPod Nano? Get over it…

My brother-in-law explained to me this weekend that he was waiting to get his Nano until after the lawsuits were over.  I asked, "what lawsuits?" and he explained that Apple used an inferior screen surface this time.  Well, my good buddies at Make pointed me to a great solution for those of us "pre-lawsuit" iPod […]

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Web 2.0 and Television, Ug!

Sometimes it seems like television networks operate on a different plane of existence than the rest of us.  Previously, (I guess currently) I was involved the production of a television show called MotorSport Ranch.  When I started the project all I had was money and what I thought was a great idea - I didn’t […]

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Neurophysiological Monitoring is Big Business

Scott and I visited with a neurophysiological monitoring startup called Intra-Op that provides monitoring services to surgeons during surgery.  Thier service allows surgeons to detect changes in the status of neural structures at risk during surgery. Early warning of potential alterations of neural function allows the surgeon to intervene immediately and avoid potential defects.
The […]

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Shop.com Raises $25MM Series A

Nope, it is not 1999.  Nope, you read it correctly the first time.  Shop.com just raised $25MM in their first round.  Who is the culprit?  Fred Harman at Oak Investment Partners.  Shop.com is going to revamp their website with the money.  Why?  Fred has $4.2 billion in committed capital to spread around. 

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Podcasting, Skype, Spanish, Four Year Old, & Argentina.

This evening I was attempting to use Skype as a podcasting tool on my Mac when Ethan, my four year old, asked why I was talking to my computer.  I was chatting with Rodrigo, one of the Weblogs Work guys who happens to live in Argentina.  Ethan went to Spanish camp this summer and takes […]

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