Archives for October 2005

A boy named Google

A boy named Google – The World – Breaking News 24/7 –

Gotta be the ghey-est thing I’ve ever heard. Tho I suppose it’s better than naming the poor kid Jeeves 😉 bah-zing!

MSN Search Toolbar Offers Phishing Protection

MSN Search Toolbar with Windows Desktop Search Add-ins It never ceases to amaze me that phisihing works so well…then again a friend just called me about an email saying Canada Post was going to be charging 5 cents an email…

The Phishing Filter Add-in offers access to the beta version of a new dynamic online service, updated several times an hour to warn you and help protect your personal information from these fraudulent websites by: Scanning websites you visit and warning you if they are potentially suspicious. Dynamically checking the web sites you visit with up to the hour online information via an online service run by Microsoft and blocking you from sharing personal information if a site is a known phishing website.

Save The Bunnies

I adopted this little fur ball today as my daily contribution to making the world a better place…. Adopt a Bunny at Click on his furry little face to adopt a bunny of your own.

Google: Kill Blogspot Already!!! (Chris Pirillo)

Pirillo’s on his soapbox again…where’s my big bag of tomatoes? Just kidding – I’ve had the opportunity meet and hang out with Chris a few times and he’s not ALL bad 😉

Blogspot has become nothing but a crapfarm, and your brand is going to go down with it. If your motto truly is to do no evil, then you need to start putting some resources behind an effort to curb this train wreck.

go man go!

Categories, Categories, Categories….

so far the hardest part of this blogging thing is determining the category structure of the blog. What do I want to talk about? Is it even possible to pre-categorize what I predict will be interesting? Should I just say ‘screw it’ and put everything in one giant haystack of thots that is my mind? This is what keeps me up at night…. suggestions?

Chitika, Inc. Launches Referral Program

show me the love people 🙂 on the auction block – literally

eBay: Award-winning META-SEARCH engine for sale: (item 7554979251 end time Oct-26-05 14:28:21 PDT)

Why are we selling? We started jux2 in our spare time as a research tool to answer questions we had about search. jux2 succeeded both as a research tool (generating thousands of searches per day and providing rich data that answered our questions) and with the search cognoscenti. We felt honored to receive critical acclaim and favorable reviews from many power searchers. To do justice to the opportunity ahead of jux2 would take more time than any of us has right now. So, we’re hoping this auction will put jux2 into the hands of someone who can take it to the next level.

Current bid warriors are Webguerrilla and Nacho Hernandez. Grab some popcorn and watch the fireworks – over 8 days to go. I figure this will roll into the 6 figure world in a hurry – any takers at 7 figures?

atlas – razorfish is hiring

Calling all Account Mangers

Job Description
The Atlas Search Account Manager is a member of the Client Services team who is responsible for seamless delivery of search solutions for Atlas Solutions’ clients. The Atlas Search AM is primarily responsible for managing new search clients through the implementation process and ensuring their search needs are well understood and properly executed. Further, the Atlas Search AM serves as an internal search expert and consultant for the Atlas client services organization. The Atlas Search AM is ultimately responsible and accountable for all successes and failures pertaining to Atlas Search implementations.

Yahoo! Releases Podcasting Tools

MediaPost Publications – Yahoo! Releases Podcasting Tools – 10/11/2005 Yahoo! has stepped up to be the first major search player to board the podcast bandwagon. I predict Google to announce their podcast tools in 5…4…3…2…

email spam filters too agressive?

With the number of free email users ever on the rise combined with the neverending torrent of spam emails promoting fake Rolex watches and member enlarging creames and pills the burden to filter out spam has grown quite heavy. Providers like Hotmail and GMail are constantly fighting to improve their filters…but are they becoming over zealous?

Gmail’s false positive filtering rate rose from 4.1 percent to 7.17 percent in the third quarter.

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