Going back to world war II genre…I recently listened to an audio book “The End of the Affair” by Graham Greene.
It was voiced by Colin Firth, who did a bang up job as Maurice Bendrix, the protagonist. With many catholic underpinnings, this book highlights a couple’s struggle with faith, during the bombings of WWII, their ability to cope with their affair, their confrontation with disease and ultimate demise. I highly recommend the audio experience…
Techcrunch (and Google’s blog) reported today that Google launched a new blog tracker and search site.
I often look at Digg or Yahoo‘s “top search” box on Yahoo’s home page to get a sense of what people are talking about, looking for, etc. Digg may have a delayed effect and Yahoo’s result may be more mainstream than what interests me?
Google Blog Search
Will see if Google’s new site surfaces timely and relevant stories or themes “before the masses” and/or at the same time as Drudge (which acts as a proxy for mainstream media).
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In my categories box on the wordpress publishing tool, it would be cool if the site dev team built in functionality whereas my typing into the field to create a new tag would autoscroll against the categories/tags I have already placed in my tag cloud.
Thus, it would reduce or remove the scenarios where I am creating new tags that are almost exactly similar to tags created in the past! Sometimes I just dont want to scroll through the 100s of tags I already have placed in the prior postings looking for the exact description. Lazy? Maybe….
One of my interests is design and UI with respect to web sites.
Often on the web, we build cool, exciting, technically sophisticated applications, tools, products…but often ignore/overlook/dont care about: (a) will the end user be able to use said mentioned product and/or (b) does the design and interface achieve a high degree of value to the end user?
Here is a site that may be of interest if you have similar curiosities on the subject / domain? A blog recommended by a Mr. Jomo Moir (head of design for MarketWatch): http://www.bokardo.com/