Amazon recently turned on a whole bunch of RSS Feeds. Very cool.
Christopher Allen, Founder, Alacrity Ventures: My Advice to Social Networking Services
This is a MUST READ for anyone who is working on social software.
Ed Sims, who's a venture capitalist, writes "Forgive me for being obsessed with customers, but after all, without them, how can you have a business. What many companies forget early on is that having a great customer experience can provide real differentiation and can often mean the difference between success and failure in competitive markets. "
I just got back from two interesting experiences. The first was Microsoft's TechFest. This is an annual event, for employees only, where researchers and other groups bring out their coolest and most interesting technology.
I saw tons of stuff that would get me fired for talking about it here. So I'll let other people leak about what they saw (some press were getting official tours, but they were being shown specific booths, and I'm not sure what they were, so I'll stay away from commenting). MLive has the first of the official reports.
I'll talk more about the TechFest soon.
The other fun thing today is that I was videotaped inside Microsoft's Studios. Yeah, Microsoft has its own TV studios. Not quite as nice as TechTV's studios, but still pretty good. All the usual lights and high-end videocameras.
Anyway, more on that later this month when our little project gets on the Web.
Andrew Orlowski, of the Register, reads my blog I guess, cause he linked to me in one of his stories today.
Adam Kinney did a funny banner for me. Put me in the MSN butterfly suit. Here it is:
I haven't played with Train Simulator for a while, but the new Trainz Railroad Simulator 2004, as reviewed in PC Magazine, looks interesting.
I wonder what Michael Gartenberg saw at Apple. Well, he saw some pretty trees. Apple was built on an Apricot orchard. The ground there is good for growing things. Springtime in Silicon Valley is so wonderful.
Alan Reiter points to the world's first music video done on a Nokia 3650 cameraphone that's over on Text America.
Too bad Steve Jobs doesn't work for Microsoft. He made GarageBand seem like musicians were going to revolutionize the PC business. Now, imagine Steve Jobs was showing off this app.
ArtRage should get just as much hype as GarageBand got. If not more.
Ever want to ask the fairy-tale mirror "mirror mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?"
Well, now, thanks to Google, you can.
For instance, ask Google: Who is the best geek blogger?
Did I ever mention how much I love Google? Heh.