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Archive for August, 2005

IM Behind Firewalls and Proxy Servers

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

I Love IM is web-based instant messaging that apparently works behind firewalls and proxy servers.

Free Opera Licences — Today Only

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

The browser Opera is 10 years old and the developers say, “We’re giving away registration codes for as long as the party lasts!” This is the real deal: I grabbed one.

Why Business Blogging is a Good Thing

Friday, August 26th, 2005

I believe Business Blogging can be a Good Thing. There are books written on this subject, but here’s a few of my own ideas why:

More on Google Talk

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

I like this. Finally, someone who isn’t afraid to dispel some hype and who actually discusses the cons as well as the pros. (More cons than pros, actually!) These cons include privacy issues. Hands up anyone who is surprised to hear that, although chat logs can’t be readily accessed by chatters, they are saved in URI format so could easily be sent to Google?

The Google (Talk) Difference

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

… from what I can gather, the main innovative Google difference I was expecting is in Google competing directly with the likes of Skype, yet using an open network that will work outside of closed networks such as Yahoo, AIM and MSN. It also appears the plug-in architectures means it will be easily integrated into other applications (like GMail) relatively simple.

Usability differences between Asia and the U.S.A.

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

This article from Wired.com says that Asians notice more background detail than folks from the U.S.A. I’d be interested in the implications of this, assuming it’s true…. Perhaps we should be giving more attention to visual communication (in the background as opposed to multimedia content) where possible?

Google Talk is up and running

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Still, it does work in Adium, and apparently iChat, except for voice. (Which is something I wouldn’t be using anyway.) You can download it here (900K) and give it a go…. If you don’t have one, ask me.

Google Talk

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

Google is to introduce their own text and voice messaging system. Citing unnamed sources “familiar with the service,” the Los Angeles Times said that Google’s Instant Messaging program would be called Google Talk and could be launched as early as Wednesday.

WordPress.com – New Hosted Blogging Service

Sunday, August 21st, 2005

At BBS05 (Blog Business Summit 05) Matt Mullenwag, of WordPress, announced the upcoming hosted blogging service to be called WordPress.com, and presented a demo.

The blogging thing

Saturday, August 20th, 2005

The whole bogging thing is fascinating me lately. My mind is spinning with ideas of how to make it work for me. Yes, I’m talking about ways in which blogging can help me (and anyone) make money.