Published Saturday, August 19th, 2006 at 3:41 pm
Three weeks behind! What can I say… I suck. 10 definitions of Web 2.0 and their shortcomings at twopointouch: web 2.0, blogs and social media - What is Web 2.0? I’ve been asked that a couple of time. The answer isn’t easy. Web 2.0 is not one thing but a combination of philosophy, technology, and aesthetics. After 10 years, life on mars rebuked - I remember when the new broke that fossil life was found in Martian rocks. I was with a group of friends and we were very happy. I shook all of their hands and said we will always remember this day. We’ll I do remember the day. Too bad the news was false. Expand The Functionality Of ‘My Computer’ – Tech-Recipes.com – Make some use out of the ‘My Computer’ icon on your desktop. Face transformer image – This app is really cool. Upload an image of a persons face and have the application change the age or race. Or better yet turn it into anime. CSS Optimization: Make Your Sites Load Faster for Free by Blogging Pro – There are a lot of tools out there to optimize HTML. What about optimizing CSS? Modern Mechanix - Tunnel-Digging as a Hobby – In the 1930′s this guy was so obsessed with digging that he dug out three levels of catacombs under his home. Motivator: Inspire! Motivate! Mock! – We have all seen those “inspirational” posters somewhere. Now you can make your own. Ping Pong (Table) – Presented by Addicting Games – Increase your ping-pong skills with this flash game. Plain English Campaign: Free guides: How to write in plain English – Whilst writing one should ensure that ones speech is not superfluous and thus queer to the majority of persons. ProductWiki AdSense Optimization – If you will notice over on the right side of my blog there is a few ads. I put them on the right side to be unobtrusive. If I were more of a money conscience person I would take the advice in this article to optimize my ad location. The techniques basically involve making the ads appear part of your site and easy to for a visitors to accidentally click on it. I don’t think the approach is very good. IN my opinion this basically amounts to click fraud and devalues online advertisements as a whole. Sharpest Manmade Thing – A field ion microscope (FIM) image of a very sharp tungsten needle. This imaging technique is so good you can see the individual atoms. Software product documentation - How to write good software documentation. I need this. Welcome to GameAxis.com – Be carefull what you buy off the streets in China. Wikimapia – Let’s describe the whole Earth! – This is really cool. It is an interactive map (like Google maps) where users can label and comment on regions. YouTube – Camera escondida – What do you do if your in a public place and you see death approaching? I personally think I would laugh it off as a joke but look at the fear in these people’s faces. YouTube – D-1 Grandprix Crazy Taxi - Every had a wild ride in a taxi? I’m sure it was nothing compared to this. YouTube – THE WORLD’S FIRST LIFE FORM-DEBUNKED – You may have see The Smartest Robot Pet Yet in Popular Science. Unfortunately it is complete bunk. The “robot” is nothing more then a scripted automata (think Lincoln at Disneyland). ZAP Reader - This little app will help you speed read through any text. Actually works.