Winer and Co are talking about building a true podcast device: no DRM, wifi, podcast subscriptions. It’s indeed incredibly that neither Apple, Sony nor M$ have taken this opportunity yet, and I think the community can totally spec and build a device. Open source hardware, it’s the next step.
Month: November 2006
Speed is still a very big deal in UX. This yahoo research says that one of the easiest improvements you can make is having less objects (images, js files, …) per page, which reduces the amount of requests the browser has to make. There you go, Yahoo said so. Drop those images.
The Colombia migration project (http://colombiamigrationproject.net/) is well underway, with 1 or 2 videos a week. Check it out and give it some linky love!
lack of posts
I’ve been travelling in Colombia, hence the lack of posts. The silence will continue a bit longer…
Original post on November 14, 2005 from SALT – Seminars About Long Term Thinking: (RSS feed)
Clay Shirky – Making Digital Durable: What Time Does to Categories Video
If only I was a good programmer, I would have known to expect the weirdest stuff with data coming from outside the system. At mefeedia, we aggregate RSS feeds, and anything you can imagine is out there. Loads of invalid feeds (but we take them anyway), invalid data, missing elements, and so on. What a mess :)
New horizons for IA: 2006 Information Architecture Retreat (Latin America)
Here’s a thought: a scalable memcached service. So what you provide is a memcached pool. Charge by memory – it doesn’t matter how many servers this runs on. x4/MB of memcached. Then, I, as a user, just have to buy some, and call it in my code. And I can easily get more. Nice & sweet, especially because shared hosts and such often can’t easily install memcached.
I know, probably a bad idea.