The Danger of the Web Office and Google Presentations

You never really realize how dependent you are on the Internet until it goes down for an extended period of time. In my case, I’m referring to the 4 hours I was without access yesterday. Of course, there were many items on my to-do list that could be accomplished without the Internet, but I instantly began to focus on the tasks that needed it. Luckily, I still rely on many off-line applications for my email, documents, and the like; so

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Online polls with PollDaddy

Richard MacManus of Read/WriteWeb writes that PollDaddy has launched into public beta. I’ve seen so many of these apps that I’ve largely ignored them. I figured if and when I had a need for a poll, I’d go check them all out. PollDaddy looked simple enough to get started though that I finally tried creating a poll to see how it works. I decided to create a poll on a topic I’m quite passionate about and have blogged about in the

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Project Time Tracking Tools

Om Malik has a post on project time tracking over at the Web Worker Daily blog. His post is only a question to the readers regarding what they use for time tracking their various projects, but the comments are filled with great suggestions including: Web: FreshBooks (http://www.freshbooks.com/) Basecamp (http://www.basecamphq.com/) Tick (http://www.tickspot.com) SlimTimer (http://www.slimtimer.com) Harvest (http://www.getharvest.com) 88 Miles (http://www.88miles.net) 14dayz (http://www.14dayz.com/site/) Time Tracker (http://www.formassembly.com/time-tracker/) Side Job Track (http://www.sidejobtrack.com/) 1time (http://www.1time.ie/) myHours.com (http://www.myhours.com/) Desktop: On the Job http://www.stuntsoftware.com/OnTheJob/ Timeless Time & Expense

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Web Workers Unite!

Om Malik has ventured off and started his own media empire. I’ve enjoyed Om’s writing for quite some time, so it was a pleasant surprise to see him starting a blog focused on the web workers of the world called Web Worker Daily. TechCrunch had a post on the launch a couple days ago and I’ve been reading the posts since then. The blog focuses on the distributed and remote workers who rely on the Internet, laptops, and mobile devices to

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Web 2.0 Logo Creator

When I saw the Web 2.0 Logo Creator site, I didn’t know whether to laugh or cry… As you can see from the above image, they do a great job of creating a Web 2.0 looking logo and thus the humor. Slap on those two ever present features – reflection and the beta tag – and now you have a Web 2.0 company. From the site: This is meant to be a parody of Web 2.0 Logos. While they are

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Criagslist expansion

Craigslist launched a large group of local sites in June. Among them are Roanoke and Blacksburg. This is exciting news as Craigslist was a resource I missed from when I was living in a much larger city. The full list of new sites for June 2006 includes:

Flock beta release

I tried the Flock web browser several months ago and was somewhat critical of the software. For those unfamiliar with Flock, the application is a new web browser to compete with the likes of Internet Explorer and FireFox. Flock is built upon the Mozilla code, the same as FireFox. Many of the same FireFox extensions can also be used with Flock. My initial critique of Flock was why didn’t the team just make a new extension or set of extensions

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Pass on IE beta 2

I installed the Internet Explorer 7 beta 2 yesterday and I wish I hadn’t. Aside from the fact that the new IE still isn’t comparable to FireFox, the damn thing broke how I use my feed reader, FeedDemon. Let me explain. FeedDemon is a standalone, desktop feed reader. Built into the software is an IE browser to view web pages when clicking on links in feed items. My typical reading pattern is to open multiple tabs within FeedDemon as I

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Streaming video via MLB.com

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today regarding MLB.com and how they outsource their streaming video technology and expertise. I watched some of the NCAA tournament games in the first round via CBS Sportsline which was powered by MLB.com. This is a great example of turning your leadership in a market niche into a nice burgeoning revenue stream.

Virginia Business Incubation Association

I’ll be speaking at the Virginia Business Incubation Association (VBIA) 2006 Conference this Monday with Pat Matthews of Webmail.us on “Using the New Internet More Effectively.” I’ll try and post slides after the conference. I was also surprised to learn there are 32 incubators in the state of Virginia.

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