Wednesday, October 23, 2002
Back in April, I posted about P2P file share program KazaaLite. Since then, "Kazaa Lite" has consistently been one of the top five search terms bringing people here from search engines. (By the by: an increasing number of visitors from Altavista in recent weeks. Who woulda thunk it?) I recently downloaded the new KazaaLite 2.0 on my Dell at home, and it's a great program, as good as Morpheus was at its peak last winter. (Make sure you get KazaaLite, not the original, insidious Kazaa.) But what to do on my Macs? Haven't found any Mac client that taps into Kazaa's FastTrack network for sharing. Meantime, if I have a moment this week, maybe I'll give Phex a try in lieu of the overrated Limewire.
· KazzaLite 2.0 Download [hosk.sk] Keep reloading; you'll get there
· Top-Rated Mac P2P Programs [zeropaid.com]
· RapidRoad Screen Shot [angelfire.com] The future?
Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Here's a link for MBS, who asked a woman at B-Bar last night, apropos of nothing, "So what do you think of Ikea?" (Cosmic World UPDATE: Email today from SW, the mystery woman on the other end of the Ikea question. She clarifies: "I believe he actually said, 'what do you think of Ikea coming to New York?'" She's right.)
· How Ikea Designs Its Sexy Price Tags [Business 2.0]
Speaking of politics, ever-reliable LS.com New Orleans correspondent AK sent along a link to a site that I'd never seen before. It's a test of where you stand politically -- and not merely on a left/right line. Worth the few minutes it takes to complete. The only thing missing is TheSpark.com's cool technology that let us see, lo these many years ago, our mutual compatibility on its personality test. (UPDATE: Attempts to rewrite the previous sentence to make it comprehensible have failed.)
· Political Compass [f2s.com]
Finding Maureen Dowd's Times columns increasingly bizarre (Sunday's was a doozy), I enjoyed The Immutable Laws of Maureen Dowd. It's penned by one of the voices behind OxBlog, an entertaining political weblog. (UPDATE: ABL points out that others are on her case, too. Hmmm.)
· The Immutable Laws of Maureen Dowd [weeklystandard.com]
· OxBlog [oxblog.blogspot.com]
Wednesday, October 16, 2002
Sunday, October 13, 2002
Hilarious web discovery, thanks to this week's Observer, of a writer's ongoing exchanges with various appendages of the publishing community:
∑ Minority Report... Hitchens' last Nation column has a wonderfully bitter aftertaste
∑ NYC Eye Candy... figure this one out for me.
· Beginning of the end for Google?... for those that care about this sort of thing.
· Brains 1, Barbie 0... a must-read for those in the know who enjoyed this story
Thursday, October 03, 2002
At last, I have found the perfect logo for myself.
MM emails: "This is the 5th copy I've gotten of this. I think it's an interesting trend in spam to have non-web businesses that are geographically based decide they are just going to publicize themselves by spamming people.Steele, this is in your neighborhood, what's going on?" The spam in question is indeed from the folks across the street at the odd Essex restaurant: