Archive for August, 2005

Ultra - Trail - Tour du Mont-Blanc

This was the event of the week-end: The Ultra-Trail du Tour du Mont-Blanc. 158km with 8,639m of positive climb and a 45h limit. Christophe Jaquerod (SUI) made it this year in 21 h 12. Impressive.

posting, subscribing, and tagging

Interesting post from Fred Wilson: "I believe that together posting, subscribing, and tagging will profoundly change the worlds of media, entertainment, commerce, and communication."

Google and computing

Om Malik has a guest post by Robert Young, who theorises that "Google’s recent moves show that they are using ‘free’ to gradually devalue of Microsoft’s assets, and thus its market cap."
So what is Google’s master plan? I believe they are once again going counterintuitive, but in a manner that hits Microsoft […]

Wikipedia stats

Statistical analysis of the Wikipedian Community.
(Also Wikipedia as a learning community paper)
tags technorati : wikipedia

web 3.0

A view of the future I am subscribing to: GoogleOS? YahooOS? MozillaOS? WebOS? on kottke.org. Kottke is focusing mainly on the role that the large players could have, but I believe a lot of the action will come from start-ups.
tags technorati : web 2.0 web 3.0 Google Yahoo Mozilla WebOs

Caillebotte

Seen last weeK: excellent exposition on Caillebotte at the Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne. (Le Monde’s review [FR])

tags technorati : Caillebotte Lausanne

Blog headline

‘Who are we, who is each one of us, if not a combinatoria of experiences, information, books we have read, things imagined? Each life is an encyclopedia, a library, an inventory of objects, a series of styles, and everything can be constantly shuffled and reordered in every way conceivable.’
Italo Calvino, Six Memos for the […]

Content not being the king anymore

Jeff Jarvis has another very good post on content not being the king anymore. Extracts:
Distribution is not king - "Owning the printing press, broadcast tower, cable plant, movie theater, or chain of stores is a cost burden when your competitors and customers can, without friction, effort or cost, bypass your distribution […]

Google getting into trouble

Jeff Jarvis expresses again his concerns about Google becoming "big, closed, arrogant" and quote a recent NYT article on the subject:
But instead of embracing Google as one of their own, many in Silicon Valley are skittish about its size and power. They fret that the very strengths that made Google a search-engine phenomenon […]

Best books of the century as reviewed by amazon.com customers…

(these are about the worst extract I could find, just for a laugh…)
1. Ulysses, James Joyce
"This is one of those books that "smart" people like to "read." Well if being smart means liking this, count me out! I don’t know if it’s modern, post-modern or what: but I know this much, I’d rather just […]

Run

59min around Agen’s canal (10.5km) @ 163 BPM.

tags technorati : Run Training

Google Talk !

Google Talk is live !
(Early review/comments: BBC, BBC again, Jeff Pulver)
At the same, time James Enck reports on Skype minutes of use being flat or even slightly down.
tags technorati : google talk IM VOIP Skype

Obliques strategies

From Wikipedia definition: "Oblique Strategies (subtitled over one hundred worthwhile dilemmas) is a set of published cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt. Now in its fifth edition, they were first published in 1975. Each card contains a phrase or cryptic remark which can be used to break a deadlock or dilemma situation."
A […]

OSX on x86

It is possible already and the how-to is on Uneasysilence: a step by step description of how to install your own OS X on your regular Intel based PC system.
via Rodrigo.
tags technorati : OSX86 OSX Apple Tiger

Gauthier starts his blog

Gauthier’s blog.
Technorati: Gauthier’s blog