It seems that Bill Gates opened his first blog ;-)
And guess where? On Blogger :-) I’m wondering how long this one will stay open….
You perhaps remarked that I posted less than before my holidays. I’m re-designing completely my website and this takes a little time, as you can imagine ;-) I invested some time in finding a better usability and look&feel;, also coherent with my weblog.
The new version will be based on the following template (usage of css):
A Google Dance happened yesterday (June 23). Two consequences:an overall increase of my Page Ranks (weblog: PR5, website: PR4, weblog archive from May: PR6 ;-)
the definitive confirmation that my migration strategy was ok
I realized that my recent post concerning Sauce Reader was my hundredth article since the opening of my blog on March 1st, 2004. My first post on March 1, 2004 was about IT outsourcing.
Since some days, I’m watching and listenning to a great DVD-live called Lovers live from Sade. This live performance was filmed in September 2001 in California. The DVD contains 22 songs (!), about 2 hours of very sweet, sexy and groovy music! And the band is really excellent!
I already published two articles about Sauce Reader on Mai 24 and Mai 14. Synop released on last Friday a new version:
Sauce Reader v1.5 (beta)
I’m using intensively Sauce Reader since more than a month and I would like to summarize my impression:
What’s CoolGreat user interface
Very good usability
Since this version: performance, stability and a quite good memory foot-print
Free for personal use, reasonnable price for commercial use ($25US per license)
Customization of keyboard shortcuts
Great desktop alert
Support of proxy, great feature to stay tuned at work
Last but not least, very active development team, professional alpha- and beta-phase
Room for improvementI’m still not totally convinced by the “posting” module because of the way the HMTL decoration is integrated in (specially the “P” and “BR” tags). I still prefer to use the very simple Blogger web interface…
All in all, I think that Sauce Reader is the best aggregator at this moment. The last developments of this tool (three releases now) give me a very convincing impression of the Synop’s capability and user orientation.
PS: Laurent also posted some comments about this new release.
[Adapted and via Loic – in French]
I’m 32 years old and sometimes, I already feel that I’m getting older. Some ways to find out if it is the case for yourself (it just works if you are more or less in the same age as I):A lot of students who will enter the University this year are born in 1985 (!)
They’ve never sung “We are the World, we are the children” or “Sunday bloody Sunday”
They’ve never heard something about “Raider”, they just know “Twix”
They’ve never played with an Atari or a Commodore64
They’ve perhaps never played at PacMan
They’ve never seen a 5 1/4 floppy
They don’t really understand what’s a LP
They don’t know how to watch TV without a remote control
They cannot image that somebody could watch a black-and-white TV
They think that James Bond was always played by Pierce Brosman
They think that Mickael Jackson was always white
They don’t know J.R.
So, let’s just think about the fact that THESE guys will enter the University this year and that THEY are young now.You understand the text above and you said at a minimum two times “my God”
Other symptoms that you/we are getting older:
You make sometimes some sport, perhaps two or three times yearly, and you tell everybody that you are making sport
The young people and the children are using “Mister/Madam” when they are talking with you
When you finished to read this blog, you decided to send it to some friends and you are convinced they will love it.
Keep cool, the only “good news” is that we are ALL getting older, even the young students who are reading this blog and are now laughing ;-)
Let’s have a look at this cool geographical representation (small Quicktime movie) of the relative number of queries to the Google’s web site. Extract of the Google’s explanation:
Coolest stop on the tour – A three-dimensional rotating image of the world on permanent display on a large flat panel monitor in the office of the engineer who created it. What makes it special is the toggle switch that allows you to view points of light representing real time searches rising from the surface of the globe toward space, color coded by language. Toggle and you can see traffic patterns for the entire Internet. Worth a trip to the second floor.
You can test here how the spiders see your web site:
So, let me summarize 10 days offline ;-)
Spam definitely sucks, more than two thirds of my emails were spams…
SUN opens its employees’ weblogs.
The French soccer team beat the English one (2:1) thanks to Zinedine Zidane :-)
Record low European elections turnout (about 45%)…
Ray Charles died, one central part of the Soul Music is gone.