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Google Analytics Rebooted

May 9, 2007

There is a great new release of Google Analytics out there. Website visitor statistics are displayed in an array of beautiful, interactive graphs. Apparently, this was the result of Google’s acquisition of MeasureMap. It is really wonderful. This reminds me of the second major release of Google Reader. The first release, like the old Google […]

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A Few Irritants

May 5, 2007

Here are a few things that have been bugging me recently — some solved, others not. That irritating clicking sound in Internet Explorer 7.0. Particularly frustrating when you use sites like Google Analytics. Anyway, there seems to be a very simple solution to the problem: http://www.joedolson.com/articles/2006/09/internet-explorer-7-irritation-of-the-day/. And it does work! Here is an usability problem […]

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ReviewBasics

May 5, 2007

Recently, I was invited to review ReviewBasics, a feedback gathering platform for documents, images and other types of content. I had a quick trial of it today. My first impression: It is a very powerful, but intuitive tool that fills a critical need for professionals everywhere. What does ReviewBasics do? Let us say that I […]

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Some Quick Linking

April 15, 2007

Sorry for the lack of blog posts recently, but I have been really busy for the past few days. To get back on track, here are some quick links and thoughts I recently discovered the blog Worse Than Failure which is a collection of incredible (and funny) mistakes made by software developers at the code and […]

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Potpourri of Thoughts

February 18, 2007

Ever since I started blogging in earnest since December, part of my brain is always looking for blog post ideas. The problem is not that there is nothing to blog about — rather there is an abundance of topics to blog about. Some of them require more time for analysis — so I just add them […]

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RSS Feed Reader in Internet Explorer 7.0

February 18, 2007

I have been increasingly using the RSS Feed Reader in Internet Explorer 7.0. While IE7 came out, I was very dismissive of its feed capability because Google Reader was miles ahead of it. But because it is less powerful, I find it becoming more useful for certain types of feeds. Confused? Well, here are my reasons: […]

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More Yahoo! Pipes Thoughts

February 11, 2007

I really don’t want this blog to turn into a Yahoo! Pipes site, but I have been blogging so much about Google’s products — why not give Yahoo! some buzz while I am at it. Probably, this will be my last post on them until I get time to explore the product another weekend (provided […]

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First Impression of Yahoo! Pipes

February 9, 2007

Yahoo! Pipes is up again after its downtime and I just created my first Yahoo! pipe. Here is what I did: Created a Fetch module that connected to the feed for this blog. Connected that to a Filter module which removes any item that contains the word “Blog” in the title. I created a User Text […]

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Search Engine Land Feeds

February 8, 2007

The biggest problem with reading news using a blog reader is that you see the same news over and over again from different sources. One can skip over them, but it gets tiring after a while. A site like Techmeme serves dozens of news articles a day. And if you subscribe to many news feeds, […]

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Worry about Free Web Applications

February 7, 2007

This blog is hosted on Blogger. It is a great platform and I love many of its features. It is also free, as in “totally free”. No monthly fees. No advertisements. Nothing. That scares me. Sooner or later, someone at Google is going to point out the tremendous expense that Blogger is incurring with its infrastructure […]

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