Tuesday, February 07, 2006

joaobordalo.com is out

After 2 weeks of design, coding and others, joaobordalo.com is now officially launched, so this blog will be terminated. All posts have been migrated to, and new ones will appear only at joaobordalo.com. Please take a look and drop some feedback.

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Your rights online

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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Going for tiger

Ok, no more excuses, I'll upgrade to Tiger: saft and google earth only works with 10.4.4.
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Sunday, January 22, 2006

Bluepulse

Guys, if you own a cell phone (who doesn't), you have to point your browser to the bluepulse website, sign-up, and follow the instructions. These guys developed one amazing software, described as:

A free program for mobile phones that allows you to run tiny, useful widgets for a variety of uses, such as instant messaging and RSS.

And it's true, and works like a charm: in less than 5 minutes, I was talking with my buddies in MSN. I'm going to try now the RSS reader.

The platform allows any one to develop new widgets, and I surely hope the business model motivates people to develop new functionalities and services. I'm really impressed with this, and I reiterate: go to the website and try it.
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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Trend watching

Today's bloglines reading gave me a lot of interesting stories about possible technical, social and political trends. Here are a few, rescued from my last browser crash:
  • Yahoo seems to be experimenting a new way of online ads: in Yahoo Movies, search for a movie (I used Vatel), go to the bottom of the page, and in the Sponsored Links box notice the links for different ad types. Click one and you will see ads only about the tag you just selected. Nice move, gives you less visibility, but targeted ads with higher levels of attention;

  • Still in the advertising market, it looks like the marketing guys are getting there: The New York Times as a story about marketers getting really excited with three second messages in phone displays, all powered up by GPS positioning and location target adverstising;

  • An interesting post on why Yahoo Music is better than iTunes for home entertainment. I admit I will think about this, really;

  • A beautiful idea, sharing broadband to increase speed, is becoming a business case: two companies, Mushroom Networks and WiBoost Inc., are about to launch their new products. It looks like good sense is prevailing, take a peak at the article;

  • Lawrence Lessig wrote an interesting post about the need for regulation on the "net neutrality" issue. If you want to know more on this subject, try the Wikipedia definition.
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Try ruby on your browser

A beautiful interactive ruby lesson by why the lucky stiff, don't work well on Safari, use Firefox. More resources on ruby at squidoo lens, another bright idea for content organization.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2006

The ultimate geek car

I'm really sorry Santa, for being a pain in the ass, but with all the gadgets I'm requesting, I will need a car to transport them:
  • Can you send me one of this?
Ok, this was my last request.
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Mac World San Francisco

Dear Santa, is me again. I've just watched Steve's keynote (1h32m23s) and I would like to add to my wish list a couple of things:
  • the new iMac, with a Intel duo processor inside (2-3 times faster);
  • a MacBook Pro, also with the Intel beast (4-5 times faster), an iSight built in and a remote controller;
  • the new iLife 06, now with iWeb (amazing!);
  • the new iWork;
  • and a .Mac account.
Ahh, and a huge, huge one was a real Mac retail store here.
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