Thursday, November 18, 2004

NY Times launches tech blog

Blogging gets more into the mainstream with today's first blog on Pogue's Posts. You can't get more mainstream than the New York Times, where the blog will reside with daily updates. From the inaugural post:

I plan to use this space to answer reader questions, follow up on the other columns, flag emerging tech news issues, point out hilarious or important developments on the Web, share cool tips and write about other topics that don’t justify a longer-form treatment.

Monday, November 15, 2004

Feedster's new blog search engine

Feedster has introduced a blog-only search page as part of its site.

Blog Search has come to Feedster. Now you can easily search across ONLY blogs and exclude results from official news sources.

Some searches we tried with topics and key words published in our own Blogger Blog did not show up in the search results. Try it yourself for key words that are fairly specific to your blog and see if you do any better.

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


Here is a must-have bit of software: Keyhole.

Google bought the company on October 27 and offers a free trial download. With Keyhole, you can zip around the earth with 3D terrain and the best mapping I've ever seen. Just enter your own street address and zoom in on your backyard. You may even catch yourself mowing the lawn! Enter a different address across the country or world and watch Keyhole lift off to a higher alititude and pan over and then down to the new location.

Some areas of the planet have better resolution than others. For a fun time, go to a highway you are familiar with, zoom down to about 100 feet above the ground, tilt the map so you are looking forward down the road, and then hold down the forward arrow key. You wil be zipping along like a pilot watching the traffic go by beneath you. Also, don't miss going over to Rome and look for the Coliseum. Zoom down and check out the tourists.