You know, after all the GW ads, I'm afraid that this
will look rather silly.
yahoo doing some small re-designing
, and I say it's about time, I was never implying they should have a flash intro or something, just something newer. It's a pleasure anyway.
Yahoo released their mp3/CD/other media
player today, complete with skins
. How long until there is a Yahoo! browser?
Court orders Yahoo to block French access to Nazi memorabilia.
Does it bother anyone else that the French courts think they can regulate an American business? I dislike Nazis as much as the next guy but this seems to be a bit much on the part of the French.
To continue the theme,
Yahoo starts going after "sound-alike" domains with a little help from ICANN.
my.MP3.com Loses to RIAA
In case you didn't see it on Slashdot and everywhere else.
This is one for discussion. Last week, I read an article debating whether or not photography was a true art form like painting or drawing, or if instead it was merely a reflection of reality and not artistic. With that in mind, when we see photos like this one
, this one
, and this one
, why do we assume that any part of what was captured was the truth? Is the camera an impartial observer, or is the photographer staging these images as a painter would? Do you think a photograph has enough reality to be considered the truth, or is a photograph a miniaturized view of reality, depending on what you point a camera at? I'm curious to hear people's thoughts, as I see groups on every side of the issue spinning these photos to support their cause.
is the holy grail of instant messaging apps. The people behind it have been working on this for a while, and they're now offering a web-based, java client that can talk to ICQ
, and Yahoo instant message
clients. If it were a client side application, I'd probably use it, I'm not a big fan of leaving a browser window open all the time. Another drawback is that it can't reach AIM users.
Yahoo! is being sued
Well, that was quick. Last week Clintion & Reno urge the FBI to go into a full investigation of the DoS attacks of Yahoo, eBay, etc., and they're already suspecting it was German crackers
. They don't actually say how or why they suspect them, other than the program used in the attacks might have been German. It'd be nice if they could actually show that the attacks originated from German IP addresses before they start suspecting anyone.
Do you, a, have problems getting to Yahoo
? Yahoo was unreachable for much of the morning, and it turns out that it was apparently due to hackers
. I saw estimates that the loss of 3 hours worth of traffic meant about 58 million lost page views. How many dollars is that?
On Jul 9th 1999, Sarah Guinn
had a brush with insanity
When I got started on the web in '94-95, most pages were somehow related to Star Trek
and recognizing William Shatner
as the god that he is. It's funny, but the old stuff like the Mosaic's What's New page
, Jerry Yang's
homepage, and the machine he used to house his search engine
on are all still online. Even good old Mosaic Communications' URL: mcom.com
points to Netscape. Who says the web is temporary?
note to geeks: having a pair of Yahoo! boxers
will probably not impress any women. Just another product available from the Yahoo store site
. But wait, there's more! Apparently one store isn't enough for Yahoo, there's also a store specializing in Yahoo! branded backpacks and messenger bags
, as if you'll get more street cred at the San Jose International Airport with one of those over your shoulder.
Yahoo is now offering 10Mb of free file storage...
and I just finished designing a remote file storage app in ColdFusion, so I could store Word documents to be accessed from home, work, and the road for my personal use. Damn.
Yahoo now has co-branding
arrangements going on. I hate to see this trend continue, as I see it diluting the reputation of both companies. What's Pepto-Bismol got to do with teens having a fun summer? Anyone care to make the connection for me? What's next, Geritol sponsoring a site aimed at toddlers?