TechCrunch has links to a new Wired article that hypes up Memeorandum and a new feature released today too. It deserves the hype. I, too, check it a lot of times per day. But, I do find that I’m falling into the Memeorandum trap: only thinking about stuff that shows up on Memeorandum. That’s one of the reasons I was light on blogging this week. I wanted to get outside of the Memeorandum world and find some new stuff.
Speaking of which, the latest builds of Windows Vista that are showing up are really getting me excited. New features are showing up with every build. This is a fun time to be a Microsoft employee. I just wish I had more time to play. Oh, and there’s a famous guitarist (I don’t know that it’s my place to give his name away) recording the sounds right now that will play on Windows Vista. They invited me over to film, but I have to run to the airport. Damn, damn, damn. Charles is headed over there instead.
I just posted a frank talk with two of the geeks who are building MSN Search. It’s an hour long, and you’ll get a little look into how the geeks who build search engines think. If you’re interested in search, I think this one will be interesting to you. I was pretty hard on this team cause they are in the #3 spot. We talk about Google, noise, spam, and lots of other stuff.
I’m off to fly down to Silicon Valley. See ya tonight. I’ll be going to the TechCrunch Meetup, but will be there a bit late.
Now that Visual Studio, SQL Server, and BizTalk are done (the ship party is tonight) there are three Vice Presidents on Channel 9 talking about it.
Walt Ritscher reminds me that there’s a Seattle Code Camp this weekend. I can’t make it, unfortunately, I’ll be down in Silicon Valley the next week.
I will be at the Seattle MindCamp on November 5 & 6, though.
Wow, check out this search engine: Exalead. Gary Price sent that one over to me. It’s not perfect, but the UI shows that a lot more can be done than the big three have done with search.
For instance, I did a search for HDTV. Now look along the left side. You get related terms, related categories, can view Web sites by location, and get a good look at document types being served up. Neat icons of each result, too.
Wanna make your application look like Office 12? DevComponents already has a UI component out that lets you emulate that UI easily.
Gary Price has been finding some cool stuff lately. He links us to HomePages, which is a new service that takes local home sale listings and puts it on an Flash-based map/aerial photo.