Envisioning a usable future for RSS

RSS feed overload is apparently a real problem for many people already and a variety of ways to deal with it are emerging through feed readers’ every day practices. Short of thought or time intensive and awkward hacks (or Steve Ruebel’s “nuclear option” of deleting all his feeds entirely if he misses a day of feed reading), what sorts of things should feed reading people be asking for Feed Reader vendors to consider including in […]

PS2 Haunting Ground | Part 2

The enemies held my attention more and were certainly more imposing than those in “Clocktower 3”, the release that “Haunting Ground” comes closest to mimicking. You go through four enemies in this game, and each one is faster and smarter than the last. First, you’re going to be pursued by Debilitas, a strangely-lovable, Quasimodo-esque groundskeeper. Then you’re stuck with the the emotionless, calculating maid, Daniella, followed by a hooded clone with a revolver (luckily, he’s […]

PS2 Haunting Ground | Part 1

PS2 Haunting Ground – Software Publisher’s Description: PS2 Haunting Ground review: 5 stars (Better than Silent Hill and Clock Tower 3!) – A very well-designed game! I bought this game because I loved Clock Tower 3, which share a similar mechanism with this game. When I tried Haunting Ground, I found that it is even better than its precedessor. Pros: The idea of hiding place. Instead of carrying shotguns in the Silent Hill series, you […]

Performancing, Alien Brains And Other News

Performancing is the coolest Firefox extension, evar. So I am truly psyched about the advent of Performancing, a Firefox extension that integrates a full-featured blog editor right into the browser. Just hit F8 to call up the editing window, whip up a post, and shoot it right off to your WordPress, Movable Type (which includes Typepad and LiveJournal) or Blogger blog. I don’t have any blogs running on MT anymore but I set up several […]

Red Dead Revolver

Red Dead Revolver – Software Publisher’s Description: Red Dead Revolver review: 4 stars (never been done this good ever!!!!) – this is a good solid game i love it but very hard in throught the game also no one i lnow no company i know has done a good old western game like this rockstar is truely the best company gaming ever in the world still will be with more games coming like manhunt 2, […]

Social software and social change

I had a chance to sit (virtually) down with Marshall Kirkpatrick and have a thoroughly enjoyable discussion about the state of social software and Web 2.0 and its relevance to social change organizations — please feel free to check out the results on Netsquared (which you should also check out!). Thanks to Marshall for the thought-provoking questions (and for the really cool tag cloud Table of Contents). Top ten blogger lies Tap, tap… this thing […]

PS2 Major League Baseball 2K5

PS2 Major League Baseball 2K5 – Software Publisher’s Description: PS2 Major League Baseball 2K5 review: 2 stars (Just like the other ESPN games: all talk.) – OK, so at first glance, this game was great. The graphics and authentic ESPN cut screens were exciting and really just plain cool. And I enjoyed the first few games I played. The more I played though, the more and more I got frustrated. There are two kinds of […]

Sly 2 Band of Thieves for PlayStation 2

Sly 2 Band of Thieves for PlayStation 2 – Software Publisher’s Description: Sly 2 Band of Thieves for PlayStation 2 review: 5 stars (I can finally play as Bently,awsome!) – When I first played the original Sly game it was a blast. Now I play sly 2 and I like it even more. I mean I actually have a health bar now. It used to be that one hit you die, now you can take […]

Gift Ideas For Geeks And Other News

Yahoo Answers One of the big ticket items of the day was the launch of Yahoo Answers, which aims to be every bit the community-powered knowledge base that Google Answers isn’t. Both allow you to ask questions, but the latter’s queries are answered by pre-screened experts while Yahoo is taking a long-tail, wisdom of crowds approach — any Yahoo member can answer a question, and user ratings determine the “best” of the crop. A reputation […]

News about Online Communities and eCommerce

Online Communities and eCommerce Reports are surfacing that solidify a connection between social networks and e-commerce. Not surprisingly, people who hang out together online sometimes talk about shopping, and discuss products, and share recommendations. Some branding efforts are starting to incorporate the building of online community into what previously were static sites. But the door is wide open for the development of dedicated online shopping communities that are explicitly about consuming stuff–but still encourage photo […]

Champions of Norrath

Champions of Norrath – Realms of EverQuest – Software Publisher’s Description: Champions of Norrath – Realms of EverQuest review: 4 stars (Good RPG game) – Good game, if you like the type. Even though this is like the countless amount of hack and slash RPG games out there this is still good. This game has typical graphics but great music and sound effects. Definately worth checking out, you’ll spend quite a few hours playing this. […]

The Lord of the Rings Two Towers

The Lord of the Rings Two Towers – Software Publisher’s Description: Dear Peter Jackson and company: Please accept this thank-you for making the last couple of weeks feel like Christmas. Your game The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is such an unbelievable treat that we’ve been playing it nonstop. Every person who has seen the spectacular graphics agrees: whereas others may have created a crappy movie tie-in game, you folks have made a […]

Harry Potter – the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter – the Chamber of Secrets – Software Publisher’s Description: Harry Potter & the Chamber of Secrets review: 4 stars (Good game with some flaws..) – Overall, the game is great! The storyline is pretty much the same as the book and the movie, with some changes. The graphics are also very good, as are the sounds. I’m sure you’ve heard everything good about the game, but here are some flaws I’ve noticed so […]

Thoughts on Technorati’s State of the Blogosphere

Technorati’s CEO David Sifry posted another of his excellent “State of the Blogosphere” reports today. Despite my concerns about Technorati’s disproportionate mindshare in the blog search space (I think other options deserve more use than they get) this kind of communication is just one of many ways Technorati continues to provide great value to users. A few thoughts that came to my mind as I read the report: Spam blogs: It’s a cold-war type conflict […]

Suikoden IV

Suikoden IV – Software Publisher’s Description: Suikoden IV review: 3 stars (Meh…) – Well well well. What can I say about Suikoden IV? First thing’s first, I guess. This game was really quite good, yet… it was somehow lacking. The Suikodens have always been some of the least known about yet hardest to find games. They were always great quality. Not to say that this one isn’t, it’s just bad compared to the others. It […]

PS2 DDR Extreme

PS2 DDR Extreme – Software Publisher’s Description: PS2 DDR Extreme review: 2 stars (SUCKS ) – the way this game is set up is extremely lame. if you loved ddr max and even more so ddr max 2 you’re going to hate this. the songs suck, the layout sucks, this game SUCKS. the only thing cool is it makes a graph of your weight vs how many calories you burn each time you play. it’s […]

MASTIFF La Pucelle – Tactics

MASTIFF La Pucelle – Tactics – Software Publisher’s Description: MASTIFF La Pucelle: Tactics review: 4 stars (LA Pucelle: Tactics) – This game is very good. You could buy item or equipment hat would help you in you journey. This game also lets you train monster that you obtained during your travels or whatever. Since it has the name Tactics you might know what kinds of battle system they use to fiht enemies. This game is […]

Yahoo! Partners And Other News

The family that WoWs together Because there has been a real danger of having this blog mistaken for the Unofficial Yahoo Weblog of late, I’ve got to change the subject. That subject, and my new obsession in my thin margin of “spare” time (when does time become “spare”? It’s like an “extra” cigarette… do they really exist?), is World of Warcraft. Yes, I went in with the noblest of intentions — research, pure, research — […]

Tim Berners-Lee on the Social Web And Other News

Tim Berners-Lee on the Social Web Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the WWW, started a blog! That alone would be the news. His first and only (so far, one presumes) entry was posted a week ago, and has attracted 431 worshipful comments. In it, Tim asserts that the first Web browser was a wiki-like client whose purpose was not only to read online pages, but to edit and repost them. The WWW, in other words, was […]

Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus

Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus Edition – Software Publisher’s Description: Lavasoft Ad-Aware Plus Edition review: 4 stars (Good Product, But The Upgrade Should Have More) – For more than a year now, I have been using Ad-Aware. I love it. The program scans for spyware, adware, hijackers, keyloggers, and common trojans (but Norton is the one that takes out the trojans). So far, I am happy with this product. Even though I have never had anything bad […]