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Archive for January 2008

Send us your old bling!

You know those GoldKit commercials? I used to only see them late at night when I couldn’t sleep but I’ve been watching an America’s Next Top Model marathon on MTV today and I swear that commercial’s on every five minutes.

I bet that in a few weeks we’ll see one specifically targeted to younger people and it’ll use the word “bling”.

Oh look, you can sell them your old grill:

screenshot of goldkit.com

Written by Jeff

Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Posted in Television

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I hate it when they change iTunes around.

Take a look at this:

iTunes video close button

They’ve moved the “close video” button in iTunes. If my memory is working properly, they’ve expanded the video playback controls, but why did they need to move the button so that it is so hard to find? It took me a good two minutes to hunt it down and I only found it when I entered full-screen mode because everything was black and it was easier to see.

Written by Jeff

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at 4:42 pm

Posted in Apple, iTunes, Software

Wikia’s search is a piece of crap

When I search for “iMac” on Wikia’s new search, the only Apple result on the first page is number 7.

I’m a big Stargate fan and earlier I was looking for an episode recap or description for “Misbegotten”, an early episode of Atlantis‘ season 3 and I got nothing useful from Wikia Search, though I got excellent results (the exact site I was looking for, in fact) from Google and Yahoo! Even Live Search or whatever from Microsoft gave me usable results.

I, apparently, am not the only one who’s not impressed:

In trying out the service, BusinessWeek.com put Wikia Search through a history test and the engine did not score well. In response to a query for “Abraham Lincoln,” three of the top four search results provided links to elementary and high schools bearing Lincoln’s name. Amusingly, Google’s results for the same query led off with Wikipedia’s entry about the former President—absent in Wikia’s own results—followed by a string of biographical articles that one might expect. By contrast, such entries were buried deep within Wikia’s results. #

Maybe in two or three years it’ll be something worth checking out again.

Written by Jeff

Tuesday, January 8, 2008 at 1:46 am

Posted in Internet, Software

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