Napoleon Dynamite

Man odd. For most of the movie I was wondering what the point was. And that’s still how I felt at the end. Most of the time I keep expecting plot development along the standard lines, and each time the movie just kept on plodding on the course already set. If the video didn’t need to be returned today, I’d watch again with the directors comments just to see if they get serious or keep up the off beat humour.

On the watch it again scale, I’d go there…

Flock

Ryan just sent me the URL and username/password to download the 0.4.8 version of flock.

First impressions is that the app is good looking. Online bookmarks via del.icio.us seems a great idea (and del.icio.us’s one at that), after thinking about RSS reading as an offline activity, bookmark/favourites are a good idea for online storage, because you only use them when your online (spelling out the obvious I know, but I’ve only just got it). I also really like the idea using tags to order/sort the bookmarks.

The blogging features are not so important to me, as I’m not always connected, so the web interfaces of msn Spaces and/or Blogger work for me presently. Especially the draft functionality.

So at this point the value add of Flock is actually the integration with del.icio.us.

Live Spaces messes with Technorati Tags Search

I’ve been noticing for a few days that the biggest source of external views has come from a Technorati Tag search for TopCoder. Looking at the results I can see why, I’m number one (out of 17). With only one post, ah… but I do have 34 people linking to my post.

Now I know my posts are great and all. But really 34 people.

What it turns out is Technorati is scanning other people’s sites, when my post was in their Live Spaces “New spaces” list (which I turned off). So I’m getting false links.

So it’s cool to be at the top of a search result, but sad due to the invalid nature of it.

i-mate JasJar: The new toy at work.

Vodafone has given a new i-mate JasJar to us at work. I’ve just been playing with it for the last 15 minutes. It’s very pretty. It would be interesting to see how well the flip screen lasts.

The lead developer is now playing with it, and it crashed (soft-restart) when he plugged it in the USB sync cable.

I’d quite happily have such a device, but it is quite heavy, so I’m not sure I’d want to carry it in my pocket.