Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Attn: Mobile Industry. You are doomed.

Okay, maybe not to that extent but i felt i had to make it more dramatic.
In any case, i was just checking Russels blog and i felt the urge to comment.
I agree with Russel, i think that as better content makes its way to the mobile environment it will leave less free time to play games. If i can get the content i need on my phone then i wont be playing games in the train or the bus, i would probably make better use of my time and catch up with my feeds or read notes for my next presentation. I dont say it is good but being the workaholics that I am, i will not be spending my time on games, i dont care how good they are.
Also, people that do find and make time to play games on the go will probably have a better experience iwth dedicated devices like the PSP. If i were to play games on the go i would much rather get a PSP and carry it everywhere, i am already spending quite a bit of money on a high end phone and games, and i am so into games then i would have no problem spending the money.
Disclaimer: This is all based in theory, i am stuck with a crippled phone serviced by Verizon because i live in Vermont and no other carrier cares about us. You could say that this is my view because i have not been exposed to the wonders of mobile gaming, maybe so but i am also ranting because i hate Verizon and if i could live without my phone i would not be paying ridiculous amounts of money to get a crippled phone.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Yahoo's My Web?

I don't know if anyone has seen this before or if its really old and I just missed it. I should have seen it either on Russell Beattie's blog or Jeremy Zawodny's blog but I haven't, or as I said before maybe I just missed it, sometimes work just gets in the way.
In any case, Yahoo's has released a beta service called My Web, which is basically the same as google's Search History service, at least that's what it seems at first impression. I have not yet tried it, I only looked at the introduction:

  • Save all the pages you like (exact copies, not just links!) (check!)
  • Search My Web to instantly "re-find" your saved pages (check!)
  • Share only the pages you want - you're in control (I assume that it will eventually allow to share it, that's if they ever get on the RSS wagon)
  • Turn on My Search History to quickly access past searches and visited results (?)

It definitely look like very similar products, no? I have been using google's search history for over a month now; that is I have allowed it to record my searches, but I have not actually used it to recover a previous search or find a page I didn't remember.
And now that I think about it, these 2 products actually sound a lot like Filangy. I actually downloaded their toolbar for firefox and have actually been recording my pages for a while now, however have not found a need to use it yet. I do a lot of searching and browsing but still have not found a time where I needed to go look at that cache to find that page again; or perhaps I have had that need but I have not realized I got all these tools in front of me. I am going to try to get better at using both Filangy and Googles Search History; I am going to hold off to use Yahoo


I guess I'll do a quick intro. Since I already dislike this kind of post, not intros in general but my own intros (I actually find other people's intros quite interesting for the most part anyways), I will do this in a bullet form kind of post, maybe I';ll even add stuff as I remember it or deem it important.

  • Originally from Peru
  • Actually born in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Moved to Peru at age of 2
  • Moved to the US at age 18
  • Extended my wait for legal age for another 3 years (it is only 18 in Peru)
  • Played competitive football (soccer) since I can remember
  • Graduated as a Software Engineer from a small school in Vermont
  • Landed a job at a small tech company in Vermont
  • Really enjoy my job
  • Really enjoy coaching football (soccer)
  • Really enjoy technology in general
That is it for now, I cant think of anything else, but questions are welcome.