Monday, October 22, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

T9 Predictive Text: Bias, Censorship, or Just Silly?

The definitive T9 predictive text, censorship study. “Whore” is not recognized but “hooker” and “prostitute” are. Is one better than the other?

read more | digg story

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Orbitz user experience sucks

My prior experiences with Orbitz have mostly been frustrating because they can't seem to get their availability right - it has happened to me dozens of times that they show a fare, I click on it and it's gone...to be replaced by a fare three-times higher.

Last night I tried to book a flight to Germany for Christmas. I started on my favorite travel site Kayak and was referred to Orbitz for a good fare on a LH code share. I tried booking it three times and got the great error message "there was an error, please hit the back button" three times after submitting my payment information. Great start. So I picked up the phone to speak to a friendly service representative. Long story short, after several promises he'd get me the flight and after 30 minutes (!) on the phone - nothing! No flight, no booking, nothing. Tip for Orbitz: fix your engine; tip for travellers - use Kayak and then go directly to the airline.

What if Google had to optimize their own ranking

Very funny post. Google would look a lot different if they had to play by their own book.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

My Personal DNA

Template Designed by Douglas Bowman - Updated to Beta by: Blogger Team
Modified for 3-Column Layout by Hoctro