Looking for a picture that would explain why I thought Annabella Lwin should know her audience (or at least one member of it), but they’re oddly hard to find. I’d forgotten that she was only 16 at the time, though. Damn I’m getting old.
Simon’s noticing the dark side of browser tabs. Even worse than just having 57 tabs open in six browser windows is doing that on a less stable operating system, and watching them vanish in a crash. Any more, I stick to just one window, where I rarely open more that twenty tabs before they get crowded enough to make me actually deal with some of them.
I really need to get Micah Alpern’s microblogosphere search tool (searches Google sequentially for the sites in your RSS aggregator’s OPML subscription file) unzipped and installed. There’s an awful lot of interesting stuff going on now around the idea of finding things that people are saying about things that interest you, whether by searching RSS at Feedster or by aggregating TrackBacks on a topic at Phil Pearson’s Topic Exchange. I just wish I could see the happy medium between search’s “publishers can just do whatever they please, and searchers have to come up with the words they used” and centralized aggregation’s “publishers must all use the same word, so that searchers can find everything in a single place.” I’m not even sure whether what I’m looking for is better search, along the lines of latent semantic analysis, or better aggregation, with someone or something figuring out that my “MT hacks” category is pretty much the same as someone else’s “Mov(e)able Type tweaks” category. I know I want it, that I’d rather read a couple thousand posts that interest me culled from ten thousand weblogs than skim ten thousand posts from a few hundred weblogs while doing my own culling, but I’m not even sure which direction to look.