Work these days has been keeping both me and George busy, but the Blogger's Credo (“No posting, no world domination!”) tugs at our souls, telling us to keep blogging. There'll be some of the usual editorializing and smart-ass commnetary later on today, but in the meantime, here are the news tidbits that have caught our interest:
- New York Times – Offline Involuntarily: It used to be that finding a hotel that offered high-speed internet connection in your hotel room was a rare treat. Nowadays, we want WiFi in our rooms. The tech may have changed, but the problem remains the same: how do we get a solid, consistent, reliable connection at our hotels, and what are they doing to make the experience better?
- Top 10 Apps for Laptop-Toting Mac Users: I do most of my work on my trusty 12″ 1.33GHz G4 PowerBook, just like the author of this piece who recommends: Sidetrack, Menufela, Stoplight, Letterbox, Virtue Desktops, QuickSilver, CornerClick, Sidenote, fKeys and Noise.
- Time Declares the PlayStation 3 a Bust: It's incredibly expensive, damned close to unavailable, has very few titles — all of which are “launch titles”, which are notorious for not being terribly representative to the machine's capabilities, and it's been beaten on the “fun” front by the Wii and the “hardcore gamer” front by the XBox 360. Gee, where do I sign up for one?
- Natali Del Conte's Departure from TechCrunch: Was it boorish comments from the boys' club that is high-tech or was she too thin-skinned to play in the blogosphere? Various blogs weign in: Deep Jive Interests, Shelley Powers, Down the Avenue and of course, Valleywag.
- Google's “Site Status” Tool: It's a quick little tool that lets you enter your site's URL: it tells you whether pages from your site are in Google's index and when Google last indexed your site. The results page also tells you that “you could find out more if you used Google Webmaster Tools…”
- Opera's Wii browser: A trial version for the Wii is expected to be available this Friday, and Opera's put out a comic to announce it.