October 30, 2005

on the Internet, nobody knows you're a dog

Cas is currently

I have been playing around with some new toys in the past few days, the first being Kaboodle. It's a kind of bookmarking/comparison site designed to make it easy to compare things from lots of different webpages in one place. Read the blub, have a play, see what you think. I have a policy that I try and wait till something has crossed my radar three times, or been used/mentioned by someone I really respect before I have a play. As Kaboodle fell into both catagories, I thought I had to give it a go.

I set up two pages (Sunday Roast and Must See Movies) before I started to get annoyed with the interface, the inability to search, the slowness, and other niggles. Also, I started to see problems regarding the weekly nature of the Sunday Roast and...

In the end I decided who was I kidding, and dusted off the old del.icio.us account. So, now for the Sunday Roast, all you have to do is go to http://del.icio.us/brightmeadow/sundayroast to see all the things I have tagged 'sundayroast'. I will be adding throughout the week so hopefully, if you check throughout the week, it won't be so overwhelming! There is an RSS feed, a link to which is also to be found in the 'meta' section of the Sidebar. I do recommend subscribing to it, because then you get them as and when I add them, one or two at a time.

There is a second tag I am going to be using a fair bit - 'moviemust'. (http://del.icio.us/brightmeadow/moviemust), which also has its own RSS feed, which will again be put in the Sidebar. This is, as you might have guessed, a way of keeping track of the movies I want to see. This will mainly be based on the trailers. When (if) I see a give film, I will update its entry to reflect my opinion of it. Maybe.

This is all very new and I am just playing mainly, so I need feedback to tell me if you think it works or not.

I have a new section in the sidebar: Blog Stalking. In there you will find my latest attempt at displaying graphically where y'all come from. I am a nosy little so and so. Hopefully in the next day or so, the pretty graphic map will start to display where my visits have come from. If you want something a bit more personal, go to the Frappr Map and add yourself. I am not sure how long either feature is going to last - mainly it depends on how bored I remain, but also I expect, in a week or so, I am going to look like a Billy No Mates, so will take both down.

Till then, enjoy.

I will leave you with part of a meme I nabbed from Liz. Type 'yourname needs' into google and see what comes back at you. You're meant to take the first ten results, but mine were boring. CAS is apparently some really dull acronymn. Claire, on the other hand needs, according to results two, three and four to:
* sheer all my sheep
* visit the bunny planet
* get the best therapy possible

2 Comments:

At 2:08 PM, Anonymous Spooky said...

Hmm, I tried searching for Chris needs but it turns out that's somebodies actual name so I just found him. Apparently Spooky needs to start handing out some VIP laminates and also to quit watching movies.

 
At 7:49 PM, Anonymous manish said...

Check out some cool things we've done with Kaboodle, including your personal visual page. You can also now embed a page badge on your blog to point people to your Kaboodle pages. Hope you'll take a look. Your pages are at:

http://www.kaboodle.com/cas

 

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