Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Getting Old...

There are signs that I am getting old...
(No details in public, but let just say that 5 hours sleep a day is not enough any more...)

I saw this link on Twitter for an image-aging algorithm.

So this is me now

And this is me getting older...

Seems as I will keep my hair...



Veodia - Webware 100 award (2009) - PLEASE VOTE

Veodia won the Webware 100 award last year (2008)
and now, we are in the finals again!

Please vote for us!

Thank you,


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

iPod Shuffle - When Design Is Not Enough (and make it worse)

I love my old iPod Shuffle.

Just a small USB stick that plays music.
I could use any headset I want and have full control over the music.

I did not buy the second generations as it was harder to use the controllers while running/riding and it requires a cable to charge/sync. However, I did like the clip.

I think the new generation took a step forward from design perspective, but MANY steps back as for usability.

It is great you could use playlists and there is no need for a screen to do it, but the 'new' VoiceOver is disappointing.
For a cool looking device as this, to have this 1985 audio quality (text to speech) is just bad.
I got flashbacks from years ago when I was developing eLearning tools and content and had to use the TTS (Text To Speech) from Microsoft...

You can create your own VoiceOver here - let me know if this makes sense to you...

One more thing - the new iPod requires you to use the 'new/special' headset.
I do not like this type of headset, it keeps falling when I run.

Check the introduction movie from Apple.

So, I guess I have my options. And so do you.


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

UnHub - Easy Way To Aggregate Your Online Presence

UnHub is a new service that helps you aggregate your online presence.

TechCrunch: "...What UnHub does is create a persistent iframe bar with tabs for all your online presences (e.g. your blog, Twitter stream, LinkedIn account, Flickr profile, blog comments etc.) linked to a dedicated URL you can easily share with anyone..."

So, now http://www.etaygafni.com is pointing to this page:

Let me know what do you think.


Monday, March 9, 2009

You've got to learn to get happy, along the way

Diamonds And Gold, by Langhorne Slim

You can have all the diamonds,
You can have all the gold
But someday you're still gonna get old
You've got to learn to get happy, along the way.
Take some chances, allow yourself to get lost
You're beautiful baby, you're the boss.
You've got to learn to get happy, along the way

There's no road to follow,
only stones left unturned
You must play with fire,
in order to get burned

Toss your misery, out the door
What are you waiting for?
You've got to learn to get a little happy, along the way
It's alright to change your style, it's alright to smile
It's alright to get a little happy along the way

Tough day at the office,
and worse, not at home
Don't wanna talk about it,
Just wanna be left alone
There's no joy in living,
You're giving all and getting none
It's a new beginning,
you thought you lost, but honey you won.

You can have all the diamonds, all the gold
Someday we're still gonna get old,
We've got to learn to get happy along the way

Get your hat
Get your coat babe
Leave your worries on the doorstep
We've got to get a little happy along the way.

(thanks to http://www.lyricsmania.com)


Friday, March 6, 2009

Marissa Mayer: The Future Of Google, Future Of Search

Full transcript and comments on TechCrunch


Thursday, March 5, 2009

FreshHotRadio.com - Fresh Web Radio

http://freshhotradio.com provides a stream of fresh music you could listen to, or link or embed in your site/blog...

Fun and fresh indeed.



Tuesday, March 3, 2009


The DEMO event is a great opportunity to learn about new companies and to experience new technologies and solutions.

As I did not go to DEMO, the playback of some of the demos is all I can share...


(Direct link)