July 29, 2007

Tracking events and conferences

Scoble discusses a relatively new site called upcoming to track new upcoming events.
I’ve picked the best events from my friends and added them to my own profile there. If I can’t make an event, but think it’s a good one for you to consider I say “I’m watching.” You can see which events I’m attending as well. What you can’t see is that when you have a ton of friends that you’ve hand picked, like I have, whenever you sign into Upcoming.org it’ll show you new events that your friends have added that you should consider. Then you can see what those events are, and who is attending them.

A soundball.. an interesting idea.

80+ online-storage services

I knew they were growing at fast rate, but I had no idea that there are 80 of them today. I'll be shocked and surprised if 1/2 of them survive another 2 to 3 years. Ramakrishna from Univ of Texas had presented a paper on "SafeStore: A Durable and Practical Storage System" at the 2007 Usenix conference which kind of talks about how to safely and securely store your data across multiple service providers. I'll be very surprised if no one implements this in the near future.

Customizing driving directions

Am I the first one to figure out that google now has "customized driving directions" ? This is really cool... I always wanted to see how much longer or shorter a specific route is/can be. Now I can.