Jul 25th |

Google Search Is Broken

Just read a very interesting article on the future of search. The bottom line for me was pretty clear: Google Search is broken. Several of the core principles behind it are now obviously wrong. (more…)

Jul 22nd |

Driving The Web Away From Search

I’m doing some analysis using the public search engines and I’m being presented with a lot of pages that are not what I’m looking for. The date of publication is sometimes wrong when I search over a specific time period, or the information is weak (more…)

Jul 16th |

Gym Bunny

My friend Damian has a 5 year old daughter called Lola. On Saturday, she left her favourite stuffed bunny at my house after a visit. They live just down the road from me, so  no biggie I thought, I’ll just drop the rabbit round. But first I think I’ll go for a swim at the Gym. (more…)

Jul 11th |

Agile vs Well Planned

Much has been written about methods of developing software – books and books and blogs and blogs. I love the writing and thinking of Steve McConnell, although some of his observations can be a bit gloomy (top 2 mistakes almost always or often stated are 1 Overly optimistic schedules 77% and, 2 Unrealistic expectations 73%). (more…)

Jul 10th |

Creating A Graph To Put On A Website

I have some data. Not much. Just two rows and a few colums and I want to make a beautiful graph, turn it into a web-friendly image and put it on this blog.

How hard can that be? It turns out, way harder than it should be. One word aarrrgghh. (more…)

Jul 7th |

The PURPOSE Of Social Search

Over the last 30 years, many tasks that humans once performed have been automated, encoded and passed over to computers. It’s the drive for efficiency that Bill Gates still talks about today. The internet however, never started off as a human-powered system so there was nothing to automate. But recently we have been witnessing the emergence of human-powered applications such as Social Search that are in some way competing with fully automated systems. (more…)

Jul 3rd |

Social Media

According to wikipedia “Social media is an umbrella term that defines the various activities that integrate technology, social interaction, and the construction of words and pictures. (more…)

Jul 3rd |

Brandwatching

Defining brand image as a multi-dimensional entity and working with individual dimensions explicitly has several important benefits, in both practical and conceptual terms. (more…)