dylan tweney

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Year: 2006 (page 1 of 57)

Why video pre-rolls are a bad idea.

Pre-rolls — the short 10-15 second commercials that some video sites often make you watch before you get to the actual content you want to watch — are a bad idea. Here’s why: When you’re flipping the channels on the TV and you come to a channel with a commercial, do you stop and wait for it to play out, just so you can see what’s coming next?… Read the rest

Starseed quiz.

Are you a child of the stars? Apparently I’ve got some ancestral roots in the Pleiades. The Starseed Quiz

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Don’t mess with the banjo player.


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Craigslist Meets the Capitalists.

Banker “doesn’t quite get the concept of serving customers first, and worrying about revenues later” — and for this Craigslist is called a communist operation? What has capitalism come to? Craigslist Meets the Capitalists

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Networking Vendors Will Invade Your Living Room at CES

Networking vendors are lusting after the lucrative consumer electronics market, and at next month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, they’ll highlight the latest enticements they’ve concocted in order to draw home users into an ever-more networked world.

Key to that strategy for many vendors is the emerging home media and entertainment market – what PC vendors used to call “convergence” devices.… Read the rest

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