I’ve developed a keen interest in managing software development (again) recently. Scobble pointed me to David J. Anderson, a program manager at Microsoft and I came across this awesome webcast. Very cool, I hope this doesn’t spark another obsession to learn for me, I can only handle so many at a time. Can’t wait for Scoble’s video.
There’s good stuff in his blog as well. Last Monday’s entry is called “Not so formal“.
To offset my little stab at Google in my previous post, here’s something cool from Google maps. I lived in this house in Lisse (the Netherlands) for almost 4 years before I moved to Canada. You can see all the tulip fields around it. The picture wasn’t taking during the spring when all tulips are in bloom though.
A flood wave of innovation has come over me the last few days. It’s a great time to be a web professional:
A result of better usability of travel websites or a sign of the times? Travelers don’t only use the Internet because of (perceived) better dprices but also to save time. Makes sense. Some other highlights of The PhoCusWright Consumer Travel Trends Survey Seventh Edition:
If I were an interactive agency, I would make sure I demonstrate my expertise on my own website. So why do most agencies still have really bad websites?
I’m researching some potential suppliers for work on one of our websites. If you still think this intro is a good idea and you expect me to believe your company understands User Centered Design, you’re wrong.
Not to be outdone by A9’s Blockview, Google is reported to be working on something even better. They’re indexing cities in 3D for the purpose of intergrading it with their local search feature. I thought the satellite images in Google maps were pretty cool but this is getting out of hand. Speaking of Google maps. My friend Nigel moved his trampoline from one end of his backyard to another and is waiting for Google to call him to ask if he can move it back.
Update:Turns out an Israeli company has been doing this already for Philidelphia. The NY Times has an article about it. (via Boing Boing)
Microsoft have added tabbed browsing to Internet Explorer via their toolbar. I haven’t tried it yet but Asa Dotzler is not impressed.