2006年1月的帖子

我的国情咨文

布什总统将告诉我们他今晚对工会状况的看法。

无论是谁给予它,它总是政治演讲。

他们总是在视觉上很长时间,从来没有真正参与灵魂搜寻作为一个真正的结合状态。

我花了很多时间思考我们工会的状态,而且我大多不会发表我的想法,因为他们似乎总是惹恼我的一半读者。

但是每隔一段时间,我都无法抗拒诱惑,今晚也是其中之一。

我对我们工会的状况不满意。

On the foreign policy side, I see an activist government that is fighting a war on terrorism against an enemy we can’t see and don’t really understand.  We are fostering a civil war in Iraq that is catching our troops, our journalists, and many Iraqi citizens in its crossfire.  And I wonder how long we will sit in this crossfire before it is too painful to bear.  And I wonder where we draw the line on this interventionist policy.  Do we take the fight to Iran, to North Korea?  Do we have to go it basically alone?  Why won’t the rest of the democratic world fight this war on terrorism alongside of us if it is so critical to the stability of the world?  And why has our international reputation fallen so far in the past decade?

But as troubling as the foreign policy picture is, I am even more distressed by the domestic scene.  We have oil companies like Exxon reporting earnings at the rate of $40bn per year.  And yet we have no real alternative energy policy in this country.  We have federal budget deftcits of close to $500bn compared to a surplus at the beginning of the decade.  We have rising interest rates suporting a dollar that is terribly weakened by a bankrupt fiscal policy.

We have senior citizens scared and confused by a market driven drug benefit policy they don’t understand and don’t like.  We have religious beliefs governing our thinking on issues like stem cell research and the morning after pill.

We have a goverment that is proud of the fact that it spies on its citizens.  A government that takes great pleasure in raising the specter of 9/11 every time someone questions the wisdom of its policies.  And a party that controls every branch of government and is once again proof that absolute power corrupts.

但是我也看到一个少数党派如此失去了想法,以至于它被重新放到了后排的替补席上,它只是向负责人抛出西红柿但却什么也没做我看到一个民主党由一个失去战争但不能承认失败的老守卫领导。

I see a Democratic party that remains built on age old foundations like labor and civl rights that are  cracking and buckling before our very eyes.

So President Bush can say all he wants tonight to make our country feel good about where it is and where it is going.  But it is not going to make me feel good.

I am tired of the Bushes and the Clintons, the Kennedys and the Delays, the Gores and the Cheneys.  I want them all gone.  I want new blood, new ideas, a new state of the union不幸的是,我认为我在这方面属于少数。

YHOO vs GOOG(续)

我先来张贴在这两只股票上(与最近我发布过很多关于两家公司的两家公司相反)雅虎股价在令人失望的第四季度收益报告之后下跌。

Well now Google has also posted a disappointing Q4 earnings report and has seen its stock go down about 20%.  YHOO is also down about 20% since its Q4 report.

It feels to me like a correction based on a resetting of expectations more than anything else.  A friend asked me tonite if this is likely to have any impact on 亚博在线娱乐官网入口 internet deals in Silicon Valley.

I can’t imagine it would.  If you look at the numbers that Google and Yahoo! are putting up, they continue to be incredibly impressive.  Maybe not impressive enough to satisfy the needs of investors who are paying >90x earnings for GOOG, but still amazing by almost any other measure.

AOL正在销售您的收件箱

我一直是亚博体育下载应用程序的投资者返回路径for almost six years.  Return Path is in a number of email related businesses, but one that they basically invented is the电子邮件传递保证业务.  They work for commercial emailers and help them get permissioned email delivered to inboxes.  They work with the commercial senders on changing their practices so that their email will get a reputation as a "good mail" and will get through to the inboxes of the people who have requested the mail.

那么今天AOL宣布采取一种非常不同的方法。
去年,AOL与Return Path的竞争对手进行了合作Goodmail的
that thinks money is the answer to spam.  They believe that if you
垃圾邮件发送者会强迫商业邮寄者付钱进入收件箱
be put out of business.  Nice theory, but in practice it smells like
贿赂进入收件箱。

两种方法都是EZ Pass电子邮件.  But Return Path’s approach has always been to get the senders to send email the way 亚博在线娱乐官网入口s want it.  Permissioned, relevant, not too often, and stopped when the 亚博在线娱乐官网入口 says "no more".

AOL’s approach is to turn email delivery into a pay for access business.  Those who can afford to pay get through因此,如果你使用AOL邮件,期待很多高价值的电子邮件,如抵押贷款优惠,人寿保险优惠等。

但是,如果你是AOL的用户并且从伟大的角度获得每周星座运势,那该怎么办?
service that also has marketing messages in it?  If that
service doesn’t pay, your horoscope is going to go into the junk mail folder.  And you’ll wonder where it went.  What if you get your bank statements via email and your bank refuses to pay to get delivery?  Who will pay the late fees when you don’t get your statements?

Until today, Goodmail was only an option not a requirement because AOL also had something called "enhanced whitelist" which allowed commercial mailers with excellent reputations to get through the filters.  But I guess that wasn’t making them any money.  So today, AOL announced that they are "phasing out" their enhanced whitelist program and forcing commercial mailers to use Goodmail if they want their mail to get through to inboxes.  They spun that news as a good thing as来自ClickZ的这件作品显示。

But what is really going on here is that AOL is saying that it doesn’t matter if you have a great reputation and have been whitelisted at AOL for years.  Now if you want to get commercial mail into their customers inboxes you must pay for delivery.

And so it’s a sad day for email.  The spammers have won.  They have turned email delivery into a business that can be bought and sold for the highest price.  And AOL is leading the way.  Of course.

技术第一,人民第二

我的last.fm帖子在博客世界中产生了一些讨论碎布我指出大卫波特谁在Live365工作。

大卫的分析很有见,但突然出现的评论如下:

具有讽刺意味的是,技术是Last.fm相对的起点
社会方法(即人们在,而Audioscrobbler应用程序
潘多拉的主要技术方法的起点(即
音乐家和其他人对特定音乐的音乐评价
属性)。

我一直认为最有活力的网络服务使用技术和人的组合来产生价值。

但我从未特别考虑过这两个问题需要在手头的问题上采取的顺序。

我对David的帖子的最初反应是,技术必须先行,人们必须排在第二位I think that’s the most scaleable and most natural way to architect a web service.  But maybe that’s not right.

Thoughts anyone?

last.fm播放器

在评论部分有一些很好的辩论我的last.fm vs潘多拉帖子上个星期。

对我来说,没有比赛。

I’ve been listening to last.fm neighbor radio for the last hour.  I’ve heard probably 15 songs.

亚博体育app下载苹果版 half have been songs from artists I’ve never heard of.  I skipped only one of them

另一半是我绝对喜欢的歌。

Last.fm邻居无线电很棒。

积极的第十街

Positively_10th_street_logo_2
这是一个缺乏乐观的工作人员,Emily正在处理家庭作业而Jessica患有胃病病毒(但她确实在接近结束时做了一个简短的表现)。

我们回顾了几家餐馆,一出戏和一部电影,并照常播放了五首歌曲。

这是阵容:

乔安妮的歌 - 16位军人妻子 - 十二月派
Fred's Song(杰西卡) - Mardy Bum - 北极猴子
乔希的歌 - 安吉 - 滚石乐队
弗雷德的歌 - 我们的剑 - 马的乐队
乔安妮的歌(艾米丽) - 你是美丽的(声学版) - 詹姆斯布朗特

听住在这里

要在iTunes或iPod上收听,获取iTunes版本4.9或更高版本,然后选择高级,订阅播客,然后在框中输入:

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Positively10thStreet

谷歌vs.Yahoo! (continued)

理查德西克洛斯有关于雅虎的一篇长篇文章在今天的纽约时报周日商业部。

Nothing new in there, but it’s a good historical review of the last five years and gives a good summary of where Yahoo! is headed.  This is my favorite quote:

先生,先生塞梅尔认为雅虎能够融合品牌和
随着网络的迅速发展,搜索广告将使它与众不同
演化。

It strikes me that Yahoo! is farther ahead of Google in brand advertising than Google is ahead of Yahoo! in search.  The "turnkey" approach that Yahoo! offers advertisers seems like a very solid strategy.

当然时间会证明。

In the meantime, I have created my own head to head competition between the two in the Contextual Advertising section on the right sidebar of this blog.  I am now running both Yahoo Publisher Network and Google Adsense.

到目前为止,很明显Google的广告与内容相关性更高But that’s not the only thing that matters.  Once I get a week or two under my belt, I’ll let you all know which one is making me more money.

16名军人妻子


 军人的妻子 
  Originally uploaded byfredwilson

我长大了一个军队小子,我的妈妈是一个军队的妻子那是一份全职工作,有很多义务。

当我们在泰国时,我们经过一群军队妻子访问女王的母亲家They were in uniform. 

我很震惊地看到,因为我无法想象我的妈妈和她的朋友穿着制服,但这就是他们在泰国的做法。

听12月的16位军人妻子