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Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I have officiallly moved my blogs!

subscribe to and visit my new blog at broomsblogs.blogspot.com

I switched to bloggers beta version. it supports tags, so i can combine all my blogs in one. i've added some nav at the top so that you can easily look at the main topics on the site. if you have feedback, positive or negative, feel free to leave it on the new blog!.

see ya!

BlogMailr is Live!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

My first site since I've been working at telligent is live as of yesterday. Its kinda cool, especially for designing and developing the entire thing in one week.

Its a site that lets you post to your blog via email. So you can blog anywhere, anytime. I'm actually posting this from my email right now.

If you want to use it, its free!





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Nicky brings home the Championship

Friday, November 03, 2006

Congrats to Nicky Hayden for winning the MotoGP World Championship! There was a lot of people that didn't think he was going to pull it off in the last round in Spain, but when Rossi went down it sealed the deal.

Next years is going to be a very interesting season with the new bike rules. Everyone will be on new machines and some new stars will shine. mainly nicky's teamate Dani Pedrosa.

One of the coolest parts of Nicky winning the world championship is that he grew up here. He's from Kentucky, but as a kid he raced the exact same little series that i race (TMGP) and on the exact same bike. From there he went on to race in the CMRA which is another texas based series that i have participated in, and i'm hoping to get a full season's worth of racing in their series next year.

New Developments

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I started a new project the end of last week. we basically designed it in a day and are in the middle of development as i type. i think it's going to be pretty cool. i would show you what the site will look like, but for now i'll tease you with this.

I've also started a blog account on blogger's beta version. So if you're subscribing to this blog, you should subscribe to my blog at http://broomsblogs.blogspot.com/ instead. as soon as i get some free time i'm going to transfer all my stuff over there and create a much more involved site than whats here. it will be split up into different sections and also include my portfolio. i've been wanting to do this for a while, but haven't figured out how to go about it with this version of blogger. i think the beta version will make it possible. we'll see.

oh, and a site i worked on launched this week. its the official blog for microsoft vista (their new OS). it can be found at http://windowsvistablog.com/. an unaffiliated blog about the site can be found here. i should note that this wasn't really my design, but i was heavily involved in the project and elements from my designs went into this one.. so i can take some credit.

Pink for October

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Web sites will Go Pink during the month of October to bring attention to Breast Cancer Awareness Month, get people talking about breast cancer, and raise money for research. Find out more about this at the pink for october site, and donate for the cause if you can.

I know people close to me that have been through and overcome breast cancer, and i'm sure a lot of you do too. some arn't so lucky.

Google's new shoes

Friday, October 13, 2006

I ran across an article this morning about google's recent purchase of the site YouTube. I know that they had made the purchase already, but i didn't give it enough thought as to what it meant, or to how much freaking money these internet companies are bringing in.

If you don't know, google bought YouTube for $1.65 Billion Dollars, or to be more specific, $1.65 Billion Dollars in stock. i don't really follow the market closely, but that much money in google stock has got to be a good thing. i can't imagine it doing anything but going up over the years. either way, that is A LOT of freaking money.

What i found interesting is why they bought YouTube, and what made it valuable enough to google to spend that kind of cash on. Bokardo.com talks about the term "top-of-mind". Basically its your first thought when someone mentions something. for example: communities = myspace, search = google and video = YouTube. this makes YouTube very powerful. more than i first realized. Basically Google is betting a lot of money that YouTube will remain top-of-mind over the next few years so that they can recoup they expense in advertising and search hits, or however they make money on there. with the pace of the internet, you'd think that any website that is top-of-mind today has a 50-50 chance of keeping that piece of mental realestate tomorrow. there's always something new. some new web2.0 thing-a-ma-gig.com to make what we used yesterday obsolete. Google doesn't think so which is why they made this purchase.

What makes that even more interesting is when you think about what they could have bought with that kind of money. imagine the possibilities. out of all the major business moves they could have made with that kind of money, they bought a community video site. Susan Mernit wrote a nice blog on what that means about the future of business on and off line.