Wednesday, October 19, 2005

my new blog

My new blog is

Seth's FastBlogIt journal about folksonomy, the Internet, language, and nature.

You should try one there yourself. It is fast and easy. Plus it is easy to tag your posts so that you can find them. There is quite a community there.

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Sunday, September 04, 2005

Can i put wierd characters in this feed ?

How about this one Â

Monday, August 01, 2005

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Google Personalize Your Home Page Won't Take RDF ?

How come I can't subscribe to a feed on the "Create a Section" on my Personalized Home Page? Is it because it is RDF ? Is it because it doesn't end in "rss.xml" like they suggest ? Wow, good thing i chose to name my feeds with rss.xml.

Update: Must not be RDF or .xml, because this feed works, maybe something about or maybe its my fingers :(

Monday, July 25, 2005

MSN Virtual Earth Has Higher Resolution Zoom Than Google Maps

Originally uploaded by bozofaust.
Let me be the first to report that MSN Virtual Earth's satellite resolution, in the highest zoom, is substantially more detailed than Google Maps.

Compare the clip of the screen print from MSN on the right to the one from Google below :


Hey competition is competition and resolution is important.

Another nifty feature of Virtual Earth is that it remembers where you were :)

Friday, July 22, 2005

Preoccupations: Tagging: filing, annotating … and rhetoric

Preoccupations: Tagging: filing, annotating … and rhetoric

David Smith perpetuates Tom Coates error (typo?):

"Tom Coates' interesting 4 June posting, Two cultures of fauxonomies collide …, suggests that, 'with an individual the only person who could tag their stuff'"

Fact is at anybody can tag anybody's page. Me thinks they should substitute technorati for to correct their gaffaw.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Too bad, Nobody knows what RSS is.

Micro Persuasion: Blogs in the Eye of the Beholder: "To test the direction that blogs are heading - rather than where they have been historically - Catalyst probed usage and navigation of one of BusinessWeek's five new blogs. The result? No participant understood the mechanisms associated with RSS/subscribing to a blog - not even the minority familiar with the term RSS. What's more, few participants even recognized that they were on an actual blog - and once they did, had a very different reaction to the information presented. Prediction: come 2010 we won't be delineating blogs from web sites. They'll all be part of what we call the Internet."

It is too bad that the average web user still does not know what this thingy called RSS is or what it does. But that is not my point here. The question is how do we get from where we are to where we want to be? What do we say about our particular RSS (or ATOM or whatever) feed on our own web pages, so that people will be encouraged to tune-in to the blogosphere, to start reading blogs, to start watching for new information? The *Subscribe section on the right of Steve Rubel's blog is about as good as it gets, but it's gotta get better than that. Now i'm not talking about some new centralized subscribing network ... no, i'm just looking for some clear, concise, even catchy wording together with some graphics and pointers that "we-all" (chuckel) could start using that would lead the unwashed masses into this new space as we project our own selves into the blogosphere by hyperlinking to our feeds.

... ideas, anybody ? .... who has the best way of pointing to their feeds ?

Incidentally, has a RSS 2.0 feed for each tag (for example cats) i just don't know how to say that on each page, such that my intended audience will use it.

... suggestions, anybody?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Google SMS

Hey SMS is super kewl! Text message google with

price Homer Pizza Cutter

and this is what you get:

Saturday, July 09, 2005

page rank and the www prefix

Google Groups : Strange, has a page rank of 5 and has a pagerank of 4. Certainly Google must know that they are the same page. Does this mean that if i could combine the references to these different URL's that my overall pagerank might increase? Should i encourage people to point to instead of ? Can anyone shed any light on this?

(Answer here, or on the newsgroup)

Seth Russell
Web designer of "first shopping cart with sound effects"

Friday, July 08, 2005

Advertising our new website on the cover of our print catalog

Advertising our website on the front cover of the print catalog going to press today.

Incidentally does anyone know of another shopping site that has sound effects when you put things in the basket and run through the shopping pages?

Is this a first, or not?

Google Toolbar for Firefox

Google Toolbar for Firefox Just installed this and am testing ability to blog from the toolbar.

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Well here is what i have been working on so hard and not blogging.

Originally uploaded by bozofaust.
The new is open. Check it the shopping sound effects. I claim this the first site to have shopping basket sound effects.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Mentograph Of A Value Function

Mentograph Of A Value Function
Originally uploaded by bozofaust.
Strangely enough this was inspired by gapingvoid:the porous membrane ... it is a mulling topic that has been with for a long long time. Just got a idea of how to analize it almost mathematically while i was walking in the woods. No real time to explain it here, this is just to see how fast i can blog it ... perchance to come back later and explicate it.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005


Originally uploaded by bozofaust.
Remember talking heads ... now on CNN after a historic event, we get "Talking Blogs". I think that is progress.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005


Originally uploaded by BawdenFamily.
I'm wondering ... given the detail ... how this picture was rendered? Now how should it be tagged?

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Three Blonds

Originally uploaded by bozofaust.
Hey wow! ... am blogging this "photo" direct from flickr. From left to right: Lynn Bawden, photographer, Shallon Bawden an enthusiastic teacher ( here is another picture of her ,print is for sale from the gallery). There is quite a story about that picture and some day perhaps it will be told. Finally on the far right is Elaine, who "took the picture".

Tuesday, April 05, 2005

My Trip To Port Angeles

Somewhere Under The RainbowSo in case your wondering what i have been up to ... well i went up to visit my sister near Port Angeles which is a scenic little town on the Strait of Juan de Fuca nestled under the Olympic Mountains in northern Washington State. We setup The Bawden Fine Art Blog for news about her art prints and the Lynn's photograph that is being shown in their Alpenglow photosite gallery currently being hosted by homestead, and opened a blog for Shallon who is graduating in June from Eastern Washington University. It was an exciting and productive ... with time flying away as we did show and tell into the night. She is going to help me redesign the Speak To Me Catalog site to unify the graphics and artistic presentation there. I saw an aspect of my sister's art that i hadn't seen before ... now she is getting into Surrealistic blending of photos that end up being really quite stunning ... shades of the footage ... hopefully she will be showing more of it publicly soon. I will be posting a humorous one over at sometime today or tomorrow. Lynn took a photograph of me under a rainbow which symbolizes how i feel about the trip. I got to show her the metaphor of the river of blogs flowing into folksonomy rooms and setup her Firefox browser with button names corresponding to the metaphor. Who knows maybe i will get her to illustrate the metaphor . Then just before i left we installed Skype ... :) ... now i can talk to my sister free.

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Folksonomy works because it taps into the basic linguistic instinct of humans to make signs.

Folksonomy is ostension. Ostension is where you point at something and emit a semiotic sign. That is the way we learn language. Folksonomy works so well because it taps into the basic linguistic instinct of humans.

Friday, March 25, 2005

A community is defined by those which it excludes.

by Bozo Faust 2005

... and another paper i'm working on "We don't need no stinkin domain names"

Saturday, March 19, 2005

Bozo Faust

FAUST Bozo Faust, he can do anything!

Context: bozo+faust ahriman

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Jon Udell Made A Excellant Demo of is one of the best sites for the burgeoning of . Now Jon Udell has provided not only an excellant demo (screencast) but has also nailed why and how this is a better start of the real "semantic web" than RDF. Don't miss Jon's screencast.