Saturday, December 18, 2004

links roundup for deskbarshortcuts.com

here are a few very special links pointing users to deskbarshortcuts.com. thank you all
http://insidemicrosoft.blogspot.com/
http://radio.weblogs.com/0001011/2004/12/18.html#a8921
http://insidemicrosoft.blogspot.com/
http://blogs.msdn.com/msnsearch

i wanted to also comment on the entry that nathaniel wrote about in the insidemicrosoft link. basically i agree with him that google should be scared. i dont particularly like microsoft, but i do approve of innovation and ease of use. basically if microsoft creates a better search tool, then users WILL move to microsoft.

i would really hate to see google go the way of netscape. i remember back then that it wsa unthinkable that microsoft could get IE to win. but they did by making it a better tool ...and bundeling it with windows.

the deskbar is a precious piece of real estate. its ALWAYS visible to the user. google shoudl have really pushed their deskbar when they released it. but they kept it in beta, in the labs...they shoudl put a big fat link to it on their homepage!

but, if they want to be lazy, arrogant, and close their ears off to the stuff going on in the front line (ie user space), then microsoft will soon make them irrelevant.

as for me, im commited to innovating new solutions with anyones technology. google..please wow me again



Friday, December 17, 2004

deskbarshortcuts.com - deskbar shortcuts for msn desktop search

so im proud to announce that i launch my latest project today
http://www.deskbarshortcuts.com

this has got to be the fastest idea ive executed on. msn search came out on tuesday or wednesday of THIS week. and i launched the site on friday. Thats a 3-4 day turn around from concept to finish (with some polish i might add). wow! i dont say that to brag..im just honestly amazed at what you can do when you really focus on something so intensely. i just couldnt sleep until i had this idea out of my head and into the physical form. and im very happy with the results

so what does deskbarshortcuts.com do? well the site works with microsofts latest desktop search software. one part of that thing is a deskbar. thats a litle search box that fits in your windows taskbar. you can type a search and it will scan your desktop and the web for your result.

a cool feature they added was to have shortcuts. so if you type 'google bibleplayer', you will jump right to google's search results page for the term 'bibleplayer'. they are very easy to create . you just type in:
@google,http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=$w

and it stores that shortcut into your system.

now my site provides all those codes so you can just select the one you want, paste it in, and your are all set. plus, it has a searchbox that lets you try out the shortcuts.

and my special 'just cause its cool' original idea, is to allow you to submit shortcuts right form the deskbar in the form of a shortcut! for that first type this shortcut:
@ds,http://www.deskbarshortcuts.com/index.php?q=$w

and then submit your shortcuts to the site with:
ds @a9,http://a9.com/$s
or
ds a9=http://a9.com/$s

and it will automatically submit the shortcut to the site for everyone to see and share. pretty neat!

alright, check out the site and let me know what you think..i got some more good ideas planned so hang tight

i confess i am not much of a blogger

yes its true..i havent updated my blog since a whlie ago..and sooo much has happened with bibleplayer since then. i got a mention in news.com, got some deals cooking with commercial bible companies, and lots more. but the sad fact is that i forgot my login/pass to the blogger service and was too lazy to find out how to retrieve it. well now that i have it again...ill try to be more faithful to the blogging