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Design Ideas: gmail

Design Ideas: gmail

Within my company email account, hosted on gmail, I was looking to create a filter to handle the daily emails incoming from the build server at work indicating a “Successful Build.” No need to have them end up in my inbox. Go to Settings to create a new Filter, and I hope you have remembered … Continue reading

Songza’s Emergent Graph

User — Open –> Music Concierge User — Open–> Popular Playlists User — Open –> All Playlists User — Pause –> Track User — Skip –> Track User — Modify –> Volume User — Approve –> Track User — Share –> Playlist User — Save –> Playlist User — Open –> Playlist   The User … Continue reading’s Emergent Graph

Clicking’s heart button “Likes the track.” So… User — Likes –> Track I see on my profile the first chart is a list of my top artists. Ranked by what? Most plays (decided by Most tracks liked (decided by me)? And, when does the User — Likes –> Artist path get created? What … Continue reading

Business Intelligence – from Wikipedia

Business intelligence (BI) refers to skills, technologies, applications and practices used to help a business acquire a better understanding of its commercial context. Business intelligence may also refer to the collected information itself. BI technologies provide historical, current, and predictive views of business operations. Common functions of business intelligence technologies are reporting, OLAP, analytics, data … Continue reading

Cluetrain Manifesto

Thesis 12) There are no secrets. The networked market knows more than companies do about their own products. And whether the news is good or bad, they tell everyone. Thesis 22) Companies need big values, a little humility, straight talk, and a genuine point of view.


Automation has taken over many of the routine analytic tasks that knowledge workers once performed. Many of those tasks are also heading to Asia, vvhere they can be done equally well for much less. That is freeing (and in some cases forcing) professionals to do what computers and low-wage foreign technicians have a more difficult … Continue reading


Symphony, as I call this aptitude, is the ability to put together the pieces. It is the capacity to synthesize rather than to analyze; to see relationships between seemingly unrelated fields; to detect broad patterns rather than to deliver specific answers; and to invent something new by combining elements nobody else thought to pair. Symphonic … Continue reading