March 17, 2004

Odds and ends

Are you ready for a Swiss Army pocket knife with a USB Memory card? I don't currently have a USB port, but I want one of these when I get one!

Do all those pharma ads work? "In the week following the Super Bowl, 34 percent of new patients requested Cialis compared with 21 percent for Levitra. In the week before the Super Bowl, Levitra had 25 percent of requests and Cialis 23 percent."

I don't know about you, but I often see links which read "" which, when clicked, take me to a site which I would guess normally has a much longer URL. I've wondered what it is, but hadn't bothered to investigate. Now, thanks to Wired, I don't have to. It's an interesting and potentially quite useful idea, I'd say. Basically, it cuts those humongous URLs down to a much more manageable size, making for easier linking. It has over 2 million sites in its database. Here's the site if you'd like to check it out.

Google goes local. You can search by city, state or zip to find items within those parameters. I've got a bathroom tile issue, so I looked for "tile contractors Honolulu" at the new site, and I got a bunch of local suppliers with addresses, phone numbers and websites (if one exists). It's easier and better than the Yellow Pages, I'd say.

Posted by Linkmeister at March 17, 2004 09:26 AM

I would love to get the swiss army knife but I live in a metro area where carrying a pocket knife will get you searched and at the end, the knife will get confiscated...I guess I'll just stick with the devil duckie usb card...

Posted by: bunny at March 18, 2004 06:27 AM

Google rocks. I don't know how we lived without it before.

BTW -- love the new design -- the burnt orange especially!!!

Posted by: Skatemom at March 19, 2004 04:11 AM