Monday, February 12, 2007
The Shoe Section has doubled, I added about 250 new designers/brands and the whole section has doubled from three pages to six.
I have updated the Fashion Blog section and now for the next week or so I'll be reading these blogs and scouring them for the new and the hot... I've already found dozens of new retailers but these won't be integrated into the site for a week or so.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
On the bright side of this my work in finding their sites can be appreciated by others who are also looking.
Monday, January 29, 2007
...the speculation being that Google will use real-world data gathered from their existing enterprises to craft an alternate reality platform online.
People (me included) will check in just to see how their own data is showing up, seems like a winner to me.
On the AndiFashion front I've updated Formal Wear, Shoes, and Size (Petite, Tall, Plus, Maternity, Children's) and will be doing the general shopping pages next.
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
So now I'll finish updating the cosmetics pages, Bath and Body is complete, I'm very pleased with how these turned out.
Monday, January 22, 2007
As indicated in the headline I'm updating the Beauty Products section now. There is a new category, Body and Bath, which will take two pages and should be uploaded in a day or two.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
I do want to maintain the six to eight week updating schedule and with every update there is improvement beyond just removing dead links.
Coldwater Creek has me upset today, fortunately I have other positions doing well...
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Now the Men's clothing page is undergoing an update and I do think I should be able to find enough new entries to expand this page into several categories. If I can have fifty pages of women's clothing I think I can have four or five pages of men's clothing. Likewise I will be trying to expand the children's clothing pages as well.
Monday, January 15, 2007
The Fine Jewelry pages are still too large and I haven't yet separated out "Fine Art Jewelry." This will be a difficult task because although there are a few sites that specifically label themselves "fine art," most fine jewelry is fine art or very close at least.
I have yet to include the database tables for Vintage Jewelry with these and this too will be a difficult task.
As difficult as making all these decisions is, I do really enjoy working in the jewelry section and may stay here all week. :)
Thursday, January 11, 2007
The Vintage Jewelry pages are currently grouped with Vintage Clothing in my database and this linkage works well but I also need to group Vintage Jewelry with Fine Jewelry so I will be doing some database designing this week too...
That will keep me busy this week, along with my regular tasks defining the nature of reality and controlling the weather.
The value of the free publicity generated by this fight, measured according to what the equivalent ad time/space would cost will exceed the amount paid by both companies in the legal fight.
And "iPhone" will be much more of a household mega-name no matter the outcome. They should begin acting like Rosie and the Donald to get a free segment on every celebnewsfotainment show. A food fight in the company cafeteria would work, rig up the security cameras just right for the opposing lawyer/actors.
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I have subscribed to several financial services which all report on companies in the apparel sector and I will be using these analyses to improve the fashion directory.
I have instituted a system which makes it easy for me to review every link in every fashion category every six to eight weeks. I had hoped to do it every thirty days and maybe will get it down to that interval over the next year.
I want to add more categories but all the main apparel categories are covered so I will be looking to add greater detail in the coverage.
These next few days I will be working on the Jewelry categories and hope to post a few gems about that.
Chavez is hurting all of Latin America with this. I have heard several commentators, notably among them Jim Cramer, say that any Latin American exposure is riskier now. I know I just sold stock in one company that has Latin American holdings--why risk it when there are so many other options? And so wealth flees all of Latin America, poverty deepens there and of course America is blamed. The cycle then continues, with poverty deepening other dictators are more inclined to grab their phone companies.
Tuesday, January 09, 2007
With Leopard getting better reviews than Vista, Zune not even in the running and RIM stock dropping on news of the iPhone the planets have never been lined up like this before.
The all-time high stock price is just an indication that the world agrees. As it happens I got out at 88, should I wait for a lull to get back in or is this it?
Could the tail wag the dog? Could Eric and Scott turn Yahoo around? That seems a stretch. I'd have much prefered they had waited for an offer from Google or toughed it out alone for a while longer. :: sigh ::
Sunday, January 07, 2007
I have been directing my creative energies toward andilinks.com the site and posting to Andilinks the blog will draw off some of that energy. On the other hand if I post mostly about the directory my thoughts will necessarily be more organized and the effect will be positive. That will be a dull blog and certainly won't develop the kind of following that will put any pressure on me.
But I have a lot of opinions about other topics that I need to express, so I will just try to ignore any pressure (or perceived pressure) and just post my ideas when they occur. People who return here for that will just have to accept that I will not post anything at all if I am not moved by some story, posting or site that I've found interesting.
I don't think I want to talk much about my personal life though that may happen from time to time. Mostly my topics will be politics, world events, media, technology, and technology business. I don't want this to be a fashion blog but I probably will occasionally blog about art, pop culture and fashion too.
Saturday, January 06, 2007
My current big project is a switch to Macintosh, something I've been longing to do since I began using Windows in 1996. I began using a Mac in 1985 after struggling with DOS... I did get proficient with DOS and dbase but Macintosh was like sweeping a curtain away and seeing the world anew. My first glimpse of cyberspace was through the 9" B&W screen of a Mac SE...
I expect the reconversion to take some time, I won't buy a Mac until Leopard is released and I have just massively upgraded my PC system so I will have absolute redundancy during the switch.