How evil is your site?

Have you ever wondered, “how evil is my website?” No? Well you should! Here is an interesting little tool that will tell you just how evil (or good) a particular website or piece of text is. Meet, The Gematriculator.

A couple of quick tests show that Google is 46% evil, Microsoft is 50% evil, Apple is 23% evil, Disney is 23% evil, and who would have guessed, Whitehouse.com is only 22% evil! Also interesting to note, the entry page for our government’s site (http://www.canada.gc.ca) is NINETY-SEVEN PERCENT EVIL! HAHA!

Also, my blog is only slightly less evil than Dickson’s at 33% compared to his 40%.

Reading Week Almost Over

Yes it’s true, sad but true. Reading week is nearing its end. I really did not accomplish as much as I wanted to, but what else is new? Good game of Axis and Allies on Friday with Inge, Nick, Joe, Mike and Megan. I was also introduced to “Striperella” – my god TV is messed up these days! Well, only about 36 hours left, what shall I do?

RUM MY FRIEND! HAHAHA!

In other news, the Edmonton Oilers better win tonight against Vancouver!

[Listening to: How About You – Staind – 14 Shades of Grey (03:59)]

Blogging Site Idea! Feedback needed!

Hi there!


We are writing to tell you about a project we are planning and want you to be a part of! We want to create a cool place to have a blog. Not sure what a blog is? You can take a look at ours for an example:


Dickson – http://blog.dicksonwong.com
Mack – http://blog.mastermaq.ca


You can post whatever you want! Topics of discussion, a diary, whatever you want, its up to you! Nothing is censored!


Now whats that you say? We’re crazy, there is already places like blogger.com? Yes we know, but are they cool? Are they run by your friends? Can you ask blogger.com to change something if required? Nope! And thats what we want to create! A cool friendly place for you to blog.


So here’s the plan:


1) We buy the domain and host the blogs
2) You give us your username and we setup your blog (takes around 10 seconds)
3) You blog at will!


All we need from you is help picking a name! Here are some ideas we have had so far:


CanadianBloggers.com/.ca
MapleLeafBloggers.com/.ca
Blogeh.com/ca
Blog-Eh.com/ca


Have a suggestion for a name? Let us know! Think we are crazy and this isn’t something you would do? Let us know!


And most importantly, this site will be free for you to use!


Thanks,


Mack & Dickson

Corporate Blogging

Scoble has a really interesting post on corporate blogging. I think he makes a number of excellent points, and I hope there are some companies out there reading him. If companies blogged, they would seem less like some corporate entity, and instead more like a friendly resource.


Take for instance Creative. I have a SoundBlaster Audigy, which is a really great sound card, but also has its fair share of issues. Just run a Google search and you will find out about the “Squeal of Death”. Well instead of hiding away and leaving customers out to dry for the longest time, if Creative had a blog they could have posted messages along the way. “There is a problem? Okay lets look at that.” and “Yes we see this issue, more and more people are experiencing it.” and most importantly “We are working hard to come up with some new drivers”. That last one gets me, for the longest time there was NOTHING on their site. A blog could have at least made me feel like they were TRYING.


On of the projects I have been working on is a new website design for Paramagnus. I think I will definitely be including RSS and Atom feeds in that design. Especially as a small software company, I can see blogs as a very effective way for us to do marketing (Scoble mentions this power of weblogs too).


[Listening to: Think About Me – Goo Goo Dolls – Gutterflower (04:00)]