Monthly Archives: November 2008

Giving Thanks

Client deliverables have prevented me from doing much blogging in recent weeks.  Which is a bummer, but I was on a roll with the series I was doing on intelligence dashboards.  I’ll pick that up again after the holiday weekend. But with the Thanksgiving holiday in mind, I thought I would take some time go [...]

Weekly Inspiration: Design Sites

During my presentation at WordCamp Hawaii last month, I showed a handful of web sites that I look to for design inspiration. I thought most of the examples were so obvious, I actually considered taking those slides out right before the presentation. But to my surprised most of the audience admitted to never seeing them [...]

About Yahoo Pipes and using it in an Intelligence Dashboard

We’re going to spend a little bit of times on Yahoo! Pipes before going forward.  As you’ve seen so far, we’ve been doing a lot with RSS in building the intelligence dashboard on NetVibes.  But sometimes, the content we want to aggregate isn’t in a feed form like RSS or Atom.  That’s where Yahoo Pipes [...]

Adding YouTube and Flickr content to your NetVibes intelligence dashboard

In the previous post, I started things by adding some basic monitoring feeds from Google Blog Search, Twitter, and Technorati to the NetVibes intelligence dashboard I’m building to monitor Tesla Motors around the web. The result looked like this.   Before I forget, I should mention that you can see the work in progress by [...]

Building an Intelligence Dashboard: Add some RSS Feeds to Netvibes

  This is part 1 in a series of building an intelligence dashboard using NetVibes.  What’s an intelligence dashboard? An intelligence dashboard helps you keep your pulse on…well, there’s a lot of things you can keep your pulse on.  In this series, we’re going to build an intelligence dashboard to assist with monitoring Tesla Motors [...]

WordPress 2.7 and the New Dashboard

WordPress 2.7 is slated to be released very soon and I’ve started playing around with the beta release.  And I’ve begun producing some updated videos for The video below provides a quick intro to the new dashboard coming in WordPress 2.7.  The changes to the dashboard are dramatic and will require adjustments from even [...]

My election day dashboard

I came into work this morning, trying to figure out the best way for me to monitor election day happenings.  So many choices online these days.  Video, twitter, blogs, etc.  So after opening up about 8 different tabs in my browser, I realized I needed a single interface if I was planning on soaking it [...]

Tomorrow is the day

If you’re looking for the virtual place to monitor and participate in election day 2008, The Blog Herald has a fantastic roundup of great destinations.  My favorite is as you can just passively sit back and soak up the activity as the site self-updates.  Tomorrow will be a fantastic benchmark to see how far [...]