With less than one week left in the regular season and the Cubs magic number at 4, I’m ready to talk playoffs. While the 2007 National League playoff race is still Cubsfans like myself, with potential opponents including Arizona, San Diego, and *gulp* a potential World Series showdown vs. Anaheim.
I DID get in around 9:09, BUT — after selecting my seats and beginning the checkout it said my seats were no longer on hold…. perhaps I should have gone ahead with the trans instead of returning to the ticket screen, because this only returned me to the virtual waiting room!!! Argggh!
Perhaps I’ll get lucky should the Cubs advance to the NLCS. Go Cubs!
Amazon has been chilling on the UI and widget innovation while other Internet companies go berserk with it. In that same time, Bezos and Co. focused on their new Web service products, the inexpensive storage offerings of S3 and the collab ingenuity of Mechanical Turk. And wouldn’t you know that AMZN’s stock price has doubled in less than 6 months.
But, alas, they’re here: Amazon Widgets. The Associate widgets don’t seem to be any different than they have been, only more easily managed, but the addition of widgets for Favorites, wishlists, and unbox video is overdue.
What’s cool: These widgets can be directly integrated with your Amazon Associates account, providing even more opportunities to earn a few pennies (or 5 % back when you’re the one buying) on Amazon purchases stemming from your site. Also, the design templates are nice and very easily tweaked (at least color-wise)