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November 29th, 2006

National Retail Federation shares news

Customer foot traffic in stores over the long holiday weekend slipped from last year, the National Retail Federation reported, adding to worries about retailers’ fourth-quarter performance.

via reuters

News Flash to the NRF: Every year, for the next like 100 years this number will be going down. There is this thing, it’s called the INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY or the WWW (maybe you heard of it, Al Gore invented it). Everyone uses it more and more every year for shopping and shit…so get used to that number going down.

November 29th, 2006

What constitutes news in Portland?

(Posted this a day late – left it in drafts for a day)As I awoke this morning and took Mr. Bogart (I’m dogsitting) for a walk at around 5:30 am – there was a touch of snow on the ground. As I got ready to come to the office, all the local news stations were rattling on about the snow and how one bus line was shut down because of it. “Let’s interview the locals and see what they think about the snow!” were some of the features of this morn.

It cracks me up, and I like it. It is neat to live in a town/city like this that interprets this as the news of the day.

In other news, BootsnAll is throwing a kegger this Saturday. 🙂

November 27th, 2006

Bob’s New Band – Eleven Ronaldinhos

November 27th, 2006

BootsnAll 4th Annual X-mas Party Links

November 24th, 2006

Some Travel links day after Thanksgiving

November 22nd, 2006

Zen and Robert Pirsig

Just read this interview of Robert Pirsig. It was very interesting to read about this man…I had read this book shortly after travelling for about a year, over 10 years ago and it was a book that made me think and not just entertain me. If you are thinking about travelling, or have just travelled for an extensive period of time, check out this book, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintainence“. Awesome stuff.

Happy Thanksgiving Folks!

November 21st, 2006

RSS Feeds and Managing them: Feed Foundry from Feedburner?

We have 10s of 1000s of RSS feeds inside the BootsnAll Travel Network and have had them for years. We never really had a handle on who used what though…I have been a kinda shoot them aim type of guy. Now we are going back to the drawing board on some of this stuff to actually measure what is being used and how can we make it more usable for travelers?

Well, we are playing with the pro version of Feedburner on theOffside now. Some neat metrics etc are included in this. We are considering using Feed Foundry (that this the Press Release – can’t find concrete info on feedburners site about it) to manage at least a few 100 of our feeds. Anyone with some feedback on this product?

November 21st, 2006

BaliBlog: World’s 1st on location Travel Blog

Who know’s if he was the 1st, but Nick has been travel blogging in Bali, Indonesia for almost 4 years now. Way before Blogs were what they are today. I just had a chat on the phone with him and he is still cranking out the information on Bali.

We have changed the design and platform for his blog about 6 times in the past 4 years. Not easy to be changing that much – but we used BaliBlog as a test platform for a lot of the Travel Logues that we are doing today. I think we have found the platform we are gonna stick with now. (WordPress hacked)

November 20th, 2006

BootsnAll Travel Photo Flickr Group

AnnieBanannie suggested we start a BootsnAll Flickr Photo Sharing group – so I did. Lotsa booties have been sharing photos on Flickr for some time. We’ll start with invite only and see how it goes.

It reminds me of Travel Photo Blog that we started and let lay fallow a few years ago – just checked the link and it actually links to dontgo.org! Oooops.

November 17th, 2006

Condo Sales slowing in the Pearl?

Like most areas around the country, the real estate market is slowing down. A year or so ago, I went to look at 1 condo in the Pearl from Hoyt Street Properties….they got my e-mail and sent their 1st ever newsletter. I wonder, is business slowing down that you are reaching out now? 🙂 – Funny – I also got a call from another real estate agent last week…not often do you get calls out of the blue like that.

Dear Sean Keener,

Welcome to my inaugural eNewsletter featuring special properties for sale in the Pearl and metro Portland area.

I invite you to click on the links to access more pictures and additional information. The Quick Links at the bottom are especially helpful as you continue to search for your perfect home.

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