Tara Calishain, creator of Research Buzz, announced her iteration of a Google Search Engine designed to search the web sites of the 50 United States. Tara must’ve spent some time, energy, and expertise, because it works like a charm. Her Custom Search Engine is another example of an end-user building a utility to help others navigate the Web infrastructure.
I covered this extensively in chapter 11 of my book UContent (2012) — check out my Custom Search Engine chapter links here.
I’ve been making good use of the past few days. I was able to get a couple of podcasts going using a very inexpensive microphone, audio software from Audacity (free), and my computer. I was also able to subscribe to these podcasts via iTunes and my bloglines account. So that’s actually a good thing! I’m going to add a link to the audio to this post — remember, it’s extremely crude and since I was using the free version of Audacity’s audio software, a brief advertisement was prepended to my podcast.