Can Vista do this?

Found this video on YouTube entitled ‘Xgl Demo’ .. This guy must be running a monster machine, but still – it’s pretty impressive..

Norway, as described by Moods

I found this great description of the country I live in and my fellow norwegians inside a label of a t-shirt I bought from a clothing company called Moods of Norway.

With it’s 4.5 million inhabitants, 385639 sq. miles, and a resistance against continental drift, Norway is a land of great diversity. Wheter it’s due to the hilarious infinite access of oil or that the country itself being as far stretched as the last gin-tonic at 5 AM in the morning, there is no doubt in the presence of some genuine norwegian moods. Being in a cocktail mood, norwegians put themselves along with their behaviour patterns in a small box and ship it to Denmark. But if the streets are too moody, the average norwegian farmer tends to enjoy a casual bottle of traditional family moonshine. Chilled of course, by ice from a glacier troubled with heavy rain and german tourists. So, wheter it’s the fjords as deep as the prime ministers pockets on election day, or the colony of laplanders which eats anything as long as it is raindeer: If Norway was a person, it would be, without doubt, a strange fish indeed.

I thought it said “colony of lapdancers” there at first, and started wondering where they would be. Of course, I prefer laplanders ;)

Anyway, just thought I’d share.

Amazon launches aStore (Beta, of course)

From their description:

aStore by Amazon is a new Associates product that gives you the power to create a professional online store, in minutes and without the need for programming skills, that can be embedded within or linked to from your website.

I threw up a quick test here.

Not bad. It was very easy to setup, and looks pretty good.

If you have an Amazon account you can find it in the associates central.

That’s not all the news from Amazon lately though – they also have this new link-type called Omakase:

Omakase combines flexible display options with links that automatically feature products that visitors to the page are most likely to buy based on what the Associate has been successful with in the past, what that user has been interested in, and the content of the site. Omakase – leave it up to us!

Here’s how my Omakase banner looked like when I tested it:

Amazon Omakase ad test Seems like I’ve sold a lot of veggie books lately, for some strange reason :)