In our Christmas Podcast Special; Skype murders Marcus rendition of Silent Night, Paul shares his list to Santa and they both look at the successes and failures of the web over the last year.
I know what you’re thinking; “not the most riveting subject”. However, don’t let that put you off. Although return on investment might not float your boat, it is still extremely important and you should take the time to listen to this show.
So another year is done and boagworld finishes for its Christmas break. We will be back in January but until then you can enjoy this extra special episode of the show.
It’s been a real pleasure working on the show over the last year. We really want to thank you all for listening. We never anticipated that the show would prove such a success and hopefully we can continue to keep it fresh and exciting in the New Year with our new format.
This year’s Christmas special is slightly more structured than last year’s so I figured a few notes on what we covered maybe appropriate. Enjoy!
Special offers to boagworld listeners
A couple of companies that listen to boagworld wanted to give something back to the boagworld community. Although I haven’t purchased from either site yet myself, I thought it was nice they were enthusiastic to share a small token with you all.
Houlton Wines will give you a 10% discount if you quote the coupon code “boagworld” when ordering. Equally Seams will offer 25% off any tshirt if you quote to code “boagworld001” when you checkout with paypal.
I tried to give the news a Christmas theme this week by ensuring all the stories had a Christmas slant. Guess which one fails to meet the criteria!
- Pub Standards Christmas Bash.
- 24 Ways Advent Calendar.
- Paradox of choice and the secret to Happiness.
- Walmart down on the biggest Christmas shopping day.
Biggest Tech Mistakes of 2006
Thank you to everybody who nominated a tech mistake of 2006. Below is the shortlist. You will have to listen to the show to hear who Marcus announced as the winner.
- AOL expose data base of user activity to the world
- John c Dvorak attacks CSS
- John c Dvorak swears Google will never buy youTube.
- UK government spends £200,000 on inaccessible website
- Ted Steven’s explains the internet
- IE 7!
Best web applications of 2006
Also in the show we look at the best web sites and applications of the year. Nominations include:
- Get Vanilla
- Yahoo Developers Network
- Amazon Web Services
- Firefox 2 (with spell checker!)
- Delicious extension for Firefox
I thought it might be fun to share some of the gadgets I will be asking Christmas for this year. Of course if you want to buy me any of them I am sure Santa won’t mind!
Finally, we do a quick review of the services offered the Shaw Trust. If you haven’t come across these guys before then definitely check them out. They offer some very interesting web accessibility services which is ideal if you want to test your site with real disabled users.
Thanks for listening, and we will speak to you all in the New Year. Happy Christmas!