i really love amazon.com's recommendations. yesterday, i almost made an ironic sort of complaint that amazon.com was recommending that i buy the very camera i just bought. they should really have an "i own this" button. well, they do, i just missed it. something they don't have that i would like is the ability to make my recommendations list available for public viewing. i know i can make a wish list, but my recommendations list is good enough that i'd rather just make that available for potential gift-givers to browser. it also gives a pretty good idea of the types of things i'm interested in, making it a nice introduction for people who don't know me. i'd like to see an amazon feature allowing me to export my recommendations list as an opml file, so i could do whatever i wanted with it. but i'd settle for a branded html page with links to all my recommendations on amazon. this would be good for me, and also good for amazon, because it would direct more traffic to amazon.com.
i'm updating the stats.php pages (for all the domains) tonight. it took me about an hour to find any sort of remotely complete list of http user-agent strings and the related browsers/bots. so i'm writing this in hopes that search engines will pick it up and some day i'll save someone else some time.