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Archive for March, 2007

Web and Desktop Widgets: Yahoo! Widgets 4,, Google Gadgets, OS X Dashboard

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Yahoo Widgets 4 was just released. And not long ago announced desktop widgets. Google Gadgets and the OS X Dashboard are not new, but I’d have to say Google Gadgets appears to be falling behind here in terms of user experience and polished design. I have played with each product so far, and I [...]

IE 7 does not resize text sized in pixels

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

What I had suspected, but never bothered to confirm. (via Roger) – down again, what’s wrong?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

I’m noticing that is a cool little service that I like to use. The problem is it seems to be down half of the time I try to access it. Last few times, the request would time out. This time it gets bounced to: Which appears to be the host they use at [...]

Snipshot – Edit pictures online

Monday, March 19th, 2007

Cool web app allowing you some simple edit capabilities for your photos. And what would a web2.0 app be without an api, integration with flickr and a firefox extension. Not sure I will use it, but still pretty cool. UPDATE: Mashable has posted an index of 90+ Online Photography Tools and Resources. Wow, there [...]

Flickr Uploadr

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

If you use Flickr and by some strange chance have not seen their desktop integration tools, then you are missing out. Go get Flickr Uploadr and make uploading fast and painless. Not your cup of tea? There are still many other ways to upload: Web form Email Flock …and more Ahhh… much better than coppermine.

When to roll your own, when to throw in the towel and ‘outsource’

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

A little history: I’ve been using my own bookmark app (read:delicious) on my website for several years now. I’m not sure which came first, delicious or my own home-brewed delicious, but that is not important. What is important; just yesterday I threw in the towel on my own bookmark app in favour of using delicious [...]

Dev.Opera beta. Follow the Standards, Break the Rules

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Cool, just found a nice new* resource today to add to my reader. * Not so new it turns out, but new to me