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Archive for the 'Computing' Category

Facebook, the web, archives and privacy

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

Five or so years ago (heck, probably longer… showing my ‘internet age’ here) those who contributed content to the web most likely knew the realities (and consequences) of putting content in the public domain, and of course on the web. Putting it simply, whatever goes out there, stays out there. It’s been archived, indexed, made [...]

Is Facebook for real?

Saturday, June 9th, 2007

I’m not really sure what I mean by my title for this post: “Is Facebook for real?”. But I’m going just go out and say it. Facebook is for real, and it is running with incredible momentum. I’m baffled. Not so much by the technology, but the stickiness and remarkable momentum. No question, they must [...]

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

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Yahoo Widgets 4 was just released. And not long ago yourminis.com 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)

corkd.com – down again, what’s wrong?

Tuesday, March 20th, 2007

I’m noticing that corkd.com 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: http://segpub.com.au/ 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. http://snipshot.com/ 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.