- Breadcrumb Navigation Increasingly Useful (Jakob Nielsen’s Alertbox)
I’ve always liked breadcrumbs, good to see them validated.
(categories: breadcrumbs usability navigation design ui research )
- How to escape special chars in resource bundles
Just a reminder for all the i18n work I’m done on our WebWork app at work.
(categories: i18n propertyfiles resourcebundles escape_chars )
- Geek to Live: Complete, free Mac backup – Lifehacker
I need to get the IT director at my house (me) to set this up.
(categories: todo sysadmin osx tools mac apple backup )
- The Apache Tomcat 5.5 Servlet/JSP Container – Jasper 2 JSP Engine How To
Good tips for running a production Tomcat instance.
(categories: tomcat configuration production sysadmin jasper )
New version of instantFeeds: version 1.0.3. It includes a two new features: you can now turn off your notifications by sending the command ‘off’ (kind of like an out of office feature) and turn them back on by sending the command ‘on’ and the notification you get sent now includes an approximately 255 character summary of the latest item. Additionally, I fixed the package naming (Wildfire recently had to change it’s name to Openfire and all the package names had to be updated as well) issues.
From an interview with one of the developers on the twitter.com team:
I think the real power of Twitter is its ability to channel over different mediums at the userâ€™s whim. IM, SMS, email, and the web are just transports as far as Twitter is concerned. Generally, you have to go out and get information via whatever medium that information is on. With Twitter, information can come to you via whatever medium you prefer. Or, if you want some space, you can easily turn off the information tap with a simple â€œoffâ€ command. Thatâ€™s powerful.
I linked to a blog post by Tim O’Reilly a couple days ago that summarized this feature by calling it a ‘communications multiplexer’… There are other companies that do interesting things in this space in different ways: rasasa.net, zaptxt.com, feedcrier.com, etc… It’s also one of the ways I’d like to evolve the instantFeeds plugin I wrote: be able to send an email, IM or an SMS or maybe even message into a web page: get only the information you want, delivered using the medium of your choice.
- Making Light: The phony middle, and why we fall for it
Quote: “The great myth of American politics is that we’re all just soberly analyzing the facts and opinions and ‘deciding for ourselves’…”.
(categories: overtonwindow politics opinions )
- Google Voice Local Search
Free 411 from Google Labs. Pairs nicely with their Google Local SMS (466453) service.
(categories: google local mobile 411 phone free voice search )
I wrote this down in my notes.txt awhile back where it’ll eventually get lost, putting it here so that I search it from google:
find ./ -name ".svn" | xargs rm -Rf
- O’Reilly Radar > Twittering your Home
Quote: “…pay attention to the idea of apps like twitter that are really communications multiplexers. The theme of being able to reroute communications, whether web, email, sms, IM, or voice, to the device of your choice, is a major one.”
(categories: automation messaging multiplexer sms instantmessaging email )
My brother moved in with us last weekend and my mom came and stayed with us for a couple days to help him get moved in. Since I bought her a Flickr Pro membership for Christmas, I can point to a a couple of the pictures she took:
If you like the last one, you should definitely check out the Flickr Throw Your Kids Into the Air pool.