Archive for February, 2007

swfIR

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If you like sIFR, you should definitely check out swfIR.

Posted at 11:39PM by Josh in Blubber
Feb 28 2007

Do you group your feeds?

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So I admin, I’m a bit of a feed whore. I’ve got some 150+ feeds that I subscribe to. I really, really love information. It’s just exciting to me to see all of this info coming in. Do I read all of it? Of course not. I skim and if a subject line catches my eye, then I move forward with it.

But the problem I’m been having lately is deciding if it makes sense to actually put all of these feeds into categories in my feed reader.

I’m a bit OCD when it comes to file organization, but I’m also practical. It seems a bit pointless to categorize them when I’m going to go through all the new articles anyways.

So right now I just have a big “All Feeds” folder in NewsFire.

What do you do? Do you organize your feeds? Any particular reason you do that?

Posted at 8:05PM by Josh in Technology and Usability
Feb 28 2007

Pinky Injury

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So, I think I’ve injured my right pinky…and it wasn’t doing anything manly like chopping down trees or chopping people in the face.

I’ve got a nice, sharp pain that shoots through my pinky whenever I’m using my keyboard…which is like 12 hours a day. It seems to revolve around the movement my hand makes when hitting the ‘delete’ key on my keyboard. Basically I think I’m overextending my pinky muscle.

Man…how unmanly is that?

This reminds me of a recent snickers commercial…I think I’ll go and rip out some chest hair now so I don’t feel like a pansy.

Posted at 7:48PM by Josh in Personal
Feb 28 2007

Are you a webmail only user?

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For ages I’ve used Apple’s Mail.app for all my mail needs. But over the past year or so I’ve consolidated a lot of things and only have a few email addresses now. I’ve even, for the most part, started using Gmail for business email as well.

Do you tend to use a local app or a web based client like Gmail? Have you found any real benefit of it over a local app?

Posted at 7:02PM by Josh in General
Feb 26 2007

LOST Dharma Initiative Labels

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While LOST may be going down the drain, you can still enjoy making your pantry look like the hatch with some Dharma Initiative labels.

Posted at 8:36AM by Josh in Blubber
Feb 26 2007

Bandwagon Launches

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Bandwagon Logo

Late last night/early this morning, a killer new app for OS X launched.

Bandwagon is a way for Mac iTunes users to regularly backup their entire iTunes collection. But instead of backing up your files to an external drive at your home (which still stands the possibility of getting stolen or damaged), Bandwagon uses Amazon’s S3 web service to store all of your music.

On top of just having a cool service, they’ve got a great UI to handling all of this.

Bandwagon Menu

Yep, a simple menu bar icon provides pretty much all of the functionality you need.

There is also a great search utility for seeing what you’ve backed up as well as selective restoration.

Bandwagon Search

Right now they have introductory pricing of $69/year through the end of February. After that it will be $99/year. At the current price its around $0.18 per day. Not bad at all considering it keeps every last beat of music safe and sound.

Posted at 7:32AM by Josh in Technology
Feb 23 2007

Scrabble 2.0

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Web 2.0 Scrabble

Posted at 7:09AM by Josh in Blubber
Feb 23 2007

Attention Mapping

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Great article by James at Forty Media about attention mapping the important elements of a design.

Posted at 11:14PM by Josh in Blubber
Feb 22 2007

Dock Dividers

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Adam Betts is at it again. He’s just put out a cool little hack to add custom dividers to your dock.

Posted at 9:04PM by Josh in Blubber
Feb 22 2007

Album of the Week: Anberlin - Cities

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Anberlin - Cities This week’s Album of the Week goes to the new Anberlin album, Cities.

It’s not a huge departure from previous albums but it definitely rocks harder.

Favorite tracks so far are Adelaid, Hello Alone, Dismantle.Repair., and slow-rocker Inevitable.

Posted at 4:39PM by Josh in Music
Feb 22 2007