Archive for April, 2006

Tinkering with Typepad (Movable Type)

Friday, April 14th, 2006

Guy Kawasaki over at Signum sine tinnitu wrote:

Blogging technology is a piece of cake. TypePad powers my blog, and this product is very well done.

The only two things that I can’t find are:
* An automatically-generated table of contents. “Recent posts” only puts up the last ten posts. I need something that will go back to the very beginning.
* I want to do a “Dear Abby” column in which people post questions, and I answer. These can’t be comments tied to a specific post because they would get buried. I’d like to create an archive of questions and answers that people can search. I looked at a couple of Wiki products, but I didn’t have the mental energy to adapt them to my needs.

I think I know the answer to the first thing.

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Calendaring

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006
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I want an online Calendar.
Currently I use a paper calendar and the calendar in Outlook. I don’t print my outlook calendar. I just use it for the reminders and for inviting people to my meetings. It’s a work thing. Work standardized on Outlook so who am I to argue?
The paper calendar is convenient because I can take it into all of my meetings.. When someone says something is “launching on May 7″ I can flip through the calendar and remind them that May 7 is a Sunday. I can add notes about what happened that day “new section launched on {some site} at 9:30 am” so that later on when someone asks why the traffic patterns changed, I’ll have a note to trigger the memory.
I don’t see either one of these calendars going away but I have additional, personal, calendaring needs. There are tons of calendaring sites. I want to do a comparison of these to see how they fit my needs. First I have to define my perfect online calendar.

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Online Photo Editing

Friday, April 7th, 2006

Online Photo Editing
http://pixoh.com/

Approaching Infinity (or at least the speed of light)

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006
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Bandwidth
Storage Space
Processing Power

As these become limitless it changes the way we work with computers. I suppose that’s the premise of Web2.0 (assuming there’s a premise beyond the hype).
The elimination of these three bottlenecks promotes Time-Shifting, Place-Shifting and People-Shifting.

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Web2.0 Apps

Wednesday, April 5th, 2006

Replace Word http://ajaxwrite.com
Replace Excel http://www.irows.com/