Your Gmail account is now an OpenID. Cool.
Month: October 2008
Here’s a startup idea: a web-accessible API to postal services around the world. In other words, you can tie into this API to send a postcard or a letter through the postal service in any country, for example. Halfbaked ideas – you ask, I deliver!
Chris: “What if someone paid you thousands of dollars to design a user interface for just one person?” Good stuff.
Gordon Ramsey consulting
Consultants love Gordon Ramsey’s “Kitchen nightmares” show. In it, he visits a restaurant that is doing badly, pinpoints the problems (expensive menu, bad food, no leadership, no communication), and tries to fix it. And he shouts a lot at them too. It always makes me think of my consulting practice, other consultants seem to agree. I love his focus on getting the basics right, his honesty and his passion.
Patrick Kennedy wrote a smart blogpost about it, and Ruth Ellison gave a great presentation around the same idea:
The PHP guys are going to use / as a namespace separator, instead of the old ::
Bad decision because they forgot a criterion: semantic clearness. / already means a bunch of things, whereas :: doesn’t. class::function is clearer than class/function for that reason, I would think. But I’m probably wrong.
You can now do deeplinking in Youtube videos, something that was possible years ago with Google video.
I might have mentioned this before but I just love this design.
I dislike services that let me check the “remember me” box and then forget me after 2 weeks. Two weeks does not a relationship make, my friends! And don’t tell me it’s about security.
Twitter’s fine, Facebook is very well designed and popular, but I personally still like my blog to write down my thoughts. Granted, it’s not as great at conversations, but it’s alright. And it’s mine, not owned by whoever will buy Twitter or Facebook.
I like this: how to boil milk (and why).
A strangely evil photo gets photoshopped into an internet meme. What can I say, it’s funny.
I don’t know, if I was a long term investor I’d think it’s a good time to start buying about now…
Democrats, please vote. Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.
Interesting. If you hve content behind a paywall, Google has a first click free program. Users get to see the first page for free, and you get your page indexed in the search results. Pretty cool.
PHP on Google appengine?
Google published the roadmap for app engine, and in the next few months, they will add “support for a new runtime language”. Could it be PHP? There have been rumors about conversations with Zend…
Node is looking for an Arabic speaking interaction designer in Barcelona.
The tiny red line
Todo lists are the new blogging platforms: everyone with some ambition but (apparently) little imagination wants to build one.
Vlogeurope, the European meetup of videobloggers, ended yesterday.
Hey, I totally forgot I had a Google profile!
Hey I noticed something, Google Chrome seems to add resize handles to formfields by itself. Interesting, but I’m not sure if it should do that?