Category: you need this website

Pinboard.in suites me just just fine

About a month a go I wrote a quick rant about Delicious.com and why it could have been a sucessful web2.0 business (relatively low costs and lots of¬†opportunity¬†for advertising and pro/paid for features). At that time I said I was moving to pinboard.in, especially as delicious.com’s future was being questioned at the time. This is…

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webpad : a web based text editor

So I have WordPress (and in fact Drupal, Joomla, mediawiki, Moodle, damn those Dreamhost 1-click installs) as a way of running my website. But there are still many pages which are outside of a content management system. Especially simple web app projects (such as ircount and stalisfield) and old html files. It can be a…

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Zoho and WordPress themes

Zoho.com is very impressive. The Web based Apps are of very high quality, there are many of them, and all this is such a small space of time. It makes Google Docs look rather poor. They are free (for most things), and have a business model (such a rare thing these days!). I had checked…

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Radio Pop

Radio Pop is an interesting experimental site from the fantastic BBC radio labs. It is a sort of soical network site for radio listening. It only records your listening through the ‘radio pop’ live streams. I (like many) mainly listen to listen again and the radio iplayer, and they are working on intergrating with both.…

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blip.fm

Very first thoughts of blip.fm, and therefore not a proper review, and based on first impressions, not research. blip.fm is interesting but so far for me has proved a little frustrating in understanding how to get the most out of it. [For reasons not clear to me I have dumped my thoughts as bullet points…

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to do list software

this is a ‘thinking out loud’ blog post. For years my to-do list survived as a combination of my email inbox and a bit of A4 paper which i would scribble lists on to and write numbers next to them in the planned order i was going to do them. (which was somewhat laughable) But…

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Dreamhost and nostuff

Well nostuff has been with Dreamhost for a while now, and they are responsible for running the dream. the dream was the ideal of nostuff, which was, ummm, no stuff. They gave me so many goodies that I have ended up with, well, stuff. For the techies, they give shell access, cron and a powerful…

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Google Books API

Google released an API for their Book Search at the end of last week. You can implement this in two ways: static (just linking to a URL with a ISBN inserted) or dynamic, which basically means using javascript, which will check to see if Google have the book available as the page loads and can…

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