This excellent manifesto is provided by iFixit, the site famous for posting detailed teardowns of new Apple gadgets and other interesting hardware. Continue reading
Daily Archives: 17 December 2010
The return of #UKSnow
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Some iPhone pictures taken in Pontcanna Fields, Bute Park and around Cardiff centre today. I also had my 550D with me, but those are going to take a bit longer to process. Any good ones will appear on Flickr later. … Continue reading
A Twitter web client for Luddites
Image: Twitter c.2007
Here’s a free idea that someone might get some milage out of. Every time a website like Facebook, Flickr or Twitter overhauls its design, a vocal percentage of users complain. ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it’ they will cry. ‘Why is the thing that used to be up there now over here?’ they will moan. ‘Change it back or I’m leaving’ they will insist.
Why not cater for these users that are uncomfortable with change? Build a Twitter web client that looks exactly like an older version of Twitter. Hell, build them all and let people choose for themselves how many features they want to take away?
Goodbye Delicious, hello Pinboard.in
While the future of Flickr is in doubt, it seems like Bartz’s axe is ready to fall on Delicious, and a few other Yahoo! services.
Today I looked for a few Delicious alternatives. I really like the look of PressMark, a fork of WordPress, but decided that it may be a bit much effort to maintain and I wasn’t confident it was being actively developed.
A couple of people suggested Pinboard.in, and after a bit of investigation I signed up (paying $7.41).
Pinboard is a bookmarking website for introverted people in a hurry.
The focus of the site is less on socializing, and more on speed and utility. The goals of the site, in order of priority, are:
- Never lose data
- Be ridiculously fast
- Offer useful features