RT @scobleizer: having lunch with @jasoncalacanis @TechCrunch and @ev at http://tinyurl.com/2fqbe http://twitpic.com/18ne5 #lunch #lifestream — dramatization of an actual twitter message The simplicity of twitter is often mentioned as the key factor of its success. Slate magazine (April 2007): Twitter is the newest assault on your attention span. Once you’ve signed in, the Twitter siteContinue reading “Anatomy of a Twitter message”
It looks like Google is already some code with the Google AppEngine SDK that expose its future background processing support: I just spotted this in the latest SDK releaseso it looks like cron (among other things) isjust around the corner: $ ls -la google/appengine/cron/total 272drwxr-xr-x 12 samj admin 408 17 Jan 12:18 .drwxr-xr-x 11 samjContinue reading “Background processing coming to Google AppEngine”
Engadget has a very good in-depth analysis of the patent Apple recently received, which supposedly patents multi-touch (which Palm also implemented on its Pre phone). As it turns out, it’s all not as bad as it seemed initially. So where’s the “multitouch patent” everyone keeps going on about? Well, we certainly couldn’t find the sortContinue reading “Apple’s iPhone patents and Palm’s Pre”
Yes people, that’s right. The facial recognition feature in iPhoto ’09, recognizes cats. Why I care, as somebody who’s allergic to cats? Because it’s good news, and that’s the type of news we get too little of these days.
Over the next few days Google will roll out the Gmail offline feature. Using Google Gears, Gmail will continuously keep a cache of e-mail messages stored locally on your computer so that when you go offline, you still get access to it. The video below shows how it works. As is suggested all of theContinue reading “Gmail to get offline support”
On one of my favorite blogs, FAIL Blog failed miserably: The red lines are from the FAIL blog, the blue one is mine. Either the submitter of this fail post really got the real-time web working, or he posted it himself 1 second earlier. FAIL! (Credit for noticing this goes to my colleague.)
Micheal Arringtong was nice enough to give some room to Kevin Rose (of Digg fame) to share his insights into how to become popular on Twitter (Kevin is currently the #2 most followed person). The highlights: Let your followers retweet you. Retweeting is copying somebody else’s twitter message on your own twitter stream. Personally IContinue reading “Mr. Digg on how to be #2 like him”
Ever since watching The West Wing I’ve been fascinated with speech writers and the process of speech writing. I know, The West Wing is a drama series, it doesn’t show how it actually happens. But fact is that for politicians so much depends on their speeches, but their writing and delivery. When we watched theContinue reading “Speech Writing”
Finally, after 24 posts here I’ve been linked from Techmeme, just before Robert Scoble mind you. That means that from henceforth I am part of the elite and will therefore become more snotty and arrogant. Just so you know.