Usability

Andrew Stewart pointed me to Notational Velocity, an interesting little note taking app. Its a little disconcerting at first, because you only have one note area, and the way to create a new note is to just overwrite the old title. (There’s a menu item to rename something.) But worth checking out if you’re a…

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The ever-entertaining Nat talks about Google’s desktop search (for Windows), and says “Google shocked the world by releasing something highly imperfect.” Really? Google’s been imperfect a lot lately. Have you tried using Gmail with Safari? It pops up three windows every time you click a link. Orkut? Bad server, no donut. (Actually, the issues seem…

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There’s a critique of Google’s new Desktop Search that it…wait for it…searches your computer! No, really, it does. And so it finds things that are … on your computer! Some of these things, like your email, your spouse’s email, your IM logs, are things that Microsoft hides intra-user are exposed. This is probably a bad…

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I listen to a lot of music. When I visit friends, I often invite them to drop random discs they think I’d like into iTunes for a rip. Combine that with my cd habit (“I can quit anytime!”), and I have a fair bit of music that I don’t recognize quickly. So I just found…

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“BRANSON, Mo. – A Branson man has put a face to the anonymous references people often make to “they” by changing his name to just that: “They.” Not only is he making a statement about his name, but he’s messing with the entire English language,” friend Craig Erickson said. How can you argue with messing…

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