Thoughts

24 Dec 2010

My Logitech G9 misbehaves

Logitech G9

For no scientific reason but what my palm is telling me, I think that the best mouse on planet right now is the Logitech G9, small and extremely customizable (even in its size).-

In contrast to its price and greatness, my G9 started to misbehave. It registers two left-clicks in press of once. No, it is not the faulty drivers. I didn’t install them. It is the Omron microswitch to blame.

So, this mouse is in need of an operative treatment.

17 Dec 2010

Help-Portrait - 03 Dec 2011

Help-Portrait

I missed it, but definitely not next year. Be part of it, it's a great idea nicely implemented. Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers using their time, gear and expertise to give back to those in need. I emphasized some words in their introduction article.

I also, have to mention the Help-Portrait excellent video promotion:

05 Dec 2010

@facebook.com - "Facebook Messages"/email

Facebook Messages/Email

Facebook released a new email hmm... messaging system. That's probably old news and it is. I am not going to write more on that than anyone else already did. I am posting a total of selected links for reading.

I first read about the "facebook email" scenario at Tech Crunch http://techcrunch.com/2010/02/05/facebooks-project-titan-a-full-featured... on February 5, 2010.

Facebook is completely rewriting their messaging product and is preparing to launch a fully featured webmail product in its place, according to a source with knowledge of the product. Internally it’s known as Project Titan. Or, unofficially and perhaps over-enthusiastically, the Gmail killer.

03 Dec 2010

Nine Eyes of Google Street View

Nine Eyes of Google Street View - Jon Rafman

Google Street View was launched in May 2007 to allow our users to explore the world through images. At the time, coverage was limited to just five U.S. cities.

The feature provides users 360° horizontal and 290° vertical panoramic street level views within Google Maps. Google collects these images using special cameras and equipment that capture and match images to a specific location using GPS devices. Once the images are captured, they are "sewn" together to create a 360° panorama. Faces and license plates are blurred before the panorama images are served and become viewable in Google Maps.

2009 and here comes Jon Rafman’s essay on Google Street View. http://9eyes.tumblr.com/

01 Dec 2010

In the quest of an office work chair

IKEA KLÄPPE

When you are working for hours behind a desk, it happens to be sitting on a chair. It is usually an office chair and although you probably never thought about it, it must be an office Work Chair.

Many of you think that the best chairs out there are the "executive" ones. It is a common mistake. People want to be treated like an executive but that does not mean that an executive chair is ergonomically sufficient for many-hour working on a desk/computer. I don't know in which criteria a chair is declared as an executive one. An executive chair, as in ads and manufacturers leaflets/catalogs, is usually a comfortable and imposing leather (or pseudo-leather/vinyl) chair. It is not mentioned in those ads and product catalogs that an executive chair is to be used for a slightly lay-back sitting position while conferencing – watching presentations – client meetings etc...

01 Dec 2010

Read that info later and sync your browsers

If you have more than one computer or a smartphone, you found/will find yourself at least once into the situation bellow:

“You found something interesting in the web. You do not have the time to read it now. Whether you want to bookmark it or just keep it in mind to read it later, you have another problem to solve. Where are you going to read it later, on your notebook at home, on your smartphone or on any other of your computer/internet devices? The time factor (when are going to read it) may also indicate the computer/device you will use. What is the easiest way to note it down and read that note on any of your computers?”

30 Nov 2010

Firefox profiles tip!

I like Firefox. Not because it is the fastest or it has the smallest memory footprint. I like it because I like it...

Ok, I have other reasons too. One main reason is its customization abilities. It can be a simple whitespace with an address bar or a web developer’s toolkit or everything you can build with the thousands of Firefox plug-ins (now called add-ons – extensions) https://addons.mozilla.org/.

My daily/casual internet browsing requirements differ from the web developing ones and one thing for sure is that I hate bloated software. Too many extensions installed equals to “bloated” for me.

03 Oct 2010

Greenpeace to Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Greenpeace to Facebook: Unfriend Coal!

Greenpeace has been talking  a lot about Facebook lately.

"We were alarmed in January by the company's announcement that it would build a coal-powered data center in Prineville, Oregon. Facebook should be run on 100 percent renewable energy. That clear demand started spreading on the social network website this week, and will grow until the company announces a decision to really go green. The new data centre won't be ready until 2011, and people power has moved the company before."

Greenpeace started a campaign to persuade Facebook go green on it's new data-center. I wont copy paste. I am giving you bellow a list of hyperlinks covering all things being said.

31 Aug 2010

node links order and module weight

I had my modules updated and voila! a new problem waiting to be solved.

The node-links section is being shared by the "print" (now "Printer, e-mail and PDF versions" module) and "service_links" modules. After the update process, the service links had been placed between "print" and "email" (parts of the print module). I don't like this.

So… how can someone manipulate the order of the objects in the links section? If you simply want the objects of one module to be in front (or after) the other module's objects, the answer is "module weight".

29 Aug 2010

Last Address

The list of New York artists who died of AIDS over the last 30 years is countless, and the loss immeasurable.

Last Address uses images of the exteriors of the houses, apartment buildings, and lofts where these and others were living at the time of their deaths to mark the disappearance of a generation. The film is a remembrance of that loss, as well as an evocation of the continued presence of these artists work in our lives and culture.