Software, Digital Content, Geopolitics, Economics & More from of a Libertarian Serial Expat and Entrepreneur
Until recently like many people I used XAMPP to run a Linux/Apache/MySQL stack under Windows. This beats developing off a remote server by a long stretch (in case anybody still does that), but it turns out to be quite a hassle as you wrestle with / vs \ in paths and other discrepancies between the [...]
I have been consuming newsfeeds since Pointcast (1996) and CDF/IE 4.0 (1998) so obviously once RSS gained momentum about a decade ago, I got hooked. It remains my main way to keep on top of both fresh news and background material. In recent years I tried several times setting up Twitter (by itself and via [...]
As recently as 18 months ago it seemed there wasn’t much to handle software product development except either bug databases, generic wikis and intranet platforms, or maybe expensive and (for my purposes) cumbersome enterprise software, which is not what I’m interested about. Now that I’m looking again at this though (we need something to keep [...]
Sure, Organizr is great, and the folks at Ludicorp work impressively fast. However, please stop calling it and others like it web applications (I’m not saying its creators do, but others introduce that confusion, starting with Macromedia). This is a Flash application that doesn’t expose its state to its host browser (to the best of [...]
The Web Accessibility Toolbar: "has been developed to aid manual examination of web pages for a variety of aspects of accessibility. It consists of a range of functions that: identify components of a web page facilitate the use of 3rd party online applications simulate user experiences provide links to references and additional resources." This is [...]
FeedBurner, done by the people behind the much-missed SpyOnIt, applies a bunch of transformation to RSS and Atom feeds. Here’s my trackable Atom feed. (Yes, I’m actually proud of the bad pun in this post’s headline.) 05/04/05 update: FeedBurner Fully Financed For Future Feed Formatting Fun.
FetchLinks, a Newsgator plugin, retrieves web pages within Outlook for those RSS feeds that contain a link but no description. I’m subscribed to a bunch of NewsIsFree feeds for which it proves to be very convenient. The plugin has just been updated so that you can choose whether you want to use it (as opposed [...]
Om Malik: When Vonage goes portable "[T]he company had developed a Beta version of a "softphone" a piece of software that resides on a PDA (read Pocket PC) or a Laptop and can connect to the internet using a WI-Fi connection. This also comes with its own phone number and can be mapped with your [...]
I'm CEO of an online/mobile trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We strive to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is noisier by the day.
This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, publishing, software, and more. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that better stood the test of time.