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In the last 10 days or so Trillian Pro 2.0 and Helium 1.7.1 were released. Essential software in both cases. Trillian’s meta contacts are useful, while Helium’s album cover management is quite cool. As to Skype, no I didn’t try it yet (last week was spent struggling with, then making tons of phone calls with [...]
If, like me, you download all the feeds you subscribe to in a single directory, you might want to group them by "Feed Name" (a custom field), rather than "From". Keeps things tidier and easier to follow. Thanks Greg!
This release adds offline posting, draft mode, NNTP support, as well as many small bug fixes and improvements. And I don’t know whether that’s new or not, but I just saw in feed options that you can select whether you want to treat modified items as new or not.
To demonstrate the new SDK, they mention spellcheck, which clearly belongs in an IM app.
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CMS Watch: "Now Ektron is offering browser-based image editing as an extension to its nearly ubiquitous rich text editor, eWebEditPro. That means it could be showing up in a CMS near you before too long. Like all approaches to browser-based decentralization, there are ample opportunities for abuse here — you don’t want everyone editing images [...]
This application lets you create forms in Visual Studio with a tablet PC or pointing device. I’d love to see such an app work on top of Powerpoint and Visio for rapid but clean-looking visual prototyping with my new Aiptek Hyperpen tablet. The fact is, I can’t draw straight lines but I find early propotyping [...]
I’ve been running SpamNet for a few weeks now. It caught 3,827 spams out of 6,029 emails. I just discovered it has a whitelist of addresses it shouldn’t consider as spam (so at not to accidentally list friends as spammers), but its implementation couldn’t be cruder. You have to manually type each address you want [...]
This "CSS / XHTML / HTML Editor" comes with its own blog. Found via Robert Scoble.
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.