Posts Categorized: Suggestion Box

Notational Velocity and Simplenote Part Two: Making a good thing better

Posted by & filed under Apple, Suggestion Box, Usability, Web 2.0.

Last week, I wrote about my experiences using Notational Velocity and Simplenote to turn a collection of text files into a quick, searchable, cloud-based notetaking system. Today, I’m going to complain about what’s wrong with it. Now, to be fair, I’m quite pleased with the whole Notational Velocity package. Simplenote’s team are quick to respond to… Read more »

On Haiti and Sarcasm

Posted by & filed under Canada, News, Suggestion Box.

Dear CBC Commenter: I understand that “some of [your] best friends are Haitian” and that you’re only talking about the “bad ones” when you say “Canada will be overrun by gangs and HIV” if we fast-track the immigration process for Haitian refugees. I get that you’re not really a racist, I do. In fact, I totally… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: 3 killed, 14 injured. Also, kitty videos!

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Blogosphere, Drupal, Suggestion Box, Web 2.0.

So this has been bugging me for a long time: Digg.com seems to have grown past the point of usefulness lately. Digg is ostensibly a link-sharing site, where the most popular sites people are reading and voting upon are promoted to the front page. The downside to this is that popularity does not equal relevance.… Read more »

Suggestion Box: Attribution/ShareAlike/ActuallyTellMeAboutIt

Posted by & filed under Blogosphere, Law, Suggestion Box, Web 2.0.

Creative Commons covers almost all use cases apart from one revealed on Twitter this morning: you’ve granted others the right to use and remix your work, but how do you know if someone’s done it? Sure, it’s certainly courteous to do so, but they’re not necessarily under any obligation to let you know about it. With… Read more »