• Two Months and 47.5 Hours of Downtime

    An interesting look at service downtimes from Pingdom – Tumblr was down for 47.5 hours on average over the span from Oct 15 to Dec 15, 2010. Not so good for Tumblr, but we already knew that. What was most interesting, to me, was that Blogger experience no downtime. [via TechCrunch]

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  • Mac OS X Dock Positions

    I did a quick poll on Twitter the other day – asking where people have their Docks positioned. I have had my dock on the left side for a long time, auto-hiding with magnification turned on. Turns out that is not the best place for me – not by a long shot. I don’t have […]

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  • NoteTask by Coding Robots

    NoteTask. It is a fast, clean, and simple note taking application that can present your text as tasks, completed tasks, and sections/projects. By default it recognizes lines starting with hyphen and spacebar as tasks, and lines starting with exclamation mark as completed tasks. (You can customize this behavior). There’s a free version, NoteTask Lite. It […]

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  • All Internet porn “To be blocked” in the UK

    Martin Bryant: Under the plan, customers would have to ask the ISP for access to pornography. Can you imagine how awkward the conversation would be with the guy in India when someone calls to ask for access to porn?

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  • nvALT

    I have posted about nvALT before – the Notational Velocity fork by Brett Terpstra. He now has a project page for it and a new name nvALT. What is nice is that once you download the latest version you can use the in-app update engine from here forward.

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  • Last Chance to Enter the First Ever TBR Give Away

    Just a quick note – I am stopping the entries for the giveaway tomorrow morning at 8a. Be sure to enter before then if you have not already.

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  • BMW Burns Logo onto Cinema-Goers’ Eyes

    This is incredibly clever – while showing a normal advertisement at a movie theater BMW shot a flash from behind the screen. The end result of the flash was that when the ad ended and viewers were asked to close their eyes they would see the BMW logo with their eyes closed. This works in […]

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  • MarkdownNote

    An interesting Markdown note app from Coding Robots. I gave it a try today and while I don’t particularly care for writing in the app – there is one thing I really like: you can copy the text you wrote in Markdown out of the app as HTML. Basically meaning that I can post to […]

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  • TSA has a 70% Failure Rate

    Kevin Quinn: A person briefed on the latest tests tells ABC News the failure rate approaches 70 percent at some major airports. Two weeks ago, TSA’s new director said every test gun, bomb part or knife got past screeners at some airports. You have got to be kidding me – we are wasting billions on […]

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  • Schneier on Google, Facebook and the Future

    Bruce Schneier may have written the clearest explanation, I have ever heard, of why you can’t ‘trust’ companies like Google and Facebook: We’re not Google’s customers; we’re Google’s product that they sell to their customers. It’s a three-way relation ship: us, the IT service provider, and the advertiser or data buyer. And as these noncustomer […]

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  • Cameron Moll Doesn’t Think a MacBook Air Can be a Primary Computer

    A well written and well thought out post about his experience with his 11″ Air. I have no problem with him concluding that the 11″ Air can’t be a primary Mac – I do take exception to him assuming that the 13″ Air also cannot be a primary machine. I guess that makes me crazy […]

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  • Top 5 OmniFocus Applescripts

    Check out the Applescript that uses Mail.app + MailTags to automatically add ticklers in OmniFocus for emails you are waiting to hear back on. I am adding that pronto. Also there is a script for moving from Things to OmniFocus – don’t forget OmniFocus has a great OTA sync option.

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  • Review: The Glif

    Within the first hour of owning the original iPhone I snapped my very first blurry iPhone picture. Crap. The iPhone suffers from the same problem every camera ever made has suffered from – low light photography means blurry pictures. If you have thousands of dollars to spend you can get a dSLR that has extremely […]

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  • First Ever TBR Give Away

    I have decided that so long as I sell one sponsorship a month I am going to give out something for free. It won’t always be new, but it will be new to who ever wins it. I also will not be giving away something that I hate – these will be items that I […]

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  • Dropbox hits 1.0

    Jon Ying on the Dropbox blog: You now can choose which folders get downloaded to which computers. I have been using Dropbox for a long time now – I think since you could get it. This is a great release and I have had no problems with the beta builds of it. Selective Sync has […]

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  • OmniFocus Now Supports Sending Emails to OmniFocus

    Brian with the OmniGroup: Starting today, if you can turn the information into an email, you can add it to your OmniFocus inbox. Send an email from your PC, then tap a link on your iPhone to add that email to your database. Pretty nice, not the best thing in the world, but a very […]

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  • An Open Letter to Carol Bartz, CEO Yahoo Inc.

    Thomas Hawk writing to Carol Bartz about the leaked layoffs of 4% of Yahoo’s staff: But you know what? You haven’t taken the time to really explore the social side of Flickr. Hell, you don’t even have an account yourself on Flickr. One of the most highly visible and trafficked Yahoo properties and you don’t […]

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  • 5 Safari Extensions to Beautify Your Internets

    In a DM on Twitter Milind Alvares sent me this link after I asked him about the availability of a particular Safari Extension. Install all of these extensions because they really do make things a lot better looking. I also love the Reddit Minimal extension and the Pure Reader extension. If you are not into […]

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  • 2001: A Microsoft Failure

    Disclaimer: I own stock in Microsoft, be sure to read my Colophon to see what else I own stock in. I got a thought in my head the other – that thought was the basis for this post and subsequent conclusions that I draw. The thought: Why do I keep thinking Microsoft won’t be a […]

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  • Apple’s Mac App Store to Open on January 6

    Apple PR Machine: “The App Store revolutionized mobile apps,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “We hope to do the same for PC apps with the Mac App Store by making finding and buying PC apps easy and fun. We can’t wait to get started on January 6.” Why call them ‘PC apps’?

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