Tip of the Quill: A Journal

Category Archives: Technology

Things that don’t live up to expectations: Delicious Library 2.

Maybe it’s because I’m just getting back into it after letting it lie dormant for so long, or maybe it’s because it had been gathering hype for a ridiculous amount of time (approximately 3.5 years) before shipping, or maybe it’s because my imagination almost always outstrips what reality finally serves up on a chipped, faded […]

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The Dangerous World of a GPS That Does Not Exist

Every now and then something crosses my inbox that makes my jaw drop. Sometimes it’s genius, sometimes it’s astonishingly crass, and sometimes it’s a combination of the two. This morning’s report from DVICE.com on the Mio Knight Rider GPS is definitely a category three jaw-dropper. On the one hand, it makes perfect sense. If you’re […]

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I vote for “Microo!” and “Goople”.

Obviously the hottest story on the wire this morning is Microsoft’s $44.6B bid for Yahoo! (That wasn’t meant to be exclamatory, but writing “Yahoo!.” just looked odd.) Given that the struggling Internet giant just announced on Tuesday that it would be cutting a thousand jobs, reported internal concerns that Jerry Yang can’t rally the troops […]

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A little me to take with you.

Anyone out there with an iPhone should add me to your home screen – because you’ll literally be adding me to your home screen. ­čÖé Yes, this is what happens after a long day – I wind up making iPhone icons for myself, for CMS, for GAMBIT, for C3…

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Macworld 2008: Something in the Air?

Teh Apple Intarwebs are all aflutter over a handful of photos posted over at Ars Technica depicting the first Macworld banners up at Moscone Center. Written across them in Myriad Light is the phrase, “2008. There’s something in the air.” Oooooooh. What could it be? What could it be? So far the smart money’s been […]

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New MacBooks: where’s the beef?

I have a ton of open tabs I need to close because right now my laptop is running like a snail through molasses… The trouble is, I have more to say about a number of these than a simple ‘links list’ entry would cover, so you get a flurry of short posts. First up on […]

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Belkin Concealed Surge Protector: Don’t Buy.

I wanted to like this product. I really did. Back in August I made a quick lust-post about the Belkin Concealed Surge Protectors, and today I found them on price markdown at Target, from $49.99 to $39.99. One of my bad habits is cleaning like crazy as a distraction when I’m stressed over a deadline […]

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ProfileLinker.

Straight from the “Hey, I thought of that!” department: ProfileLinker, a new system for linking all your social network profiles in one central location. I’m curious to see how they did this — I was under the impression that Friendster and MySpace weren’t about to open up their APIs to anything like this. (Hat tip […]

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TED: Jeff Han’s new UI.

Check out this amazing video of an “intuitive, interface-free touch-driven computer screen” – especially the nifty bits with resizing photos – presented by NYU research scientist Jeff Han at TED 2006. Theoretically, if one were to increase the sensitivity of the device, there shouldn’t be any reason this kind of UI wouldn’t work with a […]

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The Web According to Ballmer.

Courtesy of my boss at C3, an interesting BusinessWeek interview with Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, right before the big GoogTube deal went down. I’ve been thinking a lot about the online video space lately, and I have some trepidation about the Web 2.0 bubble going kerflooey the same way the Web 1.0 bubble did. The feeling […]

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