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SitePen Blog » Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit

10/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : SitePen Blog » Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit - First stages of the Dojo "offline toolkit": Mockups imagining how it could be used to make GMail or Blogger usable when you don't have an active net connection. Looks like it could be a game-changer. [via#

Simon Willison : Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit - Offline Gmail and Blogger Using the Dojo Offline Toolkit. These are just mockups at the moment, but they’re a useful illustration of how offline browsing modes for Web applications could work.

BBC NEWS | Public can purchase $100 laptop

10/01/2007 @ 20:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC NEWS | Public can purchase $100 laptop - Fantastic if it pans out -- The great unwashed will be allowed to buy (on eBay?!) an OLPC laptop, so long as they simultaneously pay for a second one to be shipping to the developing world. Sign me up! #

O'Reilly Radar > TurkTunes?

10/01/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : O'Reilly Radar > TurkTunes? - Combine Amazon's various webservices to create a "hum a song into a microphone and find out what it is" system. Most cunning feature: Using the "Mechanical Turk" artificial-artificial-intelligence service to use humans to identify your humming! #

Mii Buttons

10/01/2007 @ 03:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Mii Buttons - Badges made with your Mii and your Wii Number to make it easy to find new friends for your Wii. [via#

Apple - Apple TV

9/01/2007 @ 21:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Apple - Apple TV - This is going to hurt Squeezebox quite a bit, I imagine. The second someone works out how to stream DiVX files from off-of BitTorrent to this without transcoding, I'm in. #

Apple's official iPhone site

9/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Andy Baio : Apple's official iPhone site - inspiring industrial and UI design

jkottke : Apple introduces their iPhone - Apple introduces their iPhone. Keynote info here.

Cameron Moll : Apple iPhone - For the two of you that missed the news, the Apple iPhone.

Rod Begbie : Apple - iPhone - All respect to Apple: this is a beautiful thing. If I win the lottery, I'll be sure to buy one. Big question for me: How easy is it to write software/widgets to run on the phone? #

Order your Apple TV now!

9/01/2007 @ 19:02 UTC

Rod Begbie : Order your Apple TV now! - Amazon have Apple TVs ready to ship right now! #

Wild Charge Hands-On: Really Does Charge Wirelessly - Gizmodo

9/01/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Wild Charge Hands-On: Really Does Charge Wirelessly - Gizmodo - I hope this works -- It would be great to have a "charger mat" on the table next to my front door so my wife and I can just drop our cellphone there and have it charged the next morning, rather than having to faff around with our incompatible wall warts. #

Bloggers unite! Yahoo! joins forces with MyBlogLog

9/01/2007 @ 08:01 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : Bloggers unite! Yahoo! joins forces with MyBlogLog - Bloggers unite! Yahoo! joins forces with MyBlogLog: It's official: Yahoo (Developer Network) + MyBlogLog

Rod Begbie : Bloggers unite! Yahoo! joins forces with MyBlogLog - Yodel Anecdotal - Yahoo buys MyBlogLog (no, really, etc.) [via#

xmpp4moz - Trac

9/01/2007 @ 04:01 UTC

deusx : xmpp4moz - Trac - "A browser connector that provides rich user-to-user communication and interaction to web applications, in real-time and without server hacks."

Rod Begbie : xmpp4moz - Trac - Yowsers! A Firefox extension that enables simple asynchronous webapps, using Jabber's XMPP prototcol. If this gets legs, it could be the birth of some wicked cool stuff. [via#

DirecTV Sat-Go Is Real, So Are 100 More HD Channels - Gizmodo

9/01/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : DirecTV Sat-Go Is Real, So Are 100 More HD Channels - Gizmodo - One of the more interesting gadgets I've heard about from CES so far: a portable DirecTV system. It's a case that unfolds as screen, tuner and satellite "dish". #

Twitter / bbcnews

9/01/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Twitter / bbcnews - Handy -- BBC News's RSS feed being Twittered. [via#

Delayed sleep phase syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

8/01/2007 @ 02:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Delayed sleep phase syndrome - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - Busy reading up on Wikipedia about sleep disorders, and I think this may be the one I face. Going to keep a sleep log for a few weeks and try and narrow it down before pestering my GP. #

DjangoID - Trac

8/01/2007 @ 01:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : DjangoID - Trac - Django-based OpenID server. It almost seems daft *not* to be running that here. [via#

PC World - Just Cancel the @#%$* Account!

7/01/2007 @ 19:01 UTC

43folders : PC World - Just Cancel the @#%$* Account! - "You can't annoy someone into liking your brand" via:bb

Rod Begbie : PC World - Just Cancel the @#%$* Account! - Documenting just how nightmarish it can be to cancel a free trial. [via#

Pavatar - Recognize me!

7/01/2007 @ 13:00 UTC

deusx : Pavatar - Recognize me! - "The Personal Avatar (aka Pavatar) is a personal picture hosted on your webspace which is then used by websites to display whenever referring to content provided by YOU, the user."

Rod Begbie : Pavatar - Recognize me! - Attempt to standardise personal avatar lookup, in a manner similar to favicons. [via#

joshua : Pavatar - personal avatar imagery. i guess this goes with openid. kinda neat.

The growing pains of NGEDIT » The vi input model

6/01/2007 @ 02:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : The growing pains of NGEDIT » The vi input model - I hadn't thought about this, but it's right -- The painful layout of navigation keys on laptop keyboards is a fine argument for using vim as your text editor. (The reason I originally learned vi was because it was the one editor guaranteed to be installe [via#

YouParkLikeAnAsshole.com

5/01/2007 @ 21:00 UTC

Jeremy Zawodny : YouParkLikeAnAsshole.com - YouParkLikeAnAsshole.com: "Sick of a car taking up two spaces on the street? How about a car too close to yours? What about the car at the mall parked diagonally? Now you can do something about it."

Rod Begbie : You Park Like an Asshole - Printed out a few of these flyers to keep in the glove compartment for when they're needed. [via#

Singles chart set to go retro | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited

5/01/2007 @ 18:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Singles chart set to go retro | The Guardian | Guardian Unlimited - This weekend, the UK charts will switch to including sales of all digital tracks, not just those marked as "singles". As a result, album tracks and one-hit wonders are likely to hit the Top 100. Anything that gets The Proclaimers into the charts *has* t #

WotR 80 - Jet Set Willy:Online

5/01/2007 @ 13:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : WotR 80 - Jet Set Willy:Online - Multiplayer Jet Set Willy! Play as teams collecting objects, or capture the flag mode. It's like my entire childhood was leading up to this. [via#

Other World Computing- The ModBook; The Mac tablet revolution is about to begin!

5/01/2007 @ 04:05 UTC

43folders : Other World Computing- The ModBook; The Mac tablet revolution is about to begin! - And it's at least partly designed by Germans. So there's that.

Rod Begbie : Other World Computing- The ModBook; The Mac tablet revolution is about to begin! - If Apple won't make a Mac tablet, then someone else will, apparently. [via#

BBC NEWS | Opera treatment for Question Time

4/01/2007 @ 23:05 UTC

Rod Begbie : BBC NEWS | Opera treatment for Question Time - The creators of Jerry Springer The Opera are composing five 30-minute operas for the BBC, based on TV shows like Question Time and Wife Swap. #

USB Humping Dog Porks a Wii - Gizmodo

4/01/2007 @ 21:05 UTC

deusx : USB Humping Dog Porks a Wii - Gizmodo - "We've seen plenty of stills of the USB Humping Dog, but now here's video of that horny mutt lovin' up a Nintendo Wii."

Rod Begbie : USB Humping Dog Porks a Wii - Gizmodo - Why am I only finding out about this *after* Christmas? This could have filled stockings beautifully. [via#

Picnik

4/01/2007 @ 15:01 UTC

Rod Begbie : Picnik - Wicked nifty-cool Flash-based photo editor for Flickr. Sign up on the webpage, and you should get access within minutes. Tip: Clicking on the Picnik logo in the top-left puts you into full-screen mode. [via#

The B-List: Django tips: Hacking FreeComment

4/01/2007 @ 13:03 UTC

Rod Begbie : The B-List: Django tips: Hacking FreeComment - HOWTO hook Akismet (the anti-comment-spam service) into Django's built-in commenting. I think I should have commenting for groovymother live by the weekend. #

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