Showing posts from August 5, 2006

Helping people Bookmark

If you run a blog or a website, chances are that you want to make it easier for people to bookmark you website. Here is a nice little page with list of APIs to help you generate those links for your website.

Switching to an online News reader

Flock has a great News Engine, but over the last few months I realized that unless someone comes out with a something equivalent of Google Sync, I don't think its going to work for me. I have 2 laptops and a desktop to work with and find it difficult to manage and read the daily news items. I did try using the google sync firefox plugin hack to sync flock, but I couldn't get news to sync up. I hope someone comes out with that plugin. So after giving up on flock I turned to online news readers. The one I've heard a lot about was bloglines . To begin with I think there is a lot of improvements they can do with the UI. It was a serious turn off for me. Then there was the non-Ajax refresh which was another big usability bottleneck. Its hard to understand why they haven't switched to Ajax for most of the server interactions. May be I am dumb, or may be I got used to flock , but I couldn't figure out how to create folders and subfolders for by blogs which I want to read.

Predictions for WWDC 2006

While we are at it here are my guesses at whats going to go down at WWDC 2006 VMware might come out with virtualization software like Parallels . Apple will come out with a Intel Core 2 Duo-powered based replacement for Power Mac G5. New intel based Xserves New Cinema Displays with newer sizes. Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard demo and announcement of a release date in 2006. iTunes Movie Rental Announcement Second generation iPod Nano iChat to Phone gateway and whiteboarding