Darn Good Website - WNYC.org

2008-12-21 19:00:00 -0500

I just want to quickly point out what a great website they have over at WNYC.org, a radio feed that I usually leave running all day while I’m hacking away. Aside from the fantastic programming, they have a really keen integration between their on-air programs and the website. While you’re listening to their shows you can hop on over to a thread of the particular segment you’re listening to and interact with other users in the comments. Simple thought there, nothing really new technology-wise, just expertly positioned and well-made.

Someone Who Gets It

2008-12-15 19:00:00 -0500

The brevity of PingMe’s current syntax isn’t for everybody, but once in a while we run into somebody who totally gets it!

This is crazy week where we try to get an absurd amount of work done before the holiday. More blogging to follow, stay tuned.

Tempo Updates: Timer Display and Widget

2008-12-12 19:00:00 -0500

We made a quick update to Tempo today, will make this brief:

  • Display of start and stop times in entry notes is now a user preference.
  • In addition, you can specify append or prepend for timer display.
  • There’s a new API field ‘timer-sessions’ on the entry resource
  • Dashboard Widget prevents double-submission of an entry.
  • Dashboard Widget is a little bit taller.

You can download the updated Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X here.

The timer-sessions field presents the start and stop times one after the other, semi-colon delimited. It looks like this:

<command>posting about new changes @blogging</command>
<timer-sessions>11:16 AM - 11:16 AM; 03:56 PM - 03:57 PM</timer-sessions>

Yet Another Deep Thought

2008-12-11 19:00:00 -0500

Zetetic is too big to fail.

Deep Thought

2008-12-11 19:00:00 -0500

::You can never have too many user preferences::

The trick seems to be displaying them in such a way that it is easy for the user to identify what she is looking for with minimal effort.