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Monday, June 30, 2008

iPod touch 2nd Generation needs camera and lower cost - Then I'll buy it, probably...

To replace my aging PDA, my aging iPOD (2003), and my newish digital camera, with a single mobile device - I would love to buy an iPOD touch. Also, I am not compelled to combine my phone with my other electronic mobile devices.  "Keep it separated"

Plus, I am cheap, and prefer free WiFi instead of paying for internet access from a iPhone/smartphone

Etc1


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Whoisi - Community Edited People Profiles and Tracking


"Whoisi is a central site that allows users to add people and their associated web feeds, and then track any number of these people and their feed items using a follower model. Whoisi is a side project by open source evangelist and Mozilla contributor Chris Blizzard. Currently it supports feeds from Flickr, Twitter, LinkedIn, Picasa and any Atom or RSS feed. Once you have added a number of people that you follow, it presents their feed activity in a time-based interface similar to FriendFeed and MugShot, making it easy to track a large number of feeds."

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

My A-List and My System - in a nutshell

A-List - My Annotated Tag Cloud: High-level topics / tags, that are important to me, that are linked to individual documents, on that subject. Sort of like having a personal Wikipedia.
About / Overview - My System» At the very core, Web 2.0» has a trait of serendipity. The trick is to manage this serendipity, either mentally and/or physically. Personally, I need to touch and feel things (kinetic learner), so I make it physical, for each subject or topic, using My Template» and tying them together with My Annotated Tag Cloud (A-List»): High-level topics /
tags, that are important to me, that are linked to individual documents, on that subject. Sort of like having a personal Wikipedia.

1. Who is the audience? What is the best means of publishing/Authoring»? (e.g. am I just researching a topic for me? Do I already know the best means of publishing?)

2. Shoud I use passive
(Blog post) or active share (Status broadcast with single service or mulitple)? - Ping.fm» and Hellotxt» can send to multiple statuses.


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Shawn Hardin - Flock.com - Rocketboom - Webby Awards



Shawn Hardin - Flock.com - Rocketboom - Webby Awards

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Most memorable acceptance speech: Browser start-up Flock picked up the judge-chosen Webby in the Social Networking category

"Most memorable acceptance speech: Browser start-up Flock picked up the judge-chosen Webby in the Social Networking category, and the company founder used his five words to say, "No s***, we beat Facebook!" (Facebook went on to win the People's Voice award in the same category.)" - news.cnet.com/8301-13577_3-9965724-36.html

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Flock - Webby award for Social Software - video - CBS The Early Show

Flock's acceptance speech: No S***, we beat Facebook?!


Flock - Webby award for Social Software - video - CBS The Early Show


WebbyConnect

An exclusive, independent, groundbreaking summit on the Internet and emerging media.
See the website for more info.

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Google Notebook - "Note This" button is not working!

Despite repeated toggling on/off and setting to enabled, the Google Notebook extension "Note This" button, it is not visible in the context menu. Probably some other extension is blocking it, but which one?
Here are the "notebook@google.com" resources in prefs.js:

user_pref("extensions.notebook@google.com.description", "Allows notetaking while browsing"); user_pref("extensions.notebook@google.com.name", "Google Notebook");

Nevermind. The button is working...





...but I would still like to know where this resource is saved. Note: The "Note This" button used to be in the context menu, and so that is where I was looking for it, but now it is some sort of widget or something that pop-ups an actual clickable "button".

Where is "Note This" toggled on and off, within the Profile files?
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Personal Wiki, as a Personal Knowledge [Data] Base

The idea is to make each word on each of my documents linked to the appropriate document that contains more information about that word. A personal Wikipedia, if you will.

For example:

Google Code, as Community - for exampe: ScribeFire's feedbacking is done from it's About tool, and is connected to Google Code.

Notice the first link's tool tip. Notice the second link's tool tip. Notice that the first one has an "»" and the second one does not. The first one is a link to one of my documents, and the second link is not to one of my documents; rather it is a link to a web page.

This hidden method (tool tip) may be too subtle. So, alternatively the "»" could be visible. For example:

Google Code, as Community - for exampe: ScribeFire's feedbacking» is done from it's About tool, and is connected to Google Code.

What do you think about this?

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easily distracted; must be thoughtful instead

I find myself easily distracted, when I am surfing the web, and find that if I am aware of that and take the time to be more thoughtful, I see more than just the words and pictures. This can lead to fruitful thoughts rather than just having passing fancies.
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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Kwippy does GTalk, Yahoo messenger, bookmarks, and more

Kwippy

    * store status from GTalk, Yahoo messenger
    * send posts from Gtalk, Yahoo as Instant Message
    * use it to bookmark URLs
    * or write small 'to the point' posts
    * threaded discussions on a post
    * get closer to existing friends
    * and get to know friends of friends

www.kwippy.com

I submitted a request to join. Anyone else already been there, done that?
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Feedtweeter is a little service that allows you to link Twitter and Plurk to your other activities

Feedtweeter is a little service that allows you to link Twitter and Plurk to your other activities.

www.feedtweeter.com

I think that I'll check this out.

Anyone have an experience with Feedtweeter?

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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Microblogging: Hellotxt.com, Ping.fm, TwitKu - as well as Twitter, Jaiku, Jott, Plazes, Plazes, Plurk, Pownce, Tumblr, Yurbo, and More»

Hellotxt.com
"HelloTxt is an aggregate of microblogging services through which the user can insert their messages on all main microblogging services in a simply and simultaneous way."

Ping.fm
"Ping.fm was created for the sole purpose of making it as easy as possible to share your posts with the world. Now you don't have to fumble around the web in order to post anymore, you can just post once, and be done with it."

Twitku.com
"TwitKu is a web app that lets you monitor the social networking sites, like Twitter, Jaiku and Pownce, on a single page. Most of the functionality of the respective sites are reproduced, but there are enhancements not offered on those sites like Flickr thumbnails based on links, auto-expand of "tinyurls," and more."

Want to learn more? Want to participate?


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Monday, June 16, 2008

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Done Once: Save favorite places/pages, without signing up for a Folksonomy Bookmark account

Save favorite places/pages, without signing up for a Folksonomy Bookmark* account...

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Searched for Microblogs» http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_574hpr6kw&revision=_latest

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Searched for Blogs» http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_38gv82bm&revision=_latest - 
 Viewed 1 result

  
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erich13's profile - StumbleUpon - stumbleupon.com

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Searched for thirtydaychallenge» http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_888gnq2sdgg&revision=_latest

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Searched for Portals» https://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_0f83jp4&revision=_latest

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Searched for Bookmarklets» http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_480ph8sth&revision=_latest

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Searched for =speedmeter http://www.2wire.com/bandwidth/initialmeter.php

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2Wire.com: Home - 2wire.com - 
 See 2 more pages

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Searched for Social» https://docs.google.com/View?docid=dc7s6mzr_454fwgrbq&revision=_latest

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ericherberholz - Social, by Eric Herberholz - googlepages.com - Viewed 37 times

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Searched for Top» http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_872tjvznf9&revision=_latest

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Searched for =BUSINESS http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_668f99zpccm&revision=_latest

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My favorite add-ons... - Google-Firefox-Extensions |... - google.com.br

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Searched for =AUTHORING http://docs.google.com/View?docID=dc7s6mzr_695v62g58fb&revision=_latest

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For Example: clipmarks, del.icio.us, deviantartflickr, Google Bookmarks, ma.gnoliastumbleupon
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dashboards: Mac OS X -vs- Klipfolio

  • Q: Stuck on Windows?  Don't have Mac OS X?  Like Dashboards? 
  • A: Klipfolio is a Windows alterative to Mac OS X's Dashboard. Both offer the ability to quickly access things that interest you, and as personalized by you.

Klipfolio Video Tour (5 minutes)  Download


Mac OS X Dashboard Video Demo (1:42 minutes)
Apple Dashboard Widget Icon


References:
  • "Dashboard is an application for Apple's Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger and Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard operating systems, used for hosting mini-applications known as widgets. It is a semi-transparent layer that is invisible to the user unless activated by clicking an icon on the Dock or pressing a hotkey, which can be set to the user's preference."
  • "Dashboard (interface), a floating, semi-transparent window that provides contextual access to commonly used tools in a software program"
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To-Do List Booklet, by Toodledo

"Easily print your to-do list as a foldable booklet that you can put in your pocket. Each booklet contains your hotlist, your top 110 most important tasks, and a section for written notes. Assembly of the booklet is as simple as one cut with a scissors and a few folds." http://www.toodledo.com/booklet.php

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Friday, June 13, 2008

ThirtyDayChallenge: Pimp Flock For Fun & Profit - Add-ons

NOTE: TwitterBar is not compatible with Flock 1.2.1....


And while the authors are working on this, an excellent alternative is
Twitterfox

References:
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

my Mobile Epiphany Suit Blog

http://epiphanysuit.mofuse.mobi/
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

KeywordBar Example

KewordBar "Shows a sidebar with all bookmarks that contain a defined keyword (shortcuts). The sidebar can be viewed by clicking on View|Sidebar|Keywords. Double-clicking on a keyword will insert it into the URLBar" - https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1043



KeywordBar Example

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2 of My Best Practices for Navigation from my Browser: Fast Dial and keyword

Hmmmm, what are my best practices for efficiency in using my browser to navigate and to quickly do the things that I do, on a daily basis?  Here are two of my best practices:
  • I use Fast Dial (pre-loaded with thumbnails of my most commonly accessed pages) as my "about:blank" page. FastDial is an Add-On that implements a feature that is like Opera's Speed Dial feature.
  • If an item (web page) that I want is not amongst the thumbnails in Fast Dial, I use "keyword" to jump to the page that I want to go to.  In Firefox and with Flock (with a tweak), I have pre-assigned a keyword to my favorite pages. This keyword can then be typed in the browsers Location / URL bar, and the browser quickly looks up to see if that word is previously defined, and if so, jumps to that favorite/bookmarked page.

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The tweaks (hacks) that I make to Flock

  • default search - open the about:config page and pull up the entry name keyword.URL, modify it to http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=
  • keyword - Enter "about:config" (minus the quotation marks) into the url bar and press enter. Type "flock.favorites.showKeyword" (minus the quotation marks) into the "Filter" bar at the top of this window. Change the value to true.
  • no splash screen - To disable the splash screen, run Flock with the --no-splash option. To do this in Windows, right click the Flock shortcut and select Properties. In the Target line, add --no-splash at the very end (after the quotation marks). Alternatively, you can set an environment variable as FLOCK_NO_SPLASH=1
  • "Load this bookmark in the sidebar" - type about:config in the location bar and press ENTER (be careful in here, this is a very dangerous area). Then paste the following in the filter search bar: flock.favorites.loadPageInSidebar Double click "False" to change it to true.
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How To: Twitter updates to Google Calendar via direct message to the "gcal" Twitter user

Send direct messages from cell phone, browser or instant message to your Google Calendar via Twitter* direct message to "gcal" Twitter user.

One time setup:
  1. Signup for a Google user Account
  2. Set up a Google Calendar
  3. Signup for a twitter user account
  4. Follow the "gcal" twitter user,
  5. Use twittercal to configure your twitter messages to gcal to go to your Google Calendar
As desired:

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* Don't know what Twitter is? Watch a demo video about Twitter: Twitter in Plain English - Twitter in plain English (sub español)
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