Palm’s new WebOS based on Web Technologies

Posted on January 10, 2009

This week Palm announced a new mobile device, the Pre, as well as a new operating system named Palm webOS. The interesting thing about the operating system is that applications written for it are developed using HTML, CSS and Javascript including a new Palm application framework named Mojo. Adobe AIR has had some success attempting to create a similar platform for the desktop, so it will be interesting to see if this takes for Palm. C...

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Full Length Webpage to ScrnShots AppleScript

Posted on November 11, 2008

If you're on a Mac and want to take full length webpage screenshots, I've written a little AppleScript which uses the neat little capture utility Paparazzi! and the latest version of ScrnShots Desktop. First thing you need to do is make sure you have both Paparazzi! and ScrnShots Desktop installed. Then download the script "Take Screenshot of Safari Window" and place it in your ~/Library/Scripts folder. Voila, you can now run the script ...

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Lifestream Sweetcron With ScrnShots

Posted on October 19, 2008

Today Eric Anderson (ScrnShots alter ego of esquareda) asked if there was a way to add your ScrnShots feed to lifestreaming app Sweetcron. Sweetcron uses RSS feeds from webapps that you want to display in your lifestream, so I though how hard would it be to put this together? Originally I looked at the API docs and thought that I would put a plugin together, but it looks like Sweetcron is smart enough to do some basic parsing of RSS feeds and ...

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User Experience Is Not a Deliverable

Posted on October 14, 2008

As an information architect or interaction designer, have you ever looked at a finished product and thought "this is not what I had in mind" or "why isn't it just like my wireframes"? I have and I know that many of you have also. The very nature of the user experience happens through the implementation, not within the document we create to define it. Its not that complicated to create a wireframe deck for product X that has a kick-ass UI. But ...

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TextMate – Faster Project Search with Ack

Posted on October 10, 2008

It's no secret, I love TextMate. However, the project based search is crazy slow. If you're in the same boat and looking for a good solution, install the Ack in Project plugin. Believe me, its worth it! $ cd /Applications/TextMate.app/Contents/SharedSupport/Bundles/ $ sudo git clone git://github.com/protocool/ack-tmbundle.git Ack.tmbundle Found through: eval(code)

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ScrnShots AppleScript Upload Folder Action

Posted on June 5, 2008

Now that we've announced the public API (beta) for ScrnShots.com, I can start blogging about some of the tools I've built to interact with it. The first, is a folder action for Mac OS X that lets you drop images onto it and they are automatically uploaded to your ScrnShots account. DISCLAIMER: This script was created fairly quickly and is very simple. It is in no way complete or robust in its error handling. If you find any bugs or errors, ...

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ScrnShots Desktop Beta Launched

Posted on June 4, 2008

Earlier today we launched the first beta version of ScrnShots Desktop software for both the Mac and PC. Check out this screencast I made that shows off the features for the Mac version: The beta features include: Application lives in the menu bar which means its out of the way, but always there when you need to snap a quick screeenshot. Take screenshots of a section or an entire window. Upload screenshots from existing files on ...

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ScrnShots of the Week – May 16

Posted on May 16, 2008

Its been a while, but here goes another ScrnShots of the week. Actually today is more of a roundup for ScrnShots of the month :) Here is a small roundup of some of my faves on ScrnShots.com over the past month (click the images to view the full screenshots of user profiles):   Hopefully things will slow down about around here and I'll be able to blog a little bit more about how things are going at ScrnShots. ...

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ScrnShots is Live! Signup now

Posted on May 6, 2008

ScrnShots launched today. Signup now to get your free account: ScrnShots registration page. When things slow down I should have time to write a better blog post about our launch. Thanks to everyone who helped out with the private beta and everything else. Cheers!

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Finally, iPhone coming to Canada

Posted on April 29, 2008

Almost a year after the American release, Rogers finally announced that they'll be carrying the iPhone in Canada. Not too many details have been released yet: "We're thrilled to announce that we have a deal with Apple to bring the iPhone to Canada," said company president Ted Rogers in a statement. "We can't tell you any more about it right now, but stay tuned." - CTV A few questions are on my mind: How much are the data plans going to ...

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