Here’s how I used to carry my pen: Here’s how I do it now: So much better. I really love this thing.
Category Archives: tools
Things tags: Emoji, frogs and GTD contexts
I’ve been using Things as my GTD app of choice for quite a long time now. In addition to experimenting with a physical progress meter, I’ve also been fiddling around with the tags. And here are all of my tags and their shortcuts. Mark Twain suggested that we “eat a live frog in the morning and […]
I made a thing. Jargone is a bookmarklet for highlighting jargon words on any web page. The list comes from the Government Digital Service GOV.UK style guide, specifically the plain English and words to avoid sections of the guide, which has this to say about avoiding jargon We lose trust from our users if we write government ‘buzzwords’ […]
Inky-Linky makes web pages 100% more useful and irritating when printed. It’s a bookmarklet that adds a QR code to the margins for each external link in the page. It came about because I wanted to make it easy to visit a link from a printed page, and also wanted to see if I could […]
Color: why it’s interesting and why it won’t be “the next Twitter”.
Color invites you to “creates new, dynamic social networks … wherever you go”. It’s getting a lot of attention at the moment, largely because of $41M VC funding. It’s even being hailed as having ‘a very good chance of becoming a large scale success like Twitter‘. In case you have not yet heard of Color, […]
MeeTimer and myware and SQLite
I’m interested in the idea of self-interested self-surveillance. Long before we had PMOG (the Passively Multiplayer Online Game, now called The Nethernet) to make a game of it, Seth Goldstein was calling the idea ‘myware’ and building the (short-lived) AttentionTrust site. As Fred Wilson said at the time, “If someone is going to spy on […]
Social Networking report – highlights
I received a copy of the ‘Social network marketing, engagement marketing and brands‘ report by Tom Chapman yesterday. You can request your own copy here (I don’t think it will cost you any money. Feel free to say I sent you). If you’re interested in social networking platforms can do for your brand or business, […]