Leopard Review: Preferences and Dashcode

  Last week I wrote about my 1 month experience using Apple's Leopard and the couple of flaws that surfaced. Since that time I've had time to play around a bit more and some more eye candy melted :-)...   System Preferences Search is Broken The new system preferences pane (control panel to Windows users) …

Leopard Review: When the eye-candy melted…

I've put off upgrading to Max OS X Leopard in the past but since buying a new MacBook around a month ago I've been prowling around the new Apple OS. The redesigned Finder windows as well as the Fan/Grid views of Docked folders are definitely a great improvement and make organising and finding stuff on …

Facebook Chat

Facebook announced instant messaging earlier this month as predictably predicted by TechCrunch. I've only just had the service activated on my Facebook account hence the delayed "ahh" moment.  Although the IM concept is by no means new (heq hem) I love the way Facebook has implemented their web-based rendition of the service. Elegantly simple and a …

Entrepreneurial Democratization – The Power of “Choice”

Techrunch today published excerpts from Ray Ozzie's strategy memo to employees. Although most of it was somewhat of a "duh-welcome-to-the-club" moment one bit struck a chord. The Power of “Choice” as business moves to embrace the cloud ... design patterns at both the front- and back-end are transitioning toward being compositions and in some cases loose …

TicketLeap: Ticketing made easy?

Guy Kawasaki reviews TicketLeap today, a new online service that democratises ticket (to paraphrase Guy). Having an interest in the company, Guy is obviously full of praise for these guys, however it went over to TicketLeap.com to check it out for myself and it's most definitely an ace service. Here's a quick run-down of what …

Israel Innovation Tour

I've been irregularly following the reports from the alpha geeks' Innovation Tour of Israel. Israel as a hub for innovation is often underestimated or overlooked by Europeans yet the troubled country has one of the largest and most active venture capital communities this side of the Atlantic. There's also a great deal of innovation and …

LeWeb 3 ’08 – some details up!

Just read the post about the 2008 LeWeb 3 conference in Paris announcing the dates for this year: 9-10 December. It's early days of course but if anyone attended LeWeb 2007 you'll know that it's well worth keeping the dates in mind. If this year's event is even half as good as last year's it …

Negative Productivity

Even worse than procrastination is a bout of negative productivity. Procrastination can be irritating but at least its somewhat in your hands. Negative productivity comes about from events that happen outside of your control but that conspire to drive you nuts. Typically just when you've decided to stop procrastinating and get some work done... This …

Procrastination: Perfectionism in disguise?

A philosopher friend recently directed me to the work of one John Perry, a philosopher who writes about structured procrastination. A procrastinating philosopher you might say. Of course, I procrastinated for about 2 days before getting around to looking properly at his stuff. He says: All procrastinators put off things they have to do. Structured procrastination …

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