When I started using Markdown (and wrote a blog post about it) I hoped it would help me be more productive and write more for this blog. So far it seems to have succeeded. In just the first 24 hours since I started using Markdown I’ve written four blog posts (that will be published at different times during this week). That’s a whole lot more than I’ve been writing lately.
This really seems to be Google’s day on this blog. So far one part criticism and one part praise. I guess this post will be both. Today Google bought Motorola. They claim that it is to strengthen Android as a platform against the ”anti-competitive” moves to buy patent portfolios by Apple and Microsoft. (Never mind […]Read More / Läs mer
In the spirit of ”give credit where credit is due” and as a follow up to this mornings rant about Google+ and what’s not opened about is, here is some praise to Google for what is in fact open.
According to the SitePoint podcast #120 Google+ has a feature called ”Data liberation” (or something like) that allows you to export everything on your profile in more or less open formats. That’s seriously awesome!
I’ve never used Google+. This article is solely based on me reading other sources. The word ”open” is often used by Google, and even more often by Google’s proponents, as an argument for why Google and their products are better than others (especially better than Apple, but occasionally Microsoft). In my opinion though that has […]Read More / Läs mer
Last weekend Daladevelop – in this case Mikael, Emil and I – spent 24 geeky hours in a house in Bjursås. The goal of every Daladevelop is to make program something great. Hitherto it has resulted in for example the WP Plugin Boilerplate and ”Pizzasugen”. This time it resulted in ddDrumr, a browser based drum machine prototype.
Since it’s awesome, I’ll advice you to try it! (You’ll need a really modern browser for it to work well.)
(Or, fork it on github,)
Well, maybe I’m exaggerating a bit, but today (or yesterday since it’s passed midnight here) I did what I should have done long before and checked out Markdown. According to its creator John Gruber it’s a text-to-HTML conversion tool for web writers. Markdown allows you to write using an easy-to-read, easy-to-write plain text format, then […]Read More / Läs mer
I just learned that a Hotmail account can be accessed via Microsoft Exchange and thereby getting a more IMAP-like functionality. To me, this makes Hotmail very useful as an iPhone Mail account.
In just nine months, the photo-sharing startup hit 150 million pix and more than 7 million users who upload about 1.3 million photos daily (15 per second).
It took Flickr, one of the world’s largest photo-sharing sites, close to 2.5 years to reach 150 million photos, which could be uploaded from any computer and shot on any camera. But it took San Francisco-based startup Instagram roughly just nine months to hit that same milestone–with just one mobile app, available on just one device maker’s OS (Apple’s).
The interview and article is from FastCompany.com. The interview is good but I think the comparison between Instagram and Flickr that’s made by the author is unnecessary and incorrect.
Instagram has grown faster than flickr, that’s true, but I don’t think the comparison is very good. To me flickr is clearly a service aimed at photographers, amateurs and professionals alike. The users main focus is to show photos as art. Instagram is much more of a ”traditional” social network, but with images instead of text.
Just to clarify, I love Instagram and use it as a way of telling people I know about what I’m up to. I also love Flickr.
(Extra bonus irony-points to the article for using a picture from Flickr for illustration. Tough, I don’t think irony was what they were aiming for.)
This is the first picture I’ve taken with my new camera that I’m reasonable happy with. More will likely come.