The National Post’s graphics team looks at key words and how many times they’ve been used in State of the Union addresses going back to 2001.
First day of a new job means a new workflow. I’m getting my time-keeping web app, collaboration web apps, email, and everything in order. I’ve made Fluid apps (http://fluidapp.com/) for the various web apps I’ll be using. All in all, there will be 5-10 essential apps I’ll open every time I come to work.
Tip: Once you know what these apps are, create an AppleScript to launch them app at once with a short keystroke in Quicksilver.
tell application “iChat” to activate
tell application “Propane” to activate
tell application “Mail” to activate
Save as whatever you’ll remember. I now type “app…” in quicksilver, set the script to run as the default for that keystroke, and every time I sit at the computer I can launch as many apps as I need quickly.
So official it’s OFFICIAL!
The Grobin the Dog book release of Home Sweet Home!
Friday, Nov. 11 at 6pm, showcasing at the awesome-as-ever Aperture
There will be original art, novelties, maquettes, all sorts of fun giveaways — and of course books.
Not to mention some incredible desserts provided by Sweets By Melissa and Aunt N’ Abbeys Bakery.
Also, for you big kids out there, along with Aperture’s Scott we brewed special ‘event only’ beer.
So come on down and bring a friend! This event is for kids big and small.
A keyboard shortcut of Command-n is applied to each of your favorite mailboxes in sequence, with n being a number starting at 1. You can trigger the shortcut to open the corresponding mailbox (i.e. to select it in the mailboxes list, displaying its contents).
This is a good tip. Also, for those that don’t know, this works in the favorites bar of Safari as well. Been using it for years.
This shortcut is why I can’t use anything besides Safari. Instapaper something? Cmd+2. Add to Svpply? Cmd+4. Etc…
Clicking is so 2010.
I’ve seen a lot of people offer their opinions, many negatively, toward the contest — and felt compelled to share my thoughts.
Don’t ask yourself what the world needs, ask yourself what makes you come alive. Then go and do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
— Howard Thurman (via minimalmac)
The Next Web has a boatload of content in many different subcategories and languages. I subscribed via RSS a while back and have been a little annoyed seeing EVERYTHING in my RSS feed, including posts in Spanish and French.
I went to the site today to resubscribe, looking for specialized feeds and found this RSS customizer. Super slick solution. Select the checkboxes you want and it spits out a custom feed address. Nice.
Last night Facebook unveiled another refresh of their layout, and like every reshuffling, the site feels a hair different and fresher — but something was missing and I couldn’t place what it was…
Then it hit me. No “Update Status” Form.
Yeah, the link is there, which reveals the form, and behaves the same way as Add Photo and Ask Question have for a little while, but I’m a little shocked the form is hidden by default.
The most prominent place to input text now is directly into the search bar in the header, which visually jumps out at you with the familiar hypercontrasty white-box-on-blue-bar design.
I’d be interested to see how this change affects users — specifically less savvy internet users who don’t know to look for / click a link to reveal a form.
This may seem like a small thing that people definitely would figure out, but I assume that Facebook users are among the most diverse group in terms of computer literacy of any site on the internet. The ReadWriteWeb Facebook Login debacle of February 2010 proved that a chunk of them can be easily confused — and they don’t like being confused.
I wonder whether this small change dramatically increases, decreases or has little effect on the amount of content that users upload from the feed page, and how that coincides with Facebook’s future strategy.
I’m sure it’s a metric Facebook keeps track of.
Maryland’s football uniforms tonight against Miami U are awesome.
(some imgs via link)