Flickr a few months ago created a good idea: they inject a div into the landing page of login that allows them to send arbitrary messages to you that you can dismiss. I definitely think more websites should do that.
Imagine my surprise when I found this notification today:
Umm, guys according to your records and mine, my Pro account wonâ€™t expire until June 6th. Itâ€™s March 22. This isnâ€™t exactly a good thing to be sending to your paying customers. A two word change would do wonders: â€œâ€¦your Pro account has expiredâ€ to â€œâ€¦your Pro account will be expiring soon.â€ As it is, it appears your messaging system clearly has the wrong Type II type error in it (erring to your advantage instead of mine).
What sort of impression does that give me of Flickrâ€™s priorities?
Mike, a friend and former co-worker pointed me to Go Ghetto. I looked at it and promptly forgot about it.
I should have read Mike’s blog closer because at Lunch 2.0 today, I found out that my friends Holly and (a different) Mike are the instigators of GoGhetto. (What a weird small world we live in.) They even gave me a bumper sticker which I had in my hand for all of 10 seconds. (They were too ghetto to let me keep it, because Mark already had one.)
Continue reading Ghetto tips
There has been a movement in Plaxo recently to make the blog â€œmore edgyâ€ and less bland corporate PR crap. I can only say thatâ€™s a good thing.
One little gem of that outgrowth is a wonderful entry by my co-worker Michael Rowley on photographing people at work. Actually, yesterday we had a â€œHaxoâ€ day where we spend our time working on a project not related to my current work. Michael spent his Haxo Day photographing at Plaxo so in many ways this blog entry was an outgrowth of his Haxo project.
If you are curious as to Michaelâ€™s style, here is a candid he took of me:
Continue reading Shooting people at work
parent hacks is a blog created by some technical writers/recent parents, devoted to parenting, O’Reilly geek-style.
As a parent of nobody, this has little value to me, but somehow this blog “works” because it has a nice focused vertical as well as a clever graphic, two features a personal blog like this doesn’t have.
Continue reading about the future of blogging. after the jump
Mark Goldstein has a nice little article on the death of the bridge camera over at PhotographyBLOG.
I talked about the bridge camera in an earlier article. My main contention is that bridge is often better for more people, but they’re going to buy dSLR anyway.
Continue reading about bridge cameras after the jump
Caitlin sent me an interesting website showing off the Andromeda Video Acquisition System.
Basically this system purports to take a 3-CCD DV camera and turn it into a high-definition RAW video stream. Note that this only works with the Panasonic AG-DVX100, which is a DV camera.
Continue reading Video RAW
Google is planning to create GDrive for all your online storage needs.
Is anyone surprised?
Continue reading Google, Google Everywhere
Plaxo just released Server 2.12.
Now that we have a bunch of partners using our website, we had to slide an extra step in the release train that allows the partners to test against the release candidate for a few weeks before release. What this means is Iâ€™ve forgotten what is in this release. For me, it was basically a big bug fix release.
Continue reading Server 2.12 released