So Google Reader is going. It's a shame, I've had so much use out of it, but in the last couple of years I've almost completely stopped. I just use Twitter now. To me, part of the art of Twitter is to follow enough of the right people so that you probably won't miss a story that would interest you. Groupthink determines if like minds will bubble the important to my attention. It does save me a lot of time reading things I don't want to to read.
Write, publish and read in one place. Writing. Twitter. Email. Facebook. Blogging. MSN. IRC. etc
I am several personas. I want to write things. I then want to send them to selected audiences.
I am a reader. I want to read some or all of what my selected audiences write.
I am a person. I want to talk to people.
The things that are stopping me from doing all of these are protocols/APIs/rules/T&Cs.
I'd like one app that lets me do all these things. Please.
I've just started using the beta of the Netbeans 7 IDE. There are a few sharp new little features in there. The HTML5 support is much needed, but a nice one I've just found is the ability to launch a Terminal window (in Linux and on OSX). Just go to Window > Output > Terminal.
I had an interesting conversation this week with socialistgamer at oxtuttle about voice comms within games. It reminded me of my old communication studies A-level course many years ago, and of the classic formal models for communication. I promised to try and track them down, as they were very hazy memories, so here they are.
I was just thinking about the applications that I don't have, that I would like. So I thought I'd write a quick list, explain them, and then revisit them in a few months time to see if they exist. I was going to put SMS notifications for Google Mail for my phone on there, but a quick check just now revealed they have added that since I last checked, so I'm one up for the evening already!