Tuesday September 6, 2005

alternative shopping

print your flickr images in a variety of ways. i wonder what will happen once flickr gets its own printing services together.

LINK Super-Fast Delicious Bookmarklet - John Resig

LINK Web 2.0 API Reference
An impressive list of available web services.

LINK Pass Christian, MS House Before/After on Flickr
Amazing photo of Katrina’s aftermath

Monday September 5, 2005
WATERCOOLER Tip: Using Gmail for all your e-mail addresses

Being a small happy company, we shunned anything “enterprisey” like Outlook/Exchange and have been happy with POP3 accounts and the freedom of using whatever mail client for our e-mail needs. However, our POP3 accounts’ webmail (SquirrelMail) left much to be desired in a web-based e-mail system.

Gmail introduced a new feature last week allowing you to add multiple e-mail “personalities” so that you can send e-mail as you@whateverdomain.com from Gmail. The real charm of this functionality is that you can now use Gmail as your web-based e-mail client for ALL your e-mail accounts transparently.

Why would you want to do such a thing?

  • To get a better web-based interface for handling your e-mail accounts
  • Consolidate your e-mail reading to one place, one login
  • Securely read and send e-mails since Gmail uses SSL
  • Take advantage of Gmail’s excellent spam filtering

Upon discovering the Gmail’s capability of allowing me to add different send from addresses, I added both my work and personal e-mail addresses. After confirming I am the owner of those accounts, I was on my way to writing e-mail from either of those addresses! To round out using Gmail as my web-mail app, I logged into our Dreamhost control panel and set direct forwards for my two email addresses to pass-along e-mails to my Gmail account in addition to the POP accounts. Now I was able to read all my incoming e-mails for work/personal by simply logging into Gmail! Save for a few minor header info in the message, the recepient of my e-mails would not even know that the e-mails were sent from Gmail, therefore maintaining my professional and personal identity.

Now employ good management style with Gmail’s labels, and you have a very clean way to manage your e-mail in one place. And with Google’s fresh Mac OS X Gmail notifier, I’m good to go without having to open an e-mail client all day.


my friend Ankur came into town this past weekend. for old time's sake, we booted up ol plasticity studio and recorded the hour before he took off for seattle. if the mix comes out any good, it'll be posted here.

LINK a one and a two » Tip: Using Gmail for all your e-mail addresses
A great way to use Gmail for all your e-mail accounts.

LINK Joshuaink: Sexy "Free" OS X Apps

Sunday September 4, 2005

The neuro arm of plasticity is up! It’s only a piece of the puzzle though. More coming soon.

(It’s almost mid-night on a Sunday night and an un-relenting car alarm is keeping everyone in the neighborhood up.)

LINK hackdiary: Using Wikipedia and the Yahoo API to give structure to flat lists

Saturday September 3, 2005

LINK Gmail: Using your own e-mail addresses with gmail
Now I am abandoning all other webmail interfaces to my work/personal accounts and will be reading it all with gmail. They have solved the one big problem for me converting to using gmail…

Thursday September 1, 2005
Wednesday August 31, 2005

the gap

in-the-way advertising

this needs to be vandalized, defaced, or otherwise removed from the sidewalk.

Monday August 29, 2005
Sunday August 28, 2005

chocolate fondue fountain

chocolate flowing like i've never seen

Thursday August 25, 2005

cycling ticket

Apparently, it's against the law to ride through the park at night--when it's dark.

coudal's fish

Instead of going to sleep the other night, I stayed up a bit longer to solve this puzzle from the fine coudal people.

LINK The Chumbawamba Factor: Pitchfork Feature

LINK GoogleOS? YahooOS? MozillaOS? WebOS? (kottke.org)
An interesting (and verbose) stab at what Google’s next big move might be.

Tuesday August 23, 2005
Monday August 22, 2005
WATERCOOLER On going away and coming back

Ed from Radiohead reminds us that sometimes in order to get yourself out of a rut or to stop repeating yourself, you simply need to stop and restart:

… you don’t realize once you’ve stopped how hard it is to regain the momentum …….. you literally get out the habit of doing it…….. but often the only way to stop repeating yourself is to stop doing that thing, walk away from it ……. sometimes you have to go away in order to come back….. so here we are in the studio recording and it feels right.

Perspective is gained in the small and big moments of not thinking about what it is you’re working on.

via Radiohead’s Deadairspace

LINK The polluted commons of Wikipedia
Wiki-woes, or what happens when AJAX is hated by someone who is very determined.

Sunday August 21, 2005

the messy, blurry office

Friday August 19, 2005

duct taped

found on spring st, nyc

Thursday August 18, 2005
Monday August 15, 2005