Blogging

Web Intents are Great – Web Intents are Horrible

Since the very beginning, when met with an Atom or RSS feed, Google Chrome responds by rendering the XML as unformatted xml (unless your feed happens to have an XSL stylesheet like feedburner adds).  One of the earliest bugs reported to Google is that this should not be, that it would instead be more friendly to invite the user to subscribe to the feed in a feed reader (like Firefox does) or render the feed yourself (like Safari does). In the recently released stable Chrome 19, one of the new features is that instead of displaying the XML as unformatted xml, it fires off a view web intent instead.  This may be a good first step towards making feeds friendlier to use.  Instead of seeing a page the average reader doesn't understand, they could be shown their own apps that they've installed. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
General

Twitter Tip: A Better @replies List in TweetDeck

[caption id="attachment_289" align="alignright" width="150" caption="@Replies tab on Twitter"]@Replies tab on Twitter[/caption] Both Twitter and TweetDeck (as well as most other Twitter Clients) give you an easy way to get a list of responses people sent you.  On Twitter itself, this is the @Replies tab off of your home page. TweetDeck gives you a Replies column by default, and if you delete it, you can get it back by clicking on the replies button Replies button in TweetDeck on the top of the screen.  TweetDeck's replies button uses the replies twitter feed feature from the Twitter API to work, so it returns the exact same list that you get on the home page. I've found however, that I often want to track everything that is said to or about me, even if they are not technically @replies.  Because of this I've ditched the replies column in my TweetDeck and instead have created my own @replies list of sorts using the Search feature in TweetDeck which uses the Twitter Search API. To do this yourself follow the simple instructions after the break. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Events

Google Developer Day 2007

The Main Stage This thursday I went over to my second Tech Conference since moving to the San Francisco Bay area, the first being MacWorld back in January, this time, I went to the San Jose convention Center for the 2nd annual Google Developer Day. I must say I hope that Google's CEO tells the Apple Board of Directors a thing or two about how to hold a Tech Conference. Google Developer Day 2007 was fantastic fun, and Google made a lot of fantastic announcements just for developers, several of which I'm going to start implementing in my work at Justia. (more…)

By Nick Moline, ago
Blogging

JibJab

No, I didn’t come up with that title, my girlfriend told me about JibJab.com where there is an interesting political cartoon is currently being shown to anyone who wants to click it. In case they change their homepage, the link I just posted should go straight to the video, but Read more…

By Nick Moline, ago