Archive for the 'Ideas' Category

The next big thing

Sunday, February 11th, 2007

I’ve just finished reading Stevey’s latest. His quite long essay (that was apparently written in under an hour) is about the features he believes we will see in the next language that is going to take over the world. What he describes sounds like magic. A language with Lisp’s expressiveness, C’s speed and Python’s cleanliness. [...]

Desktop apps could fight back

Friday, November 24th, 2006

I use Google Reader to read my RSS feeds and there are two things about it that I especially like :

It has a fantastic user interface.
My feeds are available for me both from my home computer and at work, and whatever feeds I signup here, I can read there as well.

It’s very hard to build [...]

email to RSS

Saturday, November 11th, 2006

I’ve been using Google Reader for while and enjoying the experience. They’ve really captured the concept of quickly scanning through the feeds only to stop and read the most interesting things. But while I am using the Reader for my daily updates from RSS feeds, I can’t use the same tool to keep tabs on [...]

RSS for web page changes

Friday, November 10th, 2006

W3C is working on a standard for widgets – those tiny web applications that are growing everywhere these days : Google, Microsoft, Yahoo and ESPN all have personalizable home pages that you can put small applications on. Those widgets include things like calculators, weather summaries, pictures-of-the day and calendars. Here’s what my personalized home page [...]