Monitor envy

All of a sudden, the single monitor on my desk seems so inadequate! (And if that’s not enough, check out Brad Feld’s treadputer.)

More coolness from Adrian Holovaty

One of the earliest and best Google Maps mashups is Adrian Holovaty’s ChicagoCrime.org, which takes publicly accessible Chicago crime data and gloms it onto a satellite/street¬†map in all sorts of interesting and flexible ways. Now Holovaty, who is a Chicago-based Web technologist for Washingtonpost.com, has added a new and cool feature: Crimes in the database…

New features: We want them NOW!

My business partner, Derek, turned me on to a great new voice: Kathy Sierra. Derek heard her speak last week at the South by Southwest conference, and she’s got a blog called Creating Passionate Users (co-written with two other authors in a book series she’s doing for O’Reilly). Our business (the Enthusiast Group) is about…

Oh, impatient me

The speed of the Internet makes us more impatient, I think. We usually get instant gratification, and when a website doesn’t live up to that standard, we get annoyed. … At least, that seems to be the case with me. I’ve been playing around with several public calendar services. I wanted to add a feature…

Flickr hacks

I love Flickr. If you’ve used the photo service (now owned by Yahoo!), I’ll be surprised if you don’t too. A great thing about Flickr is its API, which allows programmers to gather and parse data from Flickr and incorporate it into their own applications. (An example of that is on this very blog; click…