Google Wave is a notetaking fiend. Though so far it has been discussed primarily as a communications tool, it also has robust abilities as a personal information assistant. For instance, it’s the perfect place for me to store information about … Continue reading
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I’d love to experiment with adding a simple form of operational transformation to my HCI chat app project, Chapple, but sadly I’m out of time. Operational transformation in Google Wave, as an example, is what prevents the simultaneous edits of … Continue reading
The Droid smartphone is coming. Unprecedented hardware coupled with a fantastic open source OS, on Verizon’s reliable network, and with a forceful ad campaign to boot. The best part? The word “droid” is actually a trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. Dear … Continue reading
The University of Evansville recently moved to using Datatel’s WebAdvisor for student and faculty accounts management. The migration of data and the training process apparently took all of 18 months, so when we were finally given access to the WebAdvisor … Continue reading
After a little bit of mucking around with the new-to-me WordPress template PHP scripts, I’ve got something similar to what I imagined set up, for notes not worthy of gradiose titles. This is especially important since I’ll rarely have time … Continue reading
Responsiveness is an absolute must in any UI, and it’s one must that the Google Wave client won’t have, until they implement better lazy loading practices. When marking something as read/unread (amongst other actions in your inbox), there is a … Continue reading
The old verb vs. noun vs. adjective problem crops up again in Google Wave’s buttons. Do those buttons called “Read” and “Unread” take me somewhere, or do they mark the message as read and unread?
I have long felt that it was in error that the language of mathematics, in its search for precision, settled upon brevity as its solution.