Archive for August, 2008


Posted in Computers, Life, Productivity, Resources, Video, Web, Work with tags , , , , , , , on August 31, 2008 by blakejohnson

Wow. I’m fucken sold. I’ve had this tab open for a while now, and finally got around to watching the guided tour for Evernote, a sort of life-capturing application where you capture things you want to remember (from literally anywhere) and then it indexes and searches it later when you need to find something (yea, even text in photos). I was into the idea, but didn’t think it was really something I’d end up using that much, but I figured I’d give the tour a whirl anyway.

So I just watched it and holy shit… the simplicity but “it-just-works”-ness about this app is so cool! It just works! I think I might give it a shot. I’d use it less on the net but more in real life, with a phone (which means I need to investigate my phone plan’s accomodation for web uses…once I get a job). One of the things I like the most (aside from the fact that it’s freeware!) is that a lot of the net- or browser-based apps like this that I’ve come across support only specific or affiliated sites, which kind of rules out the usefulness of a tagging application like that. This app doesn’t care what the site is, or even what the media is you’re capturing, it can search anything (it didn’t mentioned anything about videos, so I’m not sure about those…but how much would that rock!?) But everything else seems to work great. I’ll give it a shot and see how it works. I could see this becoming very useful later on when I’ve got a job and any kind of resources to devote to developing a sort of pipeline for using it. Let me know about your experience if you’ve used it before.

Repurposed CD Spindles

Posted in DIY, Productivity, Video, Web with tags , , , , on August 6, 2008 by blakejohnson

This is pretty awesome. I’m using a lot of DVDs recently, so I have quite a few of these spindles laying around. I don’t want to throw them away, but don’t have a use for them, so this video naturally caught my eye, and I’m definitely trying out numbers one and four. Check it out, any other ideas? Let me know in the comments.

Learn to Hack

Posted in Coding, Computers, News, Web with tags , , , , , , , on August 5, 2008 by blakejohnson

…kinda. I found this article today and thought “this is cool.” So I figured I’d share. A professor in California teaches students about programming viruses, worms, etc., focusing on getting into the mindset of harmful virus writers with the hopes of creating a more open and intellectual field of anti-malware instead of the corporate-driven (and highly-priced) one we’re often forced into today. Cool idea, cool dude. I agree with the writer at The Cyberpunk Review, where do I sign up?


Posted in Coding, Computers, Design, News, Video, Web with tags , on August 1, 2008 by blakejohnson

Well, the service formerly known as has changed itself into simply Delicious and apparently updated their site with a whole bunch of cooler, more sophisticated-looking design and interaction aspects. I haven’t tried it out yet, having only just found out myself, but the promo video does look… inspiring. I’d love to hear your experience with the upgrade in the comments. via Lifehacker