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Monday, March 27, 2006

xfolk - Microformats

I was looking for a bookmark sharing standard. Sure enough there is a microformat xFolk proposed.

xFolk is a simple and open format for publishing collections of bookmarks. It better enables services for improving user experience and sharing data in web-based bookmarking software. xFolk may be embedded in (X)HTML, Atom, RSS, and arbitrary XML. It is one of several open microformat standards.

Microformat is simple conventions for embedding semantics in HTML to enable decentralized development. It remixing of websites possible, as shown in the wonderful Live clipboard demo.

Friday, March 24, 2006

MindRetrieve postcard

This is a postcard I've made as a promotion material. I find it a more creative compare to handing out name card. You can print it on photo paper at home. Or you can send it to a photo lab to print a big stack. Either case it probably turns out quicker and cheaper than name cards. The color is great. The 4x6 inch space afford a great deal of creativity.

The amateurish graphics design is mine. You think I got a lot of nerve to actually hand this out to people. At least I can claim some novelty :)

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Announce: interactive javascript console

I'm rather productive in cranking out little tools lately. Here is another one.

js_console is an javascript console you can insert into you web page. It allows you to test javascript statements interactively in the context of your web page. Try a demo and download from


Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Google Desktop Search cannot find files moved

The story about Google Desktop Search cannot find files moved stir up some nosie in the blogosphere. Admittedly it is a hard problem. And it would require good platform support to do right. It is the same dilemma I have faced when implementing the tag the files feature. I choose to leave this problem alone for now (while leaving enough nexus so that it can be fixed later). This allow me to put out a simple features in days. If it is proven popular I can alway go back and spend time to resolve it.