TripCase - Get a Handle on Your Travel →
TripCase is built on a proactive, intelligent messaging platform that allows TripCase to use the information in the itinerary, in combination with time, location and travel events (like delayed flights) to send advice and information to travelers while they are on the trip. Okay, this is a lot of talk, but how can this messaging actually improve the travel experience? Here are a few examples from...
New recommendations: What should you borrow? « The... →
Member sturlington recently proposed the following: “You know what would be a neat feature? If I could get a list of books from a friend’s library that are recommended for me based on my library. For borrowing/mooching purposes. For instance, my husband is putting in his books right now, and it would be cool to quickly get a list of his books that I might enjoy.” I thought this an excellent idea,...
Modem Noise: Elmore Leonard's 10 Rules of Writing →
If it sounds like writing, I rewrite it. Love these, well the explanations for them more really. Spot on with the “said” methinks.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2011-6-19) →
Within Temptation (9) Nickelback (3) Kelly Clarkson (3) Matchbox Twenty (3) José González (3) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Shame on TwitPic, Kudos to Mobypicture →
TwitPic has announced and agreement with the celebrity photo agency WENN. TwitPac will have the right to sell (and profit from, without you, BTW) any images you upload to its photo sharing website. So long Twitpic, hello Mobypicture!
Announcing “The Nest”: a partnership with Rowi –... →
Over the past few days, we’ve been designing “The Nest“, a cloud-based backend that will support the syncing of configuration and state data across clients (the first of its kind we believe). In the first version we’ll be focusing on column configurations and the unread tweet state. An additional feature of the system is that it can also work as a backup service for individual clients, saving the...
calibre - Download Calibre Portable →
Sweet, there’s now a portable version of Calibre! Only “flaw” is that Calibre’s so actively developed that’s another thing to have to keep updating! :D
Britain's record-breaking trees identified →
One is so vast its branches would spread across a football pitch, another is taller than Nelson’s Column. These are Britain’s most spectacular trees, identified in a new study of prime specimens across the country. The research, by the Tree Register of the British Isles, has singled out the country’s “superlative” trees – those which hold the national record in categories including size, age,...
Unbound | books are now in your hands →
HOW IT WORKS Unbound is a new way of connecting with writers. Most of the writers on our site will be well known, others will appear here for the first time. What’s different is that instead of waiting for them to publish their work, Unbound allows you to listen to their ideas for what they’d like to write before they even start. If you like their idea, you can pledge to support it. If...
Chrome Command Line Switches →
Just a bit useful! :)
Aphid Monitoring 2011 →
You can sign up to be alerted to the first Myzus persicae found in a region or regions, and also when the index value in a region exceeds a given threshold (you have a choice of two thresholds). You can select the locations of traps you want to monitor by choosing from upto 8 regions. (Note that the Myzus persicae alert will only be sent once per region per season, and that the ‘high index...
Blightwatch.co.uk - Alerts for Tomatoes & Potatoes →
The Blightwatch service providers have worked to develop this management tool which is available to farmers and other users free of charge. Traditionally the risk of potato blight infection has been based on the calculation of Smith Periods - a system that uses hourly temperature and relative humidity recordings. However, until now Smith Periods have been calculated for only a limited number of...
Welcome Bold's First Hire →
Utter mental in a good way. (Mute at the end for your sanity!)
PicshaPass Creates Secure Passwords from Photos -... →
I might be missing something - but if I can get to the photo, I have your password, surely? More to the point, if I don’t have a copy of the photo elsewhere, I don’t know my password when it gets accidentally deleted by Aunt Maude, right? My radical idea is to memorise your passwords (but then I’m a freak who *can* actually recall a string of 18 random characters. Always fun...
Askaro.com Latest questions in United Kingdom: →
Nice idea. Enter a place & ask a question. I managed to find many questions I’d also ask, sadly no-one’s answered them! :D Link here shows why, hardly any for the whole of the UK!
How To Transfer Borders eBooks To Kobo - GalleyCat →
Last month, Borders decided to transfer support for its eBook app and eBookstore to Kobo. The transfer began yesterday. If you have a Borders eBook library, you need to make the quick and easy transfer. Below, we’ve linked to the simple steps to transfer your library.