Tag Archives: software

AIM, MSN for Blackberry

I’m not sure how many readers have Blackberrys, but if you’ve been frustrated with only having Google Talk and Yahoo! Instant Messenger unless you wanted to fork out the cash for WebMessenger or Verichat (now discontinued), you’ll be happy to know that Blackberry-native AIM, MSN, and ICQ are apparently on their way. Verichat apparently got […]

Three lists

Sometime in the last year or so, the Ottawa Public Library replaced or upgraded its online catalogue, Lirico. The new one is a giant improvement over the old, not only because it supports the library lookup bookmarklet but also because it has a lot of useful features to do with managing requests — you can […]

Google and duplicate content

If you’ve asked me recently about how I copy my posts onto LiveJournal, read this!  After years of being the #1 hit for “Rich Lafferty” on Google, I noticed last night that I’ve pretty much completely disappeared from Google (while maintaining top links in Yahoo and MSN Search). At first I thought that I’d been […]

Twittervision

While I can’t say I’m a big fan of Twitter, I can’t seem to stop staring at Google Maps mashup Twittervision.

My WordPress plugins

I’d started writing a post about which WordPress plugins I’m using right after I got things up and running here, but decided to put it off because my plugin list was changing regularly. Things have settled down, though, and bunnyhero asked what plugins I was using, so now seems like a good time! Feel free […]

Embracing the tubes

Candice pointed out to me this morning that US presidential hopeful John Edwards has a myspace, livejournal, youtube, del.icio.us, xanga, facebook, flickr, orkut, metacafe, tagworld, 43Things, yahoo! 360°, essembly, gather, partybuilder, ning, revver, blip.tv, CHBN, vSocial, collectivex, bebo, care2, and hi5 account. I think this is what those in the campaign management profession call “trying […]

RSS feed reader comparo

I’m a pretty heavy RSS user: pretty much everything I read regularly on the Web I read via RSS, some 300 feeds. (I don’t read everything in all of them every day.) I’ve used Bloglines for a long time, and it’s worked pretty well for me: I’m used to its interface, it performs pretty quickly, […]

My Firefox plugins

I finally got around to upgrading to Firefox 2 yesterday. When it first came out, I upgraded, found that 90% of my plugins hadn’t been updated yet, and then promptly went back to 1.5. I figured it was finally time to give it another shot, and as I’d hoped all of the plugins I needed […]