Archive for March, 2005

Gmail and the 2 gig limit

Thursday, March 31st, 2005

Google just upped the storage cap on a Gmail account to 2 gig from 1 gig, and promised to keep increasing it. The excellent thing about this is that every other online mail provider used the storage cap as a mechanism to get you to buy into their ‘premium’ service, and Google just tossed that […]


Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

IMG_2856 Originally uploaded by stevex. I’m using Flickr’s ‘Blog This’ to comment on one of my photos. Let’s see what happens.


Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

This is a test post from , a fancy photo sharing thing.

Clipr: A Clipboard image uploader for Flickr.

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

I’ve always wanted an easy way to post little bits of screen image to my blog. There are ways of doing it but I find they’re all awkward. So I used the Flickr.NET API to create this tool, Clipr, that makes it easy to post an image to your Flickr blog. Combined with OneNote, it […]

Clipr: A Clipboard image uploader for Flickr.

Sunday, March 13th, 2005

Clipr is a simple clipboard image uploader for Flickr. It makes it easy to quickly post images to your photo blog, especially combined with something like OneNote that makes it simple to copy images from the screen onto the clipboard. Download it here, the source code is here.

MSN supporting Firefox

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Yesterday MSN previewed a pretty slick browser-based RSS reader.  It only worked in IE. Today, it works in Firefox.  Nice.  

Women bloggers

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Dare commenting on a comment there aren’t many women bloggers. But, go to the Long Tail site and click Next a few hundred times, and count the number of entries that are apparently posted by women. It’s close to 50/50, I think. Women may not have highly trafficed blogs, but that doesn’t mean they’re not […]

Determining if a string exists

Wednesday, March 9th, 2005

A comment on this post about the annoyance of having to test a string against null and also check it’s length in situations where an “empty string” can be either has a clever solution: if ((string.Empty + firstName).length > 0) { // Do something with firstName } Thanks Richard

Apple Care?

Monday, March 7th, 2005

My shiny new Powerbook’s trackpad has been behaving erratically. It only happens occasionally but it’s really frustrating when it does, essentially making the trackpad unusable until it clears up. I dropped the Powerbook off at the dealer for service, so now I have to wait 7 to 10 days before a technican can look at […]

Most blog posts are “First Post!”

Sunday, March 6th, 2005

Following the the Long Tail site, it seems like there are far more “Hi welcome to my blog” type posts than there are actual content posts. Is this because so many new bloggers are joining? Or do people just typically not say anything after their first post?