I'll post more details on the sessions later!
Wednesday, March 31, 2004
Sawmill runs as a web server (on a local port) and can read my web log hit logs and gives me a great view of the traffic. What I find most interesting is where I'm getting hits from - I can see other blogs that refer to mine, etc.
Sawmill is a neat product!
Monday, March 29, 2004
OneNote is an incredibly cool tool - it reminds me a bit of some of the outlining tools I used in the mid-80s. I use OneNote today fairly heavily to organise my thoughts. I suspect that if I ever get a tablet, I'd use OneNote a lot more!
Saturday, March 27, 2004
I particularly love Myth 2: Sans Serif Fonts are Always More Legible Online. It turns out that there are other factors to consider, including the legibility of the page design, line spacing and width, word/character spacing, type size, plus whether tricks like ant-aliasing is being used. So sure, type font is important, but so are the other factors. When we forget this, our communication suffers.
Monday, March 22, 2004
You can download a trial copy. If you like it, you can purchase the license and upgrade your trial copy to a full version. This product was so good in beta, that as soon as I noticed it, I bought it over the web and am now a very satisfied customer.
One interesting thing - I ordered the product for over the web download and activation, with a US$ credit card, but with a UK address. The site charged me VAT (at the correct rate of 17.5%). But when I entered my VAT number (I'm still VAT registered) and the VAT disappeared. This makes it easy - no VAT to pay or recover. But I like FeedDemon enough that I'd have paid the VAT inclusive price.
The joys of trans-national e-purchasing!
Just more proof, as if it's needed, that users need to keep bang up to date and that defense in depth is a useful strategy. I suspect a lot of home users will get stung by this, and won't even know how it happened.
Sunday, March 21, 2004
Sadly, this tool does not work on Windows Server 2003, which has updated the CD burning facility. The tool only works on Windows XP.