I’m have to admit being a bit baffled by how nobody else seems to have done what Apple did with the Macbook Air – even several years after the first release, the other notebook vendors continue to push those ugly and *clunky* things. Yes, there are vendors that have tried to emulate it, but usually pretty badly. I don’t think I’m unusual in preferring my laptop to be thin and light.
Really fascinating interview with the father of Linux. He discusses all manner of things including his project management style, the future of “disposable” computers, and how he works from home and gets things done. But, he spends the first couple of questions talking about his love of the MacBook Air and his general disdain for just about every other laptop being made (i.e. Specifically, anything that is not the MacBook Air).
“Simply put, inbound marketing is marketing that’s focused on getting found by customers. It’s the antithesis of the annoying telemarketer that calls you at precisely the worst possible moment. Inbound marketing doesn’t aggressively steal your attention, it earns it by providing you with interesting and useful information. Inbound marketing waits for you to discover it, then it offers something valuable in exchange for a few moments of your time.”—Inbound Marketing for Ecommerce, Shopify Blog
New book out from A Book Apart. Actually sounds like a great read.
Co-founder of Mule Design and raconteur Mike Monteiro wants to help you do your job better. From contracts to selling design, from working with clients to working with each other, this brief book is packed with knowledge you can’t afford not to know.
Add separate streams for your social networks, including Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, LinkedIn, Goog Reader, blogs (and many more), then watch them come together chronologically in the “All Streams” view. More than just a reader, Streamified allows you to update your status, capture photos, share links, “like” posts, retweet, reblog and more from your favorite social networks.
Streamified is an app for iOS that is designed to take all of those various feeds you need to pay attention to — from Facebook to Twitter to Tumblr to various blogs — and gather them together into one place.
For instance, I’m not a big Facebook fan but I am involved in a number of upcoming events that are using it for organizing and issuing updates. I also have a few news-type sites that I like to check out but don’t need to see immediately. Streamified has been wonderful in allowing me to check all of those things out in one app, on my schedule, and on my terms. I can bookmark them as I scroll through then choose what to do with that stuff from there (including Instapaper support which, for me, is essential). Plus, it’s a really great group of folks who care about user feedback and have a commitment to make the best tool possible. They are sponsoring this week’s RSS feed and I urge you to check them out.
BA21 is now accepting requests for new client work. Looking for folks in the Charlottesville or surrounding area with web & media needs for a non-profit, business, e-commerce, music, art, or custom web service. Email me if you’re interested.