24 Aug 2010

Travelling Matt

No, not that Travelling Matt. Me. For sometime before the year’s out, I have to do some international travel. Bleh. I’ve never enjoyed flying. Well, actually, no, I have no problem with flying per se. I enjoy gliders and light aircraft — I was even in the Air Training Corps for a brief period when I was […]

11 Apr 2009

Tweetpad

I introduce the tweetpad, a paper-based Twitter interface, for those of us who occasionally take a break from technology, but who still want to record 140-character fragments of their day. Features: Pocket size 140 characters, with emergency overflow line No batteries required Mac‑, Windows- and Linux-compatible Helvetica Neue Soon to be available in a Java […]

7 Feb 2009

Why Adobe AIR Apps Suck, Just Like Java Apps

Okay, don’t get me wrong. I use Adobe AIR applications, notably the almost-excellent TweetDeck (more of the “almost” in a second.) I also use Java applications. But I only use them when there’s no native alternative that does what I want. The reason is mostly in the user interface. The minor irritations that come with […]

2 Jul 2008

Big Fat Tweets

Yes, it’s been a while, but what do you expect from an experimental play-blog when the intrepid blogger has been busy with Greek evening classes? I’m breaking radio silence because something Russell Davies said the other day prompted another of my occasional bouts of playing with Quartz Composer. Russell was bemoaning the lack of a […]