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Filed under 'software'

September 27, 2010

A user's guide to websites, part 1: If it wasn't broken why fix it?

Fab post by Rev Dan Catt which handily summarises why I ignore anyone that ever uses the “#fail” hashtag on Twitter.

“Can’t you just give us the option to continue using the old version, it’s just a check-box and you have all the old code anyway. I manage the Databases for my company so I know its not that hard!”

January 16, 2010

Indie Relief

A group of independent software companies are banding together on Wednesday to donate all revenues for the day to Haiti relief efforts.

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March 24, 2009

Balsamiq Mockups

UI sketching tool. Deliberately made to look “back-of-the-napkin”-esque, to ensure no-one spends too long worrying about pixels over functionality.

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January 16, 2009

PEE - App Store Popularity EnhancEr

Tweetie, my preferred iPhone Twitter app, now has everything it needs to top the iTunes App Store charts: Fart sounds and a flashlight.

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January 14, 2008

Jellyvision: The Jack Principles

“The Jack Principles is the first set of comprehensive guidelines for designing, writing and performing for an interactive conversation.” Great reading if you’re developing software for humans.

May 2, 2007

Wakoopa - Software gone social

Social site tracking what applications you use and how long you use them for. Kind of a Last.FM meets IUseThis.

April 16, 2007

The Fishbowl: Product Activation Sucks

“Product activation sucks. It sucks because your continued use of the software you purchased is forever dependent on the continued availability of the license server. And it sucks because your license can be unilaterally revoked because someone, somewhere has decided you must be a pirate.”

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March 28, 2006

Safely install software in a virtual layer - Lifehacker

This looks handy. Install Windows applications into isolated silos so you can try them and uninstall them without leaving debris all over your hard drive and registry.

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About This Site

This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

I'm the co-founder of Sōsh, your handy-dandy guide for things to do in San Francisco this weekend.