Ed Taekema - Road Warrior Collaboration 21.6.2004

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A blog looking at business communication, knowledge management, scripting tools, OS technology news and other things of interest to mobile tech workers. As I find interesting news this will also contain pointers to thoughts related to configuration managment, change management and general software development.

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Some SharpReader Suggestions

I've been a loyal SharpReader (written by Luke Hutteman) user for some time now. I have made extensive use of the Blog This plugin and use it for organizing my RSS reading for both this public blogs as well as internal company reading and and blogging. I have to say that it is a fantastic aggregator and as worked flawlessly for me. As a Road Warrior (as the headline of this blog suggests), I spend a great deal of time on the road and the "offline" nature of SharpReader has been great as I can get caught up while I travel. That combined with PyDS, my blogging tool of choice means I can read and blog from any altitude. Since I have benefited from SharpReader so much, I thought I'd pass on a few suggestions for future features:

  • Add more filtering options, namely to filter based on whether the item is locked or not. This would make it easier to find that one critical article I wanted to blog but can't manage to locate ...

  • Add a search capability that would search the RSS feeds already downloaded ... see the above suggestion for why.

  • Add a tagging or saving feature so that articles of interest could be set aside for further research and easily found. Perhaps something like a best of list.

  • Support for firefox so that using it as the browser to display the websites outside of SharpReader works better (currently gives me an error message and also opens an IE window ...)

Basically, SharpReader is working too well. I have a huge set of feeds that I want to keep track of and I find that I need some more tools inside of SharpReader to do that. I offer these suggestions as my humble input into the development of this fantastic tool. Thanks Luke and keep up the good work!

posted at 00:11:44    #

GTray - Google Mail Notification tool

Elias Torres is so happy with GMail that he has written GTray, a Google Mail notification tool that lives in your windows system tray. Makes GMail even better! This is from last month but since I am just getting going with my GMail account, I am just getting setup. It works great.

posted at 15:33:20    #

Wiki of Cory Doctorow's Microsoft Research DRM talk

I happened across this very interesting use of a Wiki ... hosting the text of a talk with in place links and comments. Shows a different side to Wiki use than what I am used seeing, where the topics are much smaller. I have to say it works very well.

posted at 15:05:36    #
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