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New/Future Web Stuff
– I laughed when I read this today, because it’s something I’ve been thinking a lot about lately. This is the new hotness (??) from the 37signals guys (the same ones that brought us Ta-Da) and essentially what it does is take an email and convert it into something more useful (like a Ta-Da list for instance). Cool.
– Ever really not want to give someone your real email? Well, check out PaperNapkin.net. Just give someone firstname.lastname@example.org (or use the lower key @paamail.com) and when the person tries to email you they will be sent a rejection letter. It’s not exactly the nicest service in the world, but sometimes desperate times call for desperate measures.
– If you haven’t heard about this Craig’s List vs. Google Maps mashup, you must have been living under a rock. (In retrospect, that’s really not a fair statement at all. You might just not be as big a dork as I am.) Anyhow, this lets you search Craig’s List apartment listings using Google Maps interface.
– Let’s end this post of randomness with a link to the post that’s got everyone buzzing. It’s from Janice Fraser at Adaptive Path and ends with this nugget (which I too will bid adieu with . . . so, adieu):
Invention inspires invention. Ideas are collapsing into each other, recombining, and having powerful effects. The Internet has always been a medium for democratization, and by reconnecting with our idealism weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re once again uncovering its poetry, nobility, and transformative power.
If youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not yet amazed, inspired, and a little anxious, you might want to consider it. Then get a good nightÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s sleep and perhaps take a rejuvenating vacation. WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re going to look back at Spring 2005 as a milestone. Watch closely, ladies and gentlemen. Things are about to change in a very big way.