Category: Applications

  • Google Wave 2.0?

    Google Wave 2.0?

    According to Ars Technica – Integrating the service into Gmail is an aggressive move and something we haven’t seen the company do since the Google+ days. Reportedly a lot more integrations are coming in the future—the G Suite team apparently wants to make some kind of “new unified communications app” that merges features from Gmail, […]

  • Exploring Notion as an Evernote alternative

    I found myself exploring Notion as an Evernote alernative again, yesterday. I looked at it briefly about a year ago, and it didn’t seem like something that was worth switching to at the time. After all, I’ve been using Evernote for years, and given how much I was using Evernote, I wasn’t sure that investing […]

  • I’ve been curious about the Brave browser for a little while now, and I’ve switched to Brave for any Chromium-based browser stuff I do (testing, browsing on sites that don’t support Firefox, and so on). I found this Ars Technica post interesting. They summarise a study into browsers and privacy, and found that Brave probably […]

  • Spotify recommendations are spot on today

    I’ve been listening to one of my Spotify Daily Mixes that comprises instrumental movie and TV soundtracks. It has been giving me some excellent choices, many of which I haven’t heard before. I’m really impressed! Here are a couple tracks that have become new favourites: If only my YouTube recommendations for videos were as accurate!

  • Exploring the Brave browser

    A few of my colleagues have been raving about the relatively new, Chromium-based Brave browser lately, so I decided to try it out. I initially didn’t pay much attention because I’m pretty happy using Firefox as my primary browser. That said, I like a browser that blocks tracker crud on the Web, so I thought […]

  • The missing piece in my Python scripts

    My quest to automate parts of my workflows usually involves writing Python scripts to streamline some of my tasks as a Happiness Engineer. One output has confused me for far longer than it should have, and I was shown the light today (in the form of a pretty simple solution). My dilemma Many of my […]

  • You don’t need Facebook News to keep up with news

    Facebook News (or, rather, a Facebook News tab), is rolling out in the USA, and there are valid concerns about this already, for various reasons. Whether you’re in the USA, or not, you don’t need (and may not want to rely on) Facebook News to keep up with the news. Instead, there is a tried, […]

  • Two more Firefox Dev Tools tips for inactive CSS and tracking changes you make

    If you spend a fair amount of your time in your browser’s page inspector examining and tweaking CSS, then you’ll probably find these two sets of features in the Firefox Page Inspector to be really helpful. Track changes you make Firefox Developer Tools offers a great way to track CSS changes we make while testing […]