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Some Miscellaneous Links, The ShoveBox Clearout Edition

Thrust is a interpreted stack-based esoteric programming language where all of the language constructs are based on the word thrust. In the language stacks are referred to as ‘thrustors’ and are the sole storage location. Each thrustor has a numerical identifier.

via Ima Blogg : Thrust.

What exactly is jQuery?

How can it make my life easier as a developer? How do I get started? Well, jQuery makes writing Javascript fun again and really allows you to take advantage of some of the more difficult aspects of Javascript with relative ease. Today, we will have a look at how to get started with jQuery, and writing your first script!

via Simple Guide: How to get started with jQuery.

The 2 oz., pocket-sized OWC Express USB 2.0 Enclosure offers bus powered* personal storage performance in an ultra-portable design. With no AC adapter needed, a USB connecting cable and carrying sleeve included, and compatibility with Macs and PCs, the OWC Express puts your music, photos, and personal data in the fast lane.

via OWC Express. (Besides, it’s all pretty and shiny. And stuff.)

grow open-ended mosaics

via Landscape Urbanism Bullshit Generator.

Click on “Illustration” or “Pencil” to create a new iPhone Mockup in either style.

via iPhone Mockup Generator.

Cheat sheet is a reference tool that provides simple, brief instructions for accomplishing a specific task. I have collected a set of best cheat sheets for web developers. Please feel free to suggest some of the cheat sheets I did not mention.

via xHTML and HTML Cheat Sheets.

Following our series of HDR images of famous city we have an incredible set of photos from New York City, the city that never sleeps. The photos are from sites like Flickr and DeviantArt and we hope you enjoy it. You can check out the other posts of: Berlin, Rome, and Paris. Also let us know if you have nice HDR photos from your town.

via Amazing HDR photos of New York City | Abduzeedo.

iPhone Tracking How-To from Instamapper.

via Instamapper – Free Real-Time GPS Tracking.

It all started with an eBay auction for a new G4 Powerbook. My friend Cory wanted me to sell it for him just days after he bought it. Probably because he realized that, aside from looking cool, he had no real use for it. For the sake of an easy sale, I just pretended to sell it as my own, with a starting price of $1700, and the “Buy It Now” option for $2100.

via The P-P-P-Powerbook Prank.

Introducing the new Light For Life™, an entirely new take on portable “flashlight” technology. With a charge time of just 90 seconds, the Light for Life UC3.400™ has the longest uptime and fastest recharge on the market, all in a durable, environmentally-friendly package.

via Light For Life.

Every day thousands of misspelled auction items on eBay fail to sell because they can’t be found using eBay’s built-in search tools. To find these so-called ‘fat fingers’ eBay misspellings you need to use a specialised eBay typo search tool such as this one.

via TypoThis.com.


via Team Rocket Intro Sequence.

AppleScript is a simple Macintosh-only programming language that can control and automate actions on your Mac. AppleScripts written for iTunes can manage files and track information, create playlists, interact with other applications, and perform many other tasks which otherwise would be repetitive and time-consuming.

via Doug’s AppleScripts for iTunes.

Woot, inspired by Rob’s hard investigative look into the economy of lols, has done the deep googling necessary to track the elusive wooooot (and w00000000t).

via “woot” index.

One Line Ascii Art for Twitter, IM, Text Messages, and Status Updates.

via One Line ASCII Art.

Yesterday a Twitter post (a tweet) by Mashable’s Pete Cashmore became so popular that traffic from Twitter crashed a blog. This sounds very similar to a common social media phenomenon originally known as the Slashdot effect (and later also the Digg effect), where a post on a popular social media site pushes more traffic than the target site can handle.

via Dawn of the Twitter Effect.

Most people get worried about how much energy reserves we have left, but as this graphic shows, that’s the least of our problems. The real problem is the materials we use to make things.

via How Long Will Our World Last.

Synected enables shortened URL creation on your own blog. Rather than relying on services such as tinyurl.com or bit.ly, Synected lets you easily create and use short links based off your own domain. This releases you from dependence on a third party — a server error on tinyurl no longer prevents visitors from reaching your site. In addition, it strengthens your brand, keeping your domain name in view of your audience even on Twitter and other micro-communication platforms.

via Synected. (Useless to use it on this blog, because the URL alone is 30 characters [including the http:// stuff], which is the maximum that Twitter will display. I’d buy kar.la, but it’s isn’t available.)

This morning I set Outspoken Media up with it’s own URL “shortening service” so to speak and Lisa thought you guys might want to know how I did it. With all the talk of Tweet-Jacking and concerns regarding the branding you’re doing for URL shortening services instead of yourself, it only makes sense to create your own internal URL shortening service if at all possible.

via WordPress URL Shortener How-To.

Enter iTunesFS, a FUSEOFS based file system for your Mac, which makes all your iTunes™ playlists available as folders in Finder™! And – not only that – as you can see in the screenshot below, version 1.1 adds support for iPod™s in the very same manner!

via iTunesFS.

This is so pointless, but utterly, utterly cool at the same time. Ba-doom TISH! 🙂

via Instant Rimshot.

All in all, I have to admit that I’m very please with both apps. However, I think the flexiblilty of The Hit List makes it a clear winner in my book. For me, The Hit List is a grown up version of Things. I hope that Culture Code will take heed of some of the things in THL, and hopefully they can win me back in the future.

via Things vs The Hit List. (This too reflects my thoughts almost perfectly – IMO, The Hit List is a far better GTD client than Things is – however, the lack of a iPhone app makes me cry. :()

Phew! Now that those links have been cleared out, ShoveBox is useable again! 🙂

I’m Getting Things Done. I think.

So, I’m currently getting into the Getting Things Done (GTD) methodology.

While I’m usually pretty good at remembering things, sometimes I feel like I’m juggling too many things at once, or alternatively, I think of something on the bus or while I’m daydreaming in lectures at uni and forget it later on. Good blog posts are notorious for this.

I’m not a huge fan of carrying around a notebook around, so something I always have with me is my iPhone – and while it does notes, it doesn’t do them well enough to warrant using on a daily basis. The iPhone’s Notes don’t currently sync with the Mac in any way (that’s going to be fixed in iPhone OS 3.0, though), and while it’s simple and easy to use, doesn’t offer the functionality I’m looking for.

So, what exactly am I looking for? A couple of things:

  1. Syncing between iPhone and Mac. If I think of something while I’m out and about, I’m going to write it in my iPhone. When I get home, I want to have the same lists on my iPhone as well as my Mac, so syncing between the two is a must-have. I don’t care if it’s over Wi-Fi or over USB – either way, syncing is too important to ignore.
  2. I want something that will act as my second brain – things that I can just push items (be it text, a URL, a list, or anything) into, and forget about. While ShoveBox fulfils this requirement, it doesn’t have any sort of “list” support – and for the GTD mentality, that’s a huge negative.
  3. I need the ability to cross things off once I’ve done them – if not for the fact to show myself that I’m actually accomplishing things, then for the ability to see what I’ve already done, and can now forget about (so I stop worrying about it later on). Things currently does this, and comes with an iPhone app to boot! It’s on my shortlist, but the price for the Mac version scares me… 😮
  4. While “Projects” are good for things that need to be done that have a lot of steps, they’re not good for lists and stuff. One of my main gripes with Things is that there’s no support for folders, only areas of responsibility and projects (which can then contain projects). However, The Hit List does have support for simple lists and folders, so for usability in that area, The Hit List wins. No iPhone app as yet for The Hit List, though, and it’s not as polished as Things. 🙁 For now, The Hit List is on my shortlist.

For now, there’s no clear winner in the GTD department. When I find a winner (in roughly 15 days, as that’s when my Things trial ends), I’ll be sure to tell you right here.

Comments below – I’d appreciate it if you could point out your GTD methodology, and what apps you use to accomplish it. 😀