Did I mention the web is a passion of mine? oh, well. Let's start with a"Mishmash" post.
- Distillate content from webpages and liberate it - the future of the web? This visionary article by Cameron Koczon on A List Apart explains how cool little bookmarklet apps such as Instapaper and Readability may pave the way for a new web era.
- Chrome? Firefox? Though a long time Firefox user, I wondered for a week. I finally settled for Firefox. Firefox 4 includes the "Do Not Track" feature, which Chrome has NOT implemented.
- Tristan Nitot, chairman of Mozilla Europe, reminds us that choosing a browser has political implications [fr] - it is the interface between us and the web.
- The "Learn Startup" (and part 2). Eric Ries presents his view of a management methodology integrating constant feedback from users/reality. A good example of fifth order / self-transforming mind applied.
- I missed a cool event just next door in Berkeley. On April 17, an interview of Steven Levy from Wired, author of In the Plex: How Google Thinks, Works, and Shapes Our Lives. I haven't read it but it's now on my list. This event was organized by Berkeley Cybersalon and the Berkeley Startup Cluster, which I had never heard about. Berkeley Startup Cluster is a collaboration between institutional agents of Berkeley to attract startups in downtown Berkeley, while Berkeley Cybersalon seems like a more idiosyncratic setup by the enigmatic Sylvia Paull...
- Lately I've been equipping myself with ergonomic computer devices because of a painful repetitive stress injury. I'm now using the Goldtouch Adjustable keyboard and the Evoluent VerticalMouse 4. Along with a lot of rest, it is helping quite a lot. The Goldtouch takes some getting used to and my partner hates it. The vertical mouse is great, but minor problem: with a vertical hand, all the weigh rests on the side of your hand, narrower than your flat wrist, and it quickly gets to hurt on a hard surface. Since I find wrist resting pads inconvenient, I'm going to get the Imak Computer Glove to compensate. It takes a lot of Google search to find good information on (not too expensive) computer ergonomic solutions...