Web Worker Daily is being extra helpful recently. Via one of their posts I learned about Read It Later Firefox extension. It’s simple and, as many simple things – genius! It adds two buttons to your Firefox toolbar, which you can use to control your “I don’t have time for it now, but I want to read it later” list. Great idea, much needed tool, and brilliant implementation – that’s what I can say about it. It has all, and just enough of, functionality that I’d expect from such an extension.
Go check it out! There is even a video demonstration on how it can be used. Instant favorite.
Some time ago Google acquired JotSpot – a wiki-like web service. There weren’t much news about it since then though. It was obvious that JotSpot will join Google’s office applications in one form or another. But details and time lines weren’t clear. Slashdot runs a follow-up post, saying that JotSpot will replace Google Pages tool. It will be called Google Sites. Here is a relevant quote:
Based on JotSpot collaboration tools, Sites will allow business to set up intranets, project management tracking, customer extranets, and any number of custom sites based on multi-user collaboration.
Obviously, this is something to wait for. There is a demand for a tool like this among small companies, and existing solutions could use a little competitive push.
Update: More details about Google Apps plans for 2008 at this Techcrunch post.
Via this post at Web Worker Daily, I learned about Morning Coffee extension for Firefox.
Keeps track of daily routine websites and opens them in tabs.
This extension lets you organize websites by day and open them up simultaneously as part of your daily routine. This is really handy if you read sites that update on a regular schedule (like webcomics, weekly columns, etc.).
I haven’t tried it yet, but it sure sounds promising. I don’t close my browser very often these days, but I know a lot of people who do. Many of those people also don’t use any RSS readers to keep updated. Instead they revisit their favourite web sites once in a while. Morning Coffee seems to be the perfect extension for them.
If you are still not interested, check the link above for excellent screenshots, which show exactly how this thing works.
Here is a productivity tip from the you-don’t-want-to-do-this department:
You don’t want to wait for a filesystem check to finish, when it’s working on a 200 GByte partition.
Hopefully, this tip explains the 5-hour downtime that the server experienced from today’s morning and until now.