Stickies – control your to-do lists

We’ve all got our to-do lists. We’ve all got our mountain of post-it notes. We’ve all wished we could replace the mountain of paper with something easier. Stickies is almost too good to be true. It’s a very simple program that allows you to keep virtual post-it notes on your desktop. It’s there when you need it, hidden when you don’t. It’s small and spyware free. Heck, it’s even free.

I’m getting ready to do some CSS trouble shooting on a site. The first step is to create my to-do list in Stickie. A tree in Canada will thank me for using a virtual note instead of the paper variety.

Hedger Wang is God! – well a guru at least.

Hedger Wang responded to my desperate plea for help on the z-index issue with a simple test page on his blog with an ingenious iframe solution. How people imagine these solutions is simply beyond me. So, then I started going through his blog and was blown away by his tests and solutions. CSS, JS, AJAX, you name it, this is a goldmine on info.

Icon Buffet – Free icons with a twist

Icon Buffet has begun releasing free sets of icons to the masses. It’s these same masses, you and I, that have the power to distribute these little bundles of goodness. You see, each person is assigned a set of icons, I have the Shanghai set. You then trade these sets with your buddies.

So, if you really want another set, for instance the Marseilles Cafe set, you arrange to share your icons with your Marseilles laden buddy. That being said. If anyone has the Marseilles Cafe or Taipei Plastic Primates and would like to trade, leave a comment. Or, if anyone needs the Shanghai set, do the same.

I now have the following sets available for trade:

  • Shanghai Tech
  • Maseilles Cafe
  • Oslo Atmosphere
  • Durango Research

 

FLORWAX – Mobile 2.0?

I sat next to Adrian Cockcraft on the plane up to San Jose yesterday. He just finished the ETech conference in San Diego.

He told me about his concept of bringing the Web 2.0 infrastructure to mobile appliances with some consistency. FLORWAX uses flash with AJAX like behaviors built on the Ruby on Rails platform. It’s just an accronym at this point. Let’s see if there’s any traction for this approach.