Tag Archives: Software

Morgan’s pinboard for 9 Jan 2015 through 16 Jan 2015

on pinboard for August 3rd, 2014

on pinboard for June 22nd, 2014 through June 27th, 2014

bookmarks for April 17th through May 26th

A catch-up post while reactivating postalicious.

corkboard on my desktop

Corkboard-1.jpgI’m really liking Corkboard, a scrapbook / clipboard manager that places clippings on a translucent layer on the desktop. It’s convenient to use – drag and drop all the way – but it’s enjoyable to use. Clippings can be placed in meaningful ways on the onionskin. The designer, Jonathan Grynspan, drew the design criteria from the weaknesses of the traditional clipboard:

Corkboard is a supplement to the clipboard present in Mac OS X, designed to solve three interrelated problems:

1. Data on the clipboard is invisible. It is not clear what data may be stored on the clipboard at any given time. Corkboard provides graphical representations of numerous data types, making it clear what data is available

2. Data on the clipboard is fragile. A single key combination can destroy the only copy of a datum. Corkboard allows multiple data to be stored, reducing the occurrence of this problem.

3. Data on the clipboard is untouchable. Modern systems use strong visual- tactile feedback (e.g. animation), while the clipboard has almost no user-obvious representation. Corkboard provides a representation of copied data based on the real-world metaphor of a cork bulletin board, making it easier for less technical users to follow their data.

Corkboard makes the clip visible and touchable, but also arrangeable. By making the clip visible and persistent, Corkboard makes it possible to organize indexical clips spatially, visually. And that makes the clips easy to think about, select, and arrange.

The interesting thing: The corkboard layer is translucent, an onionskin, a palimpsest, more than a corkboard. Windows, icons, images from the desktop shows through the corkboard. That keeps the user oriented to the surface, but it suggests even more kinds of arrangement. Smart design move.

yet another desktop blog app

I’m always looking for these new software toys. This one is . It uses all the latest eyecandy, which I have to admit makes a difference in posting. Blogo feels more like a writing space than a blog app.

I’m putting it through its paces for a few weeks. So far, so good –

  • nice interface
  • coordinated microblogging
  • rudimentary image editing built in
  • editing panel also shows a pretty good preview: non-modal
  • can be set to preview before publishing
  • seems to update posts well

But some rough edges

  • It bogs a little when typing. That preview must take some energy.
  • It uploads a new version of the cropped image with each change.

It really feels like an app for the beginning blogger.

That’s Liz Kershaw, by the way.