Some good comments on default notification options, elegance, and how Dopplr also “gets it right.”
I’m told it also looks nice in graphical browsers.” —Dive into Python 3
“Steve Jobs often came by Texaco Towers after dinner, to see what was new, and we’d usually show him whatever recent progress we made. Sometimes he’d be pissed off about something, but other times he’d be really excited about a new idea.
I was the only one in the office one evening when he burst in, exclaiming that he had a flash of inspiration.
“Mr. Macintosh! We’ve got to have Mr. Macintosh!”
“Who is Mr. Macintosh?”, I wondered.
“Mr. Macintosh is a mysterious little man who lives inside each Macintosh. He pops up every once in a while, when you least expect it, and then winks at you and disappears again. It will be so quick that you won’t be sure if you saw him or not. We’ll plant references in the manuals to the legend of Mr. Macintosh, and no one will know if he’s real or not.”” —Folklore.org: Macintosh Stories: Mister Macintosh (via superamit)
IT’S A TIMEWASTING FIRE HOSE OF INFORMATION.
Do what I do, which is every few hours if you’re at a stopping point or bored or whatever, go to twitter.com in a browser. Scan through the missives from your friends, maybe page back a couple pages to catch up to the last time you checked. If you think of something you need to say, toss it up as a new message.
THEN CLOSE THE BROWSER TAB AND GET ON WITH YOUR LIFE AND WORK.” —Matt, what’s your favorite desktop twitter client?