Dear web designers, Can you please STOP ADDING RESET BUTTONS to your forms? There hasn’t been a single user in the entire history of the interwebs who filled out a web form, and then went, “O wait, all of that isn’t right, I’ve entered the wrong information! What to do, what to do, but pull…

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Bofixier is the extra app that all Dropbox users have never know they’ve always needed. Dropbox is awesome. I assume you all know this. As a backup, data syncing, and sharing solution, they’ve got their competition whipped*. I’ve been a Dropbox user for years, and haven’t spent a single thought on backup since. Also, since…

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I tried. I really did. When Evernote decided last year to limit their free accounts to what amounts to trial use only, I abandoned the best note-taking tool on the planet, and out of sheer spite moved to Microsoft OneNote. I even ranted about Evernote’s evil corporate greed on Facebook. Evernote, I apologize from the…

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In fond remembrance of the countless instances of IT tech support I’ve exposed myself to over the years, I’d like to propose a neologism for the kind of responses that support technicians tend to provide. troppus /ˈtrɒppʌs/ noun the answers, advice and recommendations provided by IT support technicians, which are almost, but not quite, entirely unrelated…

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Vanaf vandaag verkoop ik e-boeken van mijn korte verhalen met een revolutionaire nieuwe extra: ik kan ze van een persoonlijke boodschap voorzien en signeren. Het gaat heel simpel: bestel het boek, kies een van de gesigneerde opties (epub of mobi), rond je bestelling af, en laat me weten hoe je je e-boek persoonlijk gemaakt wil…

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Don’t you hate it when your WordPress theme makes a mess of your numbered and bulleted lists? I’m sure some themes do a good job by default, but a theme like zeeStyle, otherwise very nice, aligns bullets and numbers with the left margin of your text, like so: Thankfully, there’s a solution. I’m so excited…

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Mijn site was down. Heeeeeeel erg down. Door mijn eigen domme schuld. Dankzij de helden van Flexwebhosting is hij weer up. Ik heb vanavond helaas geen tijd meer voor de Nederlandstalige versie van de details; maar in het Engels kom je een heel eind. Hier houd ik het er even op dat ik opgelucht ben….

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What to do if my on-train writing during my twice-daily 45-minute commute is frustrated by bad technology? Swiftkey, the app I embraced as God’s gift to writers, may on second glance not actually have been created by a Supreme Being after all, despite being all but worshipped by Android users around the globe. At first…

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We’re living in the future… Springsteen got it right on his Magic album. We are living in the future. Case in point: the proof is no longer in the pudding, but in the cloud, or rather, the Cloud. In preparation for the 10th Villa Diodati Writers Workshop, 21-24 April in Southern England, all participants are…

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The whole point of a smartphone, it always seemed to me, is to have a single point of truth. One calendar, one contact list. No double data entry, no errors, no confusion. For years, I used a Windows Mobile-based device (currently a HTC Touch diamond), and used Microsoft’s ActiveSync application to sync the phone with Outlook…

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