So, it seems we're getting another web-based calender/information manager. The new one is called Scrybe. And as a matter of fact it looks pretty interesting. Most of its old competitors are all variations on the same theme. So what does Scrybe has that makes it stand out from the rest?

  • It has support for working offline. This is perhaps going to be the killer, the feature which makes Scrybe take over the market. Having offline support is just
  • Very well crafted user interface based on the focus+context principle. It simply looks and feels very intuitive.
  • Synconization with paper. I've *so* wanted this from other applications I've used. The possibility to print out the schedule and todo list and carry it around in your pocket for those occasions you don't want to bring your computer.

Those are the main features that will be useful for me. There are many more cool features in Scrybe, all explained in the video on their homepage. It's going to be interesting to see the launch of Scrybe and what will happened with the company in the future.


Amazon's accurate recommendation

I got an email today from Amazon with a book recommendation. And they really nailed it this time!
We've noticed that customers who have expressed interest in books by Chris Okasaki have also ordered 300 Flowering Plants by Richard Bird. For this reason, you might like to know that this book will be released on 27 October 2006. You can pre-order your copy for just £7.99 by following the link below.

They recommend a book on flowers because I own a book on functional data structures?! Well, the reason is pretty obvious. They're mixing up authors with the same name. There is a professor at Oxford by the name of Richard Bird which does a lot of functional programming. If he wrote a new book I'd be very happy if Amazon sent me an email telling me about it. He has already written the standard text Introduction to Functional Programming, a nice introduction to Haskell. But he does not write books on flowers.

And yes, I know for a fact that the Oxford professor doesn't write books about gardening on his spare time. The two different Richard Bird authors have different middle names.

Well, Amazon. You gave me a laugh today but if you keep it up I'm going to get bored in the future. Make sure to fix this.


Awesome Lenticular Cloud

Man! This is a nice looking Lenticular Cloud over Fiji!

Found via reddit.