Monthly Archives: November 2012

BetterMess Workflow Toolbox

Michael Schechter, BetterMess:

While you may need less, or possibly more, to make things happen, find what works for you. Find the best way that you do your best work, even if all you need is a piece of paper and a pencil. While there’s no one right way to work, each of us has an ideal workflow. If you’re struggling, find yours.

I love how Michael is so open and able share some of his secrets into how he works and uses technology to battle through each day.

Plain Text Primer: nvALT 101

Michael Schechter, A Better Mess

This will not be a comprehensive dive into the myriad apps you can use. It will be a focused and targeted approach for:


– Storing and Accessing Your Plain Text Files
– Naming and Tagging Your Files
– Formatting Your Files For The Web
– Exporting HTML For The Web
– Learning A Few Tricks

I just wish the nvALT supported every device and platform I used…

Were you lost about Lost?

Santiago Ortiz, Lostalgic:

This project is based on the entire ABC’s LOST TV show scripts, 115 episodes in 7 seasons, that I managed to parse from Lostpedia. I also parsed this page with additional information about hidden characters relations.

My aim for this project is not (only) to visualize some properties and patterns out of the script but actually to allow to read and enjoy the series in a different way.

If you were lost about Lost, this might help (a little)

The Web Index

World Wide Web Foundation:

Designed and produced by the World Wide Web Foundation, the Web Index is the world’s first multi-dimensional measure of the Web’s growth, utility and impact on people and nations. It covers 61 developed and developing countries, incorporating indicators that assess the political, economic and social impact of the Web, as well as indicators of Web connectivity and infrastructure.

UK are in 3rd position behind Sweden and USA. What does it mean? It means that Sweden is the best in the world at putting the Web to work, from a number perspectives… Impact (Social, Economic and Political), Readiness (Institutional and Communications) and The Web itself (Usage and Content).