It seems that I am finding Google Calendar (currently being referred to as gCal by technopiles) an alternative to Outlook lately. Even though I wish that Google would finish up implementing some kind of syncing between gCal and Outlook already. But luckily, there’s a “hack” that helps out in that side of things. I guess its enough to hold me down for a bit till something from Google comes about.
Supposedly, Google mentioned the availability of an “Account Authentication Proxy for Web Applications” feature that will be intergrated with their gCal API in late April… this past April in fact. I guess we’ll just have to wait for an update on Matias about that, or from Google regarding their own home-blended to-do list integration with gCal.
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This time around, things seems to be quite green. Other notable features of the redesign would be that the main-content area got moved from the center, to the left. Following that, most of the ads were then flanked on the right, which used to be on the left and right sides of the main-content.
I don’t know what it is, but the green skin just reminds me too much of Technorati’s. Besides that, I think the font-size and line-height improves on usability from the last version. Although, I kind of am still used to the subtle, natural colors of the last one. Anyways, congrats to Michael and cre8d design/Rachel Cunliffe on the launch.
After 12-hours or so of usage and debugging my MT templates to properly integrate with coComment, I finally got somewhere to say the least. If you need to catchup to what this is all about, you may read my previous article on what coComment can do.
Anyways, I finally got around fixing my Individual Entry Archive template. I did the following:
I was actually thinking of something like this. I was going to make it my first RoR project but that might just be to ambitious. Anyways, plain and simple,
coComment is the only service that allows you to enjoy the full potential of blog comments on the web. Before coComment, the blogosphere was not a global conversation, but tons of fragmented, hard to follow, and untrackable discussions.
Using coComment, you can now keep track of what you have been commenting on, display your comments on your blog, and see what is new in the discussions you are participating in (if other users are also on coComment).
One con (at the moment), is that “users can only track comments from blog posts that they have actually commented on, and only comments left by other cocomment users are shown.“1 But this was a day or so ago. I have to check the new version out myself as I’ve just signed up a few moments ago.
<title>blog name : article title</title> or
<title>blog name | article title</title>
Otherwise, the comment (in coComment) will show up as “(untitled)”.
So, seeing that, there might be an issue of having everyone involved have a standard way of templating their TITLE-tags. I, for one, see this as a big thing (so it ain’t “small” after all). If this is true, and hasn’t been addressed in it’s next iteration, coComment is pretty much forcing everyone to do “this and that.” Then again, we’ll see how this plays out with Microformats. So if you are listening/reading this oh-Lords-of-coComment, please do let us know. (Then again, I just signed up and haven’t gotten to play around with coComment that completely yet.)
All in all, the service is practical and very useful for those that like to read and interact with different blogs. It’s great for coComment to have gotten around and implemented something useful to the millions that are very involved with interblog-interactivity. In it’s current state of version 0.4c, I just can’t wait to see the other features it will have when it rolls out from “beta”. Pretty much, like all the other “Web 2.0” application-sites. =)