Decentralising online transactions

Or “online cash” – since I don’t have to hand my physical cash to Visa so they can give it to you for that coffee I just bought. Of course they’d like it that way, hence the push of “mobile wallets”, owned by guess who! (If not owned, reliant on the infrastructure of – this… Continue reading Decentralising online transactions


Update: I stopped writing this post, it got too long, and I got bored. Also, it looks like Meebo might have just pwned RockMelt anyway, with their MiniBar. This is an ever-changing space, and will require a followup post! It’s too early to form a proper opinion on this one, but here’s some initial thoughts.… Continue reading RockMelt

Reuse and invisible familiarity in design

Some great backstories about things you see or hear everyday. Content used so much it becomes public domain, or more, part of the cultural landscape. Recognisable sometimes only subconsciously, but as a layer that stimulates familiarity, and builds on associations we have with certain genres, environments, emotions or experiences. I wonder if the associations we have with those things, the… Continue reading Reuse and invisible familiarity in design

Web-based services I pay for

It occurred to me that I’ve not got an ongoing account of what I pay for on the web, so I thought I’d make a list. Maybe this is an opportunity for a service itself.. PayPal could show you this information in a nice way. Blinksale (invoicing) – $6/month Dreamhost (my personal hosting) – $10.95/month eNom… Continue reading Web-based services I pay for


Working with Brian Suda, I just recently open-sourced OnePageMapSite, the code behind and With it, you can create a self-contained site that displays a Google My Map on your own domain, e.g.. Features Full-page interactive map Configuration through a simple config file Optional custom marker pins Include Google Adsense Google Analytics support AddThis sharing… Continue reading OnePageMapSite