Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Google recently acquired the Sweden-based Gapminder, the "non-profit venture for development and provision of free software that visualise human development", makers of the amazing Trendalyzer®. Not many people have heard of them up until now, but the visualization and real-time interaction possibilities are just mind blowing. Have a look at this demo. Now I know what you must be thinking: how can I have something like that in my webapp? I'm afraid you'll have to resort to good old jfree chart.

Friday, March 09, 2007

get humanized

I recently came across Humanized, a company that tries to bring the command line to the common man, by exposing operating system or application operations as simple commands, that can be typed at any time. For example, by holding down [Ctrl] and typing "open with" or a part of it, it will automatically open whatever has been selected with the application of your choice. This is part their Enso Launcher application, the other one being Enso Words. Enso Words lets you do all kind of things you would normally do from within a word processor through the humanized command line, from spell checking to word counting. A pleasant change.