Monday, January 26, 2009


I'm not (yet) a big Twitter.

The Twitter web interface is pretty simple to say the least. To use it, you have to keep hitting Refresh on your browser. Before you flame me, wait a second.

There are plenty of capable desktop and mobile applications that are much more capable clients than itself. I find that kinda odd but ...

Anyway, as you probably have figured out, I'm a big "cloud" proponent, e.g. Bloglines and Gmail.

While personalizing Gmail, I came across TwitterGadget. The Gmail gadget required 3rd party cookies be enabled which I didn't want to do so I kept looking.

What I found was that TwitterGadget's web interface is good alternative to a fat client for Twitter. That link is at the VERY bottom of the TwitterGadget home page.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Java Version Checker

Just to make sure you're running the latest version of Java JRE, Sun has an interactive Java version checker.

Just click on this link and then click on the blue "Verify Java version" button.

Pretty simple.

PS. There are more version checkers here.