Archive for May, 2007

Hosted screenscraping: HTML to RSS with Dapper

Monday, May 14th, 2007

There are several screen-scraping services out there, but Dapper is one that’s both versatile and visual. With a bit of trial and error, everyone can transform html web pages (or more precisely: changes in web pages) into email notifications, a startpage widget, RSS or another syndication format. Take this example: (more…)

Phone versus laptop lifestyle: Twitter for Alice and Bob

Sunday, May 13th, 2007

Twitter is a lot of different things to a lot of different people, and at first, it can be difficult to get your head around. So, before I try to make my point on Twitter, let me introduce you to IM-Bob and SMS-Alice: (more…)