Google just announce a new project called Wave. It is essentially the new email. Real time communication, collaboration and much more. This isn’t just a new service that Google is offering, its essentially a new open communication protocol and framework. Just as Yahoo, Google, Microsoft and Apple are email providers, they can also be Wave providers. This video is very long and a little painful to watch, but I really think this is going to finally make email obsolete, among many other communication protocols.
Juan Forero had a great four minute piece on Morning Edition today about a weekly TV show that Hugo Chavez has been doing for the past ten years. He is the host. He is producer. And apparently there is no limit to how long he will go. His previous record was 8 hours. He’s currently in the middle of a LIVE four day broadcast! If you ever had any doubt as to the level of sanity of Venezuela’s presedent, well … there you go.
The California Supreme Court will issue an opinion in three cases challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2009. The cases in question are Strauss v. Horton, S168047; Tyler v. State of California, S168066; City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078.
Also related, I saw a really cool new equal rights sign on the news this morning, but I haven’t been able to find it on the internet. It's a circle around an equal sign.
I was just notified via xScope’s check for new versions on startup that version 2.2 has just been released. The new version adds some global hot-keys, more ways of copying various things to clipboards, and much more. I use xScope just about as much as I use my keyboard. It is THAT much a part of my workflow. If you are an interface designer and don’t use xScope, you are a stupit.
On the subject of my recent how-to on hiding CSS from IE 6, Andy Clark has gone a few steps further and is serving the same universal CSS file to IE 6 from all his sites via Google Code. I’ll be implementing this post haste. Thanks Mr. Clark!