Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Time for my favorite post of the series. As I’ve looked around the web for opinions and analysis of Google Wave, I can’t help but notice they’re all talking about the wrong thing. They’re talking about the product, rather than the platform. When email was first introduced, the exciting part of it wasn’t how it […]

Now that I’ve spent a few posts singing praises for Google Wave, it’s time to shoot down some of the hype that’s surrounded the product. Step aside email, the waves are here Google, like it has in the past, is working on a new product. They have big ambitions, sure, but they had big ambitions […]

Google Wave has a number of things going for it in theory, but I don’t think the most important ones have gotten enough attention from the rest of the web. I’ll cover what has been wrongly hyped in my next post, but for now I’ll stick to what I think is most important with regard […]

To those who don’t know what Google Wave is, don’t think you’re alone. Google put out both an 80 minute video and an 8 minute video to try to explain it, and there still seems to be plenty of confusion to go around. Here’s my attempt to explain Google Wave in a way that anyone […]

There’s been a lot of chatter about Google Wave recently, and quite a bit of it isn’t so positive (unless you look on Twitter, where there are both constant pleas and offers for invitations). As one who doesn’t have an invite yet, I wanted to add my voice to the mix with a short series […]

Net Neutrality


Time Lee has just posted an article at Freedom To Tinker that is pretty well thought through. With Barack Obama’s election, we’re likely to see a revival of the network neutrality debate. Thus far the popular debate over the issue has produced more heat than light. On one side have been people who scoff at the […]

Wesabe: Wrap Up


In conclusion, I’ve mentioned three things (Proxy Tagging, Data Export, and Community) that keep me coming back to Wesabe, and what ties them together is Wesabe’s winning attitude as a company. That attitude prompts Wesabe to write a Bill of Rights on behalf of their customers that is both publicly accessible and awesome. The attitude behind that Bill is one that seals the win […]

Problem: I don’t really know how to go about X (finance related), how do I start? OR I keep trying to do something I know Wesabe can do but it’s not working! Wesabe Answer: Groups As for the first question, there are pages and pages of discussion, all searchable in Wesabe’s Groups, talking about almost any […]

Problem: You’ve spent a lot of effort setting up your system on Wesabe, and you’d like to be able to see that data many ways and on many devices. Wesabe Answer(s): Firefox, iPhone, Twitter, CSV, OFX, OFX2, QIF, Widget, or plug straight into the source with the API For those that don’t recognize everything in the list above, […]

Problem: 2+ people share a living space, but bills can only go to one person. Common Answer: Have one person pay the bill each month, and have the other pay them back. Wesabe Feature: Proxy Tagging Wesabe’s free form tagging let’s you create a taxonomy for your finances that makes sense to you, without having to adapt my thinking to any quirky, already […]