Tuesday, February 17

Pinterest - is it Pinteresting? Really?

I think I was still in Dubai when I have noticed that there is a new website that is making itself known - Pinterest

For the first time in my tech life, I was not excited with it... I guess for the reason that I do not know what exactly to do with it. I mean, they say it will be like your personal corkboard / visual board of the things that you see online.

photo grabbed from www.inboundio.com

I shrugged it off because I was still obsessed then with BBM and Twitter.

Now that I have time in my hands and when I did an online writing gig two months back, Pinterest is slowly creeping up again... luring me to give it a try.

Honestly, I want to but I think I have to clear out my online space first. Though it is not like the physical stuff that you can see and be irritated that you are not doing anything (yep, like the mess on your table, just as an example), my virtual space is really messed up.

I have 3 email address that caters to different stuff (yeah, Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo). I also use Pocket for my articles to read later, Zinio and Buqo to read my magazines for later, Kindle and Bluefire to read my books for later.... yes, that is how messy it is.

I was actually thinking of signing up and if it does not suit me, just forget about it later --- but I decided against it. I might just hold it up for a bit (is this me slowly turning into a non-techie person *gasp*???). Though I did a bit of research and Sheknows.com has actually provided a few insights on how some people have fallen in love with it and others got addicted to it (click here for the link on the article

Hopefully, I will organise myself virtually and make space to welcome an addition to my ever growing online apps / friends.

Monday, February 9

At WAR (kind of) with my laptop :S

Yes, I am having a hard time with my laptop right now.

I don't know if a lot of Apple users have been experiencing this but I am racking my brains out on what to do with the pinwheel.

Can you see the pinwheel?

Yes, the annoying pinwheel that has been making my online life a wee bit miserable. It is difficult to work on something when you see this object. Also, when you are trying to go fast because you are already late... the darn pinwheel just keeps taking it sweet time.

A friend of mine, an Apple fan, said that I should install Firefox because Safari kind of get's lola (like a granny) when you open up a lot of tabs. I looked at my Safari tabs and said, yep! that is what's happening to me.

photo grabbed from mozilla.org

So right now, I am using Firefox rather than Safari (I actually did not want to at first because I have been using Safari for sometime now and I do like it except this time, when Ms. Pinwheel keeps appearing). I have to say, the cameo appearance has been less frequent.

Apart from that, I also installed Ghostery. It is an extension or plug-in for Firefox that blocks windows that keeps popping up. You have the ability to block it or not which is cool for me because I now know which of these ads are making me suffer (boo!)

I guess, right now, my laptop and I are on a cease-fire. I hope it stays that way because I end up with a lot of backlog that I need to work on the laptop.

**Sorry for the rant but it is really annoying when you have your thoughts flowing and you have to wait for the pinwheel to disappear to write.... after all that waiting, I sometimes end up forgetting what I need to do in the end which is really a bummer!