Thursday, December 02, 2010

LastPass Buys Xmarks

LastPass Buys Xmarks | Kara Swisher

Looks like Xmarks has a new home & owner and will live on for its fans.

It will be interesting to see what freemium model LastPass might use, and will enough of those fans who pledged, now pay-up.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

End of the Road for Xmarks (née Foxmarks)

Over four years ago, I leapt on Mitch Kapor's fledgling service to sync browser bookmarks.

For some time during my Firefox days, I was a committed user, utilising the product to sync bookmarks (and later passwords)  between at least three machines, and then different browser brands as support for them became available.

Then along came Chrome with its sync'ing capability. Chrome (for a number of reasons) became my primary browser on all my machines. Xmarks played its part for me when I moved to OS X to occasionally keep Chrome and Safari bookmarks sync'd, but but no longer was it in daily use.

Over the years, I watched with interest as Xmarks strived to build a scalable, sustainable business model, without success. Todays announcement bravely explains it all.

Rumour has it they came close to a deal with Google, and also that the code may now go Open Source.

Quoting Todd, who quotes Douglas, "..thanks for all the fish".

Sunday, October 12, 2008

The Prisoner's Sonic Shadow Looms Large


Read the Wired story about more musical mash-ups based on the The Prisoner

Friday, September 26, 2008

Google Maps UK - now with traffic


Live, and "predictive"; very useful

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Us and them. And after all we're only ordinary men....

Richard Wright :: 1943-2008
.....Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.....
Gilmour's fitting tribute to his friend.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Particle Physics...

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Friday, June 13, 2008

"I am not a number, I am a free man!"

There are stories circulating that shooting starts in August 2008 of a "Prisoner" remake; six hours/six episode mini-series.

Many have waited a long time for such news, including me! Let's hope, if these rumours are true, the remake "does it right". Here's the article from six of one:

6th June, 2008 - SIX OF ONE EXCLUSIVE - The 2009 mini-series of the The Prisoner will feature six one-hour episodes, all written by Bill Gallagher (Clocking Off; Conviction; Lark Rise to Candleford). Sir Ian McKellen (The Lord of the Rings; The Da Vinci Code) is in the role of Number Two and James Caviezel (Deja Vu; The Passion of the Christ) plays Number Six. The producer is Trevor Hopkins (Dracula; Agatha Christie: Poirot; William and Mary) and direction is by Jon Jones (Cold Feet; Northanger Abbey; Diary of Anne Frank). Location filming is in Namibia and Cape Town, with shooting commencing in the first week of August, 2008. The "pacy, radical reinvention of the original show" is a joint production between AMC (American Movie Channel) and ITV (UK). mention of Portmerion in the location details.