Tag Archives: Communication software

The Email Hole

By | July 24, 2006

Email is not something to get too upset about, until you lose one to downtime by your provider of choice. And then you realise that it is too important to be left to free services, or even a domain hoster. I use a hoster called Hostway, and they went spectacularly down last week. (This despite the fact, or… Read More »

A Chip off the Old Flock

By | June 14, 2006

Flock, which I wrote about a few months back, is now in public beta (meaning ordinary folks can use it without too much weeping). TechCrunch carries an interview with the folks behind it. What’s so good about it? Well, it’s all about trying to build Web 2.0 into the browser, so the browser isn’t so much a browser… Read More »

How to Make More Use of the Vicar

By | February 27, 2006

In last week’s WSJ column (subscription only, I’m afraid) I wrote about how Bayesian Filters — derived from the theories of an 18th century vicar called Thomas Bayes and used to filter out spam — could also be used to sift through other kinds of data. Here’s a preliminary list of some of the uses I came across:… Read More »

“Oh God, Another Email From The Office”

By | September 9, 2004

If you want to, I mean if you really want to, you can add some weird sound effects to your incoming email. Chapura, better known for its KeySuite Outlook synchronization software, today launched Email Sound FX, “an Outlook add-in for customizable sound notification of Outlook email on a Windows-compatible PC”. Users can then assign sender-specific sounds enabling them… Read More »