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Design depends largely on constraints.” — Charles Eames

Tuesday, 13 April 2004


More Software that Everybody Should Download

Spike is a networked clipboard that allows you to easily share text, pictures and other interesting things with others near and far.

The nice part is that a) it uses ZeroConf (a.k.a. Rendezvous) and b) it’s cross-platform (Windows and Mac).

This is deeply cool; I have a feeling that it will be invaluable at those meetings where everybody hands little USB memory dongles around, or scrambles to find each other on IM.

Now, how about a cross-platform, ZeroConf chat application ( iChat is OSX-only), and ditto for a shared editor (same criticism for SubEthaEdit).

HINT: If you run a firewall, make sure you poke a hole for it.