Chris Roos by Chris Roos

Week 270 - Interesting links

Microformats | weblog | Getting Started With microformats2

This is a great introduction to microformats2 from Barnaby Walters. CR

Official Google Blog: Save more with Google Drive

We’ve lowered the price of our monthly storage plans to $1.99 for 100GB (previously $4.99), $9.99 for 1TB (previously $49.99), and $99.99 for 10TB

This makes Drive quite a bit cheaper than Dropbox for 100GB. Drive is now around £14.33 a year (12 months at $1.99/month) versus Dropbox’s £71.93 (12 months at $9.99/month). CR

Gitbox — The version control app on a Mac

This git gui for the Mac looks interesting. I’ve previously dabbled with gitx, gitk and but none of them keep me coming back. Maybe this one would? CR

What browser am I using?

This looks good. A potential alternative to One difference between the services appears to be that this gives you a URL you can give to people, while relies on you exporting the data or emailing it from the interface. CR

Google News Archive Search

This is fascinating. A searchable archive of old newspapers. I just searched for “Ramsgate” and discovered articles in Canadian papers from the second world war when the Granville Hotel was temporarily converted to a Canadian hospital. CR

9,125 days later

This is a great article by Jeremy Keith. I’ll give you a little taster but recommend reading it in full.

That’s another killer feature of the web: you don’t need anyone else. You can publish to this world-changing creation without asking anyone for permission. I wish it were easier for people to do this: entrusting your heritage to the Yahoos and Pownces of the world is seductively simple …but only in the short term. CR

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