Wednesday, September 25, 2013

OWL Server

OWL now has a simple Python server that saves OPML files to your local machine.

More here.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Why Don't Browsers Let Web-Apps Write To The Local File System?

My Quora question :

I mean, I know why. It's a security thing.

But why couldn't a browser have an API for scripts to read / write the file system and a security feature where the web-app has to ask and be given permission by the user before it runs? (Just as Android apps. have to tell you what permissions they need before you install them.) Couldn't the browsers successfully police this?

Surely if the browser manufacturers were to offer this capability, they'd more or less kill native Windows / Macintosh application development overnight and become the default platform for desktop computers. (So maybe Microsoft don't have the incentive, but Google and Firefox do.)

Friday, September 20, 2013

Hack Your Life With A Private Wiki Notebook

Bill Seitz is writing a book on organizing your life with wiki.

Looking forward to it.

Introducing OWL

I love outlining. I love wiki. What do you get when you create a mutant cross-breed of the two?

A fucking power tool, that's what!

It's just a rough draft, at the moment, a rough mashup of Concord and ideas from SdiDesk. But I think you can see it's compelling ...