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4.1 Description of online tools used

Wednesday, April 29th, 2009

Working in the online realm I have come to embrace a wide range of services that solve specific needs, but also enable me to stitch content together with little scarring.  Below is an overview of some of the services I find useful.


This was the host of my primary blog before I switched to the current format of two blogs on my own server. It contains notes from different things that I present online. It is operated by Google, but redirected to my domain: image

flickr (Pro)

Is the online image host and community of photographers owned and operated by Yahoo. The appeal of flickr is its narrow focus on images and its very active community. Posting the right image to the right interest group can generate a lot of hits on an image.image


As opposed to the wildly popular youtube operated by Google, Vimeo offers a calmer more content creation focused workflow and community. The majority of content appears to be made by the original uploader.image


I use the Picasa image browser as my day to day images organizer on my stationary computer. Google operates a lot of the services i use and also Picasa/Picasaweb. As picasaweb is the online storage of the Picasa software it is ideal in working with images on the blog.  image

Also a subsidiary of Yahoo, provides an common pool for bookmarks over many platforms and discrete devices. The strength of annotating bookmarks with tags and notes makes it easy to categorize and order them in an very useful way for reuse by me and others. Streams of relevant bookmarks can be syndicated to mine or others blogs through RSS. image

Is the self-service version of Available for download and installation on your own servers the software enables great control and an economical way of publishing material related to my work. The sites & are published through the WordPress installation.image


Monday, April 27th, 2009

Floerkemeier, Christian. (March 26-28, 2008) .The Internet of Things: First International Conference, IOT 2008, Zurich, Switzerland, Proceedings. Springer, 2008

Bell, G., & Dorish, P. (2006). Yesterday’s tomorrows: notes on ubiquitous computing’s dominant vision. London: Springer-Verlag London Limited.

Datschefski, E. (2001). The total beauty of sustainable products. Crans-Près-Céligny: RotoVision.

Diamond, J. (2005). Collapse. London: Penguin Books.

Löwgren, J., & Stolterman, E. (2004). Thoughtful Interaction Design. Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Specific references to each post are refered to in the post..

Rennie, J. (2008). Editor’s letter. Scientific American , 2.

Thackara, J. (2005). In the bubble. Cambridge: MIT Press.

World Alliance for Distributed Energy. (2008, January 1). WADE. Retrieved January 14, 2009, from WADE info:

Anderson, D., Cobb, J., Korpela, E., Lebofsky, M., & Werthimer, D. (2002). SETI@home: An Experiment in Public-Resource Computing. Berkley: Space Sciences Laboratory U.C. Berkley.

Darby, S. (2006). The effectiveness of feedback on Energy consumption. Oxford: University Of Oxford.

Galloway, A. (2008, May 5). Dissertation. Retrieved April 15, 2009, from

Greenfield, A. (2006). Everyware. Berkley: New Riders.

Hornby, A. S. (1992). Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Koerner, B. I. (2009, March 03). Power to the People: 7 Ways to Fix the Grid, Now. Retrieved April 4, 2009, from

Lemonick, M. D. (2009, January 1). Top Ten Myths About Sustainability. Scientific American Earth 3.0 , pp. 40-45.

Mortensen, T., & Walker, J. W. (2002). Blogging thoughts. Researching ICTs in context (pp. 249-279). Oslo: InterMedia.

Norman, D. A. (1998). The Invisible Computer. London: MIT Press.

Saffer, D. (2007). Designing for Interaction. Berkley: New Riders.

Sterling, B. (2005). Shaping Things. London: MIT Press.

Vince, G. (2008, December 6). Life Unplugged. New Scientist , pp. 30-34.

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