Applications in search of application

Applications that I have stumbled across, or been directed to, that have caught my eye. Most of them are applications I’m just waiting to use.

Ponoko – Buy Make and Sell Almost Anything – in their own words, “Ponoko is a creative place where you can make your 3D design ideas real and sell them to the world. Unique handcrafted necklaces, rings, brooches and pendants.

In brief, it’s a site where you can upload your designs and have them precisely laser cut from a range of materials, then shipped to you to assemble. You can also make your designs available to other people – free, or for a fee – so that they can make something you’ve designed.

Twitter: What are you doing? – everyone knows what Twitter is, but what’s the point? I haven’t yet found a use for Twitter that I can’t use other applications for. I’m currently tinkering with a few Twitter toys and games, but haven’t yet found any real purpose for it.

Flickr“Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a camera phone.”

That’s all well and good, but to what use can I put it? Again, I have some Flickr toys I’m working on, but it’s more of interest than of use.

The Indispensables – Google Adsense advertising revenue. – Cafe Press online merchandise on demand. Also suitable – in a small way – for “print on demand” book publishing, and “burn on demand” data and audio CDs. – Google Analytics tracking visitors. Slice and Dice.

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As half of the team behind, I am a serial starter of things, beginner of projects. I work in bits and in bytes, in words and paragraphs; I work in wood, metal, and paper, in fabric and in leather; I work in fits and in starts. Most of all I work intermittently and inconsistently.

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