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ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

ThinkTank is Now ThinkUp

Naming products is hard. After weeks of brainstorming, teeth-gnashing, hair-pulling, trademark searching, late-night strikes of inspiration followed by crushing morning realizations that the idea sucked, I’m thrilled to announce that ThinkTank has been renamed to ThinkUp. It’s our Firebird-to-Firefox moment. Rebranding is difficult, but the most heartening part of this process was that the ThinkUp idea came to us via the app. @markwallace responded to Anil’s call for ideas on the name change in this thread, captured by ThinkUp . With name changes come URL changes: we’re now @thinkupapp on Twitter and at ThinkUpApp.com . I’ve been busybusy shepherding this project along this summer, and loving every minute of it. Between our two excellent Google Summer of Code students and a community of volunteers, the project has been growing and evolving in leaps and bounds. Late August/early September we’re on track to have a web-based installer in place as well as some neat data visualizations that will make capturing your tweets and Facebook updates even more easy and fun to do. Interested in hearing more? Join the ThinkUp mailing list .

Encouraging Diversity in Open Source

Encouraging Diversity in Open Source

My current boss and long-time friend Anil Dash explains how he and I–a guy who looks like a terrorist and a gay-married woman –prioritize diversity in the community of developers working on ThinkTank . The entire interview is worth reading if you’re wondering what the heck we’re working on, but here’s a tidbit: Q: How do you go about ensuring diversity in an open development project? If all comers are welcome… The same way any diversity effort happens, I think. Outreach, specifically asking people to engage, having prominent community members whose identities are clear. Q: That’s interesting. Is that, in your view, an ethos that’s coming from the White House? It was more about what I saw as the failings of the tech industry where people would excitedly say, “You can get people to contribute to an open source app just by giving them t-shirts!” And the choice of t-shirts are men’s medium or large.

Pin Tabs in Chrome ala Firefox’s FaviconizeTab

Pin Tabs in Chrome ala Firefox’s FaviconizeTab

Googler Matt Cutts tweeted a Chrome tip a few days ago that made me switch from the stable build to the developer version of Google Chrome. In it you can right-click on a tab and choose “Pin tab” from the menu. Like Firefox’s FaviconizeTab extension (a favorite when combined with Better Gmail 2 and the PermaTabs extensions ), that option shrinks a tab down to only its favicon and sends it to the far left, which saves you tab bar real estate. Note that pinned tabs do not persist between Chrome sessions. Now that I’ve been spending a lot of time in Google Wave, I’m spending a lot more time in Chrome (because, you know, I don’t use enough Google products). I miss my Firefox extensions, but in Chrome’s dev version there appears to be extension support. Guess I should look into porting Better Gmail 2 and friends. In the meantime you can get early access to the developer version of Chrome here . (Thanks to Matt for the nudge to transition to Chrome’s dev channel.)


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Google Wave’s Best Use Cases

Google Wave’s Best Use Cases

Phew! After poring over 661 Google Wave invitation contest submissions , I highlighted some of Wave’s best use cases over at Lifehacker this morning. See how Wave will help people get things done in medicine, academia, transportation, journalism, entertainment, disaster relief, business, family life, and more. Thanks to everyone who took the time to describe what they do and how they want to use realtime collaboration to streamline it. Congrats to all the winners–your invitation nominations are in!