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27Feb/071

Some views from the launchpad of Clipmarks 2.0

As launches go, this has been amazing. We got our prerequisite speedbump out of the way early, and since then, things are going really really really really update: REALLY well.

As if things couldn't get any better, Sara sent us this amazing cheese platter!

It's been quite a while since I slept, so I'm just about out of coherent words or sentences, but I'll leave you with some macro zoomed glimpses of life the Clipmarks HQ.

new clipmarks

obigatory super-macro macbook pro keyboard shot

walnut and spicy jack

Cheese house with blueberry residents

27Feb/071

Clipmarks 2.0 is live!

clipped from youtube.com

Clipmarks 2.0, the project that's been keeping all of us here at clipmarks very very busy is finally live! Check out the video for a quick overview of the new features, but there's a few big ones that I want to highlight here.

We've made some huge improvements to the clipping tool, and you now have much more control over the parts of the page that you clip. You can also clip video (like the one in this clip)!

As awesome as those improvements are, the biggest news to me is that you can now post your clips right to your blog.

On the surface, that sounds like just another nifty feature, but once you wrap your head about how people will use it, it becomes not just the clipmarks clipping tool, but an incredibly powerful blogging tool.

Now, you can easily clip something you find interesting, add some comments, and post it to your blog. When it's that easy, blogging becomes an impulse activity, and conversations can be much more fluid.

It's a very exciting time to be working here, and I'm sure today will bring more excitement and surprises.

The site and addons are still very new, so we could use all the help we can get putting them through their paces.

Give them a try and let me know what you think!

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27Feb/071

Late Night Upload!

We're working away here at the office, getting things ready for the launch of clipmarks 2.0. There's still a lot to be done, but things are looking pretty good, and more than once today I've felt that the stars are aligning.

Of course, you have to take a break here and there to get the blood moving and blow off some steam, so we've been playing a few games of hallway cricket.

I've only broken out my super-goofy "ohmygodtheballsgonnahitme!" dance twice 🙂

Eric knocked this one out of the park

Mozilla's extension chatrooms

UPDATE: The press has started to roll in a little earlier than expected...
AppScout at PC Magazine