Everyone who works on the web should have a keylogger. Browsers crash often enough when you are writing into a form or browsers have hot keys (especially forward or back) which will reload the page on you at an unexpected time, just when you are in the middle of a very long post.
I’ve heard all the privacy arguments against keyloggers but I’m not sold. If you are typing into a computer, particularly one which is near constantly connected to the Internet, you need to accept that there is very limited privacy. For very private writing, it should be done on paper or on an old computer which is no longer capable of being hooked up to the Internet easily or at all (i.e. missing a network card and wifi and/or automatic DHCP).
I was looking up information on Canadian accounting software (or more particularly looking for a Mac OS X offline tool for Freshbooks, the amazing online accounting system with which I run Foliovision.com).
I couldn’t find a Mac OS X tool for Freshbooks but I did run across a great website which typifies to me many of the things which a weblog should be:
- Illustrative (very nice and simple photos on most posts)
- Helpful (the articles may not be all that frequent but they are all have some thought or use to someone, this is not posting for posting’s sake)
Here is a sample of Peter Rukavina’s writing about the dangers of online social networking – a virtual world where only like will meet like: