Wednesday, August 14, 2013

JK everywhere

No, I'm not talking about the author of Harry Potter...  and I'm actually offended that you even considered this.

I'm talking about the keyboard shortcuts "J" and "K" (amongst others) to scroll/jump up and down in lists.
Using J and K to scroll goes back to the vi editor when you used it on old terminals without cursor keys (or maybe probably earlier, but I know them from vi) ... get the history here.

J/K became really popular with Google Reader (RIP), then later Google+ adopted it, Facebook followed as well, then of course feedly as the Google Reader replacement did it, and now I noticed that flickr (with their infamous redesign) at least adopted J/K navigation.

In case you are not familiar with it... J steps/scrolls down to the next post, K goes one step backward to the previous post.
That simple.

Thursday, August 01, 2013


So, Microsoft will have to rename Skydrive...
BBC News - Microsoft made to rename Skydrive after BSkyB victory:

Makes me chuckle, and to some extent mad... No one would confuse Sky (the TV network) and Skydrive. Really.

If this were IBM, this could never have happened; they'd have clled it  'DDSF' from the start - as in 'Dislocated Data Storage Facility' :)