Run Canada Post’s EST Desktop 2.0 On A Mac

Canada Post’s tools are a must-have for many businesses shipping in Canada. Even though many of the tasks you can do for business mailing are now accessible on their website one mainstay office tool is still desktop-only. That’s EST Desktop 2.0. EST (Electronic Shipping Tools) Desktop lets you connect to a digital scale, prepare bulk shipments, mail quick-ship and thermal labels, prepare manifests,…

Want to buy your Halloween candy online? (USA)

It’s getting closer to the yearly celebration of small, inexpensive sugary treats given to absolute strangers. If you’ve put off buying candy and don’t want to go to the local department store to trudge through the now mostly-empty shelves you still have time to order your candy online. Both Amazon and Walmart are selling their candies online at prices on par or better…

The Trust Fence and Awkward Filter

As a user of a product or service you want to maintain a certain kind of status quo for what you expect the product usage to be like and what sort of interaction you’re going to have with it. This status quo is a sort of “goldilocks”-zone where you want to keep your users secure and trusting of your product. But what happens when you let your users make the content that other users can see?