December, 2003

  1. Getting settled

    I went and registered my business name with the Department of Revenue in Colorado today. The guy at the counter told me they installed the software they are still using in 1974! I set up another sole proprietorship, but I’m going to need to set up an LLC later this year if things go according…

  2. tasks Donations

    The donations have pretty much stopped coming in on tasks and photos. I don’t mind too much, it has been very interesting releasing software under the donationware model. I’ve learned what many other developers have learned: if you want to make money on your software, you can’t give away a fully functional version. This isn’t…

  3. tasks 1.8.3b1 released

    I’ve released beta 1 of tasks 1.8.3. This includes the following changes: Added a Greek Translation Now includes PHP iCalendar 1.0 Bug Fix: Doesn’t escape as many HTML entities for multi-byte languages Bug Fix: Parent task was not being retained when ‘New Task’ was the selected ‘After Save’ Bug Fix: HTML Toolbar was misbehaving slightly…

  4. MSN (Qwest) DSL *does not support* SMTP!

    I can’t believe this… after 45 minutes on the phone I’m told that MSN does not support SMTP or POP3 email anymore. They are requiring you to use HTTP (Hotmail) for your email… I am stunned! I finally got through to someone who is putting in a request to enable POP3 access – it should…

  5. Back in Denver

    We had a very nice time in frozen Minnesota, but it was a bit weird to be without high-speed internet access for over a week! I helped set up a Dell desktop while we were there. It took 2 days and about 2-3 hours on the phone with tech support to pull the DVD drive…

  6. The West Wing, Dev. Update

    My folks gave me the first season DVD’s of The West Wing for Christmas. I sat and watched the first three episodes tonight. I hadn’t seen the first 2 episodes but I think I caught the third one on first run. It was the first time in a little while that I just sat and…

  7. Around the web

    Baseball fans should read Ken Rosenthal’s This Bud’s for Boston article. Jacob Nielsen has released his Top Ten Web Design Mistakes for 2003. Agree or disagree, he always has interesting commentary. Fast Company has an interesting article on Apple, Steve Jobs and the success of pure innovation. Cool tip from MacMerc.com: mounting FTP servers in…

  8. One more 1.x release

    I’ve decided to do one more release of tasks on the 1.x branch. This will include: Bug Fix: don’t escape as many HTML entities for multi-byte languages Greek Translation PHP iCalendar 1.0 I should have a beta release out in the next few days. This post is part of the project: Tasks Pro™. View the…

  9. We made it!

    He was born in the summer of his 27th year Comin’ home to a place he’d never been before He left yesterday behind him, you might say he was born again You might say he found a key for every door –John Denver, Rocky Mountain High We had to weather some ice and snow coming…

  10. Around the web

    Dan Vine has created iCapture: it shows you a screenshot of what your web site looks like in Safari. Read this Salon article: We got him — now what? Matt has recently had some time to work on WordPress again with wonderful results. Jason points us to an important article on CNN. This article from…

  11. Halfway There

    We made it to Salt Lake City. I was allowed to stop once to take this photo. The entire state of Nevada was cloudy along I-80 today. I’m glad this is a one-way drive. Tomorrow, on to Denver…

  12. Tasks Pro 1.0 beta 3

    I’ve released Tasks Pro 1.0 beta 3 to the sponsors. This release includes all originally planned features for the 1.0 release along with a few additional goodies I decided to throw in. I’ve decided to add a few more things before releasing 1.0 to the public, mainly to avoid upgrade hassles. This post is part…