December, 2005

  1. FAQ Rage

    One of the things I’ve done since adopting my e-mail policy earlier this year is work hard at creating useful FAQ articles that I can point people to when they come to me with questions. I’ve taken care to include pretty much everything I know that can be of help on a given subject in…

  2. WordPress 2.0 Tooltips are Wrong for Mac Users

    I’m waiting for the inevitable .1 release before upgrading, but I’ve started testing WordPress 2.0. One of the first things I noticed was that the tooltips on the new rich text editor are just plain wrong for Mac users – we gots no “Alt” key, yo! Mentally replace “Alt” with “Ctrl” and you’ll be fine.…

  3. window.open(this.href) vs target=”_blank”

    Like most people who have migrated to XHTML for web development, I stopped using target=”_blank” for opening links in new windows in favor of onclick=”window.open(this.href); return false”. They accomplish the same thing (opening the link in a new window) and the second one validates. However, as I was implementing the often requested “open external links…

  4. Tasks Pro™ 1.6rc2 and Tasks 2.6rc2

    I’ve posted the second release candidates for Tasks Pro™ 1.6 and Tasks 2.6. There are a few bug fixes in these releases, no new features. Changes in both Tasks Pro™ and Tasks: Upgraded HTML toolbar the the latest version of the JS Quicktags. Fixed several hard-coded strings to allow for translation. Changes in Tasks Pro™:…

  5. Travel Tip

    If you download something, say an audiobook, to listen to during your trip – make sure you know how to reset your iPod in the event you need to. Otherwise, you might be stuck in a roaming area for hours with no way to connect to data services and look up how to do the…

  6. North Platte = Sprint Roaming

    I was annoyed when I realized I was outside the Sprint data network1 at the hotel here in North Platte, Nebraska. Luckily, it seems that every motel here has free internet access – I certainly would not have guessed that would be the case. 🙂 Since I just got a nice fast mobile connection. [back]

  7. (Almost) A Day Off

    I took almost the entire day off today. I did meet with my accountant for an hour and I couldn’t resist answering my support e-mails and forum questions this evening – but I was away from a computer1 for pretty much the entire day. This is a rare thing for me. I had my Treo…

  8. Around the web

    Best Buy using Xbox 360 for a bait and switch? @ Dave’s iPAQ Microsoft Ends IE for Mac – amen. Switched to CentOS 4.2 as primary development desktop Responding to Konfabulator and Yahoo Critics The story of the lost Finder – Path Finder, yo! Compromise – that would look damn good on my desk. 😉…

  9. Sprint EV-DO with the Samsung A900

    On the recommendation of a colleague, I upgraded my T608 bluetooth mobile connection to a Samsung A900 (on Sprint’s EV-DO network – they call it “Power Vision”). I finally got the phone provisionsed and wow – was he right! This connection is bloody fast! The process was not without its hiccups: I was first told…

  10. shadowClipboard

    I’ve toyed with multi-clipboard apps in the past, but I think I’ve finally found one I’m going to stick with in shadowClipboard. I really like the implementation, and so far prefer the simple interface to the advanced interface. I’m a productivity tool junkie, but a very particular one. I probably ditch 90% of the software…

  11. Audiobooks

    Note to self: when you plan to buy an audiobook for a road trip, make sure you remember to download it the night before – these downloads are big and slow.

  12. One of those days…

    Today was extremely productive: a commonly requested feature for FeedLounge lots of front end work for Scott to hook up a few little elegance tweaks the adoption of the new standard “subscribe” icon (which you may have noticed on this site and feedlounge.com already) but I didn’t eat lunch until 6:30pm… This post is part…

  13. Saving Feed Items

    One of the features we’d planned (and built) for FeedLounge was the ability to save feed items from feeds you are subscribed to. We thought it would be a pretty cool feature, and one that Scott was particularly excited about. However, as we talked to more and more people about features they wanted in a…