December, 2005

  1. Must-Have Software

    I am very dependent on these wonderful software packages, my kudos to their developers. Mac Software LaunchBar Launch applications, bookmarks, view phone numbers, activate songs in iTunes – all with just a few keystrokes. There have been some LaunchBar clones released recently, but the original is still the best. I’m a registered user. Path Finder…

  2. Around the web

    Slashdot | Law Requires Italian Web Cafes to Record ID – great news, I’m going to Italy in the spring. 🙁 Capitol Hill Blue: Bush on the Constitution: ‘It’s just a goddamned piece of paper’ (thanks Jeremy) Hillary Clinton Crafts Centrist Stance on War Foto’s Nederlands Kampioenschap Latte Art 2005 – Etching voorbeelden (thanks Jim)…

  3. Hey, that’s my content…

    I’m seeing my content showing up on more and more random web sites – sites that I certainly haven’t given permission to republish my content. Some don’t even give any type of link back or credit. Annoying. 🙄

  4. Virtual Desktops

    In the comments of my post listing my install process, Bill recommended Desktop Manager for virtual desktops on OS X. This got me thinking about using virtual desktops on my PowerBook again. I’ve tried this a few times, but never stuck with it. Here are some of the virtual desktop apps I’ve tried over the…

  5. FeedFlare: Feed Reader Developer Viewpoint

    Yesterday I posted some, as it turns out, unfounded concerns about FeedBurner’s new FeedFlare features and how they would impact me as a reader of many great blog authors who use FeedBurner’s service. Thanks again to Eric and Dick from FeedBurner for helping me get the facts straight. Today, I’m putting on my feed reader…

  6. FeedFlare Skepticism

    UPDATE: FeedBurner CTO Eric Lunt was kind enough to explain to me that most of my concerns are unfounded. I should have known that they would avoid these issues. However, as a feed reader developer, I’ve got some additional follow-up thoughts for another post. FeedBurner‘s FeedFlare announcement has a lot of people excited. While I…

  7. IE Wrestling

    I’ve spent the last several days getting FeedLounge compatible with IE – not my favorite way to spend time. When we made the decision to support Firefox first, it was with the knowledge that the IE and Safari ports would have to happen – but that doesn’t make it any less painful. There were a…

  8. RF Light Switch Revisited

    The RF light switch I ordered didn’t work on a 3 way circuit1. An alternative that will work is a bit more complicated: Replace both2 3-way switches with X10 compatible 3-way switches. Add an X10 base receiver. Add an X10 remote keypad/switch for the additional switch. I’m going to hold off on this for a…

  9. RIP PowerMac G4

    My PowerMac G4 seems to have died. I’m annoyed, but I guess I shouldn’t complain too much as it has served me well since 1999. I pulled it out from under the desk on Friday to reconfigure everything, then when I put it back and hooked everything up today1 it wouldn’t come on2. The good…

  10. Around the web

    Good Java Developer vs Excellent Perl Hacker? The Seattle Times: Sports: Reporter aims to get it right Design Within Reach – Multipot Personal Electric Charger Putfile – Worst Job Ever (thanks Jeremy) Crazy clouds field/figure – I’ve never been in a hurricane, but i have lived in Boulder OneFeed – Just… can’t… process… – all…

  11. Linked In

    I’ve gotten a flurry of LinkedIn invites from old friends and colleagues over the last month or so. Part of this is probably due to an aquisition and subsequent layoffs at my old job, but not all of it. Anyone else seeing similar activity?