April, 2006

  1. IE 7

    A Tasks Pro™ customer tells me that he can’t log in to Tasks Pro™ in IE 7. I’ve also been told that FeedLounge doesn’t work properly in IE7. Furthermore, I’ve been told that IE 7 is still in a state of flux that I shouldn’t bother even trying to fix either of these at the…

  2. BlackBerry First Impressions

    I took the plunge – I’m currently playing with a BlackBerry 8700g on T-Mobile. The keyboard is good. Why can’t I be logged into more than one IM network at a time? Odd. The interface for this thing is not as friendly as the Palm OS. I’m still having trouble believing this… but it appears…

  3. BlackBerry?

    The new BlackBerry looks pretty darn sweet. With T-Mobile’s reasonable voice and data plans (though not quite as good as what I have with Sprint), I’m quite tempted to switch now rather than waiting for the Treo 700P. I believe I’m outside my contract with Sprint, so I should be able to leave without hassle.…

  4. Business Checks

    With this year’s tax checks, I finally ran through the “starter” checks that the bank gave me when I opened my business account here in Colorado a little over 2 years ago1. I called to re-order and was given a half dozen choices over the phone. At the end of all this, the price for…

  5. Around the web

    Salon.com | Conceding on climate change GolfWeb.com – The Masters Tournament Longer Augusta still a challenge to all-comers GolfWeb.com – The Masters Tournament Cool Couples comes close to glory GolfWeb.com – The Masters Tournament Mickelson makes it look easy at the Masters Patience – heh: The good news is that the pitching will undoubtedly get…

  6. Travel = Sick

    It seems like every time I travel these days, I come home feeling downright awful. Maybe it’s all the germs on the plane, maybe it’s lack of sleep due to overstuffed pillows in hotels, etc. I’ve been traveling a bit more than is my norm lately and I’m getting rather tired of it. I don’t…

  7. Your Tasks iCalendar in Google Calendar

    I did a little testing of Google Calendar today and found that the iCalendars created by Tasks Pro™ and Tasks work just fine. 🙂 Unfortunately, Google Calendar doesn’t seem to support 401 authenticated iCalendars just yet, so you have to choose the URL based authentication option for your Tasks Pro™ or Tasks iCalendar. There is…

  8. For Better Server Performance, Outsource E-mail

    Since Scott and I moved our e-mail to FastMail1, this server has perked up considerably. When someone would log into an IMAP account with lots of messages (1000+), the synchronization step was disk heavy and would slow the server to a crawl – taking down web sites at times. This seems to have gone away…

  9. iPod Software is Too Old?

    I got an odd error message when I set my iPod in the cradle after buying a song at the iTunes Music Store today1: Some songs in your iTunes Music Library could not be transferred to your iPod because your iPod software is too old. Go to apple.com/ipod to download the latest… Odd. Ok, I…

  10. (Pixel) Size Matters

    Over the last few years, I’ve gotten an increasing number of complaints about the default font size on this web site and in my other web based software1. When I upgraded to my 30″ display, I finally realized why. Pixels have been getting smaller and smaller over the years. For comparison: 22″ Cinema Display: 1600…

  11. Phil Mickelson, Masters Champion

    Congratulations to Phil Mickelson for winning his second green jacket in convincing style this afternoon. Jim Nantz noted that Phil has won 3 of the past 9 majors, which made me curious to look back at the major winners over the last few years and see how he’s done compared to Tiger and the others…

  12. Around the web

    ClipX – a really useful multi-clipboard for Windows. All episodes of Love Monkey to air on VH1 – TV Squad – get your TiVo ready (thanks Brett). 9news.com | News | Firefighters get handle on wildland fire – These make me nervous. Treo 700w has Egregious DST Bug – ouch! Coding Horror: Code Elegance, Code…

  13. The Masters in HD

    Golf in HD is good, the Masters in HD is fantastic. I don’t know that I’ll ever be satisfied watching golf without HD again (at least on the big screen).

  14. Switching to FastMail

    I’ve threatened to do it in the past, but yesterday I finally took the plunge and signed up for an “Enhanced” account (for 5 years) at FastMail. Hopefully this is the last time I have to think about e-mail for the next 4 years, 364 days. 😉 We’ve been hosting a fair amount of mail…

  15. Boot Camp = Great For Web Developers

    I’m quite happy about Apple’s Boot Camp, this is great for web1 developers. I’m going to need to start testing my apps on IE 7 pretty soon, and I don’t much fancy adding another windows box to my stable of machines just for testing in another browser. However, adding an Intel Mac mini that I…