August, 2006

  1. ForgEdit – Consider Making it Open Source

    I saw the initial beta announcement of ForgEdit today and went over to check it out. For a 1.0 beta, it has some nice features, but overall it’s pretty far behind the Mac text editors I currently own (BBedit, TextMate, skEdit, SubEthaEdit). Since there is no license or pricing information listed on the main portion…

  2. FastMail Review: Hassle-free E-mail Hosting

    Apologies for the long delay in getting this review up (especially since a few folks have been asking for it). I’ve been using FastMail1 as my mail service for a little over 4 months now and I really regret not making the move sooner. I decided to go with FastMail in part because they have…

  3. Much Better

    While watching the PGA Championship this weekend1, I finally took the time to clear out a backlog of ~200 e-mails from my inbox. I also took care of a bunch of little things that had been pushed to the curb and had been sitting in my overdue list for much too long. Next up –…

  4. Around the web

    [ECHENG.COM] Using Subversion with my websites W3C blocking its own members A Feature Request for Apple Mail Google Strict vs Google Deprecated (thanks Matt) Mass Edit Pages at almost effortless Governors Oppose Federal Control of Guard Harrington to donate PGA earnings to charity of Clarke’s choice MacNN | Briefly: Boston retail; OS X vs. WinXP…

  5. I’ve Left FeedLounge

    As posted on the FeedLounge blog, I’ve left FeedLounge. Here are the quick bits: Last Wednesday, I sold my share of the company to Scott and he is continuing to run the service. I am no longer involved in anything FeedLounge related (except in a historical sense). Scott and I don’t hate each other and…

  6. Ads

    This is interesting. I’ve tried Google and Yahoo’s ad networks – is anyone seeing great returns from other options?

  7. Around the web

    uwMike – WP-Cats “WP-Cats is a WordPress plugin that aids in mass category management.” PGATOUR.com – Woods’ 50-win milestone leaves everyone in awe How To: Steal a Laptop – Gizmodo Doonesbury@Slate – Daily Dose – laugh or cry? ESPN.com – GOLF – Ryder Cup points: Minor win trumps British Open No. 2 PGATOUR.com – Comparing…

  8. BlackBerry vs Palm – UI Choices

    The BlackBerry interface is unapologetically a power user interface. Much of the functionality is only available through keyboard shortcuts or the click wheel (not immediately apparent via buttons, etc.). In contrast, the Palm OS presents almost all of its functionality in on-screen buttons – eschewing menus for the most part. Once you take make the…

  9. Free-Busy?

    There have been a number of interesting suggestions on my post yesterday that attempt to solve the handheld-desktop sync and provide a web view of my calendars. However, many of these do not include editing via the web interface and none of them include a public free-busy only view1 for my work week that combines…

  10. Calendaring

    I think I’ve got some pretty basic calendaring needs. I want to be able to access (view/add/edit) my calendar data from any computer including my handheld (using the native handheld app and sync, not a web interface – at least for now) and I want to publish a simple free/busy view of my workday schedule…

  11. Leopard Thoughts

    Apple’s WWDC keynote announcements yesterday about Leopard have been talked about pretty much everywhere, but there are a few things I wanted to touch on: ToDos I was asked, so I’ll answer. I don’t see the ToDos and Notes implementation in Mail.app as a competitor to Tasks. My target audience is generally “folks who want…

  12. Tasks Pro™ 1.7 beta 4 and Tasks 2.7 beta 4

    I’ve uploaded beta 4 of Tasks Pro™ 1.7 and Tasks 2.7. This release fixes a few bugs that were reported in the beta 3 releases including one in PHP Tag Engine that caused the install/upgrade to fail. Sorry about that. 🙂 This post is part of the following projects: Tasks Pro™, PHP Tag Engine. View…

  13. You *Can* Tether a BlackBerry as a Modem in Parallels

    I was wrong when I said you can’t tether a BlackBerry as a modem in Parallels. You can tether in Parallels, you just have to disable your PocketMac drivers first. Move the BlackberryUSB*.kext folders out of the /System/Library/Extensions folder, restart, then you can connect to your BlackBerry in Parallels with no problem. This is great,…