November, 2009

  1. Around the web

    Quick App Store idea – I argued for the same basic idea a few weeks back with a friend. Agreed it will never happen. YouTube – The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody – Brilliant!! (thanks Shawn) Get Richer Results with Yahoo! Search Assist – I like these. Football, dogfighting, and brain damage : The New Yorker –…

  2. Feathers? Wire?

    What the heck is Nike doing to college football uniforms? Feathers (or wings)? Wire? I can’t believe we’re seeing something worse than diamondplate. It’s one thing for the University of Nike Oregon to be a testing ground, but Florida too? Yikes, it’s spreading!

  3. Canonical “Focus on First Field” jQuery

    I want a “set focus to first field” script that is simple, generic and smart enough to work 95+% of the time. Here is what I came up with: var pageBody = ‘#page-body’; // set this to be your main content area (avoid always setting focus to a search or login form in the header)…

  4. Around the web

    British Open rule gives Tom Watson five more years – ESPN – Smart move. The death of the URL | FactoryCity Can One Bad Apple Ruin it for the Middle Men? – Steve and I have “lively” debates around this topic from time to time – I’m quite looking forward to our next one. Git…

  5. Around the web

    Chris Shiflett: Facebook, MySpace, and crossdomain.xml mezzoblue – Isolation – I’ve been learning a few more Photoshop tricks of late. NetNewsWire iPhone 2.0.2 released – I’ve already upgraded. Daring Fireball Linked List: Verizon Mocks iPhone for AT&T Network – on the contrary, I think Verizon is being very careful not to take a shot directly…

  6. Denver Weather

    The weather in Denver is extremely schizophrenic, and a constant source of comments from those of us that aren’t natives. Thursday it was 75 degrees, Friday it started snowing. The snow should all be melted by mid-next week again. That’s how it goes.

  7. Appearing on WordPress Weekly (next week)

    I’m going to be on the WordPress Weekly podcast next Tuesday (dialing in from the Bay Area, hopefully will find a spot for the interview that will work OK). There is a thread at WP Tavern for people to post questions they’d like to hear me discuss. I think there are a lot of very…

  8. Joyful Apps

    I’ve started building a list of applications that fill me with joy. LaunchBar – can’t imagine life without it. xScope – I don’t even use it that much, but when I do… so awesome. Pukka – I’ve been using Delicious as a central data store more of late. These aren’t all “must-have” apps, nor are…

  9. Email Behavior

    You open your email, read a message, mark it as unread, move on to the next, read it, delete it, read the next, mark it as unread… what a mess. I’m experimenting with flagging messages in my mailbox rather than leaving them as unread. After a half-week of this, the result is a half-dozen flagged…

  10. Around the Web

    Should RIM Be Worried About Android? Investors Certainly Appear To Be – In a word: yes. Android will be the real competitor to the iPhone, given a few things falling right. 20 Corporate Brand Logo Evolution | Showcases | instantShift – I’ve had this open in a NetNewsWire tab for months before getting to it…

  11. Read/Unread on Twitter

    I’ve fought it, but I knew it would happen: I now have Twitter content I somewhat care about that has a “read/unread” state; the obligation I’ve been dreading. At the moment, this is primarily @replies and direct messages1, but lists are going to join the party soon once support is cooked into the popular Twitter…

  12. Sad, Yet Exactly as I Predicted

    I take no pride in the “I told you so” for this and this. In fact, I’d dearly like to be wrong… maybe it can be fixed with a software/firmware upgrade. Guess I won’t be giving up my MX Revolution any time soon after all.

  13. Around the web

    Should The Twins Trade Nathan? AaronGleeman.com – tough one here, some good points. Better Elevation – Forbes on the Magic Mouse – one of the things I like about my Logitech MX Revolution is the built in rechargeable battery and charging dock. John Resig – Google Groups is Dead – I’m pushing more stuff into…