October, 2010

  1. Around the web

    LaunchBar 5 – Release Notes – Version 5.0.3. Time to upgrade! The Basic Physics of Collisions and Thoughts on a Concussion-Preventing Helmet | GFMorris.com – interesting notes here. Harig: Rocco Mediate’s win shines focus on Fall Series – golf is the truest meritocracy in professional sports. The Slow Death of Overlapping Windows – “Its weird…

  2. 11″ MacBook Air Size Comparisons

    I was curious about how the 11″ MacBook Air compared with the 13″ Air and the iPad. Turns out, it’s an interesting fit right in the middle. See below and the Flickr gallery for some comparison shots. A few additional thoughts: Using it feels like a MacBook, not the usable-but-cramped/can’t-wait-to-get-back-to-a-real-laptop experience I have with my…

  3. GarageBand Theme with Carrington Build

    Congratulations to our friends at UpThemes for shipping GarageBand, a great Band theme that includes Carrington Build (developer version). I have it on good authority that we may see more Carrington Build enabled themes from UpThemes in the future, with even tighter integrations. This post is part of the project: Carrington Build. View the project…

  4. Ahead of My Time

    This past weekend I’ve been on East Coast time (in North Carolina). This is the third time in the past few months I’ve been on East Coast time for a few days. I kind of like being 2 hours ahead of local time at the office. For one thing, the stream of email is merely…

  5. No Sense of Humor

    A few months back I changed the label of the ad section of my sidebar from “Ads” to “Make Me Money”. Apparently Google didn’t think my pithy little section title was very funny. Fair enough, I’ve kicked it back to the “boring” setting. And shed a small tear.

  6. Above the Fold

    For everyone who believes their entire website has to be “above the fold”, here’s the thing: people know how to scroll a web page. Don’t believe me? Believe Apple.

  7. RedMonk’s Project Arcturus

    RedMonk has launched their first product: RedMonk Analytics. The basic premise is to use the data inherent in the activity on the RedMonk web properties to expose interesting trends. Read all about it in Steve’s blog post. As Steve says, this is a project that is only going to get more interesting with time. One…

  8. Around the web

    An open enhancement request to the Mobile Safari team for sane bookmarklet installation or alternatives – This is a big time need. BuzzVoice update: App is now Free on Android market – ReadItToMe was ahead of its time. Multi-line CSS definitions – I feel somewhat responsible for this. T-Mobile Follows suit, lowers Data Cap to…

  9. Best of Breed Android Apps

    My foray into the Android world has sent me searching for the best available apps for my various needs. Here is the set I’m currently using along with some general thoughts: Email: K-9 mail. The built-in IMAP client on the Droid 2 is fundamentally broken. It fails to move and delete messages on the server.…

  10. Mobile Input

    Input methods and devices are very personal things. Most folks I know are pretty particular about their keyboard, mouse (or trackpad), desk set-up, etc. It makes sense. You spend a lot of time with these tools and you want them to fit you and the way you work. Mobile devices are no different in this…

  11. Around the web

    Things are More Hopeful than They Appear – I want to believe. “were a lot closer to having a good, or at least watchable team than many might think.” MailFollowup Home Page – I’m going to give this a try. Foundry Group Version 2.0 | Foundry Group – Congratulations to the team. Stellar Battery Life…

  12. The Droid I’m Looking For

    This week I started looking in earnest at the currently available Verizon Android phones. I find my BlackBerry to be an awesome device for PIM activities (email, SMS, calendar) and the official Twitter client is pretty decent, however I really miss having a good browser, feed reader, podcast client, etc. and will generally grab my…

  13. The Next MacBook Air

    On my recent trip I brought along my MacBook Air as my primary machine. I took care of email, administrative junk, etc. but I also did some development work. Due to its light weight it’s a great travel laptop, and one that could be shrunk further rather easily by using a screen with smaller pixels…