Some more Cyndicate tips for you: If you hold down the option key, "Mark Unread" and "Delete" become "Mark All Unread" and "Delete All." There are a few contextual menus. Give them a try. Clicking the "Share This" toolbar icon quickly will prepare an email. Not a Cyndicate tip per se, but if you want [...]
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Some quick thoughts on Cyndicate: If you'd like a blank database, you can get one here. No, we don't include an inline browser. We left this out on purpose. Why re-invent the wheel? People use a variety of browsers these days, so why limit them to a WebKit one? Browsers support session saving and all [...]
Cyndicate, or PulpFiction 2.0 as some might call it, is now available. Previously known as Iris on this blog, Cyndicate brings some pretty nifty features to a PulpFiction-like feed reader. Ratings One of the coolest features is ratings. If we can use Bayesian methods to determine whether email is spam or not, why not apply [...]
Cyndicate will be released on August 1. All that means is that I've got a lot of work to do on Sunday writing the user guide.
Jesper is starting a small campaign for Cocoa (and really all Mac developers) to be resolution independent as of November 29, 2007. Iris (Cyndicate) is mostly resolution independent already. We have only a few small tweaks left, but our icons and things were all done in sizes up to 4x as large as the current [...]
If anyone is interested in developing some themes, perhaps which can be built-in, for a new feed aggregator/reader/thingamajig, please contact me via email (see sidebar, and please don't use GMail). The advantage or perk of doing this is that, at the bottom of every article using your theme, you can put something like "theme design [...]
I'm looking for a Windows developer capable of porting Scorecard to Windows. I don't care what language is used (so long as it's not too far out there). There's more information here, but here are the highlights: Should work somewhat like the Mac version. This is a port, not a grounds-up rewrite. The Mac (Cocoa) [...]
We're accepting a second wave of beta testers for Iris, the RSS reader follow-up to PulpFiction. If you're interested, IM me or email me (see contact me sidebar).
In using an NSToolbar, we have a few items that move when the option key is held down because the name of the item changes. For example, one toolbar item changes from "Do It" to "Do It All" when the option key is held down. Currently, we're using a bit of a hack to keep [...]
I've gotta call bullshit on this one: Clearly offline unlock codes aren't a viable solution at all. Relying on "honesty" is a huge mistake. I said this two years ago and I still believe it: Incidentally, Freshly Squeezed Software's approach to piracy … is, basically, to ignore piracy. We always tried, at FSS, to make [...]
Iris beta testing will officially commence on Monday, April 9. Those who have signed up should look for something on the mailing list at that time.
Beta testing for "Iris" is scheduled to begin just as the month of March ends. If you're interested in what is basically a drastically improved PulpFiction, leave a comment or otherwise get in touch with me (via email if you'd like). The current schedule is as follows: April 1 - Begin small beta test. April [...]
I'm still looking for the perfect web developer for a "part-time sweat equity" project related to photography. Some more details (click the link above for the basics): I don't care about the language - PHP, Ruby on Rails - doesn't matter. If someone wants to bastardize Drupal, ExpressionEngine, WordPress, or even a forum software package [...]
A MacHeist member strikes again: Adam Betts has accused me of "revenge" and "threatening a lawsuit" for rejecting an icon. The full tale, as you might suspect, is a bit different. To be clear, yes, Cyndicate is an RSS aggregator coming from Cynical Peak Software, a software company run by former FSSer Brad Miller. Cyndicate [...]
There have been a few posts about vacuuming your Mail and Aperture databases to speed up operations. Great. Yay for vacuum. PulpFiction throws up a dialog at quit which tells the user that it's "optimizing" the database. What's it do, exactly? Vacuum.