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Archive for February, 2004

QotD: Valentine’s

Question: Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? Or does your woman make you? My Answer: I'm of the opinion that you shouldn't need a special reason to act extra special, but I'm also a fan of the excuse. After all, sappy every day is just sappy. It's good to have a day to crank it up […]

PF Icon: Final

So here ya go: the final PulpFiction icon. We took some suggestions on the wording, bumped up the vibrancy, and added a half-tone per some suggestions from the previous version. What do you think? We're very pleased. Development on PulpFiction is in full swing as some tail ends are tied on Rock Star. We're squeezin' […]

Rock Star is nearly complete (we hope to release next Tuesday), but in the meantime I thought I'd kick off a little contest. Let's call it the "Give Rock Star Some Makeup" contest. Most of the Rock Star interface is a bunch of TIFFs, so contestants will simply need to submit a folder full-of-TIFFs for […]

Thurrott != Thoreau

Looking for a bigger idiot than Robert Scoble*? Look no further than Paul Thurrott who, unlike Scoble, actually is an idiot. The comments here don't make him an idiot, but they're easily poked with sticks: Although iTunes integrates easily with the award-winning iPod, it doesn't support any of the hundreds of other portable audio players […]

QotD: GarageBand

Question: Have you made a GarageBand song yet? My Answer: I have goofed around like everyone else, but I've yet to approach making anything even resembling "a song." You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Gandhi and Mary Poppins

José makes a funny: Mahatma Gandhi, as you know, walked barefoot most of the time, which produced an impressive set of calluses on his feet. He also ate very little, which made him rather frail and with his odd diet, he suffered from bad breath. This made him… …a super calloused fragile mystic hexed by […]

QotD: Syrup

Question: What is your favorite kind of syrup? My Answer: Triple Berry - raspberry, blueberry, blackberry. Mmmm that stuff is good! You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Basecamp Launches

Basecamp launched today. It still looks interesting as I begin using it. They've got some issues with text formatting (sometimes I want a * to be a *, dammit, and I have yet to successfully mix *lists with *bold* text). I'd like to create a different look per project, to assign different leads per-project, and […]

There comes a point, very early on in every Cocoa project (especially), when you've gotta make a binary decision: is my application document-based or not? Web browser? Document-based (content = web pages). Word Processor? Document-based. iPhoto, iMovie, iDVD? Not document-based. Things get blurry, though, when you venture into other realms. Are applications like Mail, iChat, […]

PulpFiction has seen more than its fair share of icons. The coffee/orange juice thing wasn't working for us, so we switched gears and moved to another idea: actual pulp fiction. Pulp fiction is a bunch of old comic strips printed on pulpy (cheap) paper. They contained headlines like "RUN!" and "ALIENS ATTACK!" Think of the […]

Siracusa on OmniWeb 5

John Siracusa reviews OmniWeb 5.0b1 at arstechnica. I don't have a whole lot to say other than to throw out another of my "OW Dislikes": Ahem. Anyway, you can see the small "show/hide drawer" widget and the little spinny status indicator in the OmniWeb toolbar screenshot above. These are two items that are not necessary […]

QotD: Smoke

Question: How many cigarettes have you smoked? My Answer: I "smoked" about two at my senior party if "holding them in your hand and occasionally faking a puff" counts as smoking. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Bush, George W.

GEORGE W. BUSH RÉSUMÉ I was arrested in Kennebunkport, Maine, in 1976 for driving under the influence of alcohol. I pled guilty, paid a fine, and had my driver's license suspended for 30 days. My Texas driving record has been "lost" and is not available. MILITARY: I joined the Texas Air National Guard and went […]

Michael Dell = Your $$$

While it's true that any CEO, at his core, needs your money to survive, it always strikes me that this is Michael Dell's only concern any time he gives an interview. Read this interview. Read it twice. Count how many times a price is mentioned. Count how many times market share is mentioned. Count how […]

QotD: Janet

Question: Who cares about Janet Jackson's boob? My Answer: Not me. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.