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Archive for May, 2004

Freedom Tags

The English plainly reads: Wash with warm water Use mild soap Dry flat Do not use bleach Do not dry in the dryer Do not iron The French portion contains an extra section. Translated, it reads: We are sorry that our President is an idiot We did not vote for him. Neither did I… This […]

QotD: Partitions

Question: Are your disks partitioned? Why? My Answer: Mine are not. Since moving to Mac OS X, I've seen absolutely no need to do so, and as a Mac Genius, I never advised people to do so either. It's easier, for example, to simply use an external disk as a scratch disk for video editing. […]

iTMS Still Lacking

An article on Slate talks about how most celebrity playlists suck. After checking out a few, I agreed. I also recalled that Michael Stipe had a celebrity playlist. Neither the standard search for "Michael Stipe" or "Michael Stipe Playlist" returned the playlist. I eventually had to navigate to the home page, find the "Celebrity Playlists" […]

What is Freshly Squeezed Software's new favorite application? It's one called "Spin Control!" Spin Control is an application that helps you identify why an application might display the spinning rainbow wait cursor. It automatically samples any application which appears unresponsive to the Window Server. Spin Control comes with Xcode 1.2 and will be put to […]

Joshua has accused me of stealing and lying at his blog. The facts of the matter are simple. Joshua emailed me and asked if I had stolen or otherwise used his tab code. I checked my browser history for his site and didn't find it. I replied, basically, "nope - I never visited your site." […]

QotD: iApps

Question: What is your favorite iApp? My Answer: iTunes, by far. It's the only one in my dock and it's usually the only one that gets any use. I use Lightbox for photos and Final Cut Pro for videos. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or […]

QotD: Ignorance

Question: Is ignorance bliss? My Answer: I think it can be, you bet. I think if you're not aware of something, it doesn't weigh on you. Stress is a bad thing sometimes. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Apple Developer Certificate

Check this out. Apple Developer Certificate These certificates can be used by Apple developers with a future version of the Apple Mac OS to sign software for electronic distribution Found at Will this be what ties into the Software Update system Apple is rumored to be "opening up"? Prices are $199 for one year […]

Now the external blog editor spec is public. If you write an external blog editor, please let us know so that we may include your application in PulpFiction 1.0.1's list of external editors. We will support this with a list of editors (with a "Choose…") button, as in Safari and Mail.

Adwords in Feeds

Does Google have any sort of method to put its Adwords in syndicated feeds? That would be interesting.


Anyone got a Segway they'd sell to me for $500? Now there's a flop of a product, eh? The last time I've even thought about them in the past six months was yesterday when I saw one in a movie.

QotD: Knowing a Blogger

Question: How well do you think you can get to know a person just by reading his/her blog? My Answer: This varies depending on whose blog you're reading, but I'd have to put the rating somewhere between "not at all" and "1%." Some bloggers talk only about work, some talk only about their pet cat, […]

Mac OS X Security Exploit

There exists a very good page that demonstrates a number of security flaws (all relating to the same type of thing) in Mac OS X: Visit it now. How to protect yourself: Get the Help Viewer security update from Apple. This closes the help: protocol only. Disable the auto-opening of safe files in your […]

The Ol’ College Try

Brent talks about something he calls "collegiality" and which I've long called "just being a good person." Collegiality is working together for a common good. It's equal parts "if you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" and other good bits of motherly wisdom and common sense. It's what one of […]

External Blog Editors

Like Brent, I've got a news aggregator. Unlike Brent's, mine does not have a built-in blog editor. Brent posted about supporting external editors, and now that I've had a chance to breathe, I've emailed Brent about his standard. We've shared a few emails the protocol and look forward to working with Brent to support it […]