Want windows? Use windows
Chris Clark: Camino jumped on the “Hey Guys! We could totally make it look like Exposé” bandwagon. … you know what’d be even more useful? Tabs that work with real Exposé. Peter Bright: All applications get thumbnails, but applications with explicit support for 7 will be able to add thumbnails on a finer-grained basis. IE8, for instance, has a thumbnail per tab (rather than per...
AppJet and Web 2.0
It’s too late for me to properly reply to Tim O’Reilly’s post about cloud computing, but there is one thing I’ve learnt during this week’s AppJet jaunt (as described over on Vox), and it relates to a point right at the bottom of his post: the cloud platform, like the software platform before it, has new rules for competitive advantage. And chief among those advantages...
Fix Yr Tumblr Template Titles
I’m a big fan of meaningful titles. Not only do they make your web browser’s history easier to navigate, but they also give bookmarks - both local and shared - meaningful, and they’re good for IRC and IM conversations too. I’m told they’re important for SEO, but I’m not exactly bothered about that one. When I first published my custom theme for notes.husk.org,...
Irony in Stamps
A to Z of New Zealand stamps: indirectly via pixelace.
#2lmc on Moo and Photobox
blech: [[ megp: Oh, lame: Photobox actually import your pics from Flickr to Photobox for printing. Boo! Dear Moo, please can we have calendars? ]]
blech: a) what's so bad about that? b) don't Moo have to "import" as well?
blech: maybe she means "Photobox put up a new gallery with copies of my photos"
ChrisDodo: or import, wait, then pick and buy
blech: ah, possibly. Yes, Moo avoid that.
blech: job queue!
blech: everything's a [EXPLETIVE DELETED] job queue!
muttley: and a pipeline!
blech: and a surprise!
jerakeen: moo have to send you email warning you to not delete the photos from your acount or make the private, though.
jerakeen: so they're not exactly flawless here
jerakeen: however, both are better than [REDACTED] fetching all the high-rez images off the server before returning from the SOAP call that created the basket
The Ear-hair of Usability
Ned Richards just posted a link to an article on the armpit of usability. It suggests that there’s a correlation between a decrease in usability and the level of speciality of an application: I don’t really disagree with this, but it did remind me of something else I noticed at my old job, when they changed from an in-house timesheet system to Maconomy (horrifying slogan:...
Red Sweater Blog | I'd Tumbl For You →
Daniel Jalkut lets MarsEdit users know that Tumblr’s API isn’t up to snuff for him to use it. I comment with a couple of Get Satisfaction tickets, but in the meantime someone from Tumblr shows up to promise an expanded API. Here’s hoping.
Obligatory MacBook Post
After seven years of white plastic and five of aluminium, Apple’s laptop range has been unified under a new shiny banner. The MacBook, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro now share a design language, with aluminium bodies, black keys and and black-under-glass screens. Rather than joining the chorus of people pontificating on the machines without seeing them, I took the opportunity to drop into the...
the Standard Fiscal Latte
indec: I hate sales pitches that describe a product as costing "less than a latte a day".
indec: I have yet to see the definition of the Standard Fiscal Latte anywhere.
blech: Is that the British Latte or the American?
indec: Well quite. And what /size/ British or American Latte?
indec: And does it have any funny syrups or other blandishments?
blech: Presumably you'd go for the default latte. Medium?
blech: Does the price of a latte vary even within a country?
indec: Well, it will between venues, at least.
indec: Unless they've all standardised on the Standard Fiscal Latte of course.
indec: And these messages have probably been written by ad execs, who probably have skewed perceptions of normalcy.
indec: Or are coked out of their heads.
What A Difference A Day Makes
Or rather, half an hour. Photos of MacBook Pro casing said to be accurate (published 10.55AM CT): …rumors suggested that Apple would announce radically redesigned MacBooks and MacBook Pros on October 14. Though a media event for that date now seems highly improbable, buzz has continued to increase… Apple announces October 14 notebook event in Cupertino (published 11:20AM CT): Apple...
#2lmc vs iPhone hype
blech: [[ Let’s just say it up front: the iPhone is the greatest piece of consumer electronics that has ever been made. ]]
blech: Oh, Gruber, you make it so easy to mock you.
ChrisDodo: the teasmade was far better.
#2lmc on Sweetcron
blech: http://www.sweetcronthemes.com/ is actually more like sweetcrontheme.com.
blech: I'm still a bit eh about sweetcron
blech: especially given the idiotic "sigh up to download the open source code!" process.
jerakeen: I was expecting cool ascii art skins for my crontabs.
One of the builders (at least I assume this is the case) with a peculiarly...– Headlessness: Brixton’s own Shishi Odishi