Alfred App

Alfred App

Jan 16, 2011

Downloaded Alfred from the Mac App Store and really enjoying it. Alfred is a productivity application for Mac OS X, which aims to save you time in searching your local computer and the web. Whether it’s maps, Amazon, eBay, Wikipedia, you can feed your web addiction quicker than ever before. Increase your productivity by launching apps with shortcuts Instant access […]

Mac App Store Launches

Mac App Store Launches

Jan 6, 2011

Apple launches the Mac App Store. The store comes as part of the OSX update to 10.6.6.  I’m on vacation for a few days and the OS update took a crazy 3 hours over hotel wifi, but I suspect at home in SF, it would’ve only taken about 20 minutes.  The app store is another standalone […]

iTunes 9.0 App Management

iTunes 9.0 App Management

Sep 10, 2009

Finally! The new iTunes 9.0 has an app manager. It’s fairly easy to use but as Steve Rhodes pointed out on my Flickr page, “it is a pain if you want to move several apps from one of the first pages to one of the last pages, but it is much better than doing it […]

Snow Leopard: Smaller, Faster, Better

Snow Leopard: Smaller, Faster, Better

Aug 26, 2009

The Apple and tech blogs have been buzzing with this week’s early arrival of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, available this Friday, August 28, 2009. We’ve already pre-ordered our family pack upgrade. If you haven’t yet, it’s worth the upgrade at only $29 for an individual (or $25 at Amazon; $43.99 for the family […]

iPhone 2.0.1

iPhone 2.0.1

Aug 5, 2008

The new update came out earlier today. I tweeted it, but I’ve been busy with work all day and night. I’m just getting to updating my phone now. If you’ve updated, have you noticed any improvements with your iPhone performance?

iPhone 2.0

iPhone 2.0

Jul 11, 2008

Couldn’t wait to update to 2.0 so I found it and installed iPhone1,2_2.0_5A347_Restore.ipsw  the night before the official release :)

Why I Use Social Software

Aug 31, 2006

Recent posts have been expressing why people don’t like using social software, or believe it’s just a passing fad. Since I disagree, I’ve made a short list of why I do use social software, and why I think the social aspects of our digital interactions will only increase not decrease. Nick Carr writes that “The […]

Besuku ajax flickr gallery

Aug 28, 2005

It’s late Saturday night (okay, it’s Sunday morning… I’m in denial) and I’ve been experimenting with various image galleries. Tonight’s new find is the Besuku ajax flickr gallery, a very elegant image gallery by Ben Sekulowicz.  The gallery is powered by flickr and the flickrArray (which Ben released in July). Configuration of the gallery couldn’t […]

Jalenack’s Ajax Periodic Table of Elements

Aug 27, 2005

I’ve been wanting a new way to have a grid of thumbnails that pop-up larger images.  While I like the functionality of my blog photo gallery, it’s not as seamless to click to each photo and to the next page or all the way back to the thumbnail page.  Once you’ve experienced inline loading or […]

Movable Type 3.2 Released

Aug 25, 2005

Movable Type 3.2 was released this morning by the team at Six Apart.  The new release has a wealth of features designed to make blogging even easier and smarter. Max and I are running Movable Type on BeingEDU and plan to upgrade as soon as we have a few minutes of free time.  I’m looking […]

Pingoat rocks

Aug 21, 2005

I’ve been looking at ways to increase blog traffic and I’ll be posting more about the services and various techniques I’m using, but for now, you’ve got to try pingoat, a great new service that Max found and talks about in his post, The Ultimate Blog Ping Service. On my other site,, after adding […]

Open source

Aug 16, 2005

MIT Technology Review has a story, The Tech Boom 2.0, that covers a point of view that I couldn’t agree with more.  I often use open-source software to develop high-end, robust, and full-featured websites and web systems for clients and our own projects.  Open-source software isn’t just for geeks anymore, but a viable basis for […]

Choosing Blogging Software

Jul 22, 2005

A recent article by Susannah Gardner in the USC Annenberg Online Journalism Review titled “Time to Check: Are you using the right blogging tool?” is a great starting point if you’re new to blogs (features, terminology, uses) or looking for a blog software comparison chart.

How much does a college or university blog really cost?

May 26, 2005

If you’re a school that wants to start a blog for reasons of recruitment, communication, academic voice, strategic planning, or community-buiding, but you’ve been hesitant to, I feel your pain.  I used to work for a “marketing communications consulting firm in higher education” where they once recommended an admissions-focused blog for a client with a […]

Organize Your Brain, Then Share It

May 13, 2005

As big fans of Basecamp, we were excited to try out 37signals‘ personal information manager, Backpack.  A lot of applications have claimed to be online organizers, but Backpack is the first web app that really comes close to being a true web-based brain. In 1996 after learning HTML, I attempted my own web organizer — […]


Feb 9, 2003

Nanofestival v.01 is a international, no-budget, on-line art festival for extreme short (!max. 10 sec.!) web movies and software art.  The event is organized by ZEROGLAB, an independent digital art-lab in Rotterdam. THE THEME OF THE FESTIVAL THIS TIME = AUTOMAT (the next theme = HOLE)