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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 :)
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 […]
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 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 […]
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, artcodes.com, after adding […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 — […]
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)