I'm about to watch the inauguration of the first president I've ever been excited about (I was too young to get amped for Clinton).
After reading about the new "offline" Gmail feature provided by Google Labs I re-visited the idea of moving to the Gmail web interface as my primary e-mail client.
I like to read Twitter via Google Reader, but this has some drawbacks, so I wrote a bridge in PHP to make everything nicer.
Make way for the thought police - who the hell thinks guilt upon accusation is a good idea?
I'm still resistant to the idea of a dedicated desktop app for Twitter, but an interesting compromise might be Twidget, the Mac OS X Dashboard widget that allows me to update my Twitter status and view the 20 latest toots in my timeline.
Despite conflicting opinions on how to use Twitter, my OCD makes it very difficult not to read each and every toot that comes my way.
For some reason posts are not being categorized and tagged as of today. All my categories and tags still exist, but viewing posts by tag or category always yields no results - it's as though none of my posts have ever been tagged. More as this develops...
By the power of regex I have corrected the behavior of Twitterfeed when handling multiple links in a single tweet. Usernames prefixed by @ are also now made into links.
I re-published some old code that I wrote as a college sophomore when Google Analytics revealed people still looking for it.
I changed the name of Twitterfeed to GTweet and added avatars to the feed.
GTweet went live last night. Start reading Twitter in Google Reader today!
I (hopefully) fixed some text-encoding issues with GTweet.
I just discovered how to change a default Firefox setting that has been bothering me for ages.
After a wonderful and relaxing trip to Greece, I returned to a flurry of e-mails warning me that GTweet is down.
GTweet Beta 2 is now live. Please visit gtweet.net to re-make your GTweet URLs.
Slower-than-I'd-like response times prompted me to implement OAuth in GTweet.
The fine folks over at TACK Tech have nice step-by-step instructions for anyone who is interested.
I decided to take Windows 7 RC for a spin.
My Mac decided to stop remembering passwords.
My discovery of the
open command and how I use it to open the current working directory in the Finder.
I love this man.
The headphones’ built-in microphone appears as the input device "Microphone port" in the Sound preference pane.
Tap Settings > Tap General > Tap Keyboard > Tap the Enable Caps Lock slider
iPhone Developers Only: The iPhone Developer News page now displays the current average approval time for Apps submitted to the app store.
I really wanted an easy way to insert phone numbers (or other contact information) as plain text into an SMS message for near universal compatibility.
Snow Leopard is different because the payoff comes later, but that fact that I'm seeing fewer obvious positives means that the irksome qualities become more pronounced.
As opposed to "Facebook for evil."
Tucked away in the Clock app that ships with the iPhone is a Timer feature. When the timer finishes, the default action is to play a ringtone, but by tapping the "When Timer Ends" button, you can change this behavior to "Sleep iPod."
Episode 88 of Floss Weekly is an interview with Linus Torvalds and is well worth a listen. Linus is spectacularly interesting both with regard to his thoughts on programming and his opinions of the open source movement in general.
If DRM is unavoidable for now then Microsoft could at least take a page out of the iTunes Store playbook and allow users to authorize a certain number of computers and unlimited devices to play recorded media.
The Show taskbar notifications setting in Windows 7 Media Center (found under Settings>General>Startup and Window Behavior) toggles the appearance of a little red dot in the taskbar when a program is recording.
I haven't noticed much of a speed difference but a recent BrowserMob article has me thinking of switching back to my ISP's DNS servers.