September 2009

September 30, 2009

Where’s Adobe’s “Bento”?

Extremely good question:

Where’s Adobe’s “Bento” for bitmap and vector image editing for the Mac?

via Daring Fireball

September 23, 2009

One of the Worst Things Ever


Shawn Morrison: Figured you’d appreciate this. Just woke up because… A COCKROACH WAS CRAWLING ON MY LEG IN MY BED!!!!!!!!!!!!! MY LEG!!!!!!!!! IN MY BED!!!!!!!!!


Keep reading, it gets better: One of the Worst Things Ever Happened to Shawn Last Night

September 23, 2009

What kind of party?

Cabel Sasser on Microsoft’s latest insipid marketing video:

It’s a lot more fun when you imagine these guys are helping you plan a… slightly different party.

Hilarious: Windows 7 Party

September 16, 2009

Obama’s True Religion



via TPM


Update: Kottke goes the extra mile with Photoshop.

September 13, 2009



Playing around with CameraBag.

September 11, 2009

iTunes Home Sharing

About five months ago Tabitha got a Nano and I decided to try using this approach to share our iTunes library with her user account on our iMac.

The benefit of the solution described in that support article is that both accounts can access the same shared music files but save the library data to separate files. So, for example, she can rate our music according to her tastes and I to mine.

The huge drawback is that if you make a change that affects the shared music files from one account, the other account won’t know about the change until you update its library data. Which works fine most of the time unless you make a change that moves a music file to a new location within the shared music filesystem.

So, simply put, it worked but it didn’t work well and toward the end it was clear that it wasn’t going to work long-term. We were going to need a better solution.

Enter iTunes Home Sharing.

iTunes 9 has a feature called Home Sharing which doesn’t do what I’d like, but I’ll take it. Basically, they’ve taken the old Sharing feature which let you stream songs from one account to the other and made it possible to copy songs as well. This means that I can have my library, Tabitha can have hers, and we can copy whatever we like between them. It duplicates the media, but oh well.

It works particularly well for us because you have to use the same iTunes account which we already do.

Someday I really hope that we’ll get to the point where iTunes will be smart enough to actually share an iTunes library between accounts. So that certain library data (like where the file lives in the filesystem) will be saved to a shared data file and other personal data (like the rating) will be shared to a personal data file. But since that doesn’t seem to be in Apple’s best interests, I’m glad to see this Home Sharing feature in iTunes 9.

September 5, 2009

Very Thin Ice

Ugh, I can’t deal with these long Daily Show vacations. Thank goodness Auto-Tune the News #8 is out! :)


(Most of this post is via Andy Baio.)


September 5, 2009

Wii Internet Channel Goes Freeware

I’m blogging from my TV! (Now what?)

September 1, 2009


Millbrae Sunrise

At Millbrae Station.

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