April 2010

April 30, 2010

iCARS Interface for iPad

iCARS Interface

Nick nailed it with his incredibly faithful and completely awesome homage to the Star Trek LCARS interface. It’s animated, makes little beeping sounds, and there’s even more in the works.

Highly recommended. :)

April 29, 2010

Thoughts on Apple and Adobe


Perhaps Adobe should focus more on creating great HTML5 tools for the future, and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind.

As it’s impossible for an HTML5/CSS/JavaScript app to be listed in the App Store or access many of the APIs, I’m sure Adobe will get right on that. :)

April 27, 2010

Transmit 4 and BBEdit 9.5

Transmit 4

I’ve been using Transmit for a long time and was very pleased to get to beta test this latest version. It’s fantastic. :)

Update: And a BBEdit update? I’ve been using that for a long time too! It’s like Christmas on my Mac today!

April 17, 2010

TypePad + iPad

TypePad + iPad

Update: TypePad now works very nicely on the iPad.

Even though Safari on iPad doesn’t support the technologies that make Rich Text editing or file uploading possible, TypePad makes it easy to create posts, read your friends’ updates, and manage your blog from your iPad.

April 16, 2010

All Your @ Are Belong To Twitter

Trying out @twitter’s new @anywhere thing on my blog. Hover over @-names to get more info.

April 3, 2010

The Future

This thing is amazing. :)

Posted from my iPad.

April 2, 2010

Don’t Buy an iPad

Killjoy McShitsoneverything is right, you definitely shouldn’t buy an iPad.

First-generation Apple products always suck. Like those original Titanium PowerBook G4s? Holy crap were those things… well, come to think of it, they were pretty thin and fast. And had pretty amazing displays. But what about those first-generation iPhones? What a waste of money that was?! Amiright? I mean they didn’t even have copy/paste! But… I guess it did have that insane mobile browser which even then was still nicer than any other browser I’ve ever used on a phone since. And visual voicemail. And that ridiculously nice maps app. And I suppose, yes, it redefined an entire industry’s expectations about what consumers wanted in a mobile phone. But, yeah, no copy/paste.

And don’t forget this! There’s just going to be a better one next year. So all you have to do to outsmart all those moron zombies out there is simply wait, for 365 days, ignoring all the amazing software and flowery news stories that come out (which, let’s face it, are probably being written by those same moron zombies, there are a lot of them), and wait and wait and wait until finally there’s a version with a camera, a slightly faster processor and a little bit more storage and then finally you can… Wait! Wait a second. Come to think of it, there’s probably going to be an even better iPad the year after that… New plan!

So yes, don’t buy an iPad. If you’re thinking about how cool it might be to get one but you’re worried about how it’s the first generation or how there might be a better one next year, waiting is definitely the smart move.

Plus, more for me. ;)

April 1, 2010

iPad Apps

Things for iPad

Noted for Saturday:

Which apps are you eyeing?

Also: “eyeing” or “eying”?

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