September 2010

September 27, 2010

Six Years Apart, March 13th, 2004:

On Thursday I accepted an offer to work for Six Apart, makers of the Movable Type and TypePad publishing tools. While it’s difficult (in some ways) to move on from a 3.5 year gig, it’s a fantastic opportunity and I’m thrilled (thrilled I tell you) to be a part of what they’re doing. I’ll officially be starting in a few weeks. =-)

Six Apart News & Events, September 21st, 2010:

Today we announced that Six Apart is joining forces with VideoEgg to form a digital media company called SAY Media. The new company will continue to embrace our mission to make creators successful by helping them grow and monetize their audiences. Together we will create a modern media company that will better serve both creators and advertisers.

I’ll always be immensely grateful to Ben and Mena for the opportunity to contribute to some of the great products that Six Apart developed. It’s been a wonderful six years. :)

September 16, 2010

Monkey Island Mania

Monkey Island 2

The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2 are both on sale for 99¢ right now. I bought the former when it first came out and the latter just the other day when I first heard about the discount. I was disappointed to discover that Monkey Island 2 wasn’t “retina-ready” as they say. But, I figured, that explains the sale.

So you can imagine my surprise-and-delight™ today when I learned there’s a 1.1 release that supports the retina display! It looks completely awesome! And, it’s still on sale! Why are you still reading this?! Go grab it!

September 16, 2010

Nikon D7000

Via Uncrate:

Nikon D7000


September 10, 2010

iOS 4.1 Safari Font Metric Changes

iOS 4.1 WebKit Baseline Wackiness

The font metrics of Helvetica in Safari in iOS 4.1 seem to have changed. Particularly with respect to the baseline. Anyone know what’s behind this change?

September 9, 2010

San Bruno Fire

SFist has the story and information on how you can help.

Update: It was caused by a natural gas explosion (according to KTVU). Tragic.

September 7, 2010

iTunes 10 Keeps Getting Better

Previously, on WaltPad:

My iPhone has music on it. It’s connected to a Mac via USB. Headphones are plugged into the Mac. The phone shows up in iTunes and I can see all of the tracks. But I can’t listen to them because they’re all grayed out.

Seth Weintraub, today:


You can now plug in someone else’s iOS device and listen to their music on iTunes 10 without the Enable “manual sync mode” option.

A little better, all the time.

Thanks to Nick for passing this along.

September 7, 2010


Matt Drance:

It’s interesting how much more polished the Ping UI is on iPhone than on the desktop—a testimony to where Apple thinks the money is. Whether you’re standing in line, sitting in an airport, or on the bus, Ping will help you find music with more confidence, and in less time, than ever.

Absolutely. And also this:

I’m already buying more music. I shudder to think what will happen once we have Ping for books and apps.

It’s easy to look at Ping (especially on the desktop) and snicker at the rough edges. But “here’s what your friends like” baked into iTunes is a huge feature. And I’m already loving it.

If I know you, in real life or in the interweb sense, feel free to follow me on Ping.

September 2, 2010

iTunes 10 Tweaks

iTunes 10 Replacement Icon by Chris Carlozzi:

iTunes 10 Replacement Icon

Between that and this…

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…I’m perfectly happy with the changes in iTunes 10.

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