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Well, hello there, 2007

So it’s 2007. Things are good. I’ve been keeping quite busy and today is my two-month milestone as a freelancer. On that front, I’ve been working with some great clients and February is starting to fall into place. I’m also continuing in a serious way with the Mac software, though it is hard to demonstrate [...]

Were you aware of it?

I’ve been using Apple’s Pages program quite a bit lately, namely for proposals and reports. In preparing a table of milestones with hour and cost estimates, I happened upon a great new feature: formulas in tables.
I guess this was a publicized feature of Pages 2, but it’s news to me. I was able to [...]

Akismet is teh r0×0r

I’ve seen a steep increase in comment spam in the past couple weeks — from basically none to ten or more a day. Across three blogs, this gets pretty annoying, even if they don’t make it through the filter — I still have to delete them and I get emailed about them as they’re submitted. [...]

The gnomes have been busy…

I realized I haven’t specifically written about my latest side project, Code Sorcery Workshop. I’ve been working on building some Mac desktop software, starting with a del.icio.us posting program, Pukka.
It’s been a fun way to combine my interest in coding, software engineering, blogging, business, creativity, site design, and UI and artwork — I’ve done [...]

Upgrade

You’re seeing this post courtesy WordPress 2. I’ve just upgraded, and things look pretty good.
Hopefully more substance soon. In the meantime, check out what the gnomes are building.

The new iPhoto

Quick thoughts on the new iPhoto in iLife ‘06. Nothing of Ars Technica calibre, but I felt it was cool enough to warrant a write-up. Michelle and I popped in the Apple Store yesterday while doing registry shopping and — what do you know — I forgot that I had wanted to buy [...]

Finally, a replacement for Windows Media Player

Thanks to Silbo for the heads up on this earlier this week — I passed it by, yawning at another “Microsoft story”. Seems QuickTime can now handle WMV files via this great plugin.
More about it on decaffeinated as well.
Update: Forgot to mention, the cool part about this is that it’s now [...]

Mostly Miscellany

A number of things have been going on, but for some reason I’m inspired to write about a few key issues ranging from superficial to compelling. Read on if you want a hodgepodge.
Hide the WHAT?!?
Howard Dean, on executive privilege:
MATTHEWS: Do you believe that the president can claim executive privilege?
DEAN: Well, [...]

More on AirPort goodies

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, Macs now have a nice AirPort network manager. Here’s another good article from the AirPort Blog with more detail:
Using Tiger’s Preferred Network List

Apple means business

Following up on my previous post about Apple open-sourcing Safari, today I read that they have their first non-Apple committer to the code. Fantastic.