Nov 2004

See comic subscriptions in NetNewsWire 2.0

MacOSXHints:: “Fortunately, ucomics.com provides a standard format for the location comic images for each date (see note below). So it was simple enough to write a python script which I then used as a special subscription in NNW.”

MarsEdit 1.0fc3: final candidate release

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MarsEdit 1.0fc3 is a final candidate release. We’re looking for deal-stopper bugs—bugs so bad that they have to be fixed before shipping this as 1.0. If no deal-stopper bugs are found, we’ll change the version number and make this release 1.0.

There are a few bug fixes since 1.0b12—having to do with drafts, most notably. See the change notes for details.

Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes Podcast

Doug: “I'm pleased and excited to announce the debut of Doug's AppleScripts for iTunes Podcast.”

Also included is an AppleScript script for NetNewsWire for downloading the podcast. (We haven’t tried it yet, but it sounds cool.)

Build Your Own Blogging Application, Part 2

MacDevCenter.com: “In part one, we worked through building a front end for our blogging app using Tcl/Tk and some XHTML fundamentals. In this continuation, I’ll use two parts Perl and a sprinkle of Bash to show you how to build the back end. At the end of this lesson, you’ll be blogging like a champion and have several new tools at your disposal.”

Inside-out NetNewsWire stylesheet

ollicle: “This style for NetNewsWire 2 is like one of those crazy inventions that come into being accidentally through the process of creating something else.”

MarsEdit 1.0b12: bug fixes

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MarsEdit 1.0b12 includes a bunch of bug fixes and an updated Help book.

Bug fixes include a performance fix, fixes for categories, Blosxom and LiveJournal editing fixes, preview fixes, and more.

See the change notes for details.

SubEthaEdit 2.1

TheCodingMonkeys: SubEthaEdit 2.1 “adds some often requested features: A UNIX command line utility to enable complex and interactive pipe workflows with your terminal. Overhauled printing, including all bells and whistles, even with collaborative metadata. Exporting to HTML, again with metadata. Completely user customizable syntax highlighting through styles. Support for editing files as administrator. Improved AppleScript support to allow control of sharing features.”

The True Story of Audion

Panic: “I mean, do you ever wonder about the stories behind everyday products? What names were Procter & Gamble considering before they finally picked “Swiffer”? (Springle? Sweepolio? Dirtrocker?)”

MarsEdit 1.0b8: three new features

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It’s still a beta—it still has bugs—but this release adds some new features.

1. Previews using Markdown and other text filters.

2. Customizable list of sites to ping.

3. Edit with TextMate menu command.

For more details, see the change notes. You can download this release from the MarsEdit home page.

Build Your Own Blogging Application, Part 1

MacDevCenter.com: “This article is the first in a two-part series that illustrates how to harness the power of Perl and Tcl/Tk along with your .Mac iDisk to build your own blogging application. You’ll also learn about XHTML and bash scripting along the way.”

How Content Aggregators Change Navigation and Control of Content

Digital Web Magazine: “Despite our long hours and good intentions, content aggregators throw this site-centric idea out the window. They allow users to bypass a large portion of the design, whose sole purpose is to get them to target content. In this way the information architecture the designer envisioned may go unused, with users never clicking on the carefully crafted navigation links, never using the location-specific breadcrumbs, and in some cases never even seeing the much-fretted-over home page.”

Working with Spotlight

Apple Developer Connection: “When Tiger ships, however, it will be the first industrial strength operating system to feature a fully integrated, fast, and efficient search across all of the files on a system.”

Using NetNewsWire to watch for a worm

Harold Bakker: “What with all the hooha about the supposed Opener worm infecting Macs I decided to look into a new feature in NetNewsWire 2 (currently in beta): scriptSubscriptions.”

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