Sep 2008

SousChef 1.0

From Acacia Tree Software comes SousChef, “a digital cooking assistant,” that includes features like recipe sharing, blogging, and a ten-foot-mode.

Photoshop Disasters

Photoshop Disasters — when photo editing goes horribly, terribly wrong.

(Via Bradley Ellis.)

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BeejiveIM

Dave Wiskus continues his look at Jabber clients for iPhone. With BeejiveIM, “Chatting is a thing of beauty. Outgoing messages, as they are typed, are shown in a semi-transparent bubble, giving a clear visual cue when the user is typing, and making the absolute best possible use of screen real estate.”

iPhone Black == Brushed Metal?

Corporation Unknown: “Ironically, as more applications use the black UI, any one app using it is no longer differentiated — it’s now just noticeably ‘not Apple.’”

Politico

If you’re not following politics and the election, you’re missing out on history. Politico is a great place to start.

(Via Sheila.)

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I Can Has Cheezburger?

Surely you’re already subscribed to I Can Has Cheezburger?

It’s gotten so that I don’t even say I’m checking my feeds, I say I’m checking my cheezburgers.

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(Bonus link: check out the LOLCat Bible Translation Project. Cracks me up. Sample from Genesis: “Oh hai. In teh beginnin Ceiling Cat maded teh skiez An da Urfs, but he did not eated dem.”)

Trending on Twitter

Dan Wood: “Why not set up a twitter account that people can follow to hear about the ‘trending topics’ of people’s twitter messages?”

Get Rich Slowly

Get Rich Slowly is a weblog about sensible personal finance: “personal finance that makes cents.”

I have it on good authority it has good advice.

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Objective-C debugging goodness

Hamster Emporium: “So you crashed in objc_msgSend(). Now what?” (Via Lucas Newman.)

iPhone App Store: Let the Market Decide

Wil Shipley: “I have to be clear: it simply will not stand for Apple to prevent applications on the iPhone from competing with Apple’s own applications.”

Agreed.

NetNewsWire for iPhone numbers

NewsGator Widgets posts some numbers about NetNewsWire for iPhone usage — including the interesting (at least to me) number that the “average NetNewsWire iPhone user subscribes to 26 feeds.” (And, of course, there are outliers — one user has over 2,800 feeds.)

Sorry I Missed Your Party

Sorry I Missed Your Party is “pictures of others people’s parties from Flickr.”

Awful and transfixing.

(Via Bradley Ellis.)

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2008 Reverbfest

Seattle Weekly presents 65 local bands in Ballard this Oct. 4th.

Better To Ask Forgiveness

Red Sweater: “It’s widely expected that the iPhone developer community will inherit this charming aspect of the Mac developer community: its insatiable desire to share techniques and code, making us all more productive and more capable of creating top-notch applications.”

Five Whys

Five Whys “is the Japanese philosophy of repeatedly asking why to find not only the direct sources of your problems, but also the root of those sources. It's about thinking long-term and looking both ahead and behind, not just in the present.”

It’s about design and society.

(Via Dustin Sacks.)

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SquirrelFish Extreme

Surfin’ Safari: “Just three months ago, we announced SquirrelFish, a major revamp of our JavaScript engine featuring a high-performance bytecode interpreter. Today we’d like to announce the next generation of our JavaScript engine — SquirrelFish Extreme (or SFX for short). SquirrelFish Extreme uses more advanced techniques, including fast native code generation, to deliver even more JavaScript performance.”

Garfield minus Garfield

Garfield minus Garfield “is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb.”

It’s also funny.

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Craftzine.com blog

Like making things, or just looking at cool things other folks have made? A good reminder that software isn’t the only thing in the world worth making.

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Failblog

Better than pratfalls! Funnier than a pie in the face! Failure’s natural home on the web.

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43 Folders

43 Folders has gotten really super good.

“After 4 years and a lot of productivity pr0n, we’re shifting gears.”

Also: “I want to help you identify and remove any obstacle that keeps you from making things that you love. And then I want to help you figure out how to make those things even better.”

Muy caliente!

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Impossible

Rands in Repose: “Right now, there’s a CEO standing in front of his 85-person start-up at an all-hands meeting and he’s saying, ‘In the next 90 days, we need to do the impossible’.”

A Bridge Too Far

Paul Kafasis on Apple’s rejection of Podcaster from the App Store: “Competition is like a rising tide — it generally lifts all boats. Healthy competition sparks innovation, which helps users, which drives sales. It’s a winning situation for all involved, and that includes Apple.”

Cocoa with Love

I only just found out about Cocoa with Love, thanks to Scott Stevenson on Twitter. Lots of cool explanations and code there for Cocoa developers.

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WebMessenger (iPhone Jabber etc. client)

Better Elevation: “Another offering in the field of multi-protocol IM clients for the iPhone: Callwave’s WebMessenger. This one skews slightly corporate, with support for AIM, MSN, Yahoo, Skype, Google Talk, Jabber, and Reuters networks.”

NewsGator’s sync platform details

Greg Reinacker: “NewsGator’s online platform processes about 3.5 million feeds, and stores about 9 million new articles per day, as of this writing. There are a total of about 3 billion articles in the system.”

NetNewsWire 3.1.7

This new release fixes a startup crash and compatibility with some proxies, adds a “do javascript” command, updates the French localization, and removes the microformats feature. See nnwbeta.com for more detailed release notes.

Display iTunes Podcasts In NetNewsWire

Onlinenerd24: “I have several podcasts subscribed in iTunes. I use NetNewsWire as a local RSS feed reader. This morning I thought it would be nice to have new podcast episodes displayed in my feed reader as soon as they are downloaded.”

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