Monday, June 23, 2008

Do Not Buy A Time Capsule  

I have invested immense amounts of efforts trying to get the wireless functions of this thing to work and as far as networking goes it is a 1TB brick I have to tether my laptop to in order to back things up, which precisely defeats the features I bought it for as opposed to some cheaper hard external disk solution.  Meh.



Friday, June 20, 2008

Initial Reactions...  

MacLife magazine for July 2008 has an article on "The 30 Best Mac Apps You've Never Heard Of".  Out of these, three really stood out:

  • Witch corrects Mac OS X's crappy alt-tab behavior.  Thank the Good Lord!

  • Celtx so far looks like a fantastic scriptwriting app for comics and video and it's totally crossplatform.  Yum.

  • Twitterific is a neat way to quickly send Twitters and to visualize your friend's Twitters using Growl ... but it somehow blew me past 70 requests to Twitter just after I turned it on.  Not boding well, but this may be a startup issue thing.  Doesn't appear to have broken posting to Twitter, just the reading of what's posted via itself. Hm...

More news as I know how well these work...
-the Centaur



Thursday, June 05, 2008

The plan for June...  

... dig up all the draft posts I never finished, and do one of:
  • Finish and publish them
  • Abandon and delete them
  • Decide they need further work
Up so far: deleted a post which was an early draft of "He Has No Idea", and refurbished (as best I could, three years later) for publication a draft post on "I Hope No-One Closes Off the Internet". Enjoy.




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