My Favorite New Leopard Feature

Select a file in Finder and press ↩ to rename it. Finder now excludes the file extension...

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macOS

Leopard First Impressions

If you squint your eyes and look to the side of your monitor, Leopard is actually quite attractive. VirtualHostX is broken at the moment. That'll be fixed as soon as I roll out Apache 2 support. The new iCal is hot. I love that there is now a physical separation between local...

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macOS

What is Twitter?

Nat from O'Reilly Radar: It reminded me of the time in my mis-spent youth when I got lost in IRC, spending evenings heckling the TV with my IRC friends. This is the geek equivalent of being stoner, by the way, with roughly the same effect on cognition . . . It's...

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Asides

foo9 URL Shortener

I was out of town for a couple days last week and had a lot of time to kill at my hotel. Needing something to do I decided to write my own URL shortening service. This is hardly an original idea - TinyURL.com has been around for a long time....

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PHP

iPhone Versus Dog

A lesson for all you iPhone owners out there: don't leave your phone on a table that your dog can reach. I got out of the shower this morning to find my dog, Gracie, gnawing away on my phone in the middle of the living room. I was a little upset, but life...

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Personal

Lessons From a First Time Mac Developer

I'm a web developer by trade. I've been programming for the web for over ten years - prior to that I was (god forgive me) a VisualBasic and then .NET developer. Ever since switching to Mac I've been interested in building software for OS X. Over the last few years I read up...

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Indie Business