Category Archives: Mac OS

Apple Fanboy Delight: WWDC 2006

So, today is the first day of Apple’s World Wide Developer’s Conference. Why is this a big deal to the Apple Fanboys? It’s the day they announce new products! Woohoo! On the rumored agenda today will be Intel powered replacements for the PowerMac G5 workstations along with developer previews of OS X 10.5, aka Leopard. People also think there’ll be revised server products with Intel processors. Then, way out in the cheap seats, you have the possibility that Apple will announce a revised iPod Nano, or an iPod with a touch screen, or the ultimate dork toy: the iPhone.

If you are interested, MacRumors runs a self updating site with news from the Keynote. It starts at 1pm Eastern.

Flock: Mighty fast

I’m giving Flock a try. It’s really fast compared on my Powerbook G4. I mean, super fast compared to a G4 optimised version of Firefox. They’re the same core version of Firefox too. I’m going to give it a try and see how I like it. I’m writing this in the built in blog editor. It doesn’t really offer tags ((After I hit submit, it gave a spiffy tags interface. But, it just created a bunch of Technorati links. I had to go back and add my local tags through the WordPress interface.)), which means I’ll get to go back and add tags after the fact. It’s a WYSIWYG editor that seems okay (Wow, except it totally is screwing up that <abbr> tag back there… Invalid XHTML here we come!).

I don’t think I’ll get much use from the Flickr integration if for no other reason than I think that the Lightbox plugin is too damn cool to give up.

Desktop Based vs Web Based RSS Readers

All I want in life is a good Mac RSS reader that will work correctly with a web-based RSS aggregator site like Bloglines or any of the other 500,000 sites out there.

I hate getting left out of the game when someone, like the folks who make ecto, make an awesome program like endo for RSS reading. It looks sweeter than all get out, but, it’s not going to work for me. Why? Because I spend 9 hours a day, 5 days a week, behind a Windows computer at work… and I want to be able to read my RSS stuff there too. So, I use Bloglines. And Bloglines is awesome. But, it’s just not the same.

Am I asking too much?