Wednesday, February 25, 2009

App Management in iTunes ~ concept

Great idea for how iTunes could let you organize the apps on your iPhone or iPod Touch...

Monday, February 23, 2009

Fotonauts beta

I'm trying out Fotonauts. Here's a widget that displays an album from Fotonauts...

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Wanted: Layout System

All this is why the old "only use tables for layout" argument keeps coming up over and over: strip away the overheated rhetoric and obvious link-baiting, and you find the core of a real need. Because as powerful as CSS can be, table cells do certain things very easily that CSS makes very, very hard. Cells stretch vertically, keeping equal heights as a matter of their intrinsic nature. They stay out of each others' way, while still being allowed to sit next to each other and use any sizing dimensions. They tie their layout to their parent elements, and vice versa.
There are no equivalents in CSS. There have been various very clever attempts to replicate bits and pieces of those capabilities using CSS. What CSS does, it does very well: if you don't need equal-height layout blocks, then no problem. If you do, it's a massive pain. Clever techniques provide substitutes, but can't replace what tables already do.

Monday, February 16, 2009

P. G. Wodehouse's short story: Ordeal By Golf

How few men, says the Oldest Member, possess the proper golfing temperament! How few indeed, judging by the sights I see here on Saturday afternoons, possess any qualification at all for golf except a pair of baggy knickerbockers and enough money to enable them to pay for the drinks at the end of the round. The ideal golfer never loses his temper. When I played, I never lost my temper. Sometimes, it is true, I may, after missing a shot, have broken my club across my knees; but I did it in a calm and judicial spirit, because the club was obviously no good and I was going to get another one anyway. To lose one's temper at golf is foolish. It gets you nothing, not even relief. Imitate the spirit of Marcus Aurelius. "Whatever may befall thee," says that great man in his "Meditations", "it was preordained for thee from everlasting. Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear." I like to think that this noble thought came to him after he had sliced a couple of new balls into the woods, and that he jotted it down on the back of his score-card. For there can be no doubt that the man was a golfer, and a bad golfer at that. Nobody who had not had a short putt stop on the edge of the hole could possibly have written the words: "That which makes the man no worse than he was makes life no worse. It has no power to harm, without or within." Yes, Marcus Aurelius undoubtedly played golf, and all the evidence seems to indicate that he rarely went round in under a hundred and twenty. The niblick was his club.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

rumor: Apple Store coming to Augusta Mall

Consider this a rumor, but they're usually right...

Augusta Mall - Augusta (GA) - The General Growth Properties mall has 1.1 million s.f. and 134 shops along I-520 and near I-20. The mall just finished an expansion area, which may be where Apple locates. Job listings appeared Dec. 12, 2008. The store could open by July 2009.

PeachMac opened a shop in Evans last October.  We're becoming a Macintosh hot spot!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Super Bowl review

Great game! I was hoping for the Cardinals to win, but it was a fun
game to watch. Congratulations to the Steelers. That 100-yard
interception return was the longest play in Super Bowl history.

At half-time, Bruce Springsteen sounded like he had just made that 100-
yard run. His voice was gone. He skipped the refrains most of the
time, apparently trying to catch his breath. I think he's getting too
old to be bouncing around the stage. "Glory Days" was a fitting
finish to the show. They've passed him by...