Jacob Kaplan-Moss

100 items tagged “software”

📌 tircd - Google Code

“tircd presents twitter as an irc channel. You can connect to tircd with any irc client, and twitter as if you were on irc.” Yeah, OK, it’s silly... but this might be the thing that makes me actually use Twitter. That way when Twitter dies I can just keep on using IRC like always. #

📌 PhotoCalc — The Photographer’s Calculator Application for iPhone and iPod touch: Depth of Field/DoF, reciprocation, flash

Calculate DoF, flash exposure, etc. #

📌 tunnelblick - Google Code

Super-simple OpenVPN client for Mac OS X. Just throw OpenVPN configs in ~/Library/openvpn and then connect with the menubar item. Awesome. #

📌 Defying Classification: Thoughts About Two Releases

Malcolm ponders release processes vis a vis the recent Wordpress and MySQL releases. Good shit. #

📌 Monty says: Oops, we did it again (MySQL 5.1 released as GA with crashing bugs)

This is just nuts: something stamped final should not be this full of fail. Monty’s got a great roundup of what went wrong, and as you might expect it’s the classic case of letting suits and marketing schedules run software release. I thought Open Source was supposed to put the power back in the hands of the technocrats... #

📌 WebAIM: Blog - History of the browser user-agent string

“And thus Chrome used WebKit, and pretended to be Safari, and WebKit pretended to be KHTML, and KHTML pretended to be Gecko, and all browsers pretended to be Mozilla, [...] and the user agent string was a complete mess, and near useless, and everyone pretended to be everyone else, and confusion abounded.” #

📌 CleverCSS

Like those hackish CSS preprocessors that everyone writes when they get pissed about CSS’s lack of variables, except actually well-thought-out and basically awesome. I think I’ll be using this for my CSS from now on. #

📌 Bare Bones Software | BBEdit 9.0 Release Notes #
📌 Instant Cocoa - pTerm

An iPhone port of PuTTY. Now that’s what I’m talking about! #

📌 Zookeepr | Main / HomePage browse

A conference management package developed by LCA. #

📌 Video game lists - giantbomb.com

Perhaps my favorite feature of Vines (the software behind GiantBomb) are the user lists. I love seeing the different uses that people make of ’em: right now I’m seeing a bunch of “favorites” and “wishlists”, but also “best music”, “best movie tie-ins”, et #

📌 Adeona: A Free, Open Source System for Helping Track and Recover Lost and Stolen Laptops

The first (that I know of) open source, non-centralized laptop tracker. Gotta give this a shot. #

📌 Mash-up making 101? | Ask Metafilter

Some great links. #

📌 Yep

The PDF organization software I’m using with my ScanSnap. Only about 10% of the features of DEVONThink, but the 10% I use. Very well done, and purty to boot. #

📌 Wx

Serious weather nerdery. #

📌 The Adoption-Led Market [on Simon Phipps, SunMink]

Fantastically good thinking about how Open Source leads to a different — I’d say better — kind of software market. #

📌 prefuse | interactive information visualization toolkit

Nifty looking dataviz toolkit. Some overlap with Processing, it seems, but there’s also a bunch of graph/node stuff in Prefuse that looks neat. It’s Java, unfortunatly, but maybe that’ll be a good excuse to try out the recent advances in Jython. #

📌 Vara Software : ScreenFlow

Really hot-looking screen capture/screencast software. $100, but probably worth it for anyone who does a bunch of screencasts. #

📌 Changes Beta

An interesting visual diff tool along the lines of FileMerge or kdiff3. I’ve been more than happy with FileMerge, but Changes is probably worth a look. #

📌 Coding Horror: Why Doesn't Anyone Give a Crap About Freedom Zero?

“So let’s be completely clear: when you buy a new Mac, you’re buying a giant hardware dongle that allows you to run OS X software.” Cute. #

📌 pdftk - the pdf toolkit #
📌 FAST - Enterprise Search

A commercial search-engine provider about which I’ve heard good things. Judging by the fact that the web site doesn’t provide pricing information, I’d guess that it’s expensive — if you have to ask, you don’t want to know. Still worth a look, I think. #

📌 XMLStarlet Command Line XML Toolkit: Overview

Tools for dealing with XML from the command line. Works especially well as part of a pipeline -- curl + xmlstarlet makes a wonderful REST web service consumer. #

📌 easy_install tip - setting up your own repository - O'Reilly ONLamp Blog #
📌 Linux.com :: CellWriter: Open source handwriting recognition for Linux

Gotta give this a try. Windows’ character recognition is the only thing keeping me from installing Linux on my tablet; I’d love to make the jump. #

📌 EVE Online on the Mac next Tuesday

Ohshit. There goes any chance of me getting any work done in the foreseable future. #

📌 Taskpaper

A text-based GTD-ish todo app. I’m pretty torn between this an OmniFocus, which is strange given how different in philosophy they are. I’ll probably end up using TaskPaper if only for the really simple text format. #

📌 CFDG: Context-Free Design Grammar

Pastebin/gallery for CFDG images/files. #

📌 Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: Guidelines for Developers - Software Freedom Law Center

Important guidlines from the SFLC on how to properly relicense permissively-licensed (i.e. BSD/MIT) code. Good to see that something positive came out of the whole Atheros driver kerfuffle. #

📌 Call Me Fishmeal.: iPhone & iPod: contain or disengage?

Wil articulates what every long-time Mac-head is feeling these days. I’m very afraid for the future of Apple—more than I’ve been at any other point. #