Archive for April, 2005

Dashboard Widgets: Danger

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

Windows is regarded as an insecure system, but the biggest problem Windows has is that users are routinely tricked into running malicious code. When I was implementing my SNL Widget, I ran across something disturbing in the JavaScript samples I was looking at: outString = widget.system(“/usr/bin/uptime”, null).outputString; When you see a shiny new widget on […]

Tiger Dashboard Widgets, and Automator

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I watch Saturday Night Live regularly, and I like to know if it’s new or a repeat. This seemed like a good use for a Tiger Dashboard widget. I took a look at another widget and couldn’t believe how simple they are to implement. A widget is just an HTML file, a CSS file, a […]

Ordering from the Apple Store

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I’ve preordered software before, and every time, I’ve been disappointed. Usually whenI preorder something it’s because I really want it right when it comes out. Usually this has been games. Way before the game is done, every online retailer wants you to preorder the game from them. I did this with The Sims 2, Ultima […]

Hello from Mac OS X (Tiger)

Saturday, April 30th, 2005

I preorderd Tiger and it was delivered on Friday. I’ve been playing with it last night and today, and so far it’s been great. I haven’t had any problems with it until I came to my blog to post this message, and Safari exploded when I typed the ‘H’ in Hello in the post title […]

Google Maps feature request

Thursday, April 21st, 2005

A satellite weather overlay layer would be an awesome addition to Google Maps.  

MSN “sent message” window.

Wednesday, April 6th, 2005

MSN "sent message" window. Originally uploaded by stevex. MSN is trying so hard to compete with Google and Yahoo, but I think one of the clear differences between them is that at Google, the techies are calling the shots, while at MSN, it’s the marketing folks calling the shots. For example, with Google, when I […]

Another invitation-only service

Tuesday, April 5th, 2005

Need an invitation to If you know me, let me know and I’ll send you an invite.