Archive for October, 2005

PowerBook Power Usage

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

I’ve been spending a lot of time with the PowerBook lately away from power sources (in meetings, on airplanes, etc), and I’ve had to resort to some manual power management to make it last as long as I’d like. By manual power management, I mean things like making sure the apps I’m using aren’t CPU […]

Google Baseless

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

You know Google’s having trouble rolling out a new service when even the FAQ page gives an error. Oops… We didn’t understand that. Your have tried to access a non-existent page. It’s funny watching the media make up stories about what Google Base is. Beta News seems to be on the right track. It is […]

Windows Autoruns

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005

Looking to clean some junk out of your Windows startup? The guys at SysInternals, who produce some of the best free Windows utilities, have a utility calls Autoruns, that can really help. Autoruns knows all the places that things can hook into Windows. Browser helper objects (BHO’s), shell extensions, print monitors, and lots more. Cleaning […]

Google Base

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

Google has a new product, called Google Base. Here’s a bit of their description: Google Base is Google’s database into which you can add all types of content. We’ll host your content and make it searchable online for free. Examples of items you can find in Google Base: • Description of your party planning service […]

How Much Is My Blog Worth

Tuesday, October 25th, 2005

My blog is worth $1,693.62? Where do I go to cash out?


Saturday, October 22nd, 2005

I’ve always had a strange irrational fear of flying. I know that flying is still the safest way to travel, but it just seems like while I’m on a plane, every little bump or noise would worry me. I just went through a little spate of travelling, though, with 8 flights in the last month, […]

Home Again

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Woke up yesterday in Las Vegas, drove to Anaheim, flew to Ottawa. It’s good to be back home.

Flash RichTextEditor

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Flex 2 includes a RichTextEditor control. This is going to be big. It means that we’ll have a cross-platform rich text editor available in the browser. Combine this with the new Flash runtime’s ability to make simple calls between the browser host and the Flash runtime, and you’ve got an easy replacement for the JavaScript […]

Max Day 2

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

Max Day 2 is winding down. Tonight Macromedia has a special event at Disney’s California Adventure. Tomorrow’s the last day, and then it’s back to Ottawa. They’re replacing the Max theme on the Anaheim Convention Center with a Herbalife theme; I guess that’s the next convention. Other folks are talking about Max here. The sessions […]

Spammity Spam

Monday, October 17th, 2005

On another side note, I’m one of the beta testers for a new browser…