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San Diego Wildfire Updates with Google Maps

Today Stasia and Kellie wrapped up another Google Adwords Seminar – in the middle of the San Diego wildfires! While they’ve been making their way through road blocks and airport delays, I’ve been looking for some useful information about the location and extent of these … Read More

16 Coolest New Features In Mac OS X 10.5 That You Didn’t Know About

By now, everyone has heard about the major new features in Apple’s new operating system, Mac OS X 10.5 — code-named Leopard. However, there are several little known new features that are actually quite cool. I’ve compiled a list the sixteen coolest little known new … Read More

Is This Apple’s Internal Lorem Ipsum?

Apple announced the release date for Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard) this morning. I was browsing through the technology overview page and came across this strange description for Bonjour: “Holisticly provide access to ethical communities vis-a-vis client-focused.” Seriously? That can’t be real. This has to … Read More

New Evidence of an Apple iPhone SDK

This afternoon I received an announcement from the Apple Developer Connection announcing their upcoming Performance Tuning workshops. These intensive developer camps aren’t unusual – Apple hosted iPhone web development seminars this summer. However, the description for this one caught my eye. It read (emphasis mine): … Read More

Flexiscale, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Nirvanix Comparison

FlexiScale is a new UK based on-demand computing service, similar to Nirvanix and the EC2/S3/SQS components of Amazon Web Services. While they all provide basic computing and storage through a pay-as-you-go pricing model, each company has targeted their pricing and service offerings towards different users. … Read More

iPhone Owners Feeling Sore About Apple’s Price Drop Should “Share Their Story”

Yesterday, Apple announced an immediate and significant price reduction for the iPhone — down from $599 to $399. Normally, a price reduction like this would be good news, but not if you were an early adopter who purchased the phone within the last two months. … Read More

iPhone + AT&T = Dead Trees & Giant Fees

The first invoices for the iPhone have been delivered, and one thing is for certain, AT&T loves paper! For most iPhone customers, the only thing they’re concerned about (if anything) is the call and text log. “Who did I call, who called me and did … Read More

Google Shared Storage Pricing

Today Google announced a shared storage program that lets you buy extra storage space to be used across all of your combined Google services like Gmail, Picasa, etc. You can read the full announcement here. What struck me as odd was the pricing. It’s expensive! … Read More

8 Essential Plugins for TextPattern

Textpattern is a free and open source content management system (CMS) that is powerful and easy to use. Its unique framework and workflow makes it easy for designers or software developers to quickly build dynamic, database driven websites. Although Textpattern’s default installation provides a lot … Read More

Notes from OSCON 2007

Today was the first official day of the conference, though lots of folks came early for the tutorials on Monday and Tuesday. Everything I’ve attended has at least been mildly interesting, and in some cases truly inspiring. Here are some important ideas that I wrote … Read More