Posts Tagged ‘Software’

Email Alarm System

I’ve been in the mood for some hardware hacking for a while. Recently at work I thought it would be nice to have a way to know if an important (emergency) email came in that required attention. These fire-drills are just part of the job. I have multiple computers and screens so an on-screen alert […]

The Death Of Duke Nukem Forever

Way back in 2006 I blogged about all the things that took less time than Duke Nukem Forever. A running joke in the technology industry as a whole has been how long the mythical game has taken to develop. Wars have started and ended in less time than they spent on the game. Take World […]

Top Windows Programs Open Source

CNet has a slide show with it’s top Windows programs. It’s a pretty good list. I’d agree with it for pretty much everything. What I found really interesting is that of the 9 listed, 7 are open source. Here’s the rundown with the license for the source of each: Audacity – GPL Paint.NET – MIT […]

Mac Email Showdown

ComputerWorld has a rather good showdown of email clients on Mac OS X. The best breakdown of features I’ve seen on the Mac side in some time. That said, I think they were slightly unfair to Thunderbird. For example, Thunderbird does have calendar support via Lightning which wasn’t mentioned (though it does indicate webmail support […]

iPhone Native Applications

Someone created Mobile Terminal for the iPhone. That means one could in theory run SSH. Awesome. [Hat Tip: Gizmodo]

Remote Desktop Connection 2.0 Beta For Mac

Microsoft yesterday released Remote Desktop Connection 2.0 Beta for Mac OS X. This is the first release since 2002. The current version was really old, clunky and limited compared to it’s Windows counterpart. Worse was the fact that it was PPC native and was never turned into a Universal Binary, making it just that much […]

OpenOffice Carbonized for Mac OS X

Not too long after Sun put some resources into giving OpenOffice some Mac love, OpenOffice for Mac is finally becoming a reality. It’s great to see this happen. There are a fair amount of serious issues, and I wouldn’t recommend running it yet, but keep an eye out. This can really change the office productivity […]

Coda Coolness

So I downloaded and tested out Coda a little bit today. My initial impression is that I’m very impressed. It could be the new standard. A few like Alex King point out that it uses Safari as the default engine. I don’t think that’s so bad. Nothing stops you from using 2 windows one being […]

Is Vista For Me?

CNet’s review pretty much sums up my feelings on Vista after playing around with it for a little while: The bottom line: Windows Vista is essentially warmed-over Windows XP. If you’re currently happy with Windows XP SP2, we see no compelling reason to upgrade. On the other hand, if you need a new computer right […]

Autographed Copy Of Windows Vista

I have iWoz autographed by Steve Wozniak. Do I need to get a signed copy of Vista Ultimate? If I were to get that, Steve Jobs would need to sign a copy of Leopard or I would have trouble sleeping at night. [Hat tip: Engadget] Disclaimer: Affiliate linkage used in Amazon links