Flash-based file uploading on OS X 10.5
Apple somehow broke web uploading in Flash in OS X 10.5 (Leopard). It wasn’t Flash Player itself, but something in the OS itself. Thankfully the problem has been fixed in 10.5.1 (along with whatever was making Scrabulous look like barf), but now a problem remains from a web development point of view: there’s no good way to figure out what version of an operating system web users are...
It’s no secret that a lot of people dislike OS X Leopard’s “Stacks”. I’m a Dock-on-the-side kind of guy, and Stacks don’t even work in that mode — you get what I guess I’d call “Boxes” instead. The icons are too big, there’s not enough space for filenames and, well, generally, it’s just not that great. Enter Quay, a simple...
No Country For Old Men →
Why do all the good American movies not come out until several months later in the UK? British release date: 18 January 2008
I’m sitting at my usual “office” — the neighbourhood café/tea room. Of the seven people here including me, five are staring at Macs, one is staring at a PC, and the last is staring at a Nintendo DS. Free wifi can be scary.
Coffee Drinks Illustrated →
iPhone Samples →
A library of useful information about developing web pages for the iPhone
Easy way to create the favicon.ico file that shows up on web site bookmarks
iPod Touch 1.1.2
Yay. iPod Touch 1.1.2 update finally makes it possible to add events to the calendar from the wee beastie. The iPhone is out in the UK now but I still can’t fathom paying £35 for 18 months — I just don’t talk on the phone that much. I have to agree with the nay-sayers who think Apple will not repeat its success in the UK as long the phone is so expensive and locked to O2. The...
Position.cumulativeOffset() in Safari
I discovered a workaround today for a bug that was plaguing me: trying to use a script.aculou.us Sortable list in a fixed position box. Works fine on Firefox and IE, but it just wouldn’t behave in Safari — not even the newest version. After playing with it for a while today I realized why it was broken: the position of the element being dragged that was understood by the drag-and-drop...
One of the best things about Leopard is QuickLook: see your files! fast! But it doesn’t play with Adobe Illustrator files. sob
Twitter vs Facebook
Ben was saying how much better it is to tweet than update Facebook status because Twitterrific is such a nice little app. How true. Luckily, you can kill two birds with, uh, one bird.