Born Sleepy

This Ars Technica review contains a nice survey of Dock substitutes and other launch utilities.

Most interesting is the stuff about Quicksilver, which is a really interesting utility that Josh pointed out to me a while ago. Whilst I was working at SI I had it installed on my G5, and it really started growing on me. For a long time I didn’t have it on my laptop, so I’m only just starting to get into it again. It’s pretty good though - kind of like a graphical command line (but much better than that might sound!) :)

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November 28, 2004

I saw this on Daring Fireball.

Cabel Sasser tells the extraordinary story of Audion, the mac mp3 player that he was involved in creating.

Definitely worth a read.

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November 27, 2004

I followed a link about this site, but didn’t actually get as far as reading the article it referred to because I was distracted by the whole concept behind the site.

I like it… and I’ve been meaning to write a few manifestos for some time now, so perhaps it will finally spur me into action.

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November 26, 2004

Tom Smith pointed this out to me - and it probably now holds my record for the shortest time between me seeing something for the first time and buying it.

It lets you catalogue your books, dvds, games, etc, and best of all if you scan (or type in) the ISBN number, it looks the details up for you on Amazon. Better yet, if you’ve got an iSight you can use it to read the barcodes. How cool is that?

I haven’t even got an iSight yet, but I suspect I may have one soon…

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November 26, 2004

I’ve switched things over that my new Drupal based site is live. For the time being you can find the old site at http://old.elegantchaos.com.

There are still quite a few things that I haven’t moved across - some because I haven’t got round to it, others because they are no longer relevant.

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