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Skitch!

I just downloaded a copy of the Skitch beta and wow, I’m already impressed. On their website they describe themselves as “fast and fun image sharing.” I love any company that knows how to explain their product in five words. And the crispness in that message is reflected in the app itself. See this photo [Keep Reading...]

Bill Gates’ Last Day at Microsoft

I know it happened two weeks ago, but I just stumbled upon a clip of Bill Gates’ keynote speech at CES 2008. He opened with a video of what his last day as a full-time employee at Microsoft might be like. Many of you know that I’m a die-hard MacAddict, and by extension lover of [Keep Reading...]

Help me name my blog

I wrote a weekly newspaper column for two years. I almost never had trouble coming up with a headline — in fact, they usually came to me while I was interviewing an artist or looking at his art. They were pithy, witty, often sardonic. That’s just my style. Yet somehow, I can’t name this blog. [Keep Reading...]

Twitter Twitter Everywhere

I only started using Twitter a couple weeks ago, but now I’m noticing it mentioned everywhere. Here are just a few Twitter apps that I’ve recently discovered. Twitterific A simple desktop app for your Mac to read and publish tweets Cool features: Scalable (and pretty) user interface; auto-update your iChat/Adium/Skype status; unread count displayed on [Keep Reading...]

I Scare Myself

I read a statistic in last weekend’s Wall Street Journal that surprised me: “U.S. households had their TV sets on for 8 hours and 44 minutes daily during the 2006-2007 television season, according to Nielsen Media Research.” I thought about how that could be possible. Start with 524 minutes. Let’s say you wake up at [Keep Reading...]

Microsoft Download Center

Apparently Microsoft forgot that people read from top to bottom. I have a file that was created in Microsoft Word 2007 and I need to open it on my home computer, a Mac with Word 2004. The new extension is .docx, and as a result my computer can’t read it. After some Google research, I [Keep Reading...]

Facebook helps users “clean up” their profiles

Facebook has finally realized that people’s profiles are out of control. Yes, it’s great that they allow users to run third-party applications in their profiles as a form of self-expression and entertainment (free to the user and the developer), but when you’re just looking for someone’s contact information it can be impossible to find in [Keep Reading...]