Activity tagged “software”
Two-way Instapaper/Kindle sync. Must try.
Not a joke.
Looks like a perfect middle ground between the Scylla of MacPorts/Fink and the Charybdis of building everything by hand. Next OSX box I set up is going to use homebrew.
Open source X10 (RF/powerline) command line tool.
Interesting idea: take your Time Machine backups and sync 'em to Amazon S3. I've been essentially doing the same thing by hand, but this looks much slicker. Worth a try, I think.
Bug tracking software oriented around the “story/iteration” model. Looks pretty neat, though I kinda wish the bullshit jargon around “Agile Software” would curl up and die; it's just distracting and Inside Baseball-y. I especially like the built-in velocity tracking; that's something traditional bug tracks aren't so good at.
SQLite's testing infrastructure is nothing short of inspired: “SQLite […] consists of approximately 62.2 KSLOC of C code. […] By comparison, the project has 716 times as much test code and test scripts - 44568.6 KSLOC. […] The TCL test suite obtains 99.37% statement coverage [… and] 95.16% branch coverage.”
Drop into an interpreter in the middle of your doctest. Brilliant!
This is what the creator of QuickSilver has been working on at Google. Pretty rudimentary right now, but I'm excited to see where it goes.
PhotoCalc — The Photographer’s Calculator Application for iPhone and iPod touch: Depth of Field/DoF, reciprocation, flash
Calculate DoF, flash exposure, etc.
Super-simple OpenVPN client for Mac OS X. Just throw OpenVPN configs in ~/Library/openvpn and then connect with the menubar item. Awesome.
This is just nuts: something stamped final should not be this full of fail. Monty's got a great roundup of what went wrong, and as you might expect it's the classic case of letting suits and marketing schedules run software release. I thought Open Source was supposed to put the power back in the hands of the technocrats…
“And thus Chrome used WebKit, and pretended to be Safari, and WebKit pretended to be KHTML, and KHTML pretended to be Gecko, and all browsers pretended to be Mozilla, […] and the user agent string was a complete mess, and near useless, and everyone pretended to be everyone else, and confusion abounded.”
Like those hackish CSS preprocessors that everyone writes when they get pissed about CSS's lack of variables, except actually well-thought-out and basically awesome. I think I'll be using this for my CSS from now on.
BBEdit 9 is out, and looks fantastic. BBEdit was the first text editor that I really fell in love with. It certainly languished for a loooong time, but BB9 finally looks like a modern text edit. Now that TextMate 2 looking increasingly like vaporware I may well go give BB a try for a couple of weeks and see if it's as good as I remember.
An iPhone port of PuTTY. Now that's what I'm talking about!
A conference management package developed by LCA.
Perhaps my favorite feature of Vines (the software behind GiantBomb) are the user lists. I love seeing the different uses that people make of 'em: right now I'm seeing a bunch of “favorites” and “wishlists”, but also “best music”, “best movie tie-ins”, et
The first (that I know of) open source, non-centralized laptop tracker. Gotta give this a shot.
Some great links.
The PDF organization software I'm using with my ScanSnap. Only about 10% of the features of DEVONThink, but the 10% I use. Very well done, and purty to boot.
Serious weather nerdery.
Fantastically good thinking about how Open Source leads to a different — I'd say better — kind of software market.
Nifty looking dataviz toolkit. Some overlap with Processing, it seems, but there's also a bunch of graph/node stuff in Prefuse that looks neat. It's Java, unfortunatly, but maybe that'll be a good excuse to try out the recent advances in Jython.
Really hot-looking screen capture/screencast software. $100, but probably worth it for anyone who does a bunch of screencasts.
An interesting visual diff tool along the lines of FileMerge or kdiff3. I've been more than happy with FileMerge, but Changes is probably worth a look.
“So let's be completely clear: when you buy a new Mac, you're buying a giant hardware dongle that allows you to run OS X software.” Cute.
A commercial search-engine provider about which I've heard good things. Judging by the fact that the web site doesn't provide pricing information, I'd guess that it's expensive — if you have to ask, you don't want to know. Still worth a look, I think.
Tools for dealing with XML from the command line. Works especially well as part of a pipeline — curl + xmlstarlet makes a wonderful REST web service consumer.
Gotta give this a try. Windows' character recognition is the only thing keeping me from installing Linux on my tablet; I'd love to make the jump.
Ohshit. There goes any chance of me getting any work done in the foreseable future.
A text-based GTD-ish todo app. I'm pretty torn between this an OmniFocus, which is strange given how different in philosophy they are. I'll probably end up using TaskPaper if only for the really simple text format.
Pastebin/gallery for CFDG images/files.
Maintaining Permissive-Licensed Files in a GPL-Licensed Project: Guidelines for Developers - Software Freedom Law Center
Important guidlines from the SFLC on how to properly relicense permissively-licensed (i.e. BSD/MIT) code. Good to see that something positive came out of the whole Atheros driver kerfuffle.
Wil articulates what every long-time Mac-head is feeling these days. I'm very afraid for the future of Apple - more than I've been at any other point.
Mint launches publically. My 10-word review: “Hm, seems to want my bank username and password. *Plonk*.”
The first beta of the bastard child of Eudora and Thunderbird is available. I'm gonna give it a shot, but someone how doubt that two shitty mail clients will have anything but a twice-shitty child.
Tackling social network portability. If anyone can solve this nasty problem it'll be Brad.
ack — a grep replacement that ignores .svn/CVS/blib directories, understands file types, uses Perl regexes, and much more
Whoa, this is *so* much better than grep it's not even funny.
Lots to think about.
BlueFlavor's cool new set of iPhone web apps. I've been using the semi-private beta since I got my phone (thanks, Jeff!) and it rocks. GO check it out.
“This is the future of visuals. God help you if you smoke the reefer cause you can kiss your productivity goodbye.”
More companies need to start doing this. Software patents *can* work, but the patent office allows them to be too powerful. Smart companies like Sun are routing around the damage and allowing communities to make use of important technology.
Another load balancer; heard good things about this one.
Peter Van Dijck’s Guide to Ease » Blog Archive » The top 10 presentations on scaling websites: twitter, Flickr, Bloglines, Vox and more.
A *great* roundup of ten presentations on scaling: Twitter, Flickr, LiveJournal, Vox, Bloglines, last.fm, and SlideShare.
Like top, but for network usage. Highly recommended.
A development toolbox in a single disk image.
Amen! Open source needs an Anti-License Proliferation Treaty.
“SaverLab: Runs Mac OS X screensaver modules in regular windows.”
Some open source bits from Theo Schlossnagel & co. Worth keeping an eye on, for sure.
Awesome essay on automating music typography.
IP load balancer with a great name.
“Varnish is a state-of-the-art, high-performance HTTP accelerator.”
Like Pandora, but for your own iTunes library.
Commercial (and expensive) load balancer (++)
Export AddressBook to CSV (for gmail import).
“Correo blends technology from two popular Mozilla projects, Camino and Thunderbird, to create a polished native Macintosh application.” This could be huge.
Cute little wiki built on Camping
A super-simple VPN. Awesome
Video lectures to accompany SCIP. Awesome.
“A monthly series of screencasts about important software” — how'd I miss Jon starting this?
Pre-release Audacity binaries for Mac OSx86
It feels kinda funny to delicious something from Microsoft, but this shit rocks.
Found this looking for ends to broken links to some s60 software.
The first — of many, let's hope — virtualization software for OSX-Intel.
“…a site devoted to preserving Macintosh abandonware games.”
“breve: a 3d Simulation Environment for Multi-Agent Simulations and Artificial Life”
Adobe's response to Aperture
A quote from P.J. Eby about PyPI and groupware in general.
What’d you do the day you started your job? Got your commit access to the company’s source control, right? Wait, what?
Last week, I wrote on Twitter that “closed-source software gets worse with each release (Microsoft, Adobe, …). Open-source software gets better (OOo, Ubuntu, …).” Here’s where I try to expand on that quip.
In which copyright law makes collaborating on open source code more difficult than it should be.
Twenty questions about the GNU Public License.
A comedy in which I try to remember how to import some code into SVN.