Overdue Thoughts on Apple

It’s been a long time comin’. Apple has engaged in plenty of really lame behaviors lately, and it’s time I sound off on them. Let’s take it section by section, shall we? I’ll break this down into the following parts: OS X, iPhone, App Store. OS X Apple’s operating system,

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The Quest for PN on OS X, Part II

Success! Unfortunately, I was not able to get PN2 running on ReactOS. However, I’m pretty impressed with ReactOS and will probably keep abreast of the development. If, on day, it’s more stable via Parallels, I’ll be all over it. In the meantime, I fired up a copy of Windows XP

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The Quest for PN on OS X

As many of my readers know, my favorite application on Windows is called Programmer’s Notepad. I’ve been using it for about 6 years or so (since at least early 2000) and I am really comfortable in it. This is my story – still in progress – of getting this thing

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NeXTSTEP: 11 Years Ago

So, I was recently pointed to Steve Jobs’ NeXTSTEP Release 3 demo. It’s pretty amazing to watch what would eventually become OS X in its first incarnation. What’s more amazing is how much of that framework still exists today. In fact, it almost makes you wonder what they have been

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My Dream App More Like A Nightmare

So, awhile back, someone came up with this idea – invite users to dream up an application, then hold a contest and actually develop the best ones. I mean – how cool is that, right? ANYTHING you can think of! What a great opportunity to see some incredible ideas come

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Stoplight Hosed Me

I saw a post on digg.com recently about an application called Stoplight, featured on Lifehacker. It looked cool – it allows you to set up application specific behaviors, such as certain apps being full screen and certain apps closing (Cmd+Q) when the last window is closed. I got a new

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60 Minutes With A Mac

A friend of mine is considering a new computer. I have suggested a Mac Mini or an iMac. He actually bought a Mac back in the Jaguar days and then returned it because he couldn’t figure it out. But he’s agreed to give me one hour to prove a Mac

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