This is a Twitter app built in Adobe AIR, and is very good. Can't search in Japanese (or I bet other multi-byte languages), can't block users. I think Twhirl beats this in several respects.
From the site - "TweetDeck enables users to split their main feed (All Tweets) into topic or group specific columns allowing a broader overview of tweets. The default columns can contain All Tweets from your timeline, @replies directed to you and direct messages. The GROUP, SEARCH and REPLIES buttons then allow the user to make up additional columns populated from the live tweet information. Once created these additional columns will automatically update allowing the user to keep track of a twitter threads far easier."
Screenflow looks interesting, and must compete with SnapzPro X and iShowU in the screencasting space on Mac. I think I will try it.
From the site: "ScreenFlow is an application for creating amazing screen recordings on your Mac. Using a unique new screen capture system, powerful enough to capture the contents of your entire desktop at the same time as your video camera, microphone and computer's audio, you'll be creating incredible screencasts in no time."
David Croy has a point. Looking things up these days is so easy due to Google, people might start thinking that coming by that knowledge is easy.
From the post: "There is an idea that seems to be prevalent lately that there is not much to be known about anything. This link is a potshot (assuming it’s not a hoax), but there is abroad what I think of as a late mutation of the self-esteem movement: that our own knowledge is the only knowledge. The lady in the clip (to whom we’re all supposed to feel superior (when frankly we should be ashamed at the depths we’re willing to allow our educational system to sink to)) does something that a lot of us do: takes her own assumptions as totally, unquestioningly valid. From there it’s not a big leap to start spinning harebrained theories. "
This tutorial describes how I set up Mail.app in OS X Leopard to handle both private and work email, using Google Mail accessed via the IMAP protocol, and sending mail via my ISP's SMTP server to avoid the Outlook "sent on behalf of" problem.
I got a new "unibody" MacBook Pro, since my 1st generation MBP was on its last legs with breaking display, SuperDrive, fans, after 24x7 service for nearly three years.
This post is a log of what I did and how I got it working.
Interesting social network status updater service. Gotta be careful not to inundate people with your statuses (statii?). I am using it to update Linked.in and Plaxo statuses, and send work-related updates to my ping.fm special posting email address. -- Rick Cogley
From the site: "We post your messages wherever you want!
That's right, we support over 30 social networking sites and we're adding more regularly.
Between our straight forward posting methods and advanced custom triggers, we make it easy for you to post your messages exactly where you want them to go."
Adobe AIR-based Twitter Client Twhirl is awesome. Cross platform.
From the twhirl website: "twhirl is a social software desktop client, based on the Adobe AIR platform.
Some of twhirl’s features:
* runs on both Windows (2000/XP/Vista) and Mac OSX
* connects to multiple Twitter, laconi.ca, Friendfeed and seesmic accounts
* notifications on new messages
* shorten long URLs (using snurl, twurl or is.gd)
* cross-post twitter updates to Pownce and Jaiku
* post images to TwitPic
* search tweets using Twitter Search and TweetScan
* timeline filtering
* color schemes
* automatically check for new versions"
A couple words about my selections for superior hosting services (all LAMP platform), which include both the shared, and virtual private server types of hosting - Little Oak, Open Hosting, Linode. They are all three different, but each has been very solid and recommendable with exemplary customer service and commendable uptime.
Your own Music for Airports? Bloom is an interactive app for the iPhone from Brian Eno, that lets you make music, and listen / watch music being made.
From the website: "Developed by ambient pioneer Brian Eno and musician/software designer Peter Chilvers, Bloom explores uncharted territory in the realm of applications for the iPhone and iPod touch. Part instrument, part composition and part artwork, Bloom’s innovative controls allow anyone to create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply tapping the screen. A generative music player takes over when Bloom is left idle, creating an infinite selection of compositions and their accompanying visualisations."
A very cool app for the iPhone - a four track recording studio, from Sonoma Wire Works. From the website: "FourTrack is a songwriting and practice tool for singers, guitar players, piano players, and other musicians who want to capture musical ideas and record songs on their iPhone."