Why Palm’s WebOS ‘Media Sync’ iTunes Integration Can’t Be Legit

“But it seems risky and unbecoming for a company of Palm’s stature. It’s a hack, and if they’re really using Apple’s USB vendor and/or device IDs, it’s a duplicitous hack.”

I had a Palm III that I got back in 1998, and loved it. I thought I’d have that PDA for 20 years. Of course, it only served me for maybe 4 years, but it was a great little device, and I’ve had high hopes that the Pre would return Palm to some of its former glory. Sadly, this fake syncing business (assuming it’s fake) does not give me hope.

Perch – A Really Little Content Management System (CMS)

I’m a sucker for content management systems. I’m always looking for a better one, or one more suited to the current project. Despite that, I’ve stayed with Joomla and WordPress because I’m used to them and they perform pretty well. Most of the time. But, I like the less-is-more approach that Perch is taking. Definitely keeping my eye on them.

{ via Dan Cederholm }


Phyllis Marotta at the Kansas Dept. of Transportation

My cousin’s blog on car safety. Includes some fun new TV ads around their Click It Or Ticket campaign.

Fluency WordPress Admin Theme

Very nice theme for WordPress’s Admin, made by Dean Robinson and implemented as a plugin. Features a number of improvements over the default admin. I especially like the keyboard shortcuts and the flyout menus.

Chromium Browser for the Mac

It’s not complete, and setting some preferences has zero effect, but I’ve played with Chromium just a little bit and it looks pretty good. Certainly does the up-top tabs better than Apple does with Safari 4.


Mahler’s Markings

Translation of markings in the first symphony. My favorite: Am Griffbrett – As if in tune

{ via Alex Ross }

Underneath it all, it’s Still Windows®

“These windows are so tight they can only slip onto your desktop at an angle, dripping wet with shiny hot sex oils.”

{ via Garrett Murray }

Windows vs. OS X websites

Neven Mrgan simply provides the links, allowing you to form your own opinion.


Henrique Prince: The Subway Busker

A self-taught violinist, Prince leads the Ebony Hillbillies, a quartet that plays in the Times Square subway station.

“…trying to express the beauty of the universe through this particular type of old time string music.”

Click to Flash for Safari

I know ads pay the bills on many websites, but Flash ads suck. Besides, I ignore 99.999% of web ads. My eyes and brain simply do not see them. Really.

This Safari plugin allows sites to load much, much faster. And, you have control over whether or not to view the Flash content. Fantastic.

{ via Steven Frank who has some well-constructed arguments on the politics of Flash and web ads }