>There’s a lengthy video introduction to Cocoa available from Theocacao. Although I haven’t watched it (yet), it appears to be received very positively. An unofficial BitTorrent is also available. You need QuickTime for this.
Monthly Archives: May 2008
>If you want to crash your Mac, or perhaps any kind of computer, put a little piece of aluminum foil paper inside the USB connection of an external device and then plug the device in, while your computer is running.
In my case, it worked: the Mac spontaneously rebooted. After 2 reboots I realized that my Mac experienced a real physical problem and found the culprit inside the connector of my USB stick. It was the result of keeping the USB stick in my pocket, along with some random other stuff, aparently including some aluminum foil paper.
So: be warned 🙂
>Just recently, Firefox 3.0 RC was released.
- Firefox 3, del.icio.us, and you (posting on the delicious blog)
- download the latest (beta) version of the extension (currently 2.0.48)
Since 2.2.3 Patch 3, NeoOffice now improves on the Mac OS X integration by adding these features:
- media browser support: have a media browser floating window, similar to what iLife applications (iPhoto, iMovie, etc.) offer;
- native floating tool windows: they are no longer standard Mac windows, but look and act like native floating windows;
- magnify and swipe trackpad gestures: or at least on hardware that supports it (MacBook Air and recent MacBook Pro models).
Previously, NeoOffice 2.2.3 Patch 2 added horizontal scrollwheel support.
It shows a picture of the symbol, as well various descriptions and links. Then it shows how the character is encoded in, for example, HTML, UTF-8 and UTF-16 and how to use it in source code (C/C#/C++/Java/Python).
A great resource for information on Unicode characters!
The library works with most modern browsers: (Mobile) Safari, Firefox, IE6/7 and Opera are reportedly supported, but no word of Konqueror (KHTML). See it in action on here:
FancyZoom is free for non-commercial use. To use it commercially, the author asks $39 per site.
Opacity is simple, intuitive but still very powerful when it comes to creating small graphics. It supports layers, different kinds of shapes, all sorts of effects and integrates with a couple of FTP programs.
The user interface works mostly consistent with the rest of Leopard.
Have a look at the screencast on their site.
Currently, most Mac users prefer NeoOffice over OpenOffice 3. OpenOffice 2 does not work under Aqua (only under X11) and NeoOffice has a history of stable OpenOffice-functionality for the Aqua/Mac OS X platform. This may change once OpenOffice 3 becomes (more) stable.