iTerm 2 exists. I’m so excited. I don’t know why. I do have a ton of work to be done at the terminal and in vim this weekend, so it should be…. fun?
I’ve only had a short while to work with the latest revision, but wow. Nice work, algoriddim.
Aaron Hanley’s Letterbox plugin for Apple Mail works again with Snow Leopard.
And there was much rejoicing.
“Business Care” Nextel told me yesterday that the “phone insurance” I have been paying for my handset, a Sprint/Nextel Blackberry 8350i, means that I earned the privilege of only having to pay ~$120 to rectify a piece of crap design where the power connecter snapped off the PCB upon attempting to tether this morning. The rep was kind enough to describe, sight unseen, a dozen ways where “how I plugged it in” was likely to be the issue without considering that plastic adhesive reinforced by solder points may not be the most robust solution to handle the physical connecter of the mini USB interface that by its very design is arguably one of the most tedious alignments since the venerable DSUB or the cheap-ass PS/2 male fittings, each with soft wire ends that mated so poorly upon setting up living conditions for their arranged marriages. Let alone if they separate and re-marry every day. Won’t someone think of their arranged children? If my “insurance money” (think pipe-wielding thugs “helping” a local grocer) is worth so little, I may as well throw a pile of dollars elsewhere and see what sticks.
My job requires that I carry a Nextel. The BlackBerry Curve 8350i was released a few months ago, and I have been using one regularly having received my phone a few days after its official release. This is the first BlackBerry with which I have significant experience, more than doing some troubleshooting on a 7100 and playing with a TMo-Pearl for 20 minutes, so please forgive any “gee-whiz” gushing by me that is actually old hat to seasoned BB users. On the other hand, I have spent a lot of time playing with friends’ iPhones and own a Touch. I suppose I have as much of a case of iPhone envy as any other non-iPhone owning Mac user. It will rear its ugly head tomorrow when the 3.0 software update is released but it won’t be as bad as in times past. To save you time the time of reading everything else, the short story is that if you have to carry a Nextel and happen to use OS X, I highly recommend this phone.
If you don’t know what “euchre” is, “Pocket Euchre” is probably not what you might think. What it is is probably the single most compelling reason for me to buy an iPhone yet. I know that sounds silly, but that’s how much fun euchre can be. Especially when you can play it in your pocket.
Natural language dashboard widget for iCal. Brilliant.
If you are like me, you probably prefer running applications like Adium, Skype, and Gizmo5 dockless (two solutions: Dockless, Dock Dodger) in order to save dock space and make CMD-TAB switching less confusing. However, signed apps lose their Keychain access when you tinker with them. Fortunately, this post led me to these instructions and voila, solved.