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Sweet Sixteen

Happy birthday pussycat ❤️ It’s the journey that counts not the destination.The sun is shining more brightly today :)...


Twenty years today

Twenty years ago today, we were in Colva, Goa, about to start a wonderful journey sharing our lives together. 7305 days later my love for you is stronger than ever. Happy ❤️ anniversary! Currently playing in iTunes: I Skovens...


How I upgrade iOS devices

Friends and family often call me out after an unsuccessful iPhone upgrade, to help them figure out why data is missing or to restore a missing feature. This happens when upgrading devices, or after an unexpected event such as a broken, lost or stolen iPhone.


Flight From The City

I love this movie by Jóhann Jóhannsson....


“Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac” not showing up after turning Two Step Verification off

Among all the new features of macOS Sierra that launched last night, it's “Allow your Apple Watch to unlock your Mac” I wanted to try first. At first, it seemed really easy: just check the box labeled “Allow your...


Goodbye Patricia Plattner

Patricia Plattner died yesterday after a long battle against the big C. I initially discovered her work through her films “Made in India” and “Les Petites Couleurs” before meeting her once in Carouge in Les Studios Lolos “Avec un...


5 Timeless Design Lessons From The Bauhaus

This month the Harvard Art Museum is launching a digital archive of its collection of Bauhaus-related artworks. Source: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3063102/5-timeless-design-lessons-from-the-bauhaus via CSS Layout News....


Eric's Archived Thoughts: Bittersweet

Once again, Eric Meyer's words touch me deeply. His latest entry talks about Joshua's first day of kindergarten, love and life. "Our kids may not understand exactly what we're saying in those moments, but they know exactly what we're talking...


Tim Berners-Lee on the Web at 25: the past, present and future

In 1989 I delivered a proposal to CERN for the system that went on to become the world wide web. This year, we celebrate the web's 25th birthday. Like the average 25-year-old, the web has been shaped by a...


Recréer sa bulle – Ethnographies numériques

10 février 2015 (San Francisco, USA). Recréer sa bulle pour téléphoner en paix. Moyen le plus simple de (re-)constituer un espace personnel dans la rue, le mur. Source: https://blogs.letemps.ch/nicolas-nova/2016/08/22/recreer-sa-bulle/ via #ifttt...


On a Scale from 1-100, Milton Glaser Rates Every Single Olympic Logo Design in History

There's been much controversy recently around Olympic logo design, but let's not forget the rich and varying narrative the Games' graphic design has weaved over the decades. Ahead of Rio 2016, who better to cast their eyes and critical...


#usa16 insta

Our #usa16 Instagram feed....


Strategies for Healthier Dev

Not too long ago, I was part of a panel at the launch event for TechLadies, an initiative that encourages women to learn to code. Along the way, I mentioned a bit about my background as an athlete. Source:...


NASA’s 10 Coding Rules for Writing Safety Critical Program

Every large, complex software development projects use coding standards and guidelines. These guidelines establish the ground rules that are to be followed while writing software. Source: http://www.rankred.com/nasa-coding-rules/ via #ifttt...


How technology disrupted the truth

One Monday morning last September, Britain woke to a depraved news story. The prime minister, David Cameron, had committed an “obscene act with a dead pig’s head”, according to the Daily Mail. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/media/2016/jul/12/how-technology-disrupted-the-truth via #ifttt...


Recovering

There's a hole in my recent – activity – life. I've been offline since the end of June following the discovery of a kidney stone (nephrolithiasis) lodged in my upper urinary tract that was surgically removed on my birthday...


Smile

11:15a Things are not always what they seem • be yourself, trust your gut feelings and #smile #fb pic.twitter.com/degRSLzF4h— David Roessli (@roessli) June 23, 2016 The school year has finished in the best way possible for both Emma and Mathias....


Roost Laptop Stand: Portable, Lightweight, Adjustable, Ergonomic Stand

Menu Cart Roost Laptop Stand IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY AND HEALTH. ANYWHERE. Source: https://www.therooststand.com/ via #ifttt...


Cartography Comparison: Google Maps & Apple Maps

Justin O'Beirne of San Francisco. Essays, projects, and contact information. Google Maps and Apple Maps. Source: http://www.justinobeirne.com/essay/cartography-comparison via #ifttt...


LET'S LEARN TYPE TERMS

Welcome to Type Terms! The animated typographic cheat sheet. If you are new to typography or here to refresh your memory, then Type Terms is the perfect tool for you. Click the big blue button below and let's begin....


Performance Web 2016

Performance Web 2016 have published the photos of the event. Where are you?...


JSON for Linking Data

Data is messy and disconnected. JSON-LD organizes and connects it, creating a better Web. Linked Data empowers people that publish and use information on the Web. It is a way to create a network of standards-based, machine-readable data across...


Neverware

Introducing CloudReady. The Chromebook experience you love. Source: http://www.neverware.com/ via #ifttt...


Regressive Web Apps

There were plenty of talks about building for the web at this year’s Google I/O event. That makes a nice change from previous years when the web barely got a look in and you’d be forgiven for thinking that...


A Case Study – Smashing Magazine

Living style guides are an important tool for web development today, especially in large, complex web applications. They help document styles and patterns, keep designers and developers in sync, and greatly help to organize and distill complex interfaces. Source:...


Meaningful CSS: Style Like You Mean It

These days, we have a world of meaningful markup at our fingertips. Source: http://alistapart.com/article/meaningful-css-style-like-you-mean-it via #ifttt...


Optimizing for Large-Scale Displays

The following is a guest post by Jon Yablonski. Jon told me he recently worked on a project where there was a lot of emphasis placed on giant screens. Jon is going to show us that just like RWD...


Web Developer Reading List: SVG Imagemaps

HTML imagemaps were one of the first graphical methods used to navigate complex websites, and continue to retain a number of advantages when they are designed well. One significant drawback of the format in the modern era is that...


Genève sa gueule

Yay, I found my #GeneveSaGueule portrait the Rue de l'Encyclopédie ! Great exhibition on Geneva's human diversity! Most of the 800+ portraits of the project will be exposed along with their profiles. Don't miss it! « Genève, sa gueule...


Turning 17 @ 14:26

14:26 Happy Birthday Cowboy ❤️ This is your life. Do what you want and do it often. If you don't like something, change it. If you don't like your job, quit. If you don't have enough time, stop watching...


Genius.

tobeagenius: Via tobeagenius Source: http://tobeagenius.tumblr.com/post/140234490885/tobeagenius-your-brain-on-drugs via #ifttt...


"You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Andy Warhol"

You need to let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Source: https://twitter.com/EdwardTufte/status/706221742323273730 via #ifttt...


LolColors

Hi, my name is Mackenzie Child. I'm the creator & curator of LOL Colors. I designed, coded & launched this site in 24 hours as a personal project / challenge to myself. Want to learn more about this project?...


Fifteen and counting

10:52 : Happy birthday my love ❤️ Pooh said good-bye affectionately to his fourteen pots of honey, and hoped they were fifteen; and he and Rabbit went out into the Forest. A. A. Milne...


The Elephant In The Room by Sarah Parmenter

You can listen to me read this as an audio-blog (7 minutes). Source: http://www.sazzy.co.uk/the-elephant-in-the-room/?mc_cid=d390d490d4&mc_eid=0bd0078a3f via #ifttt...


Twitter’s missing manual / fuzzy notepad

There’s an interesting problem here. UI is hard. You can’t just slap a button on the screen for every feature that could conceivably be used at any given time. Some features are only of interest to so-called “power users”,...


Accelerated Mobile Pages Project

If you are new to AMP HTML, our technical introduction is a great place to get started and provides an overview of the project and how AMP HTML works. Ready to build an AMP file? This tutorial will teach...


Controlling Font Performance with font-display

Deciding the behavior for a web font as it is loading can be an important performance tuning technique. The new font-display descriptor for `@font-face` lets developers decide how their web fonts will render (or fallback), depending on how long...


PHD Comics: Gravitational Waves Explained

New to PHD? Read the 200 Most Popular Comics or read this guide This comic and video are now available in: French, Italian, Portuguese, Hungarian, and (video only) Spanish and Chinese (use subtitles). Source: http://www.phdcomics.com/comics.php?f=1853 via #ifttt...


Giving Medium a go

A natural pitch I gave Medium a try this morning, and wrote a short post on last week's pitch with my good friends of Wonderweb....


Automatically art-directed responsive images

This is a guest post by Eric Portis – a proud member of (and newsletter-writer for) the Responsive Issues Community Group. The RICG formulated, championed, and standardized the new HTML features presented in the article. Source: http://cloudinary.com/blog/automatically_art_directed_responsive_images via #ifttt...


Converting an existing site or app to a responsive design Cloud Four Blog

Over the last few years, we’ve converted quite a few existing sites and applications to responsive web design. We’ve gotten pretty good at it so I thought I’d share our process. Source: http://blog.cloudfour.com/converting-an-existing-site-or-app-to-a-responsive-design/ via #ifttt...


«Dance», ou l'extase selon Lucinda Childs

Dance à la folie. Il y a des spectacles qui font du bien, qui allègent et fluidifient. A l’affiche du festival Antigel et de l’Association pour la danse contemporaine, la pièce de la chorégraphe américaine Lucinda Childs produit ces...


The Only 10 Slides You Need in Your Pitch

I am evangelizing the 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint. It’s quite simple: a pitch should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points. Source: http://guykawasaki.com/the-only-10-slides-you-need-in-your-pitch/ via #ifttt...


Brands in colours

Learn a bit about this on the GitHub project page or just grab the .sass file. Source: http://loriskumo.github.io/Brands-In-Colours/ via #ifttt...


The Website Obesity Crisis

Let me start by saying that beautiful websites come in all sizes and page weights. I love big websites packed with images. I love high-resolution video. I love sprawling Javascript experiments or well-designed web apps. This talk isn't about...


Documentary photographer turns to video for 'The Long Night'

Tim Matsui tells stories. A multimedia journalist by trade, his still photography projects have taken him from native Alaskan villages to Brazilian Air Force training facilities. Source: http://www.dpreview.com/articles/2189432237/documentary-photographer-turns-to-video-to-produce-the-long-night via #ifttt...


Welcome to the divergence

I've been thinking a lot about convergence recently — the notion that more and more pieces of our lives will somehow be turned into software or consumed by a smartphone in some way. Source: http://www.theverge.com/2016/1/25/10828208/welcome-to-the-divergence-vinyl-turntables-film-cameras via #ifttt...


Words of welcome

For a while now, The Session has had some little on-boarding touches to make sure that new members are eased into the culture of this traditional Irish music community. Source: https://adactio.com/journal/10138 via #ifttt...


Mesmerizing Migration: Watch 118 Bird Species Migrate Across a Map of the Western Hemisphere

For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have documented migratory movements of bird populations spanning the entire year for 118 species throughout the Western Hemisphere. Source: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/mesmerizing-migration-watch-118-bird-species-migrate-across-a-map-of-the-western-hemisphere/ via #ifttt...


Choosing the Best CMS

It’s harder than ever to choose a CMS. While proven platforms like Wordress and Drupal are still going strong, a host of new content management systems have emerged. Some promise ease-of-use, others promise drag-and-drop control, while others focus on...


Secret Safari shortcuts

Safari for iPhone spun out of Safari for Mac to become one of the very first fully-functional web browsers on mobile. Taking all that power and making it simple and accessible for the masses meant that, over the years,...


CSS vs. SVG: Graphical Text Effects

This post is the first in a series of posts exploring techniques and examples that can be achieved using both CSS and SVG, and compares them both. Source: http://blogs.adobe.com/dreamweaver/2015/07/css-vs-svg-graphical-text.html via #ifttt...


Solve the Hard Problems ◆ 24 ways

So, here we find ourselves on the cusp of 2016. We’ve had a good year – the web is still alive, no one has switched it off yet. Clients still have websites, teenagers still have phone apps, and there...


The Ten Most Popular Web Fonts of 2015 (And Fonts You Should Consider Using Instead)

Welcome to the third annual edition of the ten most popular web fonts of the year as featured on Typewolf. Based on font usage data from 365 websites featured over 2015, these are the ten fonts that were used...


Nineteen today

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.


Blending Modes Demystified

Web imagery increasingly tends toward losslessness. When we make changes to a design or graphic, we want to be able to apply them without damaging the source material. That way, the original is preserved if we ever need to...


The Tiny Hardware Firewall

TinyHardwareFirewall A Road Warrior's Firewall Top Features Learn More Why a Hardware Firewall? Purchase The Tiny Hardware Firewall and VPN Client When a VPN alone is Source: http://www.tinyhardwarefirewall.com/ via #ifttt...


The first website went online 25 years ago today

Where are the creators in 2015? Berners-Lee is still as tightly involved with web as he ever was, directing the World Wide Web Consortium he helped create. In fact, he's pushing hard to protect the open web against both...


Being Responsive to the Small Things ◆ 24 ways

It’s that time of the year again to trim the tree with decorations. Or maybe a DOM tree? Any web page is made of HTML elements that lay themselves out in a tree structure. We start at the top...


Grid, Flexbox, Box Alignment: Our New System for Layout

Three years ago for 24 ways 2012, I wrote an article about a new CSS layout method I was excited about. A specification had emerged, developed by people from the Internet Explorer team, bringing us a proper grid system...


Beyond the Style Guide ◆ 24 ways

Much like baking a Christmas cake, designing for the web involves creating an experience in layers. Starting with a solid base that provides the core experience (the fruit cake), we can add further layers, each adding refinement (the marzipan)...


Ep. 139: ‘How Many Fingers Should This Baby Have?’, With Special Guests Craig Federighi and John Siracusa

0:00 -:-- 30 30 Speed –1×+++++2×+ Permalink • Share link • Share link with timestamp Source: https://overcast.fm/+UHvQSaE via #ifttt...


The Face of My Daughter — Medium

As Rebecca’s Boardwalk wound down, one of our friends came up to me to say goodbye. “This was just great, such a tribute,” she said. “I know it must have been a really hard day for you.” Source: https://medium.com/@meyerweb/the-face-of-my-daughter-521033467f38...


Kurt Vonnegut on the Shapes of Stories and Good News vs. Bad News

This season has been ripe with Kurt Vonnegut releases, from the highly anticipated collection of his letters to his first and last works introduced by his daughter, shedding new light on the beloved author both as a complex character...


Explore – The ever-brilliant Grant Snider offers a graphic...

The ever-brilliant Grant Snider offers a graphic adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut’s famous lecture on the shapes of stories. For more of Snider’s graphic genius, see his take on the muses and his visual taxonomy of the inferiority complex. Source:...


Film: “Un Petit Tour Dans Paris”

Un Petit Tour Dans Paris from Maxime Baudin on Vimeo. Ten out of ten for clever, beautiful, sweet, satisfying. Source: http://ihnatko.com/2015/12/06/film-un-petit-tour-dans-paris/ via #ifttt...


How to animate "box-shadow" with silky smooth performance

How do you animate the box-shadow property in CSS without causing re-paints on every frame, and heavily impacting the performance of your page? Short answer: you don't. Animating a change of box-shadow will hurt performance. Source: http://tobiasahlin.com/blog/how-to-animate-box-shadow/ via #ifttt...


Seriously, Don’t Use Icon Fonts Cloud Four Blog

Icons are everywhere. These “little miracle workers” (as John Hicks described them) help us reinforce meaning in the interfaces we design and build. Source: http://blog.cloudfour.com/seriously-dont-use-icon-fonts/ via #ifttt...


An 80-Year-Old Prank Revealed, Hiding in the Periodic Table! – Phenomena : Curiously Krulwich

You wouldn’t know it, because it’s hiding down there at the bottom of the periodic table of elements, but it’s a prank—something a five-year-old might do—and the guy who did it was one of the greatest chemists in America....


The Early History of the more Command

(this article was first published March 4, 1994 on comp.society.folklore, and later published in The ANALYTICAL ENGINE, the Journal of the Computer History Association of California, Volume 1, Number 4, April-June 1994) I was a first-year graduate student at...


Edward Snowden Explains How To Reclaim Your Privacy

LAST MONTH, I met Edward Snowden in a hotel in central Moscow, just blocks away from Red Square. Source: http://theintercept.com/2015/11/12/edward-snowden-explains-how-to-reclaim-your-privacy/ via #ifttt...


Fix “App is Damaged Can’t Be Opened” Error Messages in Mac OS X

Some Mac users have discovered they are unable to open some applications downloaded from the Mac App Store. When attempting to open an impacted app in OS X, a message stating “Name.app is damaged and can’t be opened. Delete...


"Great posts on the challenges of native mobile app adoption : https : //t.co/9XB3288lKi https : //t.co/WERGnDM1I8 (via @paul_irish, @johnbender)"

Great posts on the challenges of native mobile app adoption: http://avc.com/2015/11/the-mobile-downturn-continued/ … https://medium. Source: https://twitter.com/RWD/status/664508493165150208 via #ifttt...


Soutenez La Quadrature du Net !

Soutenez La Quadrature du Net ! More than ever it has become essential to raise awareness on the importance of defending our rights to free speech and privacy on internet, as well as the battle to maintain and defend...


Tim Cook warns of 'dire consequences' for UK privacy

Apple CEO Tim Cook has warned the UK faces "dire consequences" if it passes the government's recently revealed draft surveillance bill. Source: http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2015-11/10/tim-cook-apple-uk-surveillance via #ifttt...


ITUNES TERMS AND CONDITIONS: The Graphic Novel

1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna Page 53 (after Theodor Suess Geisel and P. D. Eastman) itunes terms and conditions r. sikoryak comics Page 52 (after Harvey...


Autumn shades on a winter Lake

(via Flickr flic.kr/p/AAcJay)...


'A one-off in human history': Stern's warning on climate change battle

Europe has to step up its effort to combat climate change and wake up to the urgency of the situation, the climate change expert Lord Stern has said before crunch UN talks in Paris later this month. Source: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/08/sterns-warning-on-climate-change-battle...


Switching to https

As promised at Indie Web Camp, here are the steps I took to make my site https:// only. Now, here's the thing with any of these walkthroughs; they're all very specific to host/server combo in question. My particular combination...


Branding

Netflix is the world’s leading streaming media service, serving over 65 million users in more than 50 countries worldwide and growing. One of the original innovators of streaming content, they’ve grown exponentially in the last five years. Read more...


The World’s Most Beautifully Designed Subway Maps

Maps may not seem to be the most glamorous of design commissions but if you’re lucky enough to be tapped to design one, these are the ones to use as inspiration. Designing metro transit route maps is possibly one...


Watch Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai Talk Feminism

Actress Emma Watson sat down with the youngest ever Nobel Prize winner in an interview posted online Wednesday. The Facebook video shows the Harry Potter actress interviewing 18-year-old Malala Yousafzai about her life and advocacy. Read more on http://ift.tt/1c4nCfM...


The New Favicon • The Breakroom

The New Favicon • The Breakroom: a detailed rundown by Craig Hockenberry on the best way to add an SVG icon to your pinned tab on Safari 9.0 (Via @siracusa)...


About Swisscom Carrier Bundle 22.1, iOS 9.1 and iPhone 6S battery drain

@Swisscom_Care it looks like WiFi Calling is draining my battery (iPhone 6s/iOS 9.1) “Settings” is responsible for 80% battery usage :/— David Roessli (@roessli) October 28, 2015 2015-10-30 : Swisscom's latest Carrier Bundle v22.2 seems to correct the battery issue....


Paris Web 2015

It was Paris Web's 10th anniversary this year, but only the first time I attended. It always clashed with other events. Boy, was I glad I attended this edition… (more coming). In the meanwhile, check out the conferences' videos...


Show All Music

“Show All Music” has become “Show Music Available Offline” in the newly launched Apple Music, and I'm having trouble remembering where this setting is located (it must be my age…). It used to be in the Music settings, but...


Δρόμος προς Ελλάδα

Time to unplug and reboot. We're off to Greece to relax and recharge out batteries. Happy Summer to all....


Happy Dad's day

May 2002...


The Talk Show live from WWDC with Phil Shiller

John Gruber has been recording his podcast live from WWDC these last few years, and it's always a thrill to listen to it as he gathers extraordinary people around the subject of Apple tech. This year was an epiphany:...


Element Skate Camp flashback

A photo posted by ElementSkateCamp (@elementskatecamp) on Jun 3, 2015 at 7:54pm PDT Almost a year ago… time flies. PS: yes, that is @mathiasbregnard flying high ;)...


Sorry

An Apology Letter to Future Generations by @PrinceEa....


Domain name resilience

As people that deal with digital media day in and day out, we've grown accustomed to build resilience in our designs. We backup our files, use version control, mirror our disks and our servers, rsync our data, balance load...


Thank you John

I perfectly understand why John Siracusa decided to stop his now yearly review of Mac OS X. A couple of years back, and in a different context, I took the decision to stop giving part of a lecture at...


Sweet Sixteen

Yay! 14:26 : you're sixteen my boy! I'm so proud to be the dad of two extraordinary children ❤️...


Fourteen at 10:52

10:52 : Happy birthday my girl ❤️ This precise moment in time is burned into my memory cells…...


Live long and Prosper

I only discovered this morning that Leonard Nimoy left us on Friday. I grew up as a Star Trek fan, and will remain a first gen Trekkie whatever. Thank you for all the perfect moments you gave us <3...


#WONtheInternet

The FCC has ruled in favour of Net Neutrality (in the USA). An important day for anyone who cares about the future of an open internet. Internet is a global service. Internet access providers cannot play with the download...


Unknown Pleasures Uncovered

The autopsy of an iconic album cover picked up on Kottke.org. A stacked graph of successive radio signals from pulsar CP 1919, in a 1977 astronomy encyclopedia that originated in a 1970 Ph.D. thesis. Fascinating <3...


Stories of the Past and Future

I love data visualisation <3 Ori. xkcd.com/1491...


18 years old today

Eighteen years ago we were sharing a beer watching the sun set on a beach near Colva, in Goa, India. We were completing out first trip together and savouring the shared moments and magical places we'd discovered in this...


#jesuischarlie

Sick and horrified by the #CharlieHebdo massacre, no cause can justify murder #JeSuisCharlie. #JeSuisCharlie : la carte des manifestations et des photos de soutien...


Plexus - deep intimacy

It all start with a heartbeat. Loud. Deep. Intense. Then Kaori Ito slowly disappears as eaten up by the curtain behind her, only to reappear in your dreams, or nightmares. The sound of her body, her fingers, her nails,...


The need for speed

Fibre optic (into the flat) was activated this morning. I can confidently say that if bottleneck there is, it is no longer at my end of the pipe :) Initial transfer bursts reach 300+/60+ Mbps - #bliss...


Récits de femmes

Last Friday we went to the theatre to see “Récits de Femmes” by Franca Rame et Dario Fo. “On peut être féministe et drôle, dénoncer les abus en s’amusant” What an amazing performance! A dazzling rainbow of laughter, emotions,...


Mobile is Eating up the World

A great presentation by Benedict Evans of Andressen Horovitz. I find the idea of “when a tech is fully adopted, it disappears” very interesting… The slide desk is available on Slideshare....


Debug 47: what an amazing episode

Gee, I haven't enjoyed a podcast episode this much for a long time! "Debug 47: Melton & Ganatra episode I: Demoing software to Steve Jobs" is a first hand insightful episode on how it was to work at Apple...


There's a market for that

Last Friday, Apple launched in Switzerland the latest revision of its smartphones, the iPhone 6/6 Plus. Although I had no intention of standing in line, I did drop by our local Apple Store mid-afternoon to take a look at...


iOS 8 Family Sharing lockout

Saturday 20th 07:30a CET: part of the problem has been fixed. My daughter's lockout was removed (as those of a number of people on internet) and the next update will provide better information on this process. Kudos Apple and...


Back from California

Fighting jet-lag, the head full of amazing images, we're back from California. Once again, I used Tumblr as a travel weblog to collate pictures and words throughout our trip (with the Publisher theme from Projector Themes). As I explained...


Retrofitting responsive design

The BIS launched their retrofitted responsive website today. Congratulation to the @BIS_org web team! This was a project I worked on this Winter throught to Easter. The idea was to preserve as much of the current website as possible while...


#663399Becca

Today, Rebecca Alison Meyer will be buried after fighting a fight no one could win against cancer. She was six years old to the day. It feels so unnatural for a child to die before his or her parents. I...


Le Temps : eaten up by ads

I was browsing my news feeds this morning at breakfast and I followed a link to an article published by our daily newspaper Le Temps to discover it was eaten up by ads. Scrolling down to get rid of the...


I am a proud uncle

My nephew James, soon to be 24 yrs old, leaves for Australia this evening. James is going back to settle with his girl friend T. - one of my favourite names :), taking what could be a life turning...


Remove duplicates in 'Open With…' menu

This is a simple Terminal command to clean up your 'Open With…' menu if it displays duplicate applications. Note: the 'Open With…' menu is available by right-clicking on a document in the Finder. It displays a list of compatible applications...


The economics of love

120 secondes - La théorie économique de l’amour par RTS Thanks Dd!...


ASOBI jeux d’adultes

“ASOBI” by and with Kaori Ito at the ADC. “Humans and certain animals with complex brains understand this aspect of life, this amusement in creating actions other than those we need to carry out to survive.” Kaori Ito It...


Display table CSS prevents IE users from selecting text

While helping a client optimise his website post launch, I ran into a strange issue with IE: users of IE 7-10 couldn't select (highlight) some parts of the page (duh). As this isn't something I check when running cross-browser...


Make a bootable Mavericks install disk

I like having the latest Mac OS X install disk available on a flash drive, especially since it weights over 5.3 Gb. MacWorld offers an excellent tutorial on the subject. In short, get the latest version of Mac OS...


How to disable anti-aliasing in TextMate 2

I received an email from Allan Odgaard pointing out that if you are using TextMate 1.x under OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) some bundle items will fail due to ruby 2.0 now being the default. So I decided to give TextMate...


Terms and Conditions May Apply

“Anything that has been digitised is not private”. Admit it: you don't really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are...


Tarab

Just back from the ADC where we enjoyed "Tarab" by Laurence Yadi et Nicolas Cantillon / Cie 7273 création. It runs until the 20th - don't miss it if you're around....


Early device testing

I've been doing a lot of { digital | analog } clearing out, sorting, filling and archiving these last weekends, and needless to say, you rediscover things that take you down memory lane. Here's a picture of my early...


I'm a clown without a circus

Gotta get back to your love. Don't you just LOVE LP cover art? Currently playing in iTunes: Circles by Manfred Mann...


Farewell Amberpeaks

The Amberpeaks chalets were sold to a new owner at the end of September and their website was closed shortly after. It's always sad to see a functional website close down, but I guess it's life. I was good...


Back2blog

Are you having trouble posting to your weblog? I've been posting more or less frequently since I launched my first weblog back in February 2000. But I've never closed it. Moreover, I've always had things I wanted to share,...


Unplugged in Paros

Whoosh. It's been quite a busy year, and I haven't taken the time to write much (again). Anyway, we are about to leave for the island of Paros (Πάρος) in Greece and I quickly setup a Tumblr log to...


Amazing Melody Gardot

Like many, I discovered Melody Gardot through her second album "My One and Only Thrill" and immediately took to her soft voice and elegant style. Last night, Fabienne and I had the opportunity to go and listen to her...


Squarespace 6 localisation

I don't know about you, but I am hearing a lot about Squarespace these days, either at conferences or as a podcast sponsor, and I decided to evaluate v6 from an internationalisation angle. Squarespace shines as a CMS. Really....


Our short stay at the Hotel Eden in Chamonix

It is not easy finding a “good” hotel or a restaurant in a town you are not familiar with. There are a number of services out there designed to help you do just that but sometime fail short because...


Just Smile

Yes, once again it's been awhile since I last posted anything. So here's a picture to make you just smile while I get my act together again....


Reverse-engineering the algorithms of romance

How I Gamed Online Data to Meet My Match: Amy Webb at TEDxMidAtlantic 2012 Maria Popova picked Amy Webb's book “Data, a True Love Story” in Brain Pickings. This is how I discovered her TEDx presentation. Added to my...


iOS printing with xPrintServer and Printopia

I thought that printing from an iOS device had to be routed through some kind software on a computer if you didn't own an AirPrint printer (which are HP only?!) until I discovered Lantronix's xPrintServer. It is a small device...


Microsoft's modern.IE

Microsoft is pushing the use of HTML5 and CSS3 more than ever. They have just released an online testing plateform to help you support Internet Explorer: modern.IE A new set of tools to help you support modern and older...


Falling in love with Flickr (again)

I joined Flickr in March 2005. That was before the first @media conference (the best web conference ever), Fab's 40th birthday, my children were still little kids and cameraphone pics were really crap. I remember wondering what I could...


Justice prevails

One thing leading to another, I just discovered that Muse were giving an extra gig in Bern next June, and this time I managed to secure some tickets! Currently playing in iTunes: Unintended by Muse...


They didn't deserve Stephan Eicher

“La vie est courte et compliquée” (Life is short and complicated) confessed swiss rock singer Stephan Eicher last night in Thônex. As many of us yesterday, I go back a long time with regards to Stephan Eicher, as far...


Add a message to your login/lock screen

You never know when this tip will come in handy, but a friend's recent misfortune nudged me to share it here. If you ever forget, misplace or loose your MacBook, having your contact information on the lock screen my...


« Play » or Mind training matters

I discovered «Play» this morning. A choreography danced by Shantala Shivalingappa and Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui I would love to go and see. Just imagine, two of my favourite dancers and choreographers united in the same production: a dream. This...


Overwhelmed by Kiss & Cry

Last night, Fabienne and I had a night out and went to the BFM to watch “Kiss & Cry”, by Michèle Anne De Mey and Jaco Van Dormael, organized by the ADC. It was dazzling. I was taken into...


FriXion pen double-dip

I've been using these pens for a while now, and appreciate their “Undo” feature: namely being able to erase with the rubber end what I've just wrote. Description from Pilot's website: These new pens from Pilot erase by FRICTION,...


Kindle to Audible Whispersync

I am a big fan of Audible since I discovered it listening to MacBreak Weekly back in 2007. I've been listening to books while commuting, shopping or working out ever since. Unfortunately, audio books don't stop playing when you...


Long overdue

Fresh paint: www.cybmed.com v5.0 (or 6?) The Internet Archive WayBack Machine grabbed a few iterations over time: cybmed.com, and cybermediaconcepts.com....


How to use Font Awesome in a Desktop app

Font Awesome is the iconic font designed for use with Twitter Bootstrap. With over 200 icons in a single collection, Font Awesome is a pictographic language of web-related actions. I recently run into the situation where I had to use...


Why my border-image didn't display in Firefox 15

A quick CSS tip before I forget: I've been wrecking my brains this afternoon to figure out why a border-image stopped displaying properly in the lastest version of Firefox (15.0.1) although it showed up properly in previous versions. The CSS...


How to change the default sshd port on Mac OS X

I've been subjected to an interrupted stream of failed login attempts on port 22 (sshd) this last week that are clogging up my log files. Turning off sshd (a.k.a. Remote Login) altogether was a half backed option as I connect...


Smashing Title

Smashing Titles from No-Domain on Vimeo. Take a look at the Smashing Conference 2012 opening video: it's amazing. Kudos....


Hair Project featured

My favourite hairdresser Hair Project was featured on Media Queries and in the CSS Design Vault :)...


My overall Last.fm album cloud

Courtesy of Last.fm Tools. Last.fm Tools are a collection of data tools that provide advanced information based on the Last.fm API, e.g. Tag Clouds, visualisation of friend networks or Custom Charts. I posted my artist cloud last year....


Dad

A day out with Dad in Perranporth back in 2007. My Dad was my castle, for real. Aug 4th, 2012 : “Love you Dad”....


Safari 6 breaks my JavaScript

After upgrading to Mountain Lion (Mac OS 10.8) I noticed that some of my JavaScript code stopped working in Safari 6. For example, I'm having trouble with .scrollTop() which stopped performing as it should. I use this function to...


Off to Tuscany

There. We're about to take off for a couple of weeks in Tuscany! Yes! I'm working my way down my ToDo lists in an attempt to leave my professional matters as clean as possible. Among those was to setup...


ISO relaunched

It's a big day: the ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) have officially relaunched their website based on the redesign Andy Clarke and I worked on last autumn and early this year. It was a fantastic adventure. First, to...


StarTicket fails to deliver Muse concert tickets

Some days when things just don't go your way. That's life. But when it's due to bad design. That sucks. Yesterday, the tickets for Muse's swiss concert went on sale at 10:00am, and not surprisingly, the site went down an...


Nuances Minérales featured

My friends of Nuances Minérales were featured on Media Queries :)...


Responsinating

Using The Responsinator to preview @hairproject's { long long long overdue } redesign [ screenshot ]....


Bumpy days

Some #days can be easier than others. I have this natural tendency to try and help when sometimes it's best to stay at bay. The worst is when you discover that by trying to help, you become part of...


Thoughts on passing your iPad down

Each time I've upgraded to a new iDevice, the previous one was passed down to a family member. This has worked out just fine, until now - maybe. Backup is key Make sure to backup your iPad to iCloud...


Jeffrey Zeldman tribute video

Jeffrey Zeldman tribute video - on his induction into the SXSW Interactive Hall of Fame. Brilliant, and so true. I met Jeffrey Zeldman in 2005 at the first edition of @media in London. If it wasn't for him, his...


New family member

Welcoming a new virtual machine to my testing family: Internet Explorer 10 on Windows 8....


A Day in the Internet

I was contacted earlier this week by Jen Rhee (@jenicarhee) who found one of my previous posts on The State of the Internet and pointed me to an interesting infographic about the topic: A Day in the Internet created...


ø Responsinator

The Responsinator by @tamapugsley and @andyhovey is another cool way of previewing your responsive web design online. It provides nice frames covering the range of the most popular mobile devices of the moment....


In your teens

You've lead us to the top. Just like thirteen years ago, when me feet didn't touch the ground for a week, I'm over the moon. I'm proud to know you, proud to be your dad, proud to see you...


Mike Blueberry orphaned

While catching up with my RSS feeds, I discovered that Jean Giraud past away today. Jean Giraud was also known under the pseudo Moebius. My teens (and much later) were spent reading Hara-Kiri, Métal Hurlant, and following the adventures...


How to enable Remote Disc

The MacBook Air and the latest Mac Mini don't have an internal SuperDrive, but can share a DVD or a CD from another Mac. At the time or writing, this is not true for the MacBook Pro. My previous post...


ø How to make the MacBook Air SuperDrive work with any Mac

The perfect solution by Luz for thoses who have swapped out their optical drive from their MacBook Pro and are looking for a way to use Apple's SuperDrive for MacBook Air....


Eleven years ago

It was a Saturday, like today, eleven years ago. We rode to the maternity ward around 7:00a after Ronald (@parsifalron) came over to take care of Mathias. Emma was coming to the world. I've written about these special moments...


Joy Ride

Joy Ride from Sandro on Vimeo. A film by Sandro Miller shot with the soon to be released Nikon D800. Pretty amazing. Like it? Check out the view the Behind the Scenes Video shot by the Nikon Crew: vimeo.com/36306101....


New Adventures conference 2012

New Adventures conference 2012 from nicepaul on Vimeo. I was in Nottingham last week for the New Adventures in Web Design 2012 edition. I tweeted a bit and posted a few photos, but haven't found the time to do...


Attend a rehearsal of “Glory” - Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

The Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève as just announced a free public rehearsal of their latest production “Glory” by Andonis Foniadakis at the BFM next Saturday at 11:00. Don't miss it. Assistez à une répétition publique du Ballet...


Lytro camera

I discovered this little camera while waiting for my London flight this morning. This technology looks incredible. Lytro says their sensor can take in ”all the light traveling in every direction in every point in space.” In other words,...


Sittings kills you

Via: MedicalBillingandCoding.org Standing isn't the answer either: move regulary....


New self image

Nothing like a real photographer. Thanks @lepetitnicolas!...


Somogo

I had lunch with Anne (Atelier an) today at La Maison Rouge. It was good to catch up. Among other things she told me about her 20 year old son, Vivien who's a passionate percussionist and talented drummer like...


iTunes 12 {international} Days of Christmas

A quick tip for those who have installed iTunes - 12 Days of Christmas app and are experiencing unavailable song/book/show issues on your iOS devices (iPod, iPad, iPhone). You need to make sure your i18n settings are correct: Settings...


Love

Indexed “Funny how that works” by Jessica Hagy....


Masterminding

Saturday morning mental workout with Em. Filmed with ReelMoments an iPhone mounted with The Glyph on a GorillaPod....


Apple's localisation mess in Switzerland

As good as Apple is with its software and hardware design, it fails to address localisation issues in its communications and online services. At least here in Switzerland. I've been grumbling about l10n issues for a long time now,...


Instacast - podcast management done right

Instacast is one of those apps that lives on the homescreen of my iPhone, along with Twitter, Instagram or Simplenote. As awkward as podcast management is on iTunes, it is simple and easy on Instacast. It will import your existing...


Mad

The world can be a sick place. Walking back from the supermarket, I met our 96 years old neighbour, a sweet lady (Ms H) I've known most my life. Smiling and positive, she poddles on as best she can....


Setting free my Sony Blu-ray DVD playback

Believe it or not, I bought my first Blu-ray disk not long ago. It was the evening we went to see Pina Bausch's "Für die Kinder von gestern, heute und morgen" at the BFM. Enthralled by what we'd just...


iThanks - Steve Jobs resigns as Apple CEO

We all knew this was going to happen soon or later, but Steve Jobs' resignation as Apple CEO still came as a shock as I read my morning feeds. As always, it did it his own way. So be...


Need to want less

While randomly browsing my Sunday feeds, I rediscovered Erin Hanson's brilliant “NEED TO WANT LESS” set of relevant visual philosophical statements. I feel I want it, but do I really need it? Gee, I recognise myself in several of...


Password strength

xkcds relevant as always :) <333 Ori. http://xkcd.com/936/...


Hôtel Les Bellugues, Saint Jean-du-Gard

Sometimes things fall just right. We are back from our short trip in the Cévennes relaxed and rested thanks in part to the warm welcome we received from Pascal and Yves who run the charming Hôtel Les Bellugues in...


My dad is my castle

We're about to set off for 10 days in the Cévennes to recharge our batteries. I'm looking forward to this special time in family, just the four of us. For as far back as I can remember, I have...


His first last

It's my boy's last day at primary school today. My little boy. My big buddy. It is his first important “last” thing in his life. A page turns, all in harmony and big smiles. All sails out my lad,...


Pushing Fantastical to the right

There's been a lot of talk about Fantastical recently, and rightly so because it is a fantastic (no pun intended) application. Check out MacWorld's in depth review and Flexibits for more information as I won't go over its features...


Change the Swiss currency symbol to CHF in Mac OS X

Mac OS X stubbornly displays the incorrect currency symbol for the Swiss franc: Fr. (or sFr. or SFr. depending on your OS version) instead of CHF which is the correct ISO symbol. This is a problem when invoicing applications rely...


Auberge du Cheval Blanc du Carre d'Aval

It's always a shame to see a business you like run down by a new management. L'Auberge du Cheval Blanc du Carre d'Aval is a country side restaurant with a beautiful terrasse situated near Meinier, in the Geneva countryside....


iOS notifications concept

While reading my Zite articles this morning, I discovered an intriguing and inspiring video by Andreas Hellqvist, demonstrating a design concept on how to deal with iOS notifications. Have an app take care of the notifications, their summary and...


Even when it gets really hard

I've just finished reading Merlin Mann's “Cranking” entry posted on 43 Folders and feel deeply moved by the emotions it conveys. Merlin has such a way with words. The real life images he depicts in his post are somehow...


Alyssa in “Ballade en Perc” - 4 au 15 mai 2011

I couldn't help but to share with you a video of the rehearsal of Citypercussion's latest show: “Ballade en Perc” Spectacle pour jeune public et animations pédagogiques. Created by Thierry Hochstätter and JB Meier, and performed by Alyssa Hochstätter...


SF to Paris in Two Minutes

I love stop motion movies - this one is exceptional. One SLR click every 2 to 30 seconds for 11 hours…...


My Last.fm overall artist cloud

Courtesy of Last.fm Tools. Last.fm Tools are a collection of data tools that provide advanced information based on the Last.fm API, e.g. Tag Clouds, visualisation of friend networks or Custom Charts. Fun :)...


Sunday chores

Wishing we could speed up all chores this way… Filmed with ReelMoments an iPhone mounted with The Glyph on a GorillaPod....


Can't select the Photo Album Camera Roll from Instagram

I'm experiencing a minor, but annoying bug with my Camera Roll album on my iPhone. Sometimes the Camera Roll album is out of reach, stuck up at the top of the screen, under the window title (image on the...


The sky is the limit

Mathias turned 12 last Saturday. Mathias invited his best friends (Ariane, Audren, Axel, Camille, Dejan, Lauren, Shana), and we all left for the Club Alpin Français to spend a couple of hours indoor rock climbing under the supervision of...


Carcassonne

Filmed with ReelMoments an iPhone mounted with The Glyph on a GorillaPod....


My DODOcase is warped!

My original DODOcase didn't survive the winter. I am not a case person; not for my iPhone, nor for my iPad. But there are some beautiful designed cases out there, and among my favourites are DODOcase and Hard Graft...


Ten already

Happy birthday Em. Ten already. As much as we want them to grow up sometimes, I find myself today hanging on to their fading childhood. I'm so proud to be the dad of a beautiful young girl in full...


Pina Bausch's Nefés at the BFM

The success of the alchemy. The spirit of Pina Bausch empowered the BFM last weekend. “Nefés” – the breath – was played by the Wuppental Tantztheater. Emotions flowed freely as early as the opening scene only to rise throughout...


Aperture 3 fails to honor time zones

I am currently having issues with the way Aperture 3 deals with timestamps when editing images via a plugin. It appears that each time I edit an image via a plugin, the time zone changes. Now, the time zone...


New Mac setup log

I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...


ø 10 tips for designing mobile websites

A nice and clean compilation of what you should know and take care of when designing or `mobilizing` a web site, by Keegan Street. The article includes many relevant links to other resources on the web. Via @zeldman Thursday...


ø How to Check if Your Gmail Account Has Been Hacked

If you’re worried about email security, Friedbeef's tech offers a step by step guide to help you check and determine if your Gmail account has been hacked or compromised in any way. The guide is detailed and comprehensible, and...


ø Reclaimprivacy.org

@Yannis_ brought this tool to my attention via Twitter. Reclaimprivacy.org provides an independent and open tool for scanning your Facebook privacy settings. A javascript bookmarklet scans your privacy settings and displays your current public status. Tips are provided to...


Kick Ass

Formidable. From: Kickstarter <no-reply@kickstarter.com> Subject: Update: Life In Perpetual Beta by Melissa Pierce Date: 21 mai 2010 21:00:05 HAEC Kick Ass And I can say that because Life In Perpetual Beta is over 100% funded and premieres in a mere...


ø Our Solar System

Our Solar System is an amazing experiment with CSS3 border-radius, transforms & animations....


Disappointing iPad 3G data plans in Switzerland

Swisscom published its iPad 3G data plan yesterday. The basic entry is a CHF 5.-/day (100Mb cap), followed by CHF 19.-/month (300 Mb cap) and CHF 39.-/month (2Gb cap). Disappointing when you compare these figures to their existing mobile offers...


Lift 10 — The redefinition of Privacy

liftconference on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Wednesday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later and break it up ion separate posts. Some day....


Lift 10 — Wed afternoon sessions

Back at Lift. This is my 4th edition and the vibes are still as good. The workshop formula has changed this year: instead of concentrating the workshops over the Wednesday preceding two days of conferences, they are spread out...


Safari for iPhone ignores viewport settings on .mobi domains

While working on the redesign of a client's website, I ran into a weird issue with Safari for iPhone: whatever device-width I specified in the viewport meta tag, the web site would render at 100%. The viewport For Safari...


ø HTML5 presentation (in HTML5)

“HTML5 - Web Development to the next level” is a nifty presentation of HTML5 and other next generation technologies of the web development stack. Javascript new APIs are brilliantly presented complete with inline examples, as are HTML5's new semantic...


ø HTML5 and CSS3 readiness

A cool visualisation of browser support per HTML5/CSS3 feature. Each browser is represented with a tile on the bar and gets an equal width of space, so if you see a bar that is full, that means that feature...


ø The HTML5 test

How well does your browser support HTML5? http://html5test.com/ An interesting browser tester that complements nicely findmebyIP....


Parov Stelar | Coco

Parov Stelar is an Austrian musician and DJ located in Linz, to who's music I have really taken to since discovering his album “Shine” last year. Like Waldeck, his music is smooth and silky, and entices you to listen...


ø Steve Jobs’ response on Section 3.3.1

“Crappy developers will make crappy apps regardless of how many layers there are”


ø Life in Perpetual Beta


Number nine

Emma turned nine at 10:52 this morning. Happy birthday Emma, my precious little dancing princess. Currently playing in iTunes: Love by Térez Montcalm...


The State of the Internet

JESS3 designed and animated this for the JESS3 lecture at AIGA Baltimore in Feb 2010....


Using Tumblr as a travel log

The Empty Set has been on the back burner for a little while now, one reason being that we travelled back to India this winter for a little under a month. Add to that the end of year rush...


The mists of time

I woke up this morning to find myself wrapped up in an old friend's arms: Mist. There was something comforting about the way it dampened reality by overlaying a softness filter inside and out. Focus was on my immediate...


My favourite IM abbr

In my daily chats or tweets, I often get asked the question “What does XXX mean?” or receive the bare question mark suite “???” following the use of an abbreviation. A side effect of today's prevalence of text messaging,...


Nouvelle Vague in concert in Lausanne

Last night was magical. We were teleported to Les Docks in Lausanne to listen to Nouvelle Vague in concert. It was my first time at Les Docks and I found the place very friendly and well laid out. The...


I ♥ my {international} Kindle

I received my International Kindle last Wednesday, and have been playing around with it since. As we've set the clock back an hour today, I'll take the opportunity to post my 2¢ worth of initial Kindle thoughts and how...


Mail 10.6 “Copy Address” fix

I stumbled on a welcoming Mail fix this morning which restores Leopard's (Mac OS 10.5) “Copy Address” behaviour. In Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6), Mail's “Copy Address” contextual menu command copies the name and enclosed the address in angle...


How to fix a Nik Software plug-in crash in Snow Leopard

Since I installed Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6) one of my Aperture plug-ins stopped working, crashing Aperture when launched (a horrible experience). I have several of Nik Software's plug-ins installed, but only Dfine 2.0 stopped working properly. Nik Software's...


Needles and haystacks and such

I love this one. The same curve applies to age vs wisdom. Enjoy. Orig. Jessica Hagy's This is indexed dated October 9th, 2009. Happy birthday little sis....


Warm solitude

“There is little more beautiful than sitting sheltered from an oncoming storm, with the light of day dimmed to an early evening. And the cool of a summer breeze easing the moisture out of a hot day. And me...


Yahoo! Meme

Yahoo! seems to be launching a Twitter/Tumblr service call Meme. Yahoo! has been very quiet about this and seems to be experimenting it in Portuguese and Spanish first. Found the new Internet hit? Send it to your Meme. Everyone...


Happy bday James!

Just a few lines before the day comes to a close to send you all my good vibes. I am sure the months ahead will reveal to be a turning point to brighter horizons. It might seem all uphill...


All else being equal

Another great doodle from Jessica Hagy that says it all. Enjoy. Orig. Jessica Hagy's This is indexed dated August 26th, 2009....


Gentle upgrade to Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6)

It's a slow starter today, so while Snow Leopard gently installs on Jigme, my Mac Pro workstation, I thought I'd share my 2¢ worth of Snow Leopard (Mac OS 10.6) experience. The upgrade was as smooth as can be...


Defrag

Time for my yearly summer family break. I'm off to Cornwall with the kids for a week to catch up with the family, the ocean breeze and the softness of the Cornish landscape. I'll catch up with you once...


Regina Spektor | Far

I must be one of the last to have discovered Regina Specktor, but lucky enough to stumble upon Laughing With earlier this month. My curiosity was tickled and let me to her latest album Far and to realise she'd...


Tango Boo

We enjoyed Lalo Zanelli & Ombù Sextet at the Parc des Eaux-Vives last night, and I took the opportunity to play around with AudioBoo. Lalo Zanelli - former pianist of the Gotan Project - and his sextet gave the...


iPhone battery packs: Mophie Juice Pack Air vs FastMac iV

The iPhone is a great smartphone in numerous ways, except for its battery life which is under par for normal usage. Over the course of a normal day, I dock my phone at work, in the car and at...


Quadcam for iPhone OS 3.0 still unavailable

July 28th: QuadCamera v1.95 compatible iPhone OS v3.0 was released today. Hurray! iPhone OS v3.0 has been release for a month now, and most of the apps I use have been updated to run on this latest release. Except...


Information overload and/or closet organizers

So true. Orig. Jessica Hagy's This is indexed dated July 8th, 2009....


Tweet push

I've been playing around with a number of Twitter clients which offer push notification in one way or another, and the the closest I got to finding what I'm looking for was Tweet Push. Tweet Push isn't a Twitter...


Short

I've been playing around with Shorty recently, Khoi Vinh's simple tool for creating shorter, human- readable links from long URLs. Like tinyurl or tr.im but hosted on your own server. The problem I was running into was my long...


Prowl, a Growl Client for iPhone

I discovered Prowl over breakfast this morning and couldn't resist trying it out. Prowl is a Growl client for iPhone. Notifications from your Mac can be sent to your iPhone over push, with a full range of customization. With...


Web Trend Map goes dot com

Earlier this year I mentioned that Information Architects Japan (iA) had published their annual Web Trend Map (v4) onto the Tokyo Metro map. Well, currently iA is building an interactive version of the Web Trend Map under webtrendmap.com which...


Homebound

Waiting in lounge at London City Airport. @media 2009 came to a close yesterday with Patrick announcing he's retiring from web design, development and conference organising. I'm feeling a little emotional, but I wish to thank Patrick for what...


Do you wonder?

I love Jessica Hagy's doodles and couldn't resist sharing with you her last one which happens to be very relevant on a personal level. Enjoy. Orig. Jessica Hagy's This is indexed dated June 23rd, 2009....


The widest smile

It was last Wednesday, around six thirty in the afternoon. Mathias had left for his camp early Monday morning, and was scheduled to call in early evening. Emma had been sleeping in his bed and wearing his swimming trunks...


iPhone v3.0 OS MMS and tethering

A quick post to share with you how I managed to activate tethering (Swisscom) on my iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 3.0 (build 7a341). The 3.0 update was seemless. I downloaded my developer's copy and updated the iPhone via...


Nameless

Up too early again. Literally with the birds and my thoughts, not knowing which awoke me. Probably my thoughts. There is quite a bit going on lately, on all fronts. Professionally, several dormant projects have bounced back to life...


Twitterverse

Discover the twirl of services and applications that gravitate from or around Twitter. Twitter by all means is a micro social network, but I was surprised to discover a wealth of macro services I had never heard of. I...


Last Day Dream

Last Day Dream [HD] from Chris Milk on Vimeo. "Last Day Dream" a man watches his life pass before him Produced for the 42 Second Dream Film Festival Beijing China 2009 www.42x42.com Shot entirely on Lensbaby Lenses and Canon 5D...


“Taking Your Talent to the Web” is now a free downloadable book

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This book was initially published in 2001, and it took me ages to find a copy as it was out of print when I discovered its existance. Eight years later, most of the advice and vision remains true and spot-on.


The iTunes Store's missing songs

The iTunes Store introduced variable pricing and states it is 100% DRM free since last Tuesday. Maybe. Maybe not. I have regularly updated my iTS purchases to the 256kbps ACC/DRM free versions as they became available, so I naturally...


What are web standards?

An interview of Jeffrey Zeldman on web standards by Big Think. Found in the daily report on zeldman.com. Just under ten minutes with the man without whom the web standards would probably not have taken off. Author of “Designing...


Web Trend Map v4

Information Architects Japan (iA) have published their annual Web Trend Map (v4) which lists the top 50 most influential domains (333), and the people (111) associated with them onto the Tokyo Metro map. The domains and people are selected...


Coeur à Choeur

Last night I discovered the Chorale des Bains' new show named “Choeur à Coeur” at La Traverse in the Paquis. So much more than a traditional choir, the Chorale des Bains delivers a full fledge show, tied up in...


I Can Make You A CSS Zen Master

I Can Make You A CSS Zen Master from Andy Clarke on Vimeo. LOL Ori: For a Beautiful Web Blog...


Volchok

Last night I lived one of those magical moments life is punctuated with. We walked down the road to the place Audéoud, at Chêne-Bougeries, to take part of the Festival des 20 ans du Théâtre-Cirqule. Three circus tents, a...


Microsoft Sustainability

May 2009: Apparently this video has been pulled off Vimeo. You can find it in the Work section of Oh, Hello. Microsoft Sustainability from Kray Cédric on Vimeo. This is a cool presentation that would have found its place at...


Ten

Ten. It has always been a special number to me. In a decimal or binary system. It is the first two digit number you learn. Ten years. Intimately linked to a gap. Things must happen in ten years. Things must...


Emilíana Torrini | Me and Armini

I made this happy discovery while couch-browsing the iTunes Store the other evening: Emilíana Torrini's new album Me and Armini. Emilíana Torrini is half-Icelandic, half-Italian, lives in living in Brighton, UK, and has already published a number of albums...


Get your MacBook to sleep smart

Oh mirror, mirror, on the wall

I almost never shutdown my MacBook Pro, I always send it to sleep. Faster wake up time, this behaviour makes sense on a laptop. Only, it can take ages for the MacBook to actually go to sleep. Check how long it takes between the moment you close the lip, and the power led start pulsing. Ages.


Farewell Dean

Cornishmen do it dreckly. The wind will guide you The sun will warm you The moon will energize you The water will cleanse you The Universe will shelter you...


An evening with Violeta

I discovered Violeta Parra, a Chilean poet and visual artist, through an remarkable performance of Michèle Millner together with Yves Cerf, Paco Chambi and Sylvain Fournier last might at the AMR. Michèle Millner interprets Violeta Parra with her heart...


Snowy break in Champéry

Waow. Get the goggles out kids… and see you the other side pals....


Mobile Aperture

As much as I like Aperture, one of its annoying wekanesses is the lack of support of multiple librairies, or network based librairies. Yes, you can have multiple librairies per se, but you can only open one at a...


Revisited

“Stop all the tweets, power off the phones, Prevent Mail from beeping with its shiny tones, Silence the podcasts, put up the black sail, Close the weblogs, and let the silence prevail. Let the webcams' white noise crackle ahead...


Faut-il

“ Faut-il saupoudrer un peu de pardon sur la haine afin de la dissoudre Faut-il mélanger les circonstances atténuantes aux injures pour les délayer Comment stopper l'hémorragie de mots rageurs Comment contenir toutes ces questions qui pondent des oeufs Et voir à...


Shazam wins the 2008 Best App Ever award

Winners of the 2008 Best App Ever Awards (according to 148apps.com and their nomination committee) were announced at the 2009 MacWorld Expo in San Francisco on January 7th, 2009. Shazam won big in the “Best Overall”, “Most Innovative”, and...


Animoto for the iPhone

As a followup to the Animoto's post, I have just discovered the Animoto iPhone application (iTS link). A nifty little application that lets you build free 30 seconds long videos from images stored on your iPhone. Select 8 or...


The MacBook Wheel

Only minutes before Apple's last MWSF Keynote. These guys are sooooo good. Apple Introduces Revolutionary New Laptop With No Keyboard By the Onion News Network (Thanks Andy!)....


Versions

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I've used a fair number of Subversion clients for the Mac but have always reverted back to the command line or to TextMate's build-in svn support. Although most of them did the job, none of them were polished enough to give the user experience I expect from a Mac application until I discovered Versions last August.


Gap

gap | gap | noun 2 an unfilled space or interval; a break in continuity Between oneself and yourself. Between what one is and what one seems. Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologise for...


Animoto - clever slideshows

I have just discovered animoto, a different way of creating slideshows from local or online stored image files. Basically, it's a nifty online Flash app that lets you create a free 30 seconds long slideshow video from your photos....


Hasta la vista, baby

… and the moral of the story: it takes 4 Macs to overtake a PC running Windows (sic!) Where's the Linux bot? Somewhat inspired from the Transformers, I, Robot and Terminator. Orig: YouTube...


Visual Web Design Master Class

Here are a few notes I took during the “Visual Web Design Master Class” by Andy Clarke on December 1st, 2008. I had an inspiring day listening to Andy Clarkeand Brendan Dawes. After a bumpy start, the day turned...


We're not friends

No. We're not friends. Anymore. We been best of pals for so long now, it is not easy to write these lines. More than one won't understand my stand, but I've been let down just this once too many....


A West African storytelling Sunday afternoon

Almost a year ago day for day, I wrote about the enchanting Moroccan tales of Hamed Bouzzine and how we all got wrapped up in them. Yesterday, it was two West African storytellers, or “griots“, that brightened up my...


VisualHub discontinued

I first heard about Techspansion closing through lynxman's Twitter feed before reading the notice that is displayed when you launch the application. ...After much soul-searching (it's not you, it's me), for personal reasons, Techspansion is closing its virtual doors....


Geneva Apple Store is open

The Geneva Apple Store opened yesterday at 17:00 CET. It is Apple's 242nd store worldwide. I wasn't sure to attend, but curiosity got the best of me. Not curiosity of the store itself as I was very much sure...


Worn to a frazzle

Having a long breakfast today while trying to catch up with the endless unread items of my RSS feeds which are well into the four figures. Just thought I'd say hi somewhere in between . I'd love to have...


Social unnetworking

I have a strange relationship with technology lately. Things tend to break, malfunction, bug more often than usual. My levels of electrostatic fluid must be high. Anyway, with the summer closing in and automn's cold lick too close to...


+24d

Monday morning 0630a.Showered. Sun is rising.Time for printer lifting. Let's make this week smoother than the previous one....


Lost my sunshine

Gosh it's wet out there. Wet and humid. It's been raining buckets ever since I got up earlier on. The kind of weather that entices you to snuggle up in bed and forget about the outside world all together....


Waiter Rant

I haven't posted many book reviews since I relaunched this weblog. Not that I didn't want to, or was at a loss. Quite the contrary. I have a number of books I would { have } like{ed} to talk...


For a beautiful web

Yesterday, Andy Clarke launched For A Beautiful Web!, a site presenting a series of master classes and workshops on creative design and training for the web. The initial master class "Visual Web Design Master Class For A Beautiful Web"...


Ctrl-P-Print

Eddie Izzard's Encore on Computers - just for a 7' laugh… Orig: YouTube...


90 days

It's been almost 90 days since my last post. Whoosh. It's not like nothing happened, or that I haven't written anything, or felt, reflected, pondered or brainstormed. No. It's just that I haven't published anything. I have a number...


My 2 cents worth of iPhone tips for Switzerland

Important note: please bear in mind that this post relates to a first generation iPhone running 1.x software. It's almost a month now that I've received my iPhone, and I thought it might be time to share a few...


Serenity

Grant me the serenity To accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Come back later to read a tale of failing hardware and unwilling people. Currently playing...


Fractal raindrops

One story is told of how John W. Gates, John W. Drake, and John W. Lambert, another associate, were watching a heavy rainstorm come up. It was thundering and lightning terrifically. Gates stood in front of the window and...


Wet

I don't know about you, but here you are better off staying at home, snuggling up in front of a warm chimney (if you have one - wish I did), listening to the wind blowing and the rain falling...


Burned

It's a bright new day. I remember this day, nine years ago as if it were yesterday. Some events just burn into your memory cells forever. More than a turn in my life, it was an opening. An opening...


iPhoned 10 years after

Gee. I've just realised it will be 10 years this spring that I've owned a cellphone. Well, several would be more accurate. While my iPhone was being knocked about in a UPS van somewhere, I began to try and...


Snow today?

No snow here - yet but windy has hell. Felt like the tires of my bike were glued to the road. No iPhone either. Brr. Grr....


Thin line

Early rise again. Black coffee and code for breakfast. I should be use to these events by now, but there's always the dreaded hardware failure, or worse, software failure, that looms in the back of my mind as the...


Early ramblings

Up early today. Euphemism. Up in the middle of the night rather. 5:30am. Even the birds haven't started to sing yet. I hear the wind blowing. I feel can it. A warm sort of wind. Outside, I can only...


In sync

As March looms in once more with its load of festivities, rejoicing (and workload), Emma will turn 7 and Mathias 9 over the following couple of weeks. Birthday parties are being organised, birthday invitations designed and printed, wish-lists amended....


Feeling chirpy @16:43

Didn't get half of I wanted to do this week, but the spirits are high at the week-end's dawn. The sun is out, the air is almost warm. I'm working with the windows open. Everything has a warm goldy hue...


10.5.2 freezes

When an update makes you feel sick. This is what the latest Mac OS 10.5.2 update makes me want to do. It is a sad world when you start to loose trust in what use to be a flawless...


LIFT 2008 afterthoughts

Once again, here I am in a post-conference-blues mood after LIFT 2008 ended yesterday. As Laurent mentionned, in 2006 we had a conference, in 2007 an event, and in 2008 a community. It felt like that this time. At...


LIFT08 - Foresight and wrap up

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Friday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later and break it up ion separate posts. Some day. Maybe. - I slowed down on...


LIFT08 - Web and entreprises

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Friday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later and break it up ion separate posts. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. The purpose...


LIFT08 - Gaming

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Friday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later and break it up ion separate posts. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. Robin Hunicke...


LIFT08 - New frontiers

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Friday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later and break it up ion separate posts. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. This track...


LIFT08 - A glimpse of Asia

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Thursday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. With LIFT going to Asia, we want to share...


LIFT08 - Stories

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Thursday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. This track is aimed at hearing the stories of...


LIFT08 - User experience

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Thursday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. Younghee Jung Anthropologist at Nokia Tokyo. Telecommunications have been...


LIFT08 - Online Environments

Warning: the following notes were live blogged on Thursday by session, so please forgive the typos and semantic errors, I'll brush it up later. Some day. Maybe. Watch the videos. Bruce Sterling The first I heard of Bruce Sterling...


LIFT 2008

Back to the LIFT conference for the first day of conferences. As last year, I dodn't manage to attend the workshops, or at least not in a serious fashion, but I'm here for the full two days of conferences...


Rainy Monday iMix

A whipped iMix of the tunes & vibes which kept me going on this cold and rainy February Monday morning. Just like that. ADD? Naahh…...


Earth Hour 2008

A couple a days ago, a tweet from my friend Madhava attracted my attention: I followed it and discovered the Earth Hour project. Last year, Australian WWF organized the original Earth Hour during which over 2.2 million residents of Sydney...


Days like this

Days when things just go wrong, haywire, off target, awry, out of order. Murphy is never far, add a pinch of procrastination and the day has come and gone. The Todos remain, the sun sets and it's time to...


.Mac calendar synchronisation problem in Leopard

I've been having synchronisation issues with .Mac services recently related to my iCal calendars. Usually, resetting the .Mac copy with a local copy from one of my computers solved the problem. But not this time. The SyncServer was generating...


Mon•day

This week will see my To Do list shrink down to 1 digit numbers…...


Belleruche | Turnable Soul Music

Another smooth discovery I made while browsing Asa' "Listeners also bought" section of iTS. Belleruche is a well-crafted mix of bass & drums with a sensual, smoky, sexy female vocalist, together with funky guitar moments. Pure soulful jazz under...


Asa | Asa

Here's music to start your week with: Asa's (pronounce Asha which means eagle in Nigerian) self named debut album. An album full bright colours, heights and perspective. Rythms that callback long gone memories of Jamaican evenings, rythm & blues,...


Raspberry sky

Woke up to the most beautiful sky this morning. Shades of pink, orange, magenta all harmoniously gathered and delicately intermingled to wish us a raspberry week. Wish I had my Ricoh GRD. And apparently, I wasn't the only one to...


Backup revisited

I've recently fine tuned my overall backup strategy and finally found a balance between efficiency, security and ease of use that suits me. As you may or may not know, I'm a paranoid sucker when it comes down to...


Wrapped up in Hamed Bouzzine's Moroccan tales

We spend an enchanting moment Saturday afternoon listening to Hamed Bouzzine wrap us up in his Moroccan tales. It was part of «Les Nuits du Maroc» festival (Oct 4-13th) organised by the Ateliers d'ethnomusicologie, and took place at the...


Trusting a Certificate with Keychain Access

This is by no means mission critical, but I have been plagued with a keychain certificate glitch ever since I migrated to my Mac Pro in August. Each time I opened Mail.app it warned me that the certificate for one...


Thoughts on Web Strategy

Regularly, I get asked about the future of the web, or what is the next big thing?, what is all this Web 2.0 buzz? or I get called in to talk about web strategy in general or in particular. My...


KT Tunstall | Drastic Fantastic

Like many I suppose, I discovered KT Tunstall during her live session at the Apple Special Event on September 5th (Tip: scroll to 01:14:30 of the webcast to view her performance). I thought she gave a stunning performance in...


iPod Touch first impressions

My iPod Touch was delivered yesterday around 3pm, and I've been playing with it since. The iPhone hasn't reached Europe yet, and isn't announced in Switzerland at al for the moment, so it was my first contact with the...


Apple Store web standards savvy

This might be old news to some, but I was pleasantly surprised this morning to discover that the Apple Store had been redesigned to become a big step closer to web standard compliance and has improved its accessibility. Apple's...


Bear with me

Please bear with me while I fool around with the markup and the css of this website. A revamp is on the way. Things might look weird, things might break, things might simply not show up. I know. It's...


Watch that trailing slash

The trailing slash on URLs referencing directories has always bugged me because it doesn't look good. I am a bit of a URL fetishist, I like URLs to be simple and clear and without a trailing slash. But that...


Embracing iTunes Plus, or from LPs to MP4a, or some 32 years of music

Apple launched their DRM free music (256kbps AAC) last Tuesday by creating a new entity of the iTunes Store called iTunes Plus. All of EMI's catalog was to be offered in DRM free form sometime in May, and user...


Spaces matter in IE 7's conditional statements

This might not be news for you, but it came as a surprise to me when I recently tested a website under Internet Explorer 7 and discovered that nothing showed up, although it displayed normally under IE 6. The...


Hot in Geneva

I love it and not thinking about Monday....


A bird's eye view

There are times when I get a glipmse of my broader me in the big picture. Not the big picture of course, but a wider perspective from a few steps back, something a little bit more global. In time and...


Twitter cleanup

Spent the last 10 minutes cleaning up my Twitter follower's list. Twitter has just introduced a new feature called "block": We've introduced a new feature lots of folks requested called "block." Blocking someone means that you (and your pic) will...


Sunny at seven

The sun is shining at seven o'clock. Temperatures are rising again. Public outdoor swimming pools open after tomorrow. At lunchtime I'll only have another three lectures to give before the summer break. It's going to be a full day....


The clouds are back

Back blogging at the Mouton Noir. It was blue in the west and grey in the east when I left home this morning. Seasonal weather seems to have caught up with us this last week. Temperatures have dropped, it...


Damp and powerless

1st of May 8:00a. The sun is still shy, but shines through a blue water washed sky with the last yesterday's scattered clouds running away. I'm writing this post from the Mouton Noir with 12 wireless access points around...


Use Apache's mod_rewrite for beautiful MovableType URLs

If you are an URL fetishist like me, you certainly have been bugged by the fact that MovableType's installation URL kicks in when you need to use MovableType's search function. Eventhough MovableType can host multiple weblogs each with their...


Airport Disk hangs logout if not unmounted

I've setup my brand new Airport Extreme base station with success about ten days ago, and was excited to test out the new Airport Disk feature. I intended to transfer my iTunes library onto an external disk, and share...


Winter hits back with a revenge

With Spring less than two days away, Winter hits back with a revenge (• • • • •)...


Safari UTF-8 rendering glitch fixed in WebKit nightly build

Safari v2.0.4 (419.3) and previous versions have this annoying habit of not displaying utf-8 encoded characters properly under certain conditions: If you use the css 'content' property to display an utf-8 encoded string, it won't be properly rendered in...


MacBook Pro Core 2 Duo WEP problems fixed?

Apple released an Airport Update 2007-002 that fixes connection problems that were nagging MacBook and MacBook Pro users ever since the release of the MacBook Pro C2D. Contrary to the previous one released earlier this year. This update also...


On hardware failures

There are days when the hardware lets you down. I've noticed a significant increase in the frequency of hardware failures these last years, part of them related to quality control (see below). More personally, I've been experiencing a hardware...


Swiss french speak French

Why can't web app developers embrace the idea that language should be assigned as an array and not a single variable to a country? Switzerland has 4 official languages plus English. Defaulting to German is plain shortsighted. I learned...


Turned six

Emma turned 6 on Saturday. The events and their build up, that took place almost 2'200 days ago are still cristal clear. It was a Saturday when we shifted from a couple with a child to a family of...


Bloc Party | A Weekend in the City

I discovered Bloc Party's first album Silent Alarm back in April 2005 while spending a weekend in Berne at Laurent's house. I still remember my surprise and amazement at hearing that spiky guitar rock and Kele's voice that recalled...


Wardriving in the Heathrow Express

On our way home from FoWA London 2007, I connected to the internet at Paddington waiting for the train to leave. I kept iStumbler open as we left the station expecting to see the number of access points fade as...


After FoWA London 2007

Heathrow Airport, gate 19, waiting to board the plane back to Geneva with Mathias and Enrique. The Future of Web Apps 2007 conference wrapped up yesterday for us as we didn't attend today's workshops. I'm flying back with mixed...


Ayo | Joyful

I discovered Ayo (Joy in Yoruba) quite by chance just before leaving for Leysin last week. I was following a trail of "you bought this - see what others bought" on the iTS when I fell on Ayo's first...


Sunny melting hot in Leysin

Waow. The snow will definitively melt today.....


Unplugged in Leysin

Leysin. Just past 10pm, we're back from a lovely diner in the Fromagerie and we're all in bed, the kids having finally surrendered to a long day worth of excitement. I'm still fiddeling with my wifi connection, attempting to...


Carla Bruni | No Promises

We waited two years for Carla Bruni's second album, and here it is at last. First impression is that it is short - 35" minutes max. - and entirely in English this time. The texts are old American and...


Multiple iTunes librairies

I've been playing around with iTunes 7 multiple librairies function, and I must admit it works as advertised. I've been looking for a solution that enables me to share a library among multiple Macs, along with its copy protected...


My short Lift 2007

The Lift Conference 2007 is wrapping up while I write these lines. I didn't manage to attend it as I initially planned to. I was going to spend Thursday and Friday following the conferences and socialising. The reality turned...


Your latest t-shirt

Do you buy t-shirts on internet?. I do. Essentially geeky and crypted branded one (gibberish for some). My latest acquisitions are from A List Apart and Insanely Great Tees. Good quality cotton, nice colours and nice prints. As a...


WWDC07

Whoosh, I received a Time Machine Leopard teaser styled invitation in my mail today. Now, what does that tell us on 10.5 UI? Apple's Worldwide Developer's Conference will be help on June 11-15th, 2007 in San Francisco....


Movable Type in the fast lane

One of Pronet's latest weblog posts entitled "Make Movable Type 15 times faster!" attracted my attention a few days ago, and I decided to give it a try over the weekend. It turns out that the latest version of...


Apple UK ads

The Get a Mac adverts are available on Apple's UK website with new actors. I find them funnier than the original ones. It must be that English dry humour touch.....


What is your notepad bag?

If you own a notepad (aka laptop) computer you care for, you probably own a well designed, strong and sturdy laptop bag, with all the appropriate protection your investment requires. I get the impression people aren't that worried about...


Nina Simone | Remixed and Reimagined

I've been listening to this album for the last couple of days, and I must admit that it was just what I needed. It's energy and soulful vibrations fill the space up. Remixing can be a daunting experience and...


Interarchy, old friend

I received Peter N. Lewis' last "Total Interarchy" issue today. He announces that Interarchy's lead developer Matthew Drayton has formed a new company, Nolobe Pty Ltd, and acquired Interarchy and that he is retiring from its development. As of...


Mint v2.0

Shaun Inman has just released Mint v2.0. A major update to what has become an invaluable website usage stats tool. UI aside, I noticed the following enhancements, full support for IE6+ including admin (lots of clients asked for this);...


Dingalingaling

I've just been given one of the funniest ringtone I've happen to hear since I own a mobile phone. Thanks Sergio. MP3 Flash Player courtesy of dewplayer. It come as an MP3 file (a little over 2Mb): 07_Radjiv_07.mp3. I have...


Enlightened

His Holiness the Dalai Lama using a Mac. A happy picture picked this up on Digg....


Cold here too

Yes, it's cold here too....


Norah Jones | Not too late

I downloaded the pre-release of Norah Jones' latest album "Not to late" from the iTunes Store this morning. It is her third album, and I was waiting for it since "Feels like Home" in 2004 and hoping it would...


Yet another WiFi network (yawn)

Another WiFi network appeared in iStumbler this morning, which brings the total to ten. There were two (mine included) back in 2001 when I moved in, and four last summer. I'm actually hooking into private networks from across the...


My backup paranoia

There's been a fair bit of talk on backup strategies, hardware and software around me lately, so I thought I'd add my two cents worth. I guess I'm a sort of paranoid backup freak. So don't take too literally...


Open lines

Long overdue....


Stopdesign is back. Just write.

I was pleased to discover that Douglas Bowman (Stopdesign) has resumed writing again after a pause of a year or so. I particulary enjoyed the reasons why he stopped and why he is resuming. So I stopped using my feed...


Getting GrowlMail to work

Leopard 10.5 update: Mac OS X 10.5's Mail.app requires bundle version 3 or greater. See comment below. I've been fiddling around to get GrowlMail to work with the latest version of Growl. Installing the GrowlMail bundle went fine, but...


@media 2007 London

Yes! I've just booked my seat to the third edition of @media conference. I'll be attending the European edition in London on June 7th. This edition offers transcontinental editions: Europe, Asia and America. Woaw. I have a soft spot...


Learning Aperture 1.5

DHL delivered my copy of Aperture 1.5 Beyond the Basics edited by Lynda.com early this morning. Can't wait to listen to Scott Bourne explain how to organise my photo workflow with Aperture. I love to listen to him, Leo,...


Bulletproof Ajax

Jeremy Keith has just announced the sequel to DOM Scripting: Bulletproof Ajax (I picked it up on Twitter actually). It borrows the adjective (and the background image) from Dan Cederholm's Bulletproof Web Design. It is announced as available on...


Do you tweet?

I have just discovered Twitter and must confess it is kind of sticky. I especially enjoy the ability to post through via mobile phone. Unlike other IM, your message || status || tweet remains there when your computer is...


What about the Mac?

Now the reality distortion field has faded a little since Steve Jobs' keynote, a few observations materialised in my early morning dreaming. The iPhone announcement and presentation was a bomb. An investor's bomb, not necessarily a Mac loyal bomb....


An Event Apart 2007

Waow. I've just discovered An Event Apart through an ad on A List Apart. The list of speakers left me drooling with envy. Steve Krug Cameron Moll Andrew Kirkpatrick Dan Cederholm Molly Holzschlag Ethan Marcotte Jason Santa Maria Eric...


Transcending CSS

This is the kind of book I love to discover. The last time I got so excited by a book on CSS was when I read Jeffrey Zeldman's Design with Web Standards back in 2003. Unfortunately, it doesn't happen...


Welcome to 2007

Another reboot, another go, another cycle, another round, another song, another day, another year. I wish you a healthy and harmonious one to you all....


Empty set symbol

Oddly enough, I'm having trouble finding a way to display a empty set symbol that works on Internet Explorer (7 included). The symbol ∅ doesn't display correctly. It shows up as a square. Converting it to its HTML entity &empty;...


Welcome to the empty set

Welcome to the Empty Set [∅]. In mathematics and more specifically set theory, the empty set is the unique set which contains no elements. Wikipedia Multiple personalities Basically, this weblog is all about solving a case of multiple personalities. The...


DVD copy

While I still have to finish my HOW-TO on duplicating DVDs (hmm), this product struck my attention: Fast DVD Copy


HFS+ Fragmentation

Defragmentation on HFS+ volumes should not be necessary at all, or worthwhile, in most cases because the system seems to do a very good job of avoiding/countering fragmentation.

It is risky to defragment anyway: What if there's a power glitch? What if the system crashes? What if the defragmenting tool has a bug? What if you inadvertently reboot? In some cases, you could make the situation worse by defragmenting


Mail.app Junk Mail Filter

O'Reilly's part two gives interesting information on what Junk Mail Filter is, and isn't. A good read for anyone using Mail.app


iChat TV

Simon Thornton presents an interesting idea on his weblog ("a mutual misunderstanding"): connect a DV input device to your Mac and make iChat believe it's a firewire cam ..


iSight power drain

There really is a power drain problem with Apple's superb iSight camera. I switched to a larger external firewire drive earlier this year, and after my loyal 6Gb VST (SmartDisk now), 20Gb iPod (G2), 20Gb LaCie 'DataBank', I'm walking around...


Downgrading to Airport 3.3.1

If you're experiencing problems after upgrading to Airport 3.4, typically loss of signal strength and disconnection, you'll find instructions on how to downgrade at,

http://homepage.mac.com/fishsun/articles/uninstall_airport34.htm


MP3Concept (MP3Virus.Gen)

Well, believe it or not, Intego publishes a press release announcing the launch of a Mac OS X Trojan Horse and my copy of VirusBarrier pops up with this alert.


Boost Mail.app's junk mail filtering

The other discovery of the day: JunkMatcher A set of scripts that can be added to Mail.app rules. It uses various effective techniques such as IP-based filtering, and flexible regular expressions to identify junk mails, and comes with a GUI...


Horizontal scroll built in Mac OS X

I discovered quite by accident this morning that horizontal scrolling is built in Mac OS X (as long as you own a mouse with a scroll wheel).


Safari not supported by GMail

Google's new free e-mail service, GMail, doesn't support Safari (yet). You get 1Gb free storage with Google's search engine (Don't sort, search).


Lol

Can't stop laughing..


ADC Reference Library

Apple has reorganised their developer's documentation and technotes into a new ADC Reference Library.


iPhoto Printing

Photo and Album Printing have been activated in iPhoto for (most) European users


3 candles for Mac OS X

Mac OS 10.0 turns 3 today. It was launched on March, 24 2001, remember ? Seems ages ago.


March again

March is back with its birthdays and memories.

We organised Emma's first birthday party on Wednesday, after having spent the previous evening blowing up helium balloons and decorating - and remembering what we were doing - thinking - feeling 3 years before. It's surprising how much one can remember - especially the details. I can recall the exact positions we were occuping on the couches, what we watched on TV (Jackie Brown), at what time we went to bed - what we were reading at the time.. and the sequence of events that followed the next morning.


Asynchronous cron jobs

You are probably all aware that your Mac runs daily, weekly and monthly maintenance scripts to check the integrity of your system and clean it up.


Address Book Map function in Europe

The default map function of the Address Book is a cool trick, but isn't very useful to users living out of the USA. But there's a new plugin on the block: Mappy Address Book

A neat Address Book plugin which enables the Address Book to hook into the online Mappy services. You can map an address or route it. Works like a charm.


48 points 48 hours later

Matthew Thomas posted an article on his first 48h hours enduring Mac OS X

"The quality of Apple’s human interface has declined and continues to decline. That other current platforms, both Free and non-Free, continue to be even worse does not make this situation any more satisfying."

Matthew Thomas is a usability critic and former Mac OS 9 user. Recommended reading - BTW, I agree with most of his points.


Software Update Glitch

I got bitten by a strange bug yesterday while running Software Update on my Server: a bunch of updates where available, so I accepted to install them and went back to my desktop. After a while, I was ready to click the "restart" button when I noticed that a red exclamation mark was next to all the updates instead of the green checkmark, and a dialog box was displaying the following

"None of the checked updates could be installed. Make sure you have permission to write to /tmp/501/TemporaryItems/com.apple.SoftwareUpdate, then try again."


Font management doc

I don't about you, but fonts problems or font related problems have caused havoc more than once since I permanently switched to Mac OS X back in the 1.1 days.

A MacOSXHint thread points on a very informative document that explains - and clarifies - a lot of potential font issues and how to solve them, where to store them, what format to use, etc. The document is Jaguar (10.2) centered, but a lot of the info still applies to Panther.


iBook logic board problem recognised

Apple has finally recognised the problem with the iBook's logic board by publishing an extended exchange program and offering to reimburse previous costs of repair to eligible customers (iBook purchased in the last 3 years). Reuters comments the problem an article "Failing Apple Hardware".


ecto 1 point oh!

The best blogging tool on the block has just final: ecto has reached 1.0.


Threaded Trash

Who would have guessed that the "Empty Trash..." task was threaded ? Yes, I ctrl-clicked the Trash while it was emptying .. and don't ask me why. I guess that the number of items was so large, and having...


The Mac turns 20

The Mac turns 20. Happy Birthday Mac!


iTMS RSS Feed Generator

Apple is offering a cool service to generate your own RSS feed based on their new releases. Select your favourite type of music among the 25 genre proposed. The page generates an URL that can be copy & pasted into your favourite news aggregator (such as NetNewsWire e.g.).


1Tb for 5Kg

There we are.

You can actually have 1 terabyte (1000 Gb) on your desktop.

LaCie has just released the Bigger Disk. It offers Firewire 400 (6 or 4 pins a.k.a. iLink), Firewire 800 and USB 1.1/2.0 interface.


European ITMS Q2 2004

Jobs announced that iPhoto's print services will be available in Europe sometime in March 2004, but he didn't mentionned anything regarding iTunes Music Store. According to an article in MacWorld UK, Music industry insiders expect Apple, Napster and other major...


Stream video from your Mac to your TV via WiFi

Anyone using one of these? Ultimate Wireless. Sounds cool. You can stream video and stereo audio from your Mac (or PC) to your TV wirelessly. Just need a CRT port (VGA) and a composite input on your TV. But the...


What is Mac OS X ?

Amit Singh's kernelthread.com publishes a milestone article on "What is Mac OS X" targeted at those members of the technical community who are not familiar with it, notably the Linux User's Group at his work. A low level article...


Your 20 Macs

Wired has a paper on the 20 Macs that mattered most. Time to reflect. One generation melting into the next, you quickly forget the fun and frustrations of one generation over the next. I've managed to keep the most significant...


Out in the cold

Whoosh. I was left out in the cold today. My ADSL line was down since 8am until past 3:30pm. Apparently, it was related to a Network-Outage BBCS/ADSL - what ever that means. Local providers are never very explicit, nor willing...


ecto public beta

The new desktop blogging client ecto was released for public beta testing (expire end of January, 2004). The current version is very stable, and offers all of Kung-Log's features and more. It is setup in a matter of seconds, and...


Another one of these days

Yes, it's been another one of these days when hours just melt into each other, and you get this growing impression that for each step forward, you go back two. But it's not really true. I think the frustration builds...


iLife 04 translations

You probably watched yesterday's Keynote, so I won't comment on it or the new products/ services that were announced until I start to use them. Nevertheless, I was amused to discover how badly some product tag lines can be translated...


We've moved!

My other personal weblog www.davo39.org has now moved to TypePad. I used the same procedure than with www.macinblog.com, and everything went smoothly. I still haven't decided on the language of this weblog. most of its current posts are in French,...


Will 2004 be like 1984 ?

It's 20 years since the original Mac was first presented to the public (I bet you remember the commercial during the Super Bowl broadcast). How do you think is MWSF going to celebrate that ? Check the Apple Computer History...


Batch upload to TypePad

In my efforts to finalise my move from Movable Type to TypePad, I found an elegant solution to upload batch of files to TypePad. One of my problems was to keep old links (URLs) alive. TypePad doesn't permit you to...


From T to T3

Here are a few tips and hints if you need to migrate from a Palm T (or older) to the brand new Palm T3. Unfortunately this time, I ran into a number of problems I didn't encounter during previous upgrades.


Best wishes for '04

With 2004 only 121 minutes away, it's time for me to wish you all a very very very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year! Thanks for reading and reacting, and see you the other side....


Freudian slip

Adriaan, the author of Kung-Log, pick a good one up on Apple's Developers Site: WebKit SDK Disk Image (Err.. was that Disk ?)...


Macinblog's best of 03

Just in time for my list of favourite software of the year: Mac OS 10.3: the latest version of the Macintosh operating system Kung-Log: post and manage your weblog entries BBEdit (*): high-performance text and HTML editor iViewMedia Pro: media...


Domain mapping problem

Sorry for those who experienced domain mapping problems. It seems that I didn't configure the move correctly, and that macinblog.com was left out in the cold. The URL to use for the time being is www.macinblog.com. But you know that...


Macinblog downtime

Sorry for the downtime. It occured at 16:55 CET when I started to experiment with .htaccess support on TP, and uploaded a configuration file which generated a 500 error. I opened a support ticket, and hopefully the problem shall be...


Macinblog moved to TypePad

Some of you might have noticed that Macinblog has moved from MT to TypePad. This is not a move away from MT, but rather an opportunity to test TP in a production environment. Macinblog might move back to MT in...


ADC promotes best practices in web development

The Apple Developer Connection has published a technical article on how to follow the W3C recommendations when coding web pages. The Safari development team at Apple has made a dedicated effort to implement Web standards. This means that the easiest...


Favicons appear in NetNewsWire{Lite}

After Safari, here come the favicons in NetNewsWire. The application searches for the favicon file (favicon.ico) in the same directory than the RSS feed. It doesn't read the x-icon meta tag (yet). So if you want your icon to show...


Display of title attribute fixed in 10.3.2

Anyone noticed that Safari correctly displays the title attribute in little 'tool tips' text boxes ? (like all the other browsers)....


Video iPod

Remember the job opening on Apple's website for engineer to develop iTunes for Windows ? Well, here's one that is looking for, Title: Playback Firmware Engineer Req. ID: 2075781 Location: Santa Clara Valley, California Country: United States Seeking a highly...


iFlex

MacMice have done it again. When I received my iSight back in July, I ordered a SightClip for my Studio Display (who actually stuck Apple's stand on their monitor?). Months later, they released the SightFlex, a cool flexible stand for...


Hibernation

Dear Macinblog reader, You might have noticed that this weblog has been rather quiet lately. I've been rather busy with the launch of two major projects late November and early December. But most of all, I've been thinkg about the...


Keynote's XML

An interesting introduction to Apple XML syntax (APXL) and its possibilities. Something to dive into on a rainy afternoon....


Too cool ? Not really..

A G5 Cube ? That would be almost too sweet .....


xScope: measure, align and inspect

A little gem from our friends of the Iconfactory: xScope I've been spending the last few days tweaking CSS, trying to overcome the current browser's discrepancies in order to follow the W3C recommendations as closely as possible. But as you...


Panther: archiving in ZIP format

Anybody noticed this one ? I usually use StuffIt's CM to archive (stuff or zip) a file/folder, but I gave the Finder's CM "Create an Archive of [name]" a try and discovered that it was in ZIP format....


John Siracusa reviews Panther

There's a nice in depth (as always) review of Panther by John Siracusa of Ars Technica, Starting with Developer Preview 2, Ars Technica's Apple Technology Specialist John Siracusa has been following the steady progress of OS X from beta through...


Panther: Mail.app add-ons

MailEnhancer: extends the functionality of mail with several cool features: Show activity viewer when doing a manual mail check Display a status dialog after doing a manual mail check Dock icon count shows all unread instead of just inbox unread...


Xbox switches to PowerPC

Guess what: Microsoft is switching to IBM's PowerPC chip (yes, the same you find in Apple's Macs) to power its playstation, the Xbox. (source WIRED). There's quite a bit of irony here, he [Richard Doherty of IBM] added, referring to...


Panther: FireWire data corruption resolved

Apparently, Apple has narrowed the problem with Firewire 800 corruption down to an Oxford 922 chipset used by some external firewire enclosures (source EETimes, and Apple's official press release). Other World Computing is offering a FireWire 800 firmware update for...


Doug Bowman is back on Mac

In a post call "SwitchBack", Douglas Bowman, the well-known designer of Stopdesign, explains how he has come back to using a Mac after a having given it up in favour of Windows (see "Confessions of a Designer" for the whole...


Panther: caps lock warning and automount

A couple of cute ones: A caps lock symbol appears on the right of the password field when running Safari under Panthers. Automount a network volume at startup (or login) by simply dragging the mounted volume to the list of...


Apple goes DOD

While searching for something else, I fell on an article that provides the manual for the Apple Federal Smart Card Package Installation and Setup Guide in PDF format. It's been mentionned elsewhere that Panther comes bundled with logos of various...


Panther: a couple of discoveries

Network configuration: while checking the Network Preferences, I discovered under the Network Port Configuration the possibility to add IP over Firewire Address Book: if you double-clic the image placeholder while editing a record, a window very similar to that of...


G5 pix gets Michael fired

Watch what you blog. Michael Hanscom (eclecticism weblog) lost his job at Microsoft because of this post: Even Microsoft wants G5s That sucks. Good luck Michael....


Panther: up and running

Panther install tips and personal pre-upgrade recommendations. First impressions and thoughts.


MT-Blacklist is installed

I've just installed Jay's mt-blacklist module, and it works like a charm! Thanks a million Jay! To you MT administrators out there: don't forget to donate something via PayPal - this by far the easiest and most useful plug-in I...


TypePad - ou mes personnalités multiples

Profitant d'un peu de temps libre ce dimanche après-midi, j'ai finalement pris le temps d'explorer un peu plus à fond le nouveau service proposé par Six Apart : TypePad, auteurs du moteur de publication MovableType qui propule le weblog sur...


BlogSPAMmed

Macinblog's comments have been heavily spammed these last 7 days. I've spent the last 2 hours cleaning up the unwanted comments and blocking their IPs out. The comment's always come with a phony yahoo.com e-mail address, and an URL pointing...


live

Now i'm really (a)live...


on the move

Posted from my car @ the traffic lights ;-) 18:28 update: Okay. You need to add the name of your weblog in the subject line of your outgoing e-mail followed by a semi-colon (:), or else your e-mail gets bounced...


sunday afternoon with typepad

Okay. Here we are. This is my first post with typepad. I must admit that I am most impressed by the way Six Apart have wrapped up MT into a user-friendly application. I am still a fan of movabletype for...


Remote Tunes - a followup

I posted an entry on Ovolab's RemoteTunes the other day. Since, I've purchased a license as it fullfills exactly my needs. The only aspect I found annoying was the time it takes to update the playlist and track info at...


Roar on Oct 24

Here we are, Place your order for Mac OS X version 10.3 “Panther” today and be among the first to receive your copy the evening of October 24, 2003. Building on the rock-solid foundation of Mac OS X, Panther delivers...


Access your bookmarks from any browser (.Mac)

A new version of iSync was released today, and with it the mention of bookmarks.mac.com which enables users to view, edit and use them from any browser by visiting bookmarks.mac.com An updated version of iCal is also available....


Search your (Safari) bookmarks

I found a link to a cool Safari hack on Kirk Samuelson's blog: HetimaSafariHackEX It enables you to search your bookmarks and history in Apple searching manner: type a few letters and the list hrinks to those relevant. Basically, it...


Proxy scripting

Paul Bissex (e-scribe.com) has developed a nifty bit a code that acts as a proxy script from any browser:lazysearch.php. Use Safari for keyword searching or to view html manual pages. Search airport codes, or weather conditions all from the location...


YAiTR

Yet another iTunes Remote, but this one really rocks: Ovolab RemoteTunes.


Les crocs

Avez-vous déjà remarqué que la concaténation des mots "les crocs" ressemblent à l'escroc ? Ben, j'ai les crocs.. Vous n'avez pas l'impression que de nos jours il faut de plus en plus montrer les crocs, et cela uniquement pour obtenir...


Compas politique {ment correct}

Déterminez votre position sur l'échiquier politique, au delà de la simple opposition économique gauche-droite. Political Compass ajoute une dimension sociale Libertaire-Autoritaire qui segmente l'échiquier en 4 zones. Your political compass : Economic Left/Right: -6.62 Libertarian/Authoritarian: -5.69 Ce qui me place...


.Mac freebees

Your .Mac membership now provides you with a free VersionTracker Plus membership (or a discount of half the Pro version), iBlog and USD 30 off a SmatDisk FireWire drive....


Apple's new logo

Just weeks before the , and according to an article in Wired, Apple has updated its logo to a brushed aluminum Apple visible in Panther's "About Box". One of the world's most recognizable corporate symbols -- the Apple logo...


The dotmac.info giveaway birthday

dotmac.info offers a special giveaway for its 1st birthday: dotmac.info is pleased to announce our first birthday! On September 17th, 2002, dotmac.info was launched with the goal of building a community of .Mac users and helping them "Share their Cool...


Davo is..

Googlism.com will find out what Google.com thinks of you, your friends or anything!


OS half life

My operating system is playing up on me today. They are days like that, when little things go wrong, apps quit, settings disappear - one feels a little out-of-sync, ones OS a little unreliable, unstable - and one doesn't really...


Finder rename bug

This behavior has been annoying me ever since 10.0, When you attempt to change a filename extension, the Finder warns you of the danger of doing so by poping up a modal dialog box. If you choose to go on...


G5 skin deep

Still waiting for your desktop new Macintosh ? Or, can't decide if you really want/need one ? Take a look at Bill Noll's G5 blow-up. [ picked up from kung-foo.tv ]...


Apple's Free Online Digital Photography Seminar

Apple is offering a free online seminar on digital photography ("Break through the barrier to digital photography success").


Apple's new web pages

Apple's website starts to be coded in XHTML, and a New Arrivals sections debuts.


A new Google feature

What's nice about coming back from a vacation is to discover all the new features and software releases that appeared while one was unplugged. Google offers a cool one: a calculator. Just type an arithmetic expression in the search box...


Macintosh Browser Comparaison

There's an interesting article on ArsTechnica ("Macintosh Browser Smackdown") by Eric Bangeman that compares the 9 browsers available to Mac OS X users. It begins with a presentation of the two main rendering engines used by today's mainstream browsers (namely...


egoes.blogs.com

Prennez le temps de rêver et de vous perdre dans un autre monde avec les images de mon ami enrique, images egoes images numériques thanks e)...


Rentré{e}

Voilà. C'est la rentrée. Après 15 jours de vacances en famille, de grands horizons, de points de vues infini, d'émotions et de repos, me revoilà. Une fois mon e-mail trié, je reprend sérieusement le look de ce weblog. Ainsi que...


polytrope blog

I discovered this weblog earlier this afternoon whilst revamping my company website. I must say it still amazes my how one can completely loose track of time surfing from one weblog to another. Checking its contents, its layout, its links...


iDVD 3.0.1 without a SuperDrive

I quite accidentally fell on this piece of valuable news this weekend while building a iDVD project: you can run iDVD on a G4 without a SuperDrive installed. iDVD 3.0.1 KB article says just that Starting with version 3.0.1, iDVD...


Presque du 10 mails à l'heure

Dingue. Tu pars 30 heures en weekend, et voici ce que tu retrouve à ton retour: Pas étonnant que le SPAM représente 50% du volume de e-mail global. 11 messages légitimes sur 260 10 messages automatisés sur 11 (mailing...


iTunesitis ?

BuyMusic.com now blocks Macs completely. If you try to visit the site with any Mac web browser, including IE, you get the following message: In order to take full advantage of BuyMusic.com's offerings you must be on a Windows Operating...


iTrip Station Finder

Got an iTrip ? Well, gibe iTrip Station Finder a try. iTrip Station Finder helps you find a spot on the dial where you won't receive any interference from other stations. The application keeps a city-based list of frequencies that...


Keyspan USB Cell Phone Charge Cable

This might come in handy depending where you're stranded: a USB Cell Phone Charge Cable charges your phone from your PC or Mac's USB port. Includes 6V booster. Use this cable with our wall adapter or cigarette lighter adapter for...


RendezVous between networks

MacOSXHints has a interesting tip to route RendezVous between networks


Update Notice

Macinblog's domain name settings are currently being updated. Sorry for any inconviences that might occur. Update 23:37: okay, everything seems okay. All the links are valid, and the images show up where they should. The update involved a path change,...


Disable your touch-sensitive switch

My 17" Apple Studio Monitor has started to play up recently. The Display switch suddenly lights up, and the System Preference Panel pops up out of nowhere to the front of screen. Most annoying. I suspected an USB problem, but it seems it is linked to a harware problem that occured in the first generation of 17" (and Cubes) that where produced. The switch and cell need to be changed all together.


wOz

Can't wait to see this one: Wheels of Zeus The wOz Platform‚Ñ¢ system includes an innovative wireless network, a system reference design, and an online service that serve as the foundation for a range of location, status, control, and communications...


Tout Porsche

Après le joli DataBank, c'est toute la gamme LaCie qui va s'habiller du design Porsche.


Google's News Search

Google has introduced a new Usenet search engine called Advanced News Search. You can search headlines by < strong >date, location, exact phrases or publication. People can use it retrieve articles from more than 4,500 news outlets publishing on the Web (dating from June 2003).


OIDS.X

Guess what? OIDS for Mac OS X is available! I spent a lot of time rescuing those OIDS from the Fiendish Biocretes and designing new planetoids back in .. 1992, on my Mac IIsi ;)...


Enable sendmail in one click

Enable your built-in sendmail, and make sure it won't serve as an open relay to spammers. The latest version of Sendmail Enabler provides users with a much-requested feature : the ability to tighten the security of the mail server to...


OIDS.X

Surprise surprise .. OIDS pour Mac OS X est disponible! J'ai passé { beaucoup } de temps à (essayer de) sauver les pauvres OIDS des vilains Biocrites, ainsi qu'à créer de nouveau planètoids .. en 1992 sur mon Mac IIsi...


Pods Unite

Buy a New Beetle. Get a new iPod....


Beta test for Panic

Interested in beta testing for Panic Software ? (Transmit, Audion, CandyBar, and the recent Pixadex). Sign in now. Applications close on Monday.And for those who might be interested .. Note: Due to the high number of testers for our apps,...


Netscape R.I.P.

Found a post on MozillaZine that announces that AOL has officially killed Netscape. It has been learned through public and private sources that AOL has cut or will cut the remaining team working on Mozilla in a mass firing and...


L'Académie Française adopte Courriel

L'Académie Française adopte le terme courriel aux dépends de e-mail. Cela faisait longtemps que le Québec utilisait ce néologisme, alors que la France n'autorisait que l'expression courrier électronique.Notons que « Les mots pourriel et clavardage sont toujours interdits et devraient...


Organiseur différent

Le PEG-UX50 est le dernier né de la gamme des organiseurs de poche Cliés de Sony, et à première vue il est différent - très différent - et fait assez envie (sauf son prix). Palm OS, caméra 310K, MPEG4 enregistreur/lecteur...


Blow up

Extensis presents another interesting Photoshop plug-in: SmartScale. Powered by PixelLive, Celartem Technology's advanced scaling solution, SmartScale creates high quality scaled images by preserving the color and brightness data contained in the original image. SmartScale allows you to: Scale images...


Click to copy

Here it is: the latest version of Default Folder (1.8b3) implements the last Classic feature that wasn't available to Mac OS X users, namely that of click to copy a filename in Save dialog! Perfect way to start the...


Code barré

The barcode value for a 41 year old Male, that lives in Switzerland, is 66.9291338582677 inches heigh, and weighs 147.707231040564 pounds


Petite journée

Il y a des jours comme ça, où une foule de petites choses s'additionnent pour finalement se transformer en fardeau, et obscurcir votre bonne humeur et votre motivation. Ca faisait longtemps que ça ne m'était pas arrivé. Perte de confiance,...


Reduce your grain and noise

With Kodak's Digital GEM Adobe Photoshop plug-in. Whether your digital images are from a film scanner, flatbed, digital camera, or CD, the Digital GEM plug-in gives you an easy and effective way to reduce noise and grain, resulting in a...


Organise your icons with Pixadex

After CandyBar, Panic and Iconfactory have produced another cool application named Pixadex: Pixadex is to icons, what Apple's iPhoto is to images. Brought to you by Panic and The Iconfactory, the team who created CandyBar, Pixadex lets you import, organize...


Use your USB cam with iChatAV

iChatAV beta doesn't offer support for USB cams (yet - although in some conditions, they seem to function). iChatUSBCam fills in this gap by activating any cam that uses IOXpert's USB webcam driver. iChatUSBCam is an Application Enhancer module that...


Tattoo me

Connaissez-vous les Tattoo Marker d'Edding ? Un marker avec une pointe de pinceau. Curieusement, Mathias s'applique plus lorsqu'il dessine sur de la peau - notamment la sienne - que sur une feuille de papier. Entre autres, il a esquissé...


Composez le numéro de votre site internet

Une expérience intéressante: composez le numéro du site internet que vous désirez consulter sur le cadran d'un téléphone à impulsions


Send SMS messages from iChatAV

This MacOSXHint explains how to send SMS messages to mobile phones from the latest version of iChat AV: To utilize this cool feature in iChat, simply type Shift-Command-N for a "New Chat with Person," and enter the phone number in...


Cassady & Green go to sleep

Another longtime Macintosh software publisher closes down (July 3rd). Among others, Cassady & Green published the indispensable Conflit Catcher, Spellchecker and SoundJam Pro which was to become iTunes. Other favourites included Crystal Quest and Glider Pro. The advent of Mac...


Weapons of Mass Destruction

Pastiche sur le mode des "Weapons of Mass Destruction"


iPhoto weblog plugin

Cette photo fut postée depuis iPhoto via iphoto2weblog beta2 et le code retouché au travers de Kung-Log.A priori, la solution semble intéressante. Pour l'instant, le plugin se limite à télécharger l'image vers le serveur, avec une vignette ou pas...


Hallucinogens, not stimulants

You are going to love this comment found in a slashdot thread on the delayed launch of the Apple Music Store inEurope: « Actually, it's the drugs; the licensing thing is just a cover. No, really. Apple got wind of...


Le temps des exas

Surveiller un examen en surfant ;)


Virex eUpdate .. outdated

Have you noticed that Virex's eUpdate function reports the May 12, 2003 definitions are the latest available ? Accordingly, that the one you find on .Mac in the Virex section. But since those are over a month old, Virex keeps...


My 2 weekend tips (nothing really new)

Fonts organisationDid you know that you could organise your font in subfolders now ? While testing Font Agent Pro vs Font Reserve this weekend, I accidentally dropped a folder of fonts in the ~/Library/Fonts/ and to my big surprise, their...


Edit your Preferences

Defaults Manager enables you to view and edit the preferences of almost any application that are stored in your User Defaults database.


Fusion et acquisition

Par soucis de cohérence, j'ai décidé de fusionner le Checkbox.org avec davo39.org. Mon weblog perso le deviendra un peu moins, mais surtout, je n'aurais plus qu'un weblog en français et un an anglais (Macinblog). Pardonnez d'avance les boulettes qui en...


Back in Sync

Back to reality. It's been a while since my last post. For those who may be interested, our May break was real smooth.. there's nothing like a real holiday when you just follow your feelings, desires and envies. Basically, we...


Retour à la réalité

C'est avec du sable des plages de Lesvos entre les orteils et et une nostalgie de tsaziki dans la bouche que nous avons découvert l'aéroport de Genève occupé par la US Air Force, et la ville en proie à une...


Time off

Macinblog will be in relax mode for the next two weeks. We're taking a break, and flying off to Greece on Sunday. Time to pack our swim suits, sun tan lotion and to bid you farewell. Thank you for...


New releases

Just picked up a couple of new releases on VersionTracker DiskWarrior 3 A killer app. The previous version saved my day on numerous occasion. Can't wait to get the upgrade. Fully Mac OS X compatible. Full versions can be downloaded,...


Mac OS 10.2.6 is available

We didn't have to wait long for this update (well done Apple!). Mac OS X: About the Mac OS X 10.2.6 update Addresses an issue for Mac OS X 10.2.5 in which a kernel panic message may appear if certain...


End the 10.2.5 kernel panics

Posted on MacOSXHints on Friday, this tip help us out too. You can address the kernel panic problem that appeared for a lot of us by downgrading the USB drivers (kernel extension). The USB kernel panic in 10.2.5 seems to...


iTunes 4 streaming protocol and more

You can access your shared iTunes playlists through a protocol named "daap" (Digital Audio Access Protocol) on port 3689/tcp. Type daap://host.domain.name and hit return, and iTunes 4 will launch and attempt to connect to the remote server. A nice way...


VersionTracker's new UI

VersionTracker sports a revamped user interface, with the detailed page completely reorganised. You can access previous versions of the software through a pop-up menu. The main content is organised in two tabbed layers: info and feedback (unavailable). The download link...


iTunes for Windows

It's coming. After announcing that the iTunes Music Store shall be available to Windows users by the end of the year, I fell on the following via Slashdot. Apple posted a job opening for a senior software engineer with the...


Add Cover Art to iTunes 4

MacOSXHints posted cool hints to add cover art to your existing iTunes tracks: If you want to fill out your iTunes4 library with cover art, the easy way, just do this ... go to allmusic.com (or Amazon NdL) and find...


iTunes Music Store

Steve Jobs launched Apple's new music service the "iTunes Music Store" which will allow you to download music for USD 0.99 a song (128Kbps AAC format). The store is accessed through iTunes 4 in the same way you browse your...


Apple's Hot News RSS feed

While debugging a font problem and looking at Apple's Hot News source code, I discovered the link to two RSS feeds: Hot News an Press Release.


Watson 1.7 released

Remember the days before Sherlock 3? There was this little app called Watson that let you browse the web in a single window.

The release of Sherlock 3 overshadowed Watson by providing most of its functionalities. Now, Watson is back on the edge offering Sherlock's 2 search functionality in the name of "SiteSearch". It also knows how to use the old Sherlock 2 plugins.


iTrip is shipping!

Griffin Technology has started to ship the iTrip announced at the January MWSF


Apple Music Service details

MacNN reports that Billboard has published details on Apple's Music Service to be anounced on Monday April 28th(live broadcast details).


AppleWorks update

AppleWorks 6.2.7 (US) for Mac OS X is available for download from Apple.


Mosaic turns 10

Mosaic was released by a small group of students 10 years ago on April 22, 1993.

C|net News is running a four part article to celebrate the anniversary.


Easter Egg (head)

Make your own EggHeads! Put Jobs, Woz, Gates or Linus head on your Easter eggs! Nitrozac and Snaggy have posted an Easter egg tutorial (each tutorial includes a downloadable graphic you can print out to transfer on your eggs.
Easter will never be the same again ..


Mac OS 10.2.5 USB bug confirmed

Apple has confirmed the USB bug that causes a kernel panic on some systems a few minutes after startup.


Apple posts Q2 earnings and denies Universal bid

Steve Jobs denies Vivendi's rumours according to which Apple placed a bid to acquire Universal Music, and posts USD 14 million net profit Q2 2003 earnings.


Virex 7.2.1 released

This new version of Virex apparently corrects the Fink installation related bug.
Free download for all .Mac members.


Photoshop 8, Illustrator 11 and InDesign 3

An article in eWeek presents Adobe's road map of it's core products, namely Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. All three are scheduled to be updated before the end of the year.


iCommune 2 is on its way

The current development code of iCommune 2 is available at SourceForge (CVS). It's a complete rewrite of the previous version that was pull off the net by Apple mid January.


Week-end à Champéry

Mon weblog accuse un peu le contre-coup des émotions de ces dernières semaines et des échéances récentes - résultat: j'ai passé plus de temps au soleil - ou devant un DVD - que devant mon weblog. On a parfois...


Microsoft to buy Universal Music

Apparently Apple's got some competition in its move to acquire Universal Music: Microsoft.


Accessible Biometric ID for Mac OS X

Sony offers a fingerprint identification unit for Mac OS X based on Sony's imaging technology.


Apple to buy Universal Music ?

Whoosh. Ars Technica reports an article in the LA Times in which Apple would be in talks to buy Universal Music from Vivendi for up to USD 6 billion.


Bag of updates

It's another one of these days when VersionTracker came up with a bag of interesting updates


Assign new shortcut keys

Unsanity have come out with a new haxie: MenuMaster.

It allows you to redefine any menu shortcut key or set new ones.


Au vert

On se met au vert pour le week-end. Je passe prendre les enfants, et on file à la montagne, loin du stress et des incohérences de ce brave nouvea monde. Se retrouver avec des amis, passer du temps à profiter du temps qui passe, renouer avec un rythme plus sain, plus simple.


About the Finder

Ars Technica has an interesting article on the state of the Finder by John Siracusa.


Bombing for peace

Bombing for peace is like fucking for virginity


Poisson(s) d'avril

Le musée des 100 meilleurs poissons d'avril pour bien commencer cette journée..


Cross-platform publishing with Soybo

Soybo is a cross-platform and device independent technology that allows applications to publish their functionality as web services, accessible by any Internet-enabled device.


Clipboard sharing

ClipboardSharing lets you share anything that can be copied to the clipboard (text, formatted or not, images, sound, etc.) between RendezVous enabled Macs.


Battery calibration

An Apple KnowledgeBase article discusses battery calibration for PowerBooks and iBooks.


Check point

Vendredi 17h. Je viens de boucler le concept d'une solution internet qui me taquinais depuis quelques jours. Il ne reste plus qu'à l'implémenter.

Je ne vais pas avoir beaucoup de ressources à allouer à davo39.org ou Macinblog cette prochaine semaine. Projets et dead lines se suivent serrés en rangs d'oignons.


Apple Computer Public Auction

Apparently, Apple has opened an public auction with 377 items starting on Friday 28th at 3:00 PM US Central.

Items include PowerMac G4 Dual 1.25GHz 512/120, 1GHz/512/60, PowerBook 800/512/40, iMac 700/256/40, 600/256/40, iBook 800/128/30, Apple Studio 15"/20" Display, Airport Cards and Base Stations 2 and Extreme.


The MHz Myth is back

An OSCast broadcast (MPEG4) points out that Adobe's pcprefered page is authored by a longtime anti-Mac apologist.


Adobe promotes PC .. over Macs

Hmm. Apparently Adobe is recommending PCs overs Macs to their customers ..
The page reports the comparaison of a Dell 2.53GHz P4 and a PowerMac Dual 1GHz in several rendering tasks in which the PC outperforms the Mac at an impressive rate.


Happy Birthday Mac OS X

Mac OS X is two today .. remember running the beta ?


There's hope

Oscar du meilleur documentaire a été décerné à Michael Moore cette nuit à LA pour "Bowling for Columbine".


General Protection Fault

Black Saturday


Undo

Il y a des jours comme ça. Des jours où tout débute bien, et où tout bascule en l'espace d'un instant. Soudainement, le niveau d'entropie ambiant grimpe et obscure l'harmonie de l'instant précédent. Toute l'énergie et la conscience est mobilisée pour gérer l'urgence au mieux, alors que le subconscient commence à remettre en question les causes et à analyser les effets.

Que serait la vie avec une fonction undo?


Pakistan, 1984

Steve McCurry's afgan girl (Pakistan, 1984)


Varanasi, India 1996

J'ai finalement trouvé un encadreur pour mon Steve McCurry (thanks Enrique).

Magan Encadrements
Bvld St-Georges 59
1205 Genève


Gasp

Après l'eau et la poussière de la semaine passée, voici les débris de pierres qui claquent sur les vitres..


DiskWarrior 3 for X

AltSoft DiskWarrior 2 has been one of my essential applications these last few years, and has saved my day (and that of my friends) on more than one occasion.

I was pleased to read the pre-order announcement of DiskWarrior 3 which offers significant improvements on its predecessor.


B&O goes Mac

Bang & Olufsen have made their BeoSound 2 MP3 player compatible with iTunes after they realized that a "(..) large number of Macintosh users wished to buy the BeoSound 2".


Mille mercis, président Bush

Un beau texte par Paulo Coelho paru dans Le Monde

Merci Eric


YA iTunes remote control

[ iHam on iRye download page ]I recently fell on a post announcing the close down of Stimpsoft, owners of cool Mac freeware such as SnapperHead or Son of Weather Grok, as well as iHam on iRye which is a really cool iTunes remote control.


Not in our name

Les USA, l'Angleterre et l'Espagne ont renoncés à soumettre une seconde résolution au Conseil de Sécurité de l'ONU, mettant ainsi fin à ses efforts pour trouver une solution diplomatique à la crise iraqienne (BBC, 16h21 CET).


A J2O for Jamie

Connaissez-vous le challenge J2O ?


Here comes the flood

Le pire est peut-être passé


Safe Boot / Safe Mode

Looking for something completely different, I fell on the following Knowledge Base article which explains what Safe Boot and Safe Mode are.


WIRED 2013's technolust

If you're accustommed with WIRED mag, you certainly know the Fetish objects section. Cool gizmos avail today. Well WIRED has come up with its 2013 fetish wish list.

Go and take a look and the iPhone (a domain name held by apple, btw), or the roll-up television ..
;)


Broken Bone Jamie

Poor old Jamie. We were all so sorry to hear what you endured on Saturday. The pain must be wicked. Try and rest, and I'm sure you'll bounce back in no time.


L'évier

Les vitres de la voiture étaient givrées ce matin; un peu comme les dernières déclarations de GWB qui filtraient de la BBC alors que je grattais consciencieusement. Le givré, c'est lui et ses petits copains. Enfin, me voici de retour dans mon bunker attaqué de tous les côtés par des jets d'eau sous pressions, des sableuses, des cris et vibrations de toutes sortes. A se demander si les fenêtres tiendront.. ou si le patchwork de vendredi tiendra..


Revamp blues

Emballé de plastique tel un paquet kdo de mauvais goût préparé à la hâte, un bureau poinçonné de trous colmatés à la va-vite baigné d'une lumière blafarde blanche-jaune, le karscher se rapproche .. espérons que nos bouts de scotch tiendront le coup, sinon je me rejoue la scène finale du Titanic dans 10 minutes ..


Happy Birthday Mathias

Mathias is four today. He was born at 2:26pm CET


Lithium-based battery usage

A lithium-ion battery provides 300 to 500 discharge/charge cycles. The battery prefers a partial rather than a full discharge. Frequent full discharges should be avoided when possible. Instead, charge the battery more often or use a larger battery.


Blue light on steroids

MacMice has just released a companion for Griffin Technology's PowerMate; the IceMate. A translucide stand that enhances the blue light generated by the PowerMate. "Blue light on steroids".


Confessions of a Designer

Enrique sent me this interesting confession: My name is Doug, and I'm a recovering Windows user. A die-hard Mac fanatic that chose Windows over Mac OS in the late nineties, and is reconsidering his dependency on Windows and taking a...


Tabbed Browsing

http://www.mozillazine.org/weblogs/mt/mt-tb.cgi/231


Touch base

Je vous ai un peu délaissé ces derniers temps. Désolé. La majeur partie de ma vie s'est déroulée ailleurs qu'auprès de mon weblog. D'ailleurs, j'ai moins de temps à allouer à mes rêveries électroniques depuis que j'ai repris mes activités professionnelles à 100%. Mon capital lecture se maintient aux dépends de mon écriture. Le mois de mars est riche en contacts et en émotions. Emma et Mathias ont leur anniversaire à 9 jours près, et la famille, nos copains et ceux des enfants occupent la majeur partie de l'espace social dispo.


Sony Ericsson Clicker photos online

WIRED has published an article on Jonas' Sony Ericsson Clicker, with photos from your Macinblog author :)


Here comes Camino

Camino 0.7 (ex Chimera) is available for download, with numerous new features:

  • New Download Manager, with auto-download and auto-dispatch
  • Compatible with URL Manager Pro
  • Page Text Encodings menu
  • Global History in the sidebar
  • Send Link menu item, and other new toolbar buttons
  • Dragging of images and links to the desktop, and other applications
  • Support for Shockwave Directory content
  • Uses Rendezvous to show local FTP and web servers
  • Supports Proxy Auto-config


New Bluetooth scripts from Apple

Apple has posted a whole new bunch of applescripts to use with Sony Ericsson Clicker.


Date/Time bug: another workaround

From Macintouch: People who have lost the time after updating to 10.2.4 may find that many files in the /usr/share/zoneinfo directory are corrupt (zero length). Replace them with copies from a Mac that isn't having the problem, and everything gets fixed.


Happy Birthday Emma

Emma is two today. She was born at 10:52 CET


Should Apple integrate Bochs ?

There's been a lot of talk about Bochs as a possible alternative since Microsoft acquired Virtual PC last month, but one idea published in BusinessWeek got my attention: integration of x86 emulation into OS X. Waow. Mac OS X would become the most versatile OS out there.


A thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words


Apple acknowledges Date/Time bug

This date bug was puzzling me as several of my friends suffered from the symptom, but I didn't. A Knowledge Base article offers a workaround that assumes the availability of a network time server, with a promise of more information later..


Traduisez votre numéro IP

Je suis tombé sur un utilitaire étonnant: Namber DNS de mysteryrobot.com (via decafbad.com) qui traduit votre numéro IP en mots: www.davo39.org = stop.friend.fly.wall.mysteryrobot.com


eFax gets better

Version 1.1 of Cocoa eFax gets better and better. I discovered this little application last year when my fax machine broke down and I was scheduled to receive an important fax .. Well, it wasn't long before I paid the...


Les pix qu'on attendait..

Les pix à Colin: "Clear Photographic Evidence of Abuse by Iraq of UN Resolutions" Thanks enrique! 21h30 update: Qui mène qui { par le bout du nez } ? - merci Jean Gab...


Bunch of new releases

Well, a whole bunch of new releases appeared throught my VersionTracker myRSS feed. More on them later on..


Sony Ericsson Clicker

Okay, this one is really geeky .. but I love it. Use your Sony Ericsson to drive a Keynote presentation, remote control iTunes, DVD Player or any scriptable application on your Mac via Bluetooth.


Censure en ligne: Palladium

Je viens de terminer un blog sur le TCPA, Palladium et la micropuce "Fritz". Effrayant. Choyez votre Mac, ou switchez.


Palladium: le cauchemar débute l'année prochaine

Soyez heureux de ne pas utiliser un système d'exploitation (OS) de chez Microsoft, ou soyez inquiet si c'est le cas. La Trusted Computing Platform Alliance (TCPA), menée par Microsoft et Intel, vient de définir les standards matériel (hardware) et logiciel...


Toggle HTML parsing in Mail.app

This is a cool tip found on MacOSXHint that enables HTML viewing of trusted mail. It turn on HTML download for 2 seconds, and turns it off again.


Kung-Log adds a service

I just noticed that the latest release of Kung-Log (1.3.5) adds the service "New entry with selection" in the Services menu.


Samedi matin

Lever de soleil pendant le petit déjeuner - trop envie d'essayer mon nouveau PowerShot G3 ;)


Transactions SSL en péril

Des chercheurs de l'EPFL ont découvert une faille du protocole SSL utilisé par de nombreux sites sécurisés (banques, achat en ligne, etc.) Ils ont montré qu'il est possible de reconnaître en moins d'une heure le mot de passe utilisé par...


Perversion Tracker

You're going to love this one. A weblog that locates the very worst of Mac software. "We search the web for 15 minutes a day — so you don’t have to!" Now we don't only know what software is new, but newly bad!


Javascript in Mac Browsers

How well do Mac browser handle Javascript? A recent ADC article examines this question in details. The article presents seven scripts that test crucial bits of Javascript functionality, ranging from form field manipulation to advanced W3C DOM scripting.


Power Supply Exchange for Mirrored Drive Doors Power Macs

Apple posted a power supply exchange program for owners of mirrored doors Power Macs. The new ones are apparently much much more quieter..


Microsoft acquires Virtual PC

Microsoft's Macintosh Business Unit is now responsible for Connectix's Virtual PC line of products. According to an interview accorded to MacCentral, Microsoft is now "responsible for supporting and shipping all current versions of Virtual PC and development for all future versions of the product".


Happy Birthday {uncle} Gord!

Happppppy biiiirthdaaaaaaaay to yooooooouuuuuu .. ;)


BBEdit 7.0.2 released

BareBones have released an update to my favourite text editor BBEdit. This version sports a bunch of new features and bug fixes.


Access .Mac from your cell phone

Wap Mac offer a wap based solution to access your Mac.com e-mail.

Simply point your wap capable browser to http://wapmac.com/mac/ and login with your .Mac e-mail address/password.


L'industrie musicale cible les étudiants

Les principaux acteurs de l'industrie musicale australienne (Sony, EMI et Universal) suspectent les étudiants et membres des principales Universités d'échanger (lire pirater) illégalement de la musique au travers des serveurs académiques.


Mail.app group filtering

This is an interesting tip for those of us using Mail.app: use Address Book groups to filter your incoming mail. When you add someone to your Address Book and make them a member of a group, suddenly they have been added to a rule that sorts your email in real time!


Chimera to be Camino ?

Looks like Chimera is getting a new name..


Happy Birthday Olivier!

Chut .. "Joyeux anniversaire.." ;)


Mail.app HotMail plugin

This might be useful for those of you out there using Hotmail: HttpMail Plugin is a Mail.app plugin to retrieve your e-mail from your HotMail account (InBox only). Requires Mac Os 10.2.3


Images des rassemblements anti-guerre

La BBC publie sur son site des images des manifestations d'aujourd'hui. Les centaines de milliers de personnes se sont mobilisés un peu partout dans le monde - excepté en Israël. Des personnes de tout âge, issus de toutes les couches sociales.


Konfabulator

Konfabulator is a JavaScript runtime engine for Mac OS X that lets you run little files called Widgets that can do pretty much whatever you want them to.


Non à la guerre en Iraq!

Le monde entier refuse la guerre en Iraq ce samedi 15 février. Si vous n'avez pas l'occasion de participer à la manifestation dans votre lieu de résidence, rejoignez la manifestation virtuelle.


Maintenance

Maintenance: je suis sur le point d'ajuster la structure de davo39.org en supprimant le '/davo39/' qui apparaît au début des URLs.


atelier an

Anne a accroché son book online .. allez y jeter un oeil, ça vaut le détour!


PDF Workflow

Mac OS 10.2.4 introduces the notion of PDF workflow accessible through the print dialog. You now have the option to process the saved PDF file with AppleScript scripts that can perform a variety of tasks such as adding the saved file to a compressed archive, or including the PDF in an outgoing email message.


Access advanced Unix features

I happened to fall on this nifty little utility this morning while roaming through Apple's Mac OS X downloads: Cocktail 1.0b3.


Encore mieux

Mon éditeur de weblog favori est devenu encore mieux! Kung-Log 1.3 est compatible Movable Type 2.6, et offre de nombreuses fonctionnalités liées au nouveau système.


Mac OS 10.2.4, Movable Type 2.6 and Kung-Log 1.3

Happy Valentine's! Woke up to discover that SW offered Mac OS 10.2.4 update, and that Movable Type 2.6 had been released together with Kung-Log 1.3 (requires MT 2.6).


Dead pixel blues

Damn. Je viens de repérer un deuxième pixel mort sur l'écran de mon TiPB.


After iCommune, here's Earphoria

Yet another iTunes remote controller


Mighty Mouse

The guy over at Unsanity have just released Mighty Mouse, a new haxie to customize your cursor with style. I'm not a great fan of custom cursors, but I am a rgeat fan of Unsanity, so I thought I'd let you know..


Safari 1.0b60

A new beta was released yesterday, available both online and through SW Update.


De retour

Je viens de déposer les enfants à la crèche et je me retrouve seul à la maison pour l'avant-dernière fois. Mon arrêt de travail se termine lundi prochain.


Loi de puissance des weblogs

Un article intéressant sur les weblogs à retenu mon attention sur Kottke.org "Weblogs and power laws". Il a été montré que la distribution des liens (hyperlinks) sur le web suit une loi de puissance. La distribution des richesses de ce...


Reuters forgets Apple

You won't believe this, or they know something we don't: according to an article in Reuters,

Microsoft [..] is the biggest seller of software for the Macintosh with its Office for "Mac OS X", Apple's operating system for the Macintosh.
And what about Apple itself!?!


Google voted "Brand of the Year"

Google beats Apple as "Brand of the Year"


Mac OS X maintenance

Many people don't, won't or can't, leave their Mac turned on all the time, simply because they own a portable or a laptop, or because they have the habit of turning it off after they've finished using it. MacJanitor addresses this problem.


Editable Share {i}Calendar

How about a shared calendar that iCal can subscribe to, and all users can add items to from a Web interface ? Check out Joel Rennich's article on afp548 for full instruction details.


Nathair.com photo blog

Reb (chewbecca.com) a lancé nathair.com, un photo blog. Vous y retrouverez les photos de chewbecca, et tout un lot de nouvelles prises de vues.


De quel OS êtes-vous?

Linux Slackware: évidemment, j'espérais que le résultat soit "Mac OS X", mais bon j'ai essayé de répondre aussi honnêtement que possible.. :/


L'Iraq expliqué..

Représentation tristement sarcastique d'une réalité d'aujourd'hui


Browse all your PDFs in Safari

Here's a good tip found on MacOSXhints.com: How to browse local PDFs with Safari.


Tellement vrai

Un professeur de philosophie est debout face à sa classe et quelques accessoires sont disposés devant lui. Quand le cours commence, sans un mot, il prend un gros pot de mayonnaise vide et commence à le remplir avec des cailloux d'environ 5 centimètres de diamètre. [..]


Arial ou Helvetica ?

La petite fable d'Arial et Helvetica .. pouvez-vous dire la différence ?


Post your Safari GUI wishes

Dave Hyatt, co-author of Safari, has launched a thread "Your Thoughts Go Here" on what you'd like to see implemented in Safari's next graphic user interface (GUI).


Virex 7.2 available

I just happenend to notice that Virex 7.2 is available to .Mac members. Virex automatically checks for the most recent updates now (eUpdate), but still doesn't offer any active protection..


Apple Stores coming to Europe

According to MacWorld UK report, Apple is planning to open retail stores in Europe 'in 6 to 18 months'.


Sapphire, ou le monde infecté en 10 minutes

Selon un article dans Reuters Il n'a fallu que 10 minutes à SQL Slammer pour se répandre aux quatres coins du globe et semer le chaos sur Internet le 25 janvier passé. Le nombre d'ordinateurs infecté doublait toutes les 8.5...


Template backup

Grrr .. faites des copies de sauvegarde de vos modèles (template) MovableType. Je viens d'écraser le modèle de ma page d'accueil suite à un couper & coller inattentif. Il m'a fallu 1 heure pour tout remettre en état. :(...


Mail.app smart views

What if Mail.app had "smart views" in a similar fashion iTune has "smart lists" ?


Accord transitoire entre l'Etat et les cliniques

Une situation transitoire de deux ans permet aux cliniques privées de continuer d'accueillir en ambulatoire des patients jusqu'à 24 heures, sans se préocuper de la facturation de la nuit.


Safari's default FTP

Safari uses the Finder as default FTP client. A cool feature.


mailto:pour-de-vrai

Enkoder est un logiciel qui permet d'encrypter votre adresse e-mail, et de générer le code JavaScript nécessaire pour l'insérer dans une page web. De cette manière, les robots qui arpentent la toile à la recherche de nouvelles adresses e-mail à des fins de courrier non-sollicité (spam) ont moins de chances de la détecter et de la copier.


iPods around the world

iPodLounge has an incredible collection of iPod photos around the world!


Encrypt your mailto:

You're going to love this. Hiveware have just come out with Enkoder, a free Mac OS X app to encrypt your mailto: tag and wrap it up in JavaScript to prevent robots from harvesting it..


Encodez votre adresse e-mail

Enkoder est un logiciel qui permet d'encrypter votre adresse e-mail, et de générer le code JavaScript nécessaire pour l'insérer dans une page web. De cette manière, les robots qui arpentent la toile à la recherche de nouvelles adresses e-mail à...


iBook case mod

Change the case of your iBook ..


Bigger is better uglier

If you thought Apple's 23" was big .. checkout this one. ;) Between you and me, I can't really imagine what you can do with such a ugly monster, except play games and waste space.. Moreover, 2 million pixels is...


1.190476190476 post / jour

Le point après 3 semaines de blogging, et 1.2 post par jour.


iCommune to released mid Feb

According to an article in wired.com, Speth, author of the original iCommune plug-in, hopes to release the new version around mid February.


Keep your "i" open

Apple's new iApps are available for download today!


Microsoft vulnérable

Certains serveurs de Microsoft ont souffert de l'attaque de samedi passé ("slammer" ou "sapphire") car apparemment les patchs de sécurité n'avaient pas été appliqués .. Il n'est pas clair combien de serveurs de Redmond ont été affectés par cette attaque,...


20" tentation

Lock that credit card.. Apple's new 20" monitor is out


New on Kailash

Nouvelles photos sur Kailash


Mes weblogs du jour

Mes weblogs du jour ..


Out of my eye

Le mauvais rêve de Mathias s'est envolé de son oeil


YourSQL, a Mac OS X MySQL client

YourSQL, a new MySQL client for Mac OS X on the block.


The end of Opera ?

According to an article in C|net, Opera Software may go silent on the Macintosh.


Hello world

Hello world, this is davo39


Over and out

Nous y voici; la dernière ligne droite avant le silence radio de demain. Un peu comme une mission spatiale qui passe derrière la face cachée de la lune.


Chaos sur Internet

Associated Press décrit une attaque sur Internet du type DDoS qui a débuté aujoiurd'hui vers 6h30 CET. Le ver (worm) exploite une faille du logiciel serveur SQL de Microsoft. Des ralentissement important du net se sont fait sentir, et n'ont...


40 heures

Plus que/encore 40 heures avant mon opération


Toggle HTML graphics on/off in Mail.app

How to loose your anonymity be reading your e-mail. Tips and tricks.


Happy Birthday Macintosh

The Macintosh was first introduced on Jan 24th, 1984 ..


Subscribe to Apple Support Updates

This is one I stumbled on this morning: subscribe to Apple Support Updates, and receive daily or weekly newsletters on the latest information available inKnowledge Base: Recent ChangesRecent Software DownloadsApple Manuals Unsubscribe links are available on that same page too....


iCommune's new future

iCommune is back. The new version will be completely open source under the GPL and completely free of any Apple proprietary code or interface use


The Sloganizer

Generate yours today..


Kung-Log metallified

Your favourite weblog editor metallified!


No Airport Extreme for Switzerland (yet)

Apparently, AirPort Extreme (802.11g), the new technology Apple introduced during MWSF 03, will not be available in Switzerland due to certification problems by the Swiss certification authority Bakom


Craig freerides to eternity

Pour toutes celles et ceux fan de snowboard, le pionnier du freeride vient d'effectuer sa dernière descente: Craig Kelly est décédé dans une avalanche au Canada.


Votre propre weblog

Okay, dès que j'aurais un peu de temps, je posterais un HOW-TO en français pour l'installation de MovableType sur votre site web. Qui sait, j'ouvrirais même peut-être idées.ch aux copains, qui sait ..


brunmarde.com

http://www.brunmarde.com/


zérotom.net

http://zerotom.net/


Welcome to Safari User

Visit Apple's website with Safari, and you'll be welcomed by .....


Add your vCard to your Mail.app sig

I don't know if this has been submitted before, but I just noticed that you can attach your vCard from Address Book to your signature in Mail.


“Plan for Spam” version 2

.. en consultant son courrier électronique Il a été beaucoup question récemment (NdA: mars 2000) de la perte de confidentialité à travers l'utilisation de balises particulières dans des messages électroniques (web, courriel ou news), notamment depuis la mise en garde...


The end of Chimera ?

The overwhelming reaction to Safari (1 million downloads today!) has made Chimera's developers throw the sponge in another slashdot article (original weblog entry).


La fin du SPAM par les filtres ?

Une conférence organisée vendredi passé par Paul Graham au MIT a réuni environ 500 développeurs, chercheurs, hackers et administrateurs système vendredi passé pour tenter de résoudre une fois pour toute la pandémie de courrier non-sollicité (SPAM) qui nous agresse...


Burn multi-session CDs from the Finder

Burn multi-session CDs from the Finder with the using DiskCopy.


Kung-Log : new cocoa version

Kung-Log is a weblog editor for Mac OS X written in pure Cocoa by Adriaan Tijsseling who runs kung-foo.tv. I discovered Kung-Log when I started to get serious about webloging, and converted several personal sites to weblog format. The first version was written in AppleScript, and caught my attention immediately, by its crystal clear user interface, simplicity and the features it offered over other weblog editors.


Burnt Norton

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future, And time future contained in time past.


Début du weekend

.. ou fin d'une semaine. Les choses se précisent, et prennent forme. Les hics de cette semaine se relativisent et commencent déjà à peupler mes cellules de mémoire. Le bug BPUB s'est relativement bien terminé, considérant le nombre de messages...


Online

[ live from home ]


Sticky fingers

Bad night


Le jour après le jour d'avant

Il y a des jours comme ça. Quand tout va mal, caq ne peut aller que pire. Mais bon, une fois au fond, on ne peut que remonter.


Apple kills iCommune

iCommune terminated by Apple's lawyers


:: mercredi 10h43

Life sucks. Opération annulée. Bétise et incompétence. Rage et frustration.


iCommune: a followup

iCommune: well, the bottom line is quite impressive. Basically, it enables you to stream your iTunes library anywhere on the net, or browse (and copy) MP3 tracks from another iCommune-enabled user. In that respect, it goes far beyond RendezVous. Cool.


:: mardi 21h26

Nouvelle interprŽtation de la notion d'intervention ambulatoire de la LAMaL: Jeune, riche et en bonne santŽ - restez le.


Google crashes latest Chimera build

The latest Chimera build (20030113) crashes when you launch a search through Google or AllTheWeb. Using ChimeraKnight to revert to the previous version corrects the problem....


New tools for your iMusic

Two new cool tools for your iPod: iTrip, a clip on FM transmitter from Griffins, and iCommune, an iTunes plug-in to stream your iTunes library.


:: lundi 17h21

Time to go home. Plus qu' une semaine avant mon opération. Emma est à nouveau elle-même. Joueuse, coquine et casse-cou. Difficile de lui expliquer qu'il ne faudrait pas retomber d'une chaise, et qu'il est préférable qu'elle utilise sa petite chaise...


:: dimanche 15h00

Back home. Emma est sortie de pédiatrie vers 12h30. On est tous un peu crevé et perdu, mais content de se retrouver chez nous. Paisible harmonie. Seul le gazouillement des oiseaux accueillant une timide sortie du soleil et les pages...


:: dimanche 9h12

Emma a passé une bonne nuit. Elle a retrouvé une partie de son énergie, et chantait lorsque Fabienne a appelé vers 8h30 ce matin. :) Le temps de mettre une lessive, de s'habiller, prendre deux ou trois affaires, et nous...


:: samedi 21h50

De retour. Mathias dort, la vaisselle est rangée, la première batterie de mon TiBook est rechargée. Emma va passer la nuit en pédiatrie. Elle a vomit deux fois en arrivant là-bas. Les constantes sont bonnes, les radios n'ont rien révélé,...


:: samedi 18h31

Lancement du weblog de roessli.net. Fabienne est partie aux urgences pédiatriques avec Emma suite à une chute, et à une forte probabilité de commotion. :(


How to get iSync to work (part 1)

Part 1 of How to get iSync to work. Davo39's tips and hints (and frustrations)


Surfin' Safari

Dave Hyatt's weblog on Safari. Dave Hyatt is a member of the Safari team at Apple. He works primarily on the WebCore, the open source portion of Safari that contains KHTML (as well as the implementation of the Qt subset...


MWSF +2

Well, 2 days after Jobs' MWSF keynote, we got a chance to test the new software, and dwell on Apple's new directions.


Image preview

I stumbled on a nice little contextual menu application called PicturePop which enables you to quickly display any image, or group of images, that QuickTime supports through a ctrl-click. Version 0.4 (2002-12-04). Freeware....


iApps updates will be charged (sic!)

An CNET article suggests that Apple's 6 "i" apps will be charged for as from next week, eventhough they will still be bundled with each new Mac.. After last July's .Mac's USD 100, here comes the iMovie, iTunes, etc. fees...


Comment perdre son anonymité

.. en consultant son courrier électronique Il a été beaucoup question récemment (NdA: mars 2000) de la perte de confidentialité à travers l'utilisation de balises particulières dans des messages électroniques (web, courriel ou news), notamment depuis la mise en garde...


Le Checkbox - version weblog

Le Checkbox est relancé sous une nouvelle formule: les articles seront moins long, mais plus fréquents (hum), et organisés sous la forme d'un weblog, ou blog. Les articles originaux et les souscriptions électroniques sont maintenus. Un index des articles en...


Address Book hole and iSync low

Frustration: iSync 1.0 doesn't live up to my "wishful thinking" hopes, and the Address Book API is open to any application :(


Happy New Year

Take it easy in 03 ..


Macinblog's best of 02

Take a look at davo39's software picks of the year


Manage your Library Folders

Diablotin (1.2.6) allows you to manage items added to Mac OS X Library folders, like contextual menu items, fonts, internet plug-ins or screensavers .. http://s.sudre.free.fr/Software/Diablotin.html>...


MailPictures: add your face to your mail

Pick this one up on freshmeat. A bit useless, but fun .. http://www.nikwest.de/Software/> http://osx.freshmeat.net/releases/107418/> MailPictures is a plug in for the Mail application shipping with Mac OS X. MailPictures allows you to have your image show up in your mail...


freshmeat launches Mac OS X section

freshmeat launched their Mac OS X section! This is real good new for OS X geeks .. http://osx.freshmeat.net/> Don't hesitate to submit your favourite applications and tools through freshmeat's submit link. Connect, register and submit .. (FYI, my userid is...


Microsoft to acquire Macromedia ?

Well, I hope this rumour doesn't turn out to be real .. Microsoft Corp is believed to have trained its acquisition crosshairs on Macromedia Inc, lining up a deal that would throw enterprise Java into a spin, Gavin Clarke writes....


Kung-Log: manage your blogs

This week's discovery: a Mac OS X application to manage your Movable Type weblog. Edit, preview, publish. A real treat. I need to keep the editing up know (if my cholecystitis permits it..) Kung-foo.tv {chaotic intransient prose bursts} is well...


After iDress, here comes iSparx..

iSparx iDress enabled label printing from the Address Book, iSparx enables shared contacts! It makes use of RendezVous technology to share all contacts part of the 'isparx' group. A nice implementation of an LDAP server.. The Address Book is really...


New software releases

Proteus 2.2a15 Gets better all the time (added a cool SMS relay function) WeatherPop Advance 1.6.3 Another favourite .. one of those menubar widgets I kept Extensis PhotoFrame 2.5 Mac OS X compatible. Over 2000 frames available (when the...


Printing labels from Address Book

Incarna: Software & Services for Mac OS X iDress offers to print labels from Address Book in all sorts of pre-formatted outputs (Avery, Dymo, envelopes, etc.) We'll have to give this one a try .....


Secure web browser for internet in public spaces

www.appmac.com - AppMac software wKiosk is a Mac OS 10 application for public internet access. Full screen mode, no access to the Finder or to the Dock, disable force quit, and more. Looks like the ideal app for Macs in...


Web Confidential adds a list view

Web Confidential, password manager with encryption Cool. Web Confidential adds a list view, and adopts a cocoa-like interface. let you know later on what I make out of this beta version (still can't make the sync work properly with my...


Entropy.ch

Marc Liyanage - Software - Mac OS X Packages Two nice tutorials on how to install MySQL and the latest PHP module on your Mac....


New software releases

Default Folder 1.6.4What more can you say on this utility? PGP 8.0The final version. Another essential tool for anyone concerned with his privacy (USD 35) Cocoa eFax 1.0.2Need a new fax machine? Try out this neat little cocoa application....


iPulse

Woaw. Ils l'ont encore fait. Iconfactory nous réserve toujours de belles surprises. Ils sont surtout connu pour leurs icônes, leur plug-in Photoshop pour les générer, et voil‡ qu'ils nous proposent un voile graphique des battements de coeurs de notre...


ICANN

.. et l'enjeu des noms de domaines de 1er niveau (TLDs) Un nom de domaine de premier niveau (top level domain ou TLD) est le suffixe qui apparaît à la fin d'une adresse internet tel que .com, .org, .ch ou...


Le web vu par Google

.. ou un milliard et demi de pages servies Google http://google.com> est un moteur de recherche (dont le nom est dérivé du terme "Googol" qui signifie "10 à la puissance 100") créé en 1998 par deux étudiants de l'Université de...


Message de David

.. ou de l'usage du courriel Le courrier électronique ("courriel", ou "mel" en français) est certainement de loin l'application internet la plus utilisée du moment. Sa popularité va de pair avec un nombre croissant de messages envoyés et reçus. Vous...



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Hello, my name is David Roessli. I am a freelance web designer and developer based in Geneva, Switzerland.

This weblog is an nth attempt to solve my multiple online personalities and weblog/rss feeds burnout issues. (more)

Words

I have been contemplating the idea of upgrading my desktop Mac since this spring. The latest 27" iMac (Quad-Core) seemed the perfect candidate, but the release of Apple's 27" Monitor last September made me stick with the Mac Pro...

Music

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