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2021-06-07: Look at all of these nice cicadas a friend gave to me. Looking forward to trying them out.

2021-06-05: Split Keyboard Base with Trackpad Rest My new keyboard set-up: Here's a weird little project that took only a few hours and solved a unique …

2021-06-05: Kerfing Plane So I purchased the metal hardware to build a frame saw and kerfing plane from Bad Axe Tool Works. …

2021-06-05: Frame Saw So I purchased the metal hardware to build a frame saw and kerfing plane from Bad Axe Tool Works. …

2021-06-05: Small Display Box Here’s a small project designed to hold a utility knife, presented as a going-away gift for a work …

2021-06-05: Serving Tray I made a small serving tray to hold my teapot and cup. The design is from Fine Woodworking, which I …

2021-05-31: Where the Gunpowder tailwater begins — at Prettyboy Reservoir in Baltimore County, Maryland — it’s …

2021-05-29: The mountain laurel is blooming in Gambrill State Park near Frederick, Maryland. And this is my …

2021-05-06: Shaving Horse Build The completed shaving horse. I had a large black walnut fall in my yard, so I wanted to create some …

2021-05-06: Japanese Joinery Square Build Here was a challenging project from a few years back that I neglected to post. It involves some …

2020-08-02: Duck Head Business Card Holder This is a weird little item, created from a bit of walnut I had no idea how to use: I friend gave me …

2020-08-02: Simple Ulu Handle Woodcraft sells a simple Ulu knife kit. A while back, I picked up five of them because they were on …

2020-08-01: Sector Build Completed Sector What is a Sector? Here’s an excerpt from Lost Art Press, where free …

2020-02-01: Linux on an iPad Pop! OS on an iPad I recently “upgraded” an old 2009 Macbook Pro with Elementary OS, a …

2020-01-26: Ergodox EZ and Arrow Keys I bought an Ergodox EZ Glow ergonomic mechanical keyboard in 2019 and I’ve grown to love it. …

2018-10-27: Sloyd Bench Hooks I made some handy bench hooks based upon the teachings of Sloyd (which I don’t know much …

2018-10-27: Fly Rod/Reel Case Build Over the past few months (July-September 2018), I created a display case to hold a fly rod and reel …

2018-10-21: Making some Sloyd hooks today. My mistake was choosing a scrap of hard Maple. I’m getting a …

2018-10-07: Finished my fly rod/reel box! I’ll soon post a “how it was made” article, for …

2018-08-12: Fly rod case coming together. I’ll do the inside parts next. #handtoolschool [gallery …

2018-08-04: Been out of the shop for awhile, so decided I better start with some practice half blind dovetails …

2018-07-17: Some ugly bass bugs to try out this weekend. #notfoundinnature [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-07-14: Shooting Board So I needed a new shooting board. My old one was created over a year ago and I skimped and made the …

2018-07-07: Well, I’d say my first try at a mitered dovetail was almost there, but not quite. The miter …

2018-07-07: Morning practice. Pin side of a mitered dovetail cut on some scrap wood. So far so good. …

2018-07-03: Panel Gauge Build I finished my large panel gauge project. It’s the first build I’ve done that …

2018-05-15: Got the brass parts today from McMaster-Carr for the next project: a panel guage. Never thought I'd …

2018-05-13: Finally getting around to learn how to sharpen my saws. Starting with a crappy 80s Craftsman I don't …

2018-05-06: Bow Saw I now have a bow saw. This was a fun weekend project that involved only two mortise/tenon joints and …

2018-05-06: All finished with the bow saw. It's hickory and koa with a coat of Osmo. Won't try cutting with …

2018-05-05: Made a lot of progress on the bow saw today - hope to finish it up tomorrow. My hands are cramping …

2018-05-04: Fly Tying Box I have a new fly tying box. The aspect of this that I’m most proud of is that it was made with …

2018-05-04: Here's the project I recently finished: a custom fly tying box (walnut and cherry). Lots of storage …

2018-03-13: First corner complete on my fly tying box. Still debating what kind of panel I'll make for the …

2018-03-01: Dry fit shelf, just need to decide what to do with the top because it's a bit bland. Looking for …

2018-02-25: Using “Nanodrops” to Repair Corneas Could Ultimately Replace Glasses —Futurism “New eye drops …

2018-02-24: Good round of tying today. A few prince nymphs, then 16 euro-style early black stone fly nymphs …

2018-02-20: Completed a new shelf: top and bottom shelves with sliding dovetails, two middle shelves with …

2018-01-07: My first sliding dovetail #handtoolschool [gallery size=full columns=1]

2018-01-06: Three new additions to the shop: #auriou rasps [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-12-30: Installed my new @benchcrafted plane stop today. Really like it, worth the effort. #handtoolschool …

2017-12-29: Finished the saw vise. It holds a saw tight, but haven't tested it with sharpening. Need to set up a …

2017-12-28: Making progress on a saw vise. The jaws are hard maple, adding inner bevels to fit backsaws. Hope to …

2017-11-29: I completed my new saw til. Here it is. #handtoolschool [gallery size=full columns=1]

2017-10-01: Bear's Head Tooth Found this clump of Bear's Head Tooth mushroom today on the C&O canal near Brunswick, Maryland. …

2017-09-06: You are the product: https://www.lrb.co.uk/v39/n16/john-lanchester/you-are-the-product

2017-09-05: The Living Earth iOS AP is underrated.

2017-08-25: Setting up a new Synology NAS is no easy task. Amazing appliance.

2017-08-17: Copying Unclutter Notes --> Bear App In light of the new Ulysses subscription pricing, I’ve been testing out theBear writing app …

2017-08-16: And another take on subscription apps.: medium.com/@simardca…

2017-08-16: Good perspective on Ulysses decision: davidhewson.com/2017/08/1…

2017-08-15: The increasing number of subscription apps just means we consumers need to make some hard choices …

2017-08-15: I paid for the Ulysses desktop and iOS apps a long while ago. I’m fine with their new …

2017-08-15: I came across this sticker today. Got me thinking about the hope I felt for our nation in 2008. And …

2017-07-22: Cheap Scrub Plane Here’s an example of a really cheap scrub plane. I made it with a $5 old hybrid I picked up …

2017-07-22: I swear it looked good at THD, but this wide poplar had some pretty bad cupping to eradicate. Took …

2017-07-21: Lights are back on in the shop after more than a week of no woodworking. I've missed it. Finally …

2017-07-19: Purchased Transmit and MarsEdit this week. First Mac app upgrades I’ve bought in a long …

2017-07-18: I’ve started posting to my blog again after a four year hiatus.

2017-07-18: Royal and Gray Wulff tied last night. Most interesting thing about this is the reflection of the …

2017-07-18: New Ladle Handle Here’s a small project to replace a handle on a Chinese-style ladle. The handle I had to …

2017-07-18: The little NOAA website I run (my day job) was the source for a final Jeopardy question last night. …

2017-07-16: A decent-quality brick of pu-ehr tea used to cost $12, now costs $45. Guess I’m finding …

2017-07-14: Moxon benchtop vise I recently completed a new vise Moxon benchtop vise. The hardware and a good portion of the design …

2015-03-01: Antietam Creek [gallery size=full columns=1]

2015-01-19: Frederick forest: Kublai Khan trail [gallery size=full columns=1]

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2013-04-18: Fargo: Minimalist Browser-Based Outliner I’ve just started using Fargo, a new browser-based outliner from Small Picture. This little …

2013-04-11: Hyperlapse: Creating Assets Have you seen Google Street View Hyperlapse? It’s the latest project from the minds at …

2013-04-02: Odds and Ends Here’s a (very) random list of a few posts and pages from around the web that have recently …

2013-03-30: The Hieroglyph Project Here's a new project from Arizona State University's Center for Science and the Imagination, …

2013-03-29: LibraryThing Responds to Amazon's GoodReads Purchase LibraryThing is poised to gain many new users in the wake of Amazon's purchase of GoodReads. In the …

2013-03-26: Forecast I'm inclined to yawn at the prospect of yet another weather service/app, but Forecast is making me …

2013-03-20: A Scourge of Starlings ... https://player.vimeo.com/video/62074237 … or a ‘murmuration,’ …

2013-03-19: Alan Watts, South Park style A couple of days ago, Open Culture highlighted some Alan Watts talks that were animated by the …

2013-03-14: I Won't Miss Google Reader I've used Google Reader for years, but I won't miss the service when it shuts down later this year. …

2013-01-12: Building a Dry Stone Wall Last December, my wife came across an ad on Craigslist for free fieldstone. On a whim, I decided to …

2012-07-19: The Greatest Challenge Humans Have Ever Faced Sound like hyperbole? Read Bill McKibben's article on global warming in Rolling Stone, slowly. …

2012-06-20: Future of Podcasts Mike Elgan wrote an interesting piece on Cult of Mac recently that lays out a possible path …

2012-06-14: On Apple A few loosely-formed notes related to Apple's latest announcements: The Retina Macbook Pro is …

2012-06-10: Memory Locations are Just Wires Turned Sideways in Time Wow. I haven't posted in quite a while. Been busy with other projects. Here's a little item that I …

2012-03-22: Viewing Big History with ChronoZoom Cell Size and Scale visualization from the University of Utah, the Scale of the Universe …

2012-03-16: Codecademy I’m a hybrid content author and web designer with no formal training in computer science. Over …

2012-02-27: Reminder: Delete Your Google History by March 1 Don't forget that Google's new privacy policy goes into effect on March 1. Policy changes will …

2012-01-20: iPhone Doesn't Have a Mute Switch It has a 'Ring/Silent' switch. If you're not familiar with last week's mute switch controversy, …

2011-12-06: A Better iPad Stylus Handspring Visor Edge? I had the metallic silver model (and still do). It sports a blazing fast 33 …

2011-09-19: New Life for a Broken Lamp I started out by (carefully) destroying the lamp with a screwdriver and small pry bar. I threw out …

2011-09-15: Spotified Spotify launched in the U.S., I signed up for a Premium account for $10 per month. Now that …

2011-08-15: Captioning Web Video I'm no video expert. Yet I often find myself encoding, editing, and otherwise manipulating video for …

2011-07-29: CSS Lint CSS Lint. It's an open-source online tool to check for typos, bad practices, incorrect properties …

2011-06-09: British Library App for iPad new iPad app launched this week by the British Library that provides access to scanned copies of …

2011-05-03: It's May!? Acorn 3 last week (while it was still on sale) based on rave reviews from trusted sources. I used it …

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2011-03-16: TidBITS: 'Zen & the Art of Gmail' Adam Engst, publisher of the venerable TidBITS newsletter and website, offered up a four-part series …

2011-03-05: Apple's Last Mouse I finally broke down and bought an Apple Magic Mouse a couple of weeks back to replace an aging …

2011-03-01: Vonnegut's Biographer Author Charles J. Shields has started a blog about writing 'And So it Goes,' a Kurt Vonnegut …

2011-02-27: Good Deal on a Solid Fly Fishing App Orvis for $15 (for iPhone, iPad, Android). It includes videos on casting; a great fly database (with …

2011-02-27: On Finite & Infinite Games Wellcome Image Award. This small collection led me on a small tour-de-link this evening that began …

2011-02-20: How about Soundtrack Express?  open public Beta of Adobe Audition for Mac. While Audition for Mac remains in Beta, anyone can …

2011-02-15: This is Jeopardy! IBM's Watson and the top two all-time Jeopardy! contestants. Tomorrow, the final episode will air. …

2011-02-14: 2012 U.S. Proposed Budget, Visualized New York Times. It's much more practical to visually peruse the proposed national budget, although …

2011-02-12: Information Overload Back at the end of December, I was happily surfing through a few of the 'Best of 2010' and '2011 …

2011-02-06: On WriteRoom, Simplenote, and Plain Text Syncing Simplenote subscription. ‘Why not try something else out?,’ I thought. It’s not …

2011-01-29: My new desk I haven't posted in a while. I've been spending all of my free time building a new computer desk in …

2011-01-12: The Leopard Upgrade I upgraded to Leopard. While I had planned to wait a while longer, I barely made it the first update …

2010-12-17: Google Books Ngram Viewer  Books Ngram Viewer is addictive. I can't stop looking up words and phrases. This new tool …

2010-12-17: Dropbox 1.0 The best online file synching service is now out of Beta. Dropbox 1.0 offers selective folder …

2010-12-13: Huffduffer Huffduffer. It's a creation of web developer Jeremy Keith, who says he originally invented this tool …

2010-12-13: Gawker Media Hacked, Passwords Stolen If you've ever left a comment on Lifehacker, Gizmodo, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Jalopnik, Kotaku, …

2010-11-20: 20 Things launched a beautiful online guidebook. It's a fantastic primer that seeks to answer basic questions …

2010-11-13: Tool Talk Cool Tools (a crowdsourced review blog that’s part of Kevin Kelly's network of sites), I thought I’d …

2010-11-05: Scrivener 2.0 Screencast Scrivener, the popular Mac writing tool, is now at 2.0. It seems that all who use this program sing …

2010-10-19: On 'Distraction-Free' Writing Environments Oh, for a distraction-free environment. Wouldn't we get so much done? I was combing through a …

2010-09-08: Hello It's been a while. I've been living in a hotel since the last post (yes, since the end of April). …

2010-04-26: VPN options Since I’m moving into a hotel for a couple of months at the end of this week, I’ve been …

2010-03-13: Useful Little Tools Over the past few months, a slew of interesting little tools made the rounds in various tech blogs. …

2010-03-10: Together review Together. In preparation for this review, I perused forum comments and other reviews about this …

2010-02-21: Keyboard futures Das Keyboard over at Ars Technica. It's a 2.6 pound monster with German-engineered mechanical …

2010-02-11: Aviary Now Free Aviary, a slick collection of browser-based design and editing tools that I wrote about last …

2010-02-11: Indie Developer Spotlight: Macworld 2010 Over 100 independent developers have signed up to offer their wares at a 20 percent discount during …

2010-02-09: Google Buzz I just set up Google Wave Google Buzz for one of my Gmail accounts. My initial impression is that …

2010-02-03: Yojimbo 2 Review Yojimbo was one of the better information managers on the market when I reviewed it back in March …

2010-02-01: An iPad 'must read' OK, I’ll stop with the iPad posts after this (for now) … but I want to share this link …

2010-02-01: iPad Effect on Small Mac Developers? Interesting commentary from the developer of Scrivener, one of my all-time favorite apps. What does …

2010-01-31: Book review: The Sustainable Network The global network is a nebulous thing that many of us take for granted. What began simply as a way …

2010-01-23: Rethinking Mailplane Following yesterday’s Mailplane post, I received the following comment from Mark Munz, the …

2010-01-22: Mailplane Notes I've been using Mailplane as my main Email client for a month. I've grown quite fond of it. Problem …

2010-01-19: Indie+Relief participating apps on Jan. 20 will go to support relief efforts in Haiti.

2010-01-12: A Greener Apple? I received my iPhone AppleCare warranty extension in the mail this week. Above, you can see the …

2010-01-12: Initial Thoughts of a New iPad 2 User I've had an iPad 2 for four days and a Smart Cover for a day and a half. I'm not going to post a …

2009-12-27: EagleFiler Review EagleFiler. While I don't think EagleFiler is as visually appealing as some of the other offerings …

2009-12-27: MIP: Making Info Perform It's time to (re)start the Mac information manager series, a project I began a year and a half ago. …

2009-12-18: Upgrading to WordPress 2.9 I just upgraded to WordPress 2.9, neglecting beforehand to deactivate my plugins. This is a mistake. …

2009-12-13: The DNS choice Last week, the tech world was abuzz with the launch of Google's new public Domain Name System (DNS) …

2009-12-10: iPhone App Freebies and Sales Abound This may be old news to most readers, but in case you’ve missed it, Blacksmith Games has …

2009-12-02: Free Snail-Mail Holiday Postcard from Gmail snail-mail holiday card on your behalf to a (U.S.-based) recipient of your choice. There are six …

2009-11-29: Time to pay for Things Things from Cultured Code will be officially unveiled at Macworld Expo in one week. Today, Things …

2009-11-23: Killer Dropbox Services Add-on Dropbox to ferry files around using the public folder, don't miss this time-saving Services add-on. …

2009-11-04: Learning How to Use It So you decide to buy a copy of Things from Cultured Code. You've read great things about it (no pun …

2009-11-02: VMWare 3: Good Product, Terrible Ordering Process Here is an example of a confusing, muddled online purchasing experience. It began well enough. I …

2009-10-28: Free albums from Amazon Philip Glass album, which I learned about via Twitter. To my surprise, I discovered 140 other free …

2009-10-25: NaNoWriMo: Write a Novel in 30 days National Novel Writing Month kicks off for its tenth year. Entrants (you could be one of them!) …

2009-10-24: NetNewsWire Alternatives This week, I decided to seek out alternatives to NetNewsWire, the popular feed reader from …

2009-08-12: 10.5.8 Airport Airport Bug Fixed If you attempted the temporary fix to get your wireless working correctly on your MacBook after the …

2009-08-09: Kayaking to Costco Last week, we discovered that my wife had not updated her Google Maps home location on her iPod …

2009-08-08: Temp Fix for 10.5.8 AirPort Bug If you are one of the many people experiencing AirPort connectivity problems after upgrading to …

2009-06-20: Going Offline in Maine We’re about to head North to my home state of Maine for a couple of weeks, a place I …

2009-06-20: Podcast Production Video Podcast Production Process from Troy Kitch on Vimeo. As I mentioned in a previous post, part of my …

2009-05-30: Interesting stuff A few notes of interest.1. MacUpdate Spring Bundle: Yet another bundle for $49. Standout included …

2009-05-25: Audio editors for podcasting In my work life, one of my tasks is to produce an audio podcast. I use Soundtrack Pro and GarageBand …

2009-05-02: SpaceTime3D Public Beta SpaceTime3D. I was intrigued, and E-mailed the developer to ask if a Mac version was on the way. …

2009-03-28: Yep, another MacHeist MacHeist 3 is here. There's a lot of controversy about the pros and cons (for developers of Mac …

2009-03-19: Mac Security Just came across an interesting article on MacWorld. Here’s an excerpt:Two well-known Mac …

2009-03-02: OmniWeb is now free OmniWeb is now a free browser. I'm a huge fan. I purchased OmniWeb long ago to take advantage of …

2009-02-28: Xyle scope now free Xyle scope for free. Not sure when this happened. Used to cost $20. I'm guessing this choice has a …

2009-02-28: Hidden Opera Opera is installed by Adobe as part of the Creative Suite. Turns out Adobe has been using Opera for …

2009-02-27: Aviary: Worth a Test Flight Aviary, a collection of online design and editing tools, is an amazing technical feat. A couple of …

2009-01-12: Lessons Learned: essential apps, a few tips I spent the past month on a ship out in the Gulf of Mexico serving as a data manager for a research …

2009-01-09: Entrain the brain Now for something completely different. Let's talk about entrainment, the process by which wave …

2009-01-08: Site hack recap So, the site is back to normal. The question is how did this happen? My passwords consist of 12 …

2008-12-08: Choose your browser I’ve long wished for a flexible, well-integrated tool that would give me complete control over …

2008-12-06: MacUpdate launches new bundle Drive Genius: Well-regarded tool to save a dying hard drive, fix a corrupted one, or to keep a disk …

2008-12-05: A telework tale So, I now have the opportunity to telework once per week. I must say that I like it. Imagine that. …

2008-12-01: OpenDNS + DynDNS + DNS-O-Matic I finally got around to setting up a few services on my Mac related to dynamic DNS hosting. Having …

2008-11-19: On Dvorak and the future of the keyboard 1. Dvorak-Qwerty redux I decided to test out Tweetdeck, a new Twitter application in Beta developed …

2008-11-07: The tyranny of the news reader I've been thinking lately about news readers. I use NetNewsWire on my Mac and my iPhone. It's a good …

2008-10-21: The Spectrum of PIM Long ago, I began an information organizer review series. I started out strong. I posted a nice …

2008-10-01: ProQuo We get our furniture and other household goods from Hawaii this Friday. All of our stuff will …

2008-09-24: My new iPhone Shortly before I moved from Hawaii to Maryland, a friend of mine graciously gave me his 16 GB iPhone …

2008-09-18: MacRabbit Espresso Grab a cup of coffee. We already have Bean, the excellent and free rich text editor. Soon, we will …

2008-09-17: Catching Up, Lessons Learned Well, I'm happy to say the move is over. Before I recap some of my technology-oriented 'lessons …

2008-08-12: LibraryThing and Delicious Library Today is the Ides of March, the day of Julius Caesar's untimely demise in 44 B.C. What's does this …

2008-07-07: Moving to Maryland. Back next month. UPDATE: It’s Sept. 3, and the move is almost over. We move into a new home this weekend. Now …

2008-06-21: Ubiquitous Data I’m on the road this week in Washington, DC. Away from my desktop Mac, I’ve been …

2008-06-15: N: the way of the ninja I accidentally discovered a great Mac-compatible game today, and ended up losing a whole afternoon …

2008-06-07: Avery offers full-featured, free DesignPro Avery, the office product and label-making company, now offers a free Mac application called …

2008-05-31: On Things, RapidWeaver 1. Things integration, tagging Cultured Code’s Things is slowly and methodically nearing …

2008-05-27: Delicious Library 2 Hits the Streets Delicious Library 2 is now out. DL offers a novel way to catalog your books, movies, music, …

2008-05-26: The Phoenix has Landed Congratulations to the team behind the successful landing of NASA’s Phoenix Mars Lander this …

2008-05-25: Site update I’ve received a couple of reader comments over the past few months asking if I would consider …

2008-05-24: Random Bits If you've been following the PIM series here, you know that I recently delayed my reviews because …

2008-05-24: Scanner Art Here's a project idea for the long weekend. Have you heard of scanner art? The basic idea is this: …

2008-05-18: PIM review delay NOTE: (Dec. 2009) This series is back. Check it out. Last week, Reinvented Software released …

2008-05-14: a.viary.com invitation I received an invitation to beta test Aviary today, a new web-based creative suite from a company …

2008-05-13: Microsoft Launches WorldWide Telescope I just spent an hour playing with Microsoft’s just-released WorldWide Telescope. At first …

2008-05-09: Mac PIM review II: Yojimbo review This is part two of a seven part series comparing Mac Personal Information Managers. Today, …

2008-05-06: Mellel and Bean: Great Word Processors I just read MacWorld’s recent comparison of iWork Pages and Microsoft Office 2008 Word in the …

2008-05-03: Mac PIM review: Part I This is the first post in a seven-part series comparing Mac personal information managers. NOTE: …

2008-04-29: On Mac Organizers & WordPress EagleFiler DevonThink Together VooDooPad Yojimbo Coming soon: a comparison review of five top Mac …

2008-04-21: Going Offline for One Week I’m pulling the plug on my computer and TV this week. I’ve been challenged by my wife to …

2008-04-18: Quantity vs Quality. The old Mac/PC debate I’ve convinced many people to buy a Mac over the years, but there’s one person I cannot …

2008-04-18: Quantity vs. Quality? The old Mac/PC debate I’ve convinced many people to buy a Mac over the years, but there’s one person I cannot …

2008-04-16: Affordable Tapeless Video Capture Here’s the second post from guest contributor Brandon who is currently attending the National …

2008-04-14: Live from NAB 2008! I just received a dispatch from Brandon, a friend of mine lucky enough to be at the NAB Show in …

2008-04-13: Round up of interesting things Here are a few items that caught my interest this week: 1. MacHeist Bundle They’re back. …

2008-04-12: RapidWeaver Vs. Wordpress IV: Wrap Up Realmac's RapidWeaver and WordPress, two popular web publishing choices for the Mac. I would have …

2008-04-10: Radiolab: top iTunes Podcast Here’s one more audio-related post. I suppose it’s now officially ‘audio …

2008-04-09: Mac Hearing Aids I decided to stick with the audio theme today because there’s a new Mac sound enhancement app …

2008-04-08: You won't find this on iTunes I like the iTunes music store as much as the next person, but the selection is poor when it comes to …

2008-04-05: The Glass Bead Network Here’s an interesting online game: The Glass Bead Network. A short message about this new …

2008-04-04: Twitter? Hmm. Ok, I have a Twitter account now. Many people really enjoy this service, so I’m ready to give …

2008-04-03: ImageWell and the Low Cost Image Editor ImageWell, a lightweight image editor for the Mac, is no longer offered as a free download. With …

2008-03-30: WordPress 2.5 released Just a few short hours after I posted my WordPress review, version 2.5 was released. Of course this …

2008-03-29: RapidWeaver Vs. Wordpress III: WordPress review This is the third in a four part series comparing WordPress with RapidWeaver (and speaking of …

2008-03-28: Adobe launches free online image editor learned that Adobe launched a public beta of Express yesterday. It’s an online photo editing …

2008-03-26: Two apps to check out: Iguania, Flux Here are two apps that recently caught my interest: 1. Iguania: I heard about Iguania while …

2008-03-23: An Automator workflow for bibliophiles A few posts back I described my experience trying to create a workflow to automate the process of …

2008-03-21: Why aren't more apps using LinkBack? I just read about LinkBack, an open source framework sponsored by Nisus Software that’s been …

2008-03-19: Evernote: an organizer app to watch Surf-Bit’s Mac ReviewCast episode, host Tim Verpoorten interviewed Evernote CEO Phil Libin. …

2008-03-18: Automator Frustration Delicious Library (DL) and LibraryThing (LT) book catalogs. It’s really not …

2008-03-16: Cultured Code Things revs to 0.9 If you haven’t tried out Cultured Code’s Things yet, now is a good time. It’s my …

2008-03-15: Try your hand at screenwriting Celtx. It’s a free tool for creating a screenplay and offers robust collaboration and sharing …

2008-03-13: RapidWeaver Vs. WordPress II: RapidWeaver review Realmac’s RapidWeaver, a Mac-only web publishing tool. Who is it for? RapidWeaver targets …

2008-03-07: RapidWeaver Vs. WordPress: Part I Thanks to Google Analytics, I’ve discovered that many people reach this site upon searching …

2008-03-05: Dvorak-Qwerty support for Adobe CS So, here’s my latest Dvorak-Qwerty keyboard support rant. I received a very odd …

2008-03-02: Novel uses for VoodooPad I’ve been off the grid for the past several days getting ready for a job interview. Now that …

2008-02-26: Back to Basics: Top Nine tips for new Mac users This is my first post in a new category I’m calling ‘back to basics.’ With all the …

2008-02-23: DevonThink's Free WordService & line endings Here’s a tip for working with text on your Mac. Have you ever needed to copy over the text of …

2008-02-20: Get your Mac ready for the Lunar Eclipse If the skies are clear where you live tomorrow night (or tonight, depending on your time zone), …

2008-02-17: Never share a user account, but if you do... There’s an ongoing struggle in my household. I don’t want to use any names…but if …

2008-02-16: Feeling artistic? three freebies Want something fun and free to play around with this weekend? Here are three applications to try …

2008-02-12: 1Password Customer Service This is a quick note about an experience I recently had with customer support from Agile Web …

2008-02-10: Year of the Killer Task Management App: Wrap Up Back in January, I predicted that 2008 will prove to be the year of the killer task management …

2008-02-08: The 'Pacific Solution' is over This post has nothing to do with the Mac, but I wanted to comment on it because I think it’s …

2008-02-07: A new 'Mac vs PC' perspective The New York Times ponders the real question one everyone’s mind: Is Obama a Mac and Clinton a …

2008-02-06: Two important updates: DiskWarrior, SuperDuper! In case you missed it, Alsoft DiskWarrior is ready to go for Mac OS X Leopard. Soon, existing owners …

2008-02-06: More thoughts on my 16GB iPod Touch I recently read an article about potential future growth in the iPod market centered around the …

2008-02-05: GTD-based Task Management Apps V: Things NOTE: (Summer 2010) When I get the time, I may review Things again. This article is quite out of …

2008-02-02: Apple launches 'Find Out How' site Apple launched a new site yesterday featuring text and video help for new Mac users. It’s got …

2008-01-29: GTD Task Management Apps IV: Midnight Inbox This is the fourth post in a series comparing task management applications based on the …

2008-01-25: Cultured Code comments A friend emailed me last night to ask if I had tried ‘Things’ from Cultured Code. I have …

2008-01-20: GTD Task Management Apps III: OmniFocus This is the third post in a series comparing task management applications that are based to some …

2008-01-19: On the iPod Touch I’ve been using Omnigroup’s OmniFocus for several weeks now to prepare for my evaluation …

2008-01-13: Dvorak victory! TextExpander fixed Dvorak users of the world scored a little victory this week. The TextExpander team at SmileOnMyMac …

2008-01-11: Site Registration Fixed I discovered the solution to the WordPress registration problem. You will now receive an email with …

2008-01-11: GTD Task Management Apps II: iGTD This is the second post in a series comparing task management applications that are based on the …

2008-01-04: 2008: The Year of the Killer Task Management App I've decided to get better organized in 2008, so I've been trying out task management solutions for …

2007-12-13: Switched to a mac? Try Linux on that old PC I recently completed a project that began with installing VMware Fusion on my Intel iMac and …

2007-12-12: Lessons on switching hosts, migrating Wordpress I had two problems with this website over the weekend. First, I was unable to view or send files to …

2007-11-25: Dvorak users of the world unite! I encountered yet another Dvorak bug today. For the benefit of those (ok, probably all of you) who …

2007-11-19: RapidWeaver vs Wordpress Now that I've finally settled on a layout for this new site (after toying with it for a few weeks), …

2007-11-11: A layered backup scheme With the advent of Mac OS 10.5 Leopard, backup is now easier than it’s ever been. Using Time …

2007-11-02: the rainbow state I thought I’d share a few photos taken this evening after I returned home from work. Greetings …

2007-10-28: Leopard Launch in Hawaii So, I talked my wife into accompanying me to the Ala Moana mall in Honolulu yesterday for the …

2007-10-26: Why I'll wait to upgrade I will not upgrade to Mac OS X Leopard until the first maintenance update is released. I typically …