iPhone beware. People have been talking about iPhone competitors for a whole year, and Android for longer than that, but these first videos of Android in action are pretty impressive. Note, especially, the second video, where they show off the built-in compass in Street View. Yow.
Wow. So, I guess we don’t want Webb as Obama’s VP. Actually, after reading this, I really don’t want Webb on the ticket. Next!
Web-based app turns any web site (if you give them access to your ftp info) into a content managed system where clients can edit their own content in a simple text-based editor. Simply awesome. Wish I’d had this when I was freelancing. Would have been perfect for the sheep ranchers.
Fluid is an awesome (Leopard-only) application that lets you run web pages as stand-alone apps. I use it to run Gmail as its own application, independent of my browser. Now, Todd Ditchendorf has added the ability to use Google Gears to enable offline usage (in web apps that support it). Or not. Safari (on which Fluid is based) can’t use Google Gears! This, like nothing else, may bring me back to the bosom of Remember The Milk.
So, I finally had some Honest Ade, by the Honest Tea people. I wrote about it a while ago, but had not found it locally. Now I have, and I was a bit underwhelmed. Fruity water. If I’m paying that much for a drink, I need it to be extra flavorful, so I don’t think I should have just had water. Next time I’ll stick to the Nantucket Nectars in the same display.
I came back to Dreamweaver after five years away, and found it changed in only one meaningful way: I sent my money to Adobe instead of Macromedia. Now, with the new CS4 beta, Dreamweaver is finally making some strides away from the legacy MX version. You’ll need a DW CS3 serial number to really play with this.
Finally, someone explains Unsharp Mask in simple terms. Ever wonder why the amount of the radius on the threshold can make your photos look like crap? Read this.
I’m talking out my ass here, admittedly, but I think we’re seeing a shift in the Democratic Party. I think the Clinton machine, started in 1992 as a scrappy, go-for-broke operation, mortally wounded by Bill’s dalliances in office, missing-in-action for Gore in 2000, and sullenly unsupportive of Kerry in 2004 (after Clinton Golden Boy Wesley Clark crashed and burned), is now facing the end of its days. Hillary Clinton’s desperate endgame scrabble for any sort of handhold on the new Democratic train, and Bill’s wanton burning of all his political goodwill is telling of their slip into irrelevance. My kids will ask me about this, I think, when they study American History.