General

Uploading Files over the Web Sucks

Unless your web service processes the file after it’s uploaded and gives the uploader instant and useful feedback on whether that file is valid or not [like companies such as PsPrint do, or like most "Web 2.0" services do], please, for the love of all that is nice and easy, allow your customers to upload […]

Holidays!

Well, it’s that time of year, which means I spent two whole days without working on anything — aside from a brief mid-afternoon discussion on Christmas afternoon about playtesting something we’re working on at Catalyst Game Labs. I’ve been pretty busy for all of December [and, really, since Catalyst became a go!] and so it […]

Site Update

I upgraded WordPress and updated to a slightly-hacked-up version of HemingwayEX today. There are a few things I had working on my home test server that aren’t quite working here yet, but I was in the mood to web-tinker so I figured it was better to get this online while I had the time and […]

Windows for the Future

I have a Windows machine sitting on the other side of my room, safely segregated from my working desk. I use it for work purposes occasionally: to deal with legacy files and to test stuff in IE, plus I play a few games now and then, and I prefer to keep them compartmentalized away from […]

WordPress Upgrade

I am about to upgrade my 1.5.x version of WordPress to the latest shiny 2.0.6 release. This might break things, at least in the short term. Edit: Excellent. The world has not ended, and everything seems peachy-keen. Now, to generate some actual content in the new year …

Super-fast Mail Act-On

If you use Mail Act-On to apply filters to your mail within Apple’s Mail.app, and you use one of your rules much more than any other, here’s a quick tip: assign the trigger key to the same key you use to invoke Mail Act-On. A quick double-tap of your chosen key can file mail 1.8 […]