Archive for the ‘Mac’ Category

Skitch

November 22, 2007

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Software of the Week

October 19, 2007


A truly sumptuous piece of software has just been released by these people: http://www.pixelmator.com/

It is defined as ‘Photoshop for the rest of us’ (i.e. non-graphic designers who can’t afford to shell out over a thousand pound for the real thing.)

Software of the Week…

October 15, 2007

Software of the Week…

September 28, 2007


Rapido suite comprising RapidoMap (self explanatory), RapidoSerial (an application designed to alert the user when apps are out of date), RapidoStart (dealt with this last week) and RapidoWrite, a program resembling Textexpander – once freeware, now shareware. Each of these programs is freeware and can be found here.

Software of the Week:

September 15, 2007

Rapidostart: an excellent way to manage all those pesky applications that aren’t quite important enough to occupy space in your dock.

Ridiculing

September 14, 2007

Commodity Fetishism. Note to Apple Evangelists: Steve Jobs is not God. I know because Richard Dawkins told me. In fact, that’s the title of his next book. And Bill Gates is not Satan. Get it?

A little online temper tantrum in response to some spoilt little brat who said that she would never date a shelf stacker:

I find it shallow. Shallow and thoroughly unpleasant. You are aware, I’m sure, that there are many reason that individuals may end up in the situation you describe. As it happens I have a friend who is, at this moment, stacking shelves. He developed schizophrenia in his mid-twenties. He has a first class degree from a rather prestigious university. Ask (deleted) or one of the other medics just how difficult it is to sustain a successful career and remain on a high dose of neuroleptics. You may well be academically brilliant but you need to work on acquiring an imagination and a capacity for empathy.

Oh, and how’s this for the very epitome of the Karpman Drama Triangle: Victim/Perpetrator/Rescuer? Each playing their alloted roles. Balding middle-aged men on white horses, anyone? No, it doesn’t appeal to me much either.

The blogger makes a good point about rampant, untamed typography.

Shopaholism Alert

September 6, 2007


Frivolous and self indulgent I know but I really don’t think I’ll be able to resist this one.

Picturesque

August 28, 2007

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Picturesque, originally uploaded by Bella the Cat.

Software Of the Week:

August 25, 2007


http://colloquy.info/downloads.html

Am I becoming one of those Mac evangelists that used to irritate me so much? Just check out my blogroll! I am scaring myself. I am metamorphosing into something I don’t recognise.

Am loving my Mac Mini now christened Minerva. (Original? Not.)

An Antidote to….

July 31, 2007


…Pottermania, from the ever acerbic Clive James.

And now for something absolutely delightful. This simply beautiful piece of software: Delicious Library should remind all of those Windows naysayers and drones why ‘MacMania’ is perfectly justifiable. And, if that isn’t convincing enough, try this. Is MacEnvy setting in yet?


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