Just wanted to apologize for being MIA around here and other places. There's been some tough decisions to make, family obligations, and the change in seasons has drained my energy and mood and limited my productivity. As a result, some projects have been put on hold, and I haven't been the best at communicating. Hoping the winter months will be kinder than last year.
I'm a little late to the scene, but the day has come that my "Theming Typed" post (intentionally not linked) is obsolete. Realmac has introduced some gorgeous templates, as well as a full SDK. I haven't had the time or energy to customize Soundsmitten any further, but maybe on an upswing I can get to it.
Jesse Grosjean of Hog Bay Software has just released the latest preview of Taskpaper and it is fantastic. It’s still in development, but it supports a toolbar, sidebar, and other goodies. I’m really excited to see what happens with it. Right now, you can get it for $10 in this preview phase, $15 at launch, and $25 later, so act now!
I've always wanted to do podcasts, and finally I have the opportunity to co-host a show about beginning to program. I will join Tiffany White, a freelancer and non-traditional CS student at University of Pittsburgh, for her show This Developer's Journey. She has a unique perspective on pursuing a web development career, and has been documenting her triumphs and challenges as she gets through her CS degree. As an entry-level developer in the industry with only a year of experience, I feel I have much to contribute to her show.
Sometimes when I feel down-and-out in life, I grasp for any solution, even if my heart is not into it. That's what I did this past quarter. Two things that I'm sure I didn't grasp for was classical music and later programming.