Monthly Archives: April 2007

Brand New Tammy

Pretty Pretty Bang Bang: “Since we have vision insurance (for the first time) and my old glasses were almost 2 years old, I decided to invest in some new frames. I went out of my normal zone and opted for wire frames with rimless bottoms.”

Click over to see the great picture of Tammy with new glasses and (bonus!) new shorter hair. She looks fantastic!

Adobe open sources Flex

Ted Leung on the air: “Last week while I was in San Francisco, I sat down for an hour with David Wadhwani, the VP of product development for Flex and Ely Greenfield, one of the Flex architects. After I wrote my original post about open sourcing Flash, I got a note from David asking if I would be willing to spend some time to help him understand the issues that I raised in that post and its follow ons. This afternoon David called to tell me that Adobe was announcing that it was open sourcing Flex v3. I was especially happy when he said that my posts and our conversation had an impact on his thinking about open source and Flex. There is a press release with the announcement as well as a FAQ on the basics.”

Radio UserLand Update – AppleEvents and Universal Binaries

I got some email from yesterday’s short post about working with the [Frontier]( kernel project to make a Radio UserLand UB. Here’s some answers to those questions:

* The UserLand Software license currently applied to Radio seems to allow the software to be used with another kernel application as long as it’s properly licensed.

* The source code of the kernel project contains all of the code you need to build a Radio UserLand application and it has from Day 1. That means that the Radio UserLand **kernel** is as much “open source” as Frontier.

* UserLand Software (the current version) is still the legal copyright owner of the product name “Radio UserLand” and the root file code is still “closed source”.

* If I get this to work at all, I’m going to suggest that UserLand make the open-source kernel the one for Radio and sell hosting and application upgrades for their yearly $40.

Radio UserLand Universal Binary Update

I’ve been working on and off on a Universal Binary version of [Radio Userland](http:/ I spent some time last night (late last night) working on the core issue, the code that handles the resources in the kernel. For the first time, I think I have a good idea of what really happens during startup with Radio. The worst part is I’m no closer to fixing the problem. I offered cash payments on the kernel mailing list, but everyone is too busy to make this work right now.

Anyone with some hardcore C experience out there?

Panic introduces Coda

Today I bought a piece of software sight unseen. [Panic]( came out with a new all-in-one web editor called [Coda]( that looks fantastic. I already own Transit, their wonder file transfer software so I knew that this would be good. I got halfway through [Steven’s blog post]( about the features when I skipped to the bottom and read “For a limited time, Coda is available for as low as $69 to existing Transmit 3 owners.”

That was all it took.

I bought the license and installed the software. I guess that was a mistake because Coda behaved very oddly until I did the expected: ran the app, quit the app, restart the app and feed it a serial number, quit the app after verification, restart the app and import the bookmarks from Transit, quit the app, restart the app and begin editing.

I expect stuff like that in a “one point oh” product. What I didn’t expect was that I could immediately be useful right out of the box. When you press a toolbar button or select a menu choice, it makes sense and the action is expected–no surprises.

I’ll be redoing [Tammy’s website]( in the next few months, so this will be trial run. After that, it’s on to some new WordPress templates for the both of us.