Monthly Archives: May 2007

Native Support for MySQL in Frontier

[David Gewirtz:]( “I’m pleased to announce the completion of the native MySQL client within Frontier, for Windows. Frontier already supports limited MySQL access through the ODBC DLL. This new native MySQL client within Frontier is unrelated to that DLL and implements the MySQL client library natively within Frontier, like I did previously with Frontier and SQLite.”

Music and Emotions

Music has an odd power over me. It can subtly and direct manipulate my emotions. Like right now, Led Zepplin is really talking to me, deep in that emotional groove. Two months ago, I wouldn’t have given it a second listen. Also, Radiohead has floated back to the top.

Weird, eh?

Subversion for Websites

I have been maintaining [my wife’s professional site]( for the last few years using TextMate and half a brain. I converted both of our WordPress weblogs to use Subversion a couple of weeks ago. This will allow me to upgrade the sites without disturbing my custom code (what of it that there is) with a simple “svn co” command.

I host with [TextDrive]( and they allow shell access and Subversion repositories. I created a simple Subversion endpoint and imported all of Tammy’s web content into one spot. Now I can check out a file or working copy, edit away and commit the changes, all with a roll-back option. Sweet!

In the Kitchen: Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry – EMFeed: “And now, the Holy Grail of Vegan cuisine: Tofu. Yes, tofu has finally graced our kitchen, and I’m here to tell you that speaking for myself, tofu is pretty darn boring. How anyone can claim that tofu is a 1:1 substitute for anything ‘carnivores’ like is a stinking miserable lie. But, I have a site to run and content to push, and besides, you for sure have one life to live, so try new things, huh?”

Brent Simmons on Feedback

I’m on the [NetNewsWire]( beta mailing list (thanks Brent!) and this nugget crossed my mail reader this morning:

“Finally — I don’t do polls because numbers don’t tell me much. I’m a words geek, not a numbers geek.”

I can say that his apps benefit from this kind of quality feedback. It forces people like his beta testers to think, rationalize and then explain what’s right or wrong with a feature. It’s much better than “thumbs down” or “thumbs up”. It’s one of the primary reasons I use the software–the human factor.