Archive for January, 2006

Fixing the

Thursday, January 26th, 2006

The Finder team is seeking an energetic, motivated software engineer to help develop next generation versions of the Finder, the notorious file browser for Mac OS X.


Wednesday, January 25th, 2006

Google looses its credibility. The company with the mission statement To organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. will censor its search results in China. They will also offer a news service that will be confined to government-sanctioned media.

Wednesday, January 25th, 2006 is on rank 5 for the most popular sites in the ‘.ch’ top level domain tagged on

Cyberduck 2.5.4

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006
  • [Localize] Thai Localization
  • [Bugfix] Random crashes (#65,
  • [Bugfix] High load while downloading (#12)


Sunday, January 22nd, 2006

I missed that Simon finally put his new short online.

Jumpstart is a short I did for the Pixar Animation 3 class. We had to come up with a story; then design, model, rig and finally animate the characters. The story had to be no longer than 1min 39sec and could not have more than two characters.


Google Talk now open

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Google Talk is now open.

I flipped the switch to connect the Google Talk Service to the public XMPP network this morning. Google Talk users can now chat with users on other XMPP services and vice versa.

iPhoto photocasting feed support sucks

Wednesday, January 18th, 2006

Too bad Apple doesn’t care about proper support for photocast feeds. Mark Pilgrim summed it up on the syndication-dev mailing list with:

“iPhoto 6 doesn’t understand the first thing about HTTP, the
first thing about XML, or the first thing about RSS. It ignores
features of HTTP that Netscape 4 supported in 1996, and mis-implements
features of XML that Microsoft got right in 1997. It ignores 95% of
RSS and Atom and gets most of the remaining 5% wrong.”


Monday, January 16th, 2006

I am working on some polishing for Vienna (a RSS reader for the Mac) which will eventually make it into the official branch.

Vienna RSS Reader