Snitter, Font Choice

Snitter is a pretty clean Twitter client. Except for the font in this menu: That is pretty ugly… Is that Times New Roman? Fortunately, I don’t have to see it very often. And, installing updates for AIR apps has proven to be pretty painless. SO, maybe this will get fixed soon! (I ‘tweet’ regularly on[…]

Daft Punk, Alive

Daft Punk is promoting their upcoming album, Alive, with this embeddable widget. I like Daft Punk, and embrace their use of of the web… here’s their widget: After thoroughly checking out the widget, I’m not impressed, and I’ve removed the embed. I’m not happy that there are so few samples of the tracks, and[…]

A Smarter Shuffle for iTunes

Apple has the digital music industry in a stronghold, but how can they innovate to keep us happy? Listening to my iPhone on shuffle on my walking commute this morning, I got to thinking about how Apple’s over-marketed shuffle feature could actually live up to the hype. Here’s the idea: Think Pandora, but better, and[…]

Climb a tree!

New tree, originally uploaded by rpechler. Seeing as today is Blog Action Day, I thought it would be fit to post about my favorite thing to do outdoors… climb a tree! The one in the picture is on the UCSC campus, and it was actually pretty sappy, so make sure to wear clothes you can[…]

Google Calculator still amazes me

At my school, we have a daily upload limit of 2 GB to prevent excessive filesharing. I’ve found various ways around this for using BitTorrent, but I’ve gotten in trouble a couple times as well. Anyway, one of the easiest ways to prevent going over the limit is to set a maximum upload speed in[…]