Unread Count Tracking I wrote up my unread count sparkline generator code. It watches my various online services and tracks how many unread items I have in each. For instance, you can see that today I suddenly got a lot of unread items in my RSS reader. I blame the Economist. Having these graphs has […]
I’ve been playing with iPhone development recently, and have ported Flame to it. Well, re-implemented, really – Flame is written in Python and there’s no PyObjC for the iPhone, and nor is there likely to ever be. But Objective-C is getting easier as I get practice, and this app even has a modicum of proper […]
There’s been a new release of Byline, my favourite iPhone app, and it’s great. It syncs my folders, so I no longer get swamped when my economist feed grows 90 items, and I can add notes from the phone, which is not something I had realised I needed till I got it. I haven’t used […]
I should write up ‘things learned from taking only an iPhone to the middle of nowhere where there’s no internet access‘. One of those things was, I really want a ‘that worked’ for updating my twitter status using Twitterrific. And anything else that does a write over the network. Avoid notifying users of success. If a read […]
Not that anyone cares about Backup.app any more. But I was noodling with it this morning, and it turns out to use a smaller font in its menus than every other app on my system. Huh?
A herejustnow iPhone app. I’m having to learn Objective-C to do this, which I can just about put up with. CoreLocation turns out to be quite easy to use, too. Now all I need is the ability to install the thing on a Real iPhone.
I realised that the version of EmusicR (my Emusic download client) I’ve been using myself for months now wasn’t actually the released version. Oops. I’ve added Sparkle into it (mental note – write up how to do this in PyObjc, because it’s really easy and worth doing) and put up a new binary on it’s […]
Another week, another Shelf release – this one is 0.0.12 – read the release notes or download the binary. Loads of stuff in this one, but muttley may like the fact that you can now turn off the background poller and have Shelf look for context only when you hit a global shortcut key. This […]
So, I have a new release of Shelf, having finally been inspired to put a bit of effort into the scary refactorings I was putting off. It’s internally much better than the last one, though I still have places I can take it. Feature-wise, it’s only a little better, though. Feeds look nicer. It should […]
I’ve been looking for an excuse to play with IUI for a while now, and finally I found one. I wanted a way of getting at things that I and my friends have saved in del.icio.us, and the native web interface isn’t very usable on the iPod touch. So let’s implement a delicious client using […]