Archive for the 'Hacking' Category

The Future Of Mac App Store Installs

Friday, January 7th, 2011

It’s only been one day since the launch of the Mac App Store, and the Mac developer and user communities are buzzing with consequences, both good and bad, of the store and how it operates. One particularly vexing issue is the question of whether an app that is already on your Mac is “installed” or […]

Hold On A Minute

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

One of the big new features in MarsEdit 3 is a revamped media manager that allows you to easily browse local libraries from iPhoto, Aperture, etc. This functionality is based largely on the great work of the iMedia project, which was spearheaded by Karelia to replicate Apple’s own ubiquitous media browsing interface, some variant of […]

Getting Pretty Lonely

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

This very post is delivered to your browser or news reader by the famous and fabulous WordPress blogging system. In my work as the developer of MarsEdit, I am exposed to countless blogging options, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. And yet, I stick with WordPress because it strikes a balance of power and […]

JSTalk – An Alternative To AppleScript?

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

My friend Gus Mueller of Flying Meat is having a busy week. On Tuesday it was revealed that his awesome image editing application, Acorn, is part of the MacHeist 3 Bundle. I have been openly critical of these rock-bottom-pricing bundles in the past, and I remain uncertain as to their long-term benefits for the Mac […]