New stuff includes Apple Script support, font info, improved annotation tools, and the ability to create and edit PDF outlines.PDFClerk is a terrific Mac-style alternative to Acrobat. Apple doesn’t care if they “can’t” or “won’t” write i Phone apps because they can’t or won’t learn Objective-C, because any developer who would say that is unlikely to write a worthwhile i Phone app. Picking up a language like Objective-C, which is only slightly expanded from regular old C, is even easier.As discussed in astounding length on this week’s The Talk Show, some pictures of my beloved Apple Extended Keyboard II.After 14 years of daily use, the E key went flaky in November 2006, and I replaced it with a brand-new Apple Extended Keyboard II that I’d kept in storage since the mid-’90s. This is, in all seriousness, my favorite piece of Apple hardware ever.Nack then deftly deflates this jacktastic report from Mary Jo Foley that Hamburg is going to work on “Smart Flow”, a supposed Lightroom/Aperture competitor she says Microsoft is working on.Think about it — if Hamburg wanted to work on photo library/imaging tools, wouldn’t he continue to lead Lightroom — an app whose UI and (very interesting, very original) internal architecture he completely oversaw from its inception?
Given that Mark has always been a huge Mac guy (developing Lightroom first on the Mac, etc.), it’s kind of a Nixon-goes-to-China moment.But most of the actually interesting material in the app beyond the core database code (which is SQLite) and the raw processing code (which is essentially Adobe Camera Raw) is all in Lua.Mark is not going to go work on other digital imaging tools.Everyone and their sister is linking up this report at Fortune by Scott Moritz, that AT&T is planning $200 subsidies for next-gen i Phones later this year — i.e.
so that one can buy a $399 phone for just $199 with a two-year service contract. It’s worth noting that Moritz’s track record on the i Phone and Apple is, to be New collection of humorous and/or poignant essays on fatherhood. Armstrong of Dooce fame, and including essays from a crackerjack lineup of writers, including Kevin Guilfoile, Matthew Baldwin, Greg Knauss, and Gail Armstrong.
My general working style is to write everything first with pencil and paper, sitting beside a big wastebasket.