how gay

ghey adj. dis­agree­able. This Inter­net slang term devel­oped in the 2000s as a vari­ant of the pejo­ra­tive usage of “gay”. It retains the deri­sive sense while leav­ing out any overt link to the homo­sex­u­al mean­ings of “gay”.

from ghey.com

it

Most of my life,” she says,“I’ve been in search of IT.  And I thought IT came inside a big box with a bow on top care­ful­ly marked and labeled and num­bered.  I brushed away all the ‘inci­den­tal’ dis­cov­er­ies like cob­webs.  But now every­thing counts.  Now I search for traces of miracles…and I find them everywhere.”

– Monique Duval

software updates: flock and mytunesrss

MyTunesRSS: They have just released ver­sion 2.0.1 which includes some nice new fea­tures (includ­ing a browse fea­ture, whose absence I com­plained about in a pre­vi­ous post).  It seems,  how­ev­er, that you are now required to include a pass­word for your serv­er.  So, if you want to browse my music col­lec­tion, you’ll have to enter the fol­low­ing pass­word: kl20f4

Flock: I was very excit­ed about Flock when they first released it, but stopped using it after it proved to be a bit pokey.  They have since released a new ver­sion (the OS X ver­sion is now a uni­ver­sal bina­ry), and it is fast: zip­pi­er than Safari, and way faster than Fire­fox.  Flock rocks.

control almost anything with your Apple remote

Remote Buddy

Ver­sion: 1.0

Plat­form: Mac OS

Cat­e­go­ry: Util­i­ty

Pub­lish­er: iospir­it

Price: € 9,99 (about $13)

Rat­ing: 4 out of 5
“Remote Bud­dy pro­vides you with a one-stop inter­face that allows you to con­trol almost any­thing on your Mac just with the remote con­trol.” I’ve been look­ing for some­thing that lets me to do some­thing with my Apple remote oth­er than con­trol Fron­tRow and iTunes. This does the job well, with a nice lit­tle inter­face. I ques­tion the use­ful­ness of some of the fea­tures (why would I want to acti­vate Address Book remote­ly if I have to use the key­board to use it?). But, so long as these extra fea­tures don’t ham­per the usabil­i­ty of the prod­uct, I sup­pose it’s bet­ter to have to many fea­tures than too few.

Tags: os x, os x appli­ca­tions, apple, fron­trow, apple remote

4“Remote Bud­dy pro­vides you with a one-stop inter­face that allows you to con­trol almost any­thing on your Mac just with the remote con­trol.” I’ve been look­ing for some­thing that lets me to do some­thing with my Apple remote oth­er than con­trol Fron­tRow and iTunes. This does the job well, with a nice lit­tle inter­face. I ques­tion the use­ful­ness of some of the fea­tures (why would I want to acti­vate Address Book remote­ly if I have to use the key­board to use it?). But, so long as these extra fea­tures don’t ham­per the usabil­i­ty of the prod­uct, I sup­pose it’s bet­ter to have to many fea­tures than too few.os x, os x appli­ca­tions, apple, fron­trow, apple remote

wallpaper of the week: cup of tea

I’ve actu­al­ly had this wall­pa­per for a long time: it’s one of my favorites. Why? I don’t know — I like the seren­i­ty of tea cups, bright green graph­ics, and, gen­er­al­ly, I pre­fer min­i­mal­ist wall­pa­per. So, I guess I do know. There you go.

Click on the image below to get a close-up of the tea cup. If you like it, you can down­load it here.