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November 6, 2005
(This post is from my old, old, super old site. My views have changed over the years, hopefully my writing has improved, and there is now more than a handful of folks reading my site. Enjoy.)

Sunday, November 6th, 2005

So if you look really far back in my archives, you'll see one of my early Cocoa projects was a blog posting tool, that used the blogger api, named "BlogShop" (see the icon behind that link!). It even had about 4 users I think. I've still got the source somewhere... let's see if it builds... wow, it does. Wow, it even still runs. screenshot. Wow, what a bunch of crap :)

And even before BlogShop I wrote another blogger posting tool named "ChewableRabbit". Yea, that's right. "ChewableRabbit". It was written in realbasic if I remember correctly.

And more recently when the atom api first started making waves, I of course had to work on a little client for that as well. This time using python to talk to the server. But I kept that one to myself since it was mostly for educational purposes.

So it comes as no surprise to me that I'm working on YABPT (yet another blog posting tool). But this time it's already established and has actual users and stuff. Way cool. It's about time!

So I'm kind of excited about working on MarsEdit's 1.1 release.

But... I feel like I should clear up a couple of points since I'm getting some emails and comments and I'm being asked various questions about it.

• MarsEdit isn't mine, it's still 100% the property of NewsGator. So MarsEdit's direction comes from them.

• Sorry, but I can't give you beta builds :)

• And sorry, I also can't say when it'll be done. Of course, there are milestones that are set and timelines and all that- but those are kept secret because we don't want to ruin people's expectations. (I do this with my apps as well- it's a hard lesson you learn as a developer).

• I'm just a contractor- I haven't sold out or anything. If it helps, you can think of it as me somehow sticking it to the man, since I'm still working from home and working on cool code and I've only got a 12 second commute.

• VoodooPad, FlySketch, and FlyGesture are just fine. FG 1.0 was just released. VP and FS are in the beta stages for their next releases, and at this point I'm just sitting back waiting on critical bug reports for them. This ended up being pretty good timing if you ask me (and I didn't even plan it that way!)

That's it. Now back to coding.

-- posted 6:12 pm