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May 31, 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.)

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

I'm curious what people think of the new list support in 10.4, compared to what VoodooPad currently does for it's bullet/list support.

Right now when you hit command-\ in VoodooPad, it inserts a bullet, and then a space. When you invoke 10.4's list pulldown via the rulers, it inserts a tab, a bullet (or whatever else you choose), and then another tab.

Visually, the two don't match up. Should I change VoodooPad's implementation to match 10.4's (and invoke the wrath of people who like it the way it was) or should I just leave it the way it is now, and have two ways to add list items in VoodooPad?

-- posted 12:57 am

Michael McCracken coins the term "platform smear", describing the non standard widgets and controls that have slightly different looks about them. He also suggests an open source project to try and keep up with and improve on the widgets that Apple has been making for itself.

I'm all for it.

-- posted 12:37 am

Mr. Joe Heck came up to see the new place around Noon today. After showing him around and having my dogs jump all over him, we headed out for some mexican, and then quickly turned into chinese once I couldn't figure out where the place was that I wanted to go. It's pretty easy to get lost out here.

After that we came back, Joe took off after a little bit, and then Kirstin and I started ripping and steaming down wallpaper. That just ended, and I hope I never have to do that again.

No programmer news to share... but I guess I can dig something up, even though you've probably already seen it.

Brent Simmons has been detailing inconsistencies in Apple's 10.4 apps. A new blog is up by Peter Ammon, who is a programmer on the AppKit team at Apple. (found via Buzz) Only 6 days till WWDC!

-- posted 1:09 am