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August 3, 2006
(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.)

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

Take me to WWDC! Mike McCracken WWDC flashcards!!

"This card may also be appropriate just after seeing the amazing demo of Apple's free version of your only product."

It sucks that Mike won't be there this year, but at least this way he'll be there in spirit.

-- posted 11:50 pm

Red Sweater Blog: The Price is Wrong.

Daniel Jalkut on pricing software.

-- posted 3:08 pm

As seen on the VP mailing list, VoodooPad 3.0.2b2 is ready for some testing. I fixed a couple of bugs that were intro'd in b1, and I've added a new plugin "Record Audio".

-- posted 1:28 pm

Brent has been busy making guesses and putting out thoughts for things that may or may not happen next week at WWDC. Here's my list.

  • Patches for SQLite to hand over to the main distribution to do file locking across samba, afp, and webdav. (Here's why this may be a possibility). And these patches get accepted to the main distribution so I can use it in VP3.
  • VMware baked into the OS, and dubbed "Rosetta Extreme" or some crap like that.
  • And if that doesn't happen, then I think VMware will finally have a product out for OSX.
  • Tabbed Finder! (duh).
  • More of the dark iTunes windows (duh).
  • Resolution independence, along with some new displays to take advantage of that.
  • I kept on telling people for a while that Apple would embrace Lua as a preferred in-app scripting language. But then I remembered "oh yea, they have a JavaScript VM already, don't they?". So I think they'll do something with that, and make a bridge that is useful outside of WebKit. I hope so anyway.
  • Some sort of tab control (Brent wants this as well).
  • Xcode 3.0 (OMG- 1250MB?!)
  • Some fancy new compiler techniques (llvm?), to go along with a new runtime (objc 2.0).

Just a couple of more days...

I was eating dinner this evening with my wife, thinking about next week, and I sort of burst out laughing and shaking my head at the same time.

"What?" she asks.

"Next week is going to be pretty busy and intense" I say.

-- posted 12:10 am