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A VC: Enough Is Enough
I believe that software patents should not exist. They are a tax on innovation. And software is closer to media than it is to hardware. Patenting software is like patenting music.
patents  ip  software  law  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Unusual software bug - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Unusual software bugs are a class of software bugs that are considered exceptionally difficult to understand and repair. There are several kinds, mostly named after scientists who discovered counterintuitive things.
wikipedia  software  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Read the fucking HIG.
Shit from the fucking Mac App Store, 'designed' by people who think they get interface design.
ui  design  apple  software  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
Review - Drag, Drop, Review.
If you are doing iPhone UI design, Review is the quickest way to judge your mockups on an actual device. Review will accurately display your mockups on both Retina and older displays.
totry  software  mac  iphone  design 
november 2010 by tysone
What happens when it's all glass? - (37signals)
I wonder if Apple will soon lose their perceived industrial design edge. It’s not that they aren’t incredibly good at it — they are the best in the business — it’s that industrial design is trending towards transparency. It’s all going glass. Everything is turning into a screen, from edge to edge. Once it’s all about glass, it’s all about software.
apple  prediction  technology  software  hardware 
september 2010 by tysone
Writing words vs. writing software - Signal vs. Noise (by 37signals)
I was reading some quotes the other day about the importance of rewriting and it occurred to me how much these ideas apply to writing software too.
writing  software  development 
august 2010 by tysone
A Real Web Design Application
Web design is not merely building. It’s not just designing. It’s not only the rest of the myriad disciplines and titles we all align ourselves with, but the culmination of all these things.
forsnd  webdesign  tools  software  adobe 
july 2010 by tysone
Fake - Mac OS X Web Browser Automation and Webapp Testing Made Simple.
Fake is a new browser for Mac OS X that makes web automation simple. Fake allows you to drag discrete browser Actions into a graphical Workflow that can be run again and again without human interaction. The Fake Workflows you create can be saved, reopened, and shared.
totry  software  utility  testing  browser 
july 2010 by tysone
TCoder - Professional Logs for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store
TCoder is the first professional logging software for journalists, for iPhone and iPod Touch.

Specifically created to facilitate the work of radio and television journalists, TCoder enables you to take notes during press conferences, presentations, speeches... perfectly synchronized with the time code of your recorder, miniDisc or TV camera.
iphone  software  journalism  tools 
may 2010 by tysone
Microsoft patent trolls Salesforce - (37signals)
Software patents are a despicable tax on innovation. Companies that use them in aggression are pathetic.
microsoft  salesforce  37signals  software  patents 
may 2010 by tysone
Insight: So much complexity in software comes from - (37signals)
So much complexity in software comes from trying to make one thing do two things.
quotes  simplicity  software  37signals 
may 2010 by tysone
Cheerful Software: Don’t listen to Le Corbusier—or Jakob Nielsen
"Cheerful software, above all, honors the truth about humanity: Humans are not rational beings. A human is a walking sack of squishy meat and liquids, awash in chemicals. We laugh. We cry. Sometimes we laugh while crying. ... In short, software cries out for love."
software  philosophy  usability  design  ui  inspiration  emotion  forsnd 
april 2010 by tysone
Bill Barol on the Hipstamatic Boing Boing
Even if the Hipstamatic were just another iPhone app it'd be worth your two bucks. What's not to like? The Hipstamatic is a great little photo app that attempts to replicate the experience of shooting with a cut-rate '80s snapshot camera, right down to the leatherette "skin" and the big clunky shutter button. But the app isn't aping just any cheap camera; it's the reincarnation of the mysterious, beloved Hipstamatic 100, and right there is where the story takes a turn.
photography  iphone  software  nostalgia 
april 2010 by tysone
ignore the code: Removing Features
"Constant vigilance is the price you pay for an elegant application. This means you have to learn to say no. ... As a programmer or designer, it’s easy to become a bit too invested in your application’s feature set; accepting that something you’ve put a lot of work in needs to be changed or removed can be hard. But sometimes, it has to be done."
software  design  ui  usability  development  agile  simplicity  programming  forsnd 
february 2010 by tysone
You can always do less - (37signals)
"As programmers and designers, we often fall in love with our requirements and are unable to kill our darlings. We mistake what we said we’ll do with what must be done. It’s rarely so; you can always do less," says David Heinemeier Hansson.
forsnd  software  scope  productivity  strategy  process 
january 2010 by tysone
ongoing · Doing It Wrong
Enterprise Systems, I mean. And not just a little bit, either. Orders of magnitude wrong. Billions and billions of dollars worth of wrong. Hang-our-heads-in-shame wrong. It’s time to stop the madness.
software  it 
january 2010 by tysone
Welcome - Ommwriter
A wise man once said "We are all at the mercy of our wild monkey minds. Incessantly swinging from branch to branch.” With multiple windows and applications all vying for our attention, we have sadly adapted our working habits to that of the computer and not the other way around.
quotes  writing  software  productivity 
november 2009 by tysone
NBC Communicator - jimray
"The feature breakdown says “your system’s date and time are instantly displayed” for everyone who has a problem with time delayed clocks here in the 21st century. ... (I know for a fact that simply combining the incompetence of both NBC and Microsoft doesn’t necessarily have to end in sorrow, but it does take some work to keep from automatically sucking. Maybe NBC Communicator proves my point.)"
jim_ray  msnbc  nbc  microsoft  software  hilarious 
november 2009 by tysone
transcriptions - Project Hosting on Google Code
A Cocoa Objective-C 2.0 rtf-Text Editor optimized for fast transcription of audio- or video material
transcription  tool  software  interviewing 
november 2009 by tysone
The Meaning of Information Technology « Magic Scaling Sprinkles
"The modern world is profoundly inhumane. Mankind is incapable of reasoning about the heaping constructs of mass culture using the technes of intimacy that are an hundred thousand years old. For example, we need to be constantly reassured that celebrities are just like us. They eat waffles and pick up dry cleaning. If we do not share this understanding of Ashton Kutcher, we become overwhelmed by existential anomie and commit suicide."
software  psychology  socialnetworks  technology  culture  history 
november 2009 by tysone
Algorithmic expressionism - Bobulate
"Writing software can be very intuitive. Even with a very formally defined programming goal, there are usually many different ways to achieve that goal. Choosing a good path to achieve the goal is a question of intuition, judgment, intelligence, and probably a thousand other things." ... "This immediately struck me as similar to E. L. Doctorow on writing: “writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”"
quotes  software  creativity  programming 
november 2009 by tysone
Coding Horror: All Programming is Web Programming
Atwood's Law: any application that can be written in JavaScript, will eventually be written in JavaScript. ... As a software developer, I am happiest writing software that gets used. What's the point of all this craftsmanship if your software ends up locked away in a binary executable, which has to be purchased and licensed and shipped and downloaded and installed and maintained and upgraded? With all those old, traditional barriers between programmers and users, it's a wonder the software industry managed to exist at all. But in the brave new world of web applications, those limitations fall away. There are no boundaries. Software can be everywhere.
javascript  webdev  programming  software 
august 2009 by tysone
Sequel Pro — MySQL database management app for Mac OS X
Sequel Pro is a fast, easy-to-use Mac database management application for working with MySQL databases.
mysql  software  database 
august 2009 by tysone
Coding Horror: Nobody Hates Software More Than Software Developers
The best choice of software is often no software -- and barring that, as little software as you can possibly get away with, and even then, only from the most reputable and reliable sources.
software  programming  usability 
july 2009 by tysone
teleport lets you use a single mouse and keyboard to control several Macs.
mac  software  utility 
april 2009 by tysone
Grid for any application
design  layout  grid  software  mac 
march 2009 by tysone
Layers | Screen forensics
Don't waste time capturing each window separately, importing them in your favorite PSD editor, naming the layers, positioning the images, etc.
tools  software  mac  utility 
january 2009 by tysone
iPhoto '09 and Domain Language - (37signals)
Keep this in mind the next time you’re designing an app or a feature. There is a strong tendency to use the same words that you see other software using. Be cautious about copying domain language, because copying language is copying a whole approach
design  apple  strategy  language  software 
january 2009 by tysone
CR Blog » Blog Archive » Jonathan Harris: Only Connect
“Blogs are messy and all over the place – there’s no context,” he says. “Software is great at taking the macro aspects and the statistics and finding out all these hidden secrets. What is hasn’t figured out how to do very well yet is how to do the micro very beautifully.
culture  software  jonathan_harris  emotion 
january 2009 by tysone
HTTP Client - Mac Developer Tool for HTTP Debugging
A Mac OS X Leopard developer tool for debugging HTTP services by graphically creating & inspecting complex HTTP messages.
mac  software  http  internet  tools 
december 2008 by tysone
Alex Payne | How I Use TextMate
I’d like to share the add-ons I use that keep TextMate and I on friendly terms.
textmate  software  programming  mac 
december 2008 by tysone
The Big Mean Folder Machine 1.5 kicks it up a notch - The Unofficial Apple Weblog (TUAW)
takes the drudgery out of either splitting files into multiple folders or merging files from different folders.
touse  software  mac  utility 
october 2008 by tysone
ScreenSteps: Rapid Documentation Tool
The Documentation Tool For People Who Don't Want to Do Documentation
software  screencast  productivity  training 
august 2008 by tysone
Silverback — guerrilla usability testing
Spontaneous, unobtrusive usability testing software for website designers.
accessibility  webdesign  usability  software 
july 2008 by tysone
Zennaware » Cornerstone
Take control of Subversion with a client application that was specifically designed for Mac users. Cornerstone integrates all of the features you need to interact with your repository and does so in an elegant and easy-to-use fashion.
subversion  mac  software 
june 2008 by tysone
Whip iTunes Back Into Shape
If you are looking to organize and clean up your Library check out some of these great tools.
itunes  music  software 
june 2008 by tysone
Mac OSX Software - MultiFirefox | Code Contortionist
If you’re on a Mac and into testing Firefox 3 Beta without wiping your profile for Firefox 2.x, check out MultiFireFox
firefox  mac  software 
june 2008 by tysone
plainview : software : the barbarian group
Plainview is a full-screen web browser, perfect for presentations.
mac  software  browser  presentation 
june 2008 by tysone
Dragon Forged
Totus Copy is a utility for transferring data off of a failing hard drive. OS X has a number of safety features built into it's copy functions, if it detects an I/O error or a stalled read the transfer will fail.
mac  software  utility 
may 2008 by tysone
Acrylic | Times
Times is a new type of newsreader for Mac OS X Leopard. By rethinking the way you read news, we've created the best possible news experience straight from the ground up.
design  mac  software  rss  newspapers 
may 2008 by tysone
gdocsuploader - Google Code
Max OS X application to allow for easy and quick uploading of documents into Google Docs.
google  googledocs  software 
april 2008 by tysone

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