Omniweb, my new favorite browser

I just stated using Omniweb 5.5 yesterday.

I have to say it is a very nice experience! it is very stable, offers rendering that is exactly the same as Safari, an excellent interface with the best (and unique) application of tabs, ok it’s more like thumbnails, that I have ever seen. And many other very useful and unique features, like automatically saving your current browsing session so that if you quit Omniweb you can come right back to where you left off. It has add-blocking built in. And you can set site specific preferences, so if you like to view a certain website with large text, or only allow certain javascript functions, or have the browser identify itself to a certain website as some other web browser like IE, Firefox, or just Safari.

Continue reading

Hard Drive Failure

Last night I went to copy a CD for Jenny and my laptop gave me a very
bad message.
“Your hard drive has reported an error that Mac OS X cannot recover
from. If this drive has not failed completely back up as much data as
you can.” the next few minutes were filled with a slow torture or
intermittent clicking noises emanating from my laptop during its
death throws.

I managed to back up some of my files, but little things like ALL of
my bookmarks, contacts, email, web projects, music… (the list goes
on and on) have all been lost. My last back up is about 3 months old.

So, please send my your contact info and any bookmarks and links to
files / programs that I might find useful. And learn from my pain;
back up regularly.

iTunes Plugin : CoverFlow

I was reading this article on MacDevCenter about tweaking iTunes and they pointed to possibly one of the coolest music plug-ins for iTunes.

CoverFlow is completely amazing. The video on their home-page is exactly what it does, and it does it beautifully!

As their site says:

Don’t know about you, but I find browsing a list of album names somewhat uninspiring, to say the least. One of the big attractions of a physical album is the beautiful packaging and aesthetic appeal, something that’s sorely missed with the digital equivalent.

CoverFlow aims to bring that aesthetic appeal to your mp3 collection. It allows you to browse your albums complete with beautiful artwork pulled from any sources it can find, whether that’s buried in your song tags, collected via Synergy, or looked up on Amazon.

CoverFlow is far better seen than described, so you might like to take a look at it in motion:

And just so you don’t get too excited about it before it’s time: Mac OS-X 10.4 or higher only.