The IE7 + Clearfix headache

Having caught the news that Microsoft will releasing its next browser – Internet Explorer 7 – via a high priority update for all Windows users. I came to the realization that every site that I had ever touched was due for a quick debug using IE7 via Parallels. Fortunately, many of the examples pages that […]

The T-Mobile Sidekick III falls short

It took a mediocre two weeks to realize that the T-Mobile Danger Sidekick / Hiptop III brings very little to the table in comparison to its predecessor – the Sidekick II. Generally speaking, new releases posses features and conveniences lacking from previous incarnations. Although the Sidekick III brings the added convenience of a [paltry] 1.3 […]

Due to electromagnetic disturbances

Earlier this week, I returned to the U-Village Apple Store in order to place a second order for the same shell replaced due to the yellow discoloration which an isolated number of MacBook users experienced – myself included. The reason for the second repair? An unresponsive trackpad button pinpointed to be caused during the initial […]

OS X Skype 1.5 shows its pretty face

Or should I say, Skype users can now show their pretty faces? OS X users can now get in on a little video action with fellow Skype users thanks to the latest 1.5 Video Preview. Not only does the latest release offer the option for video chats, the entire interface of the application has received […]

Andy Budd grid overlay bookmarklet

Andy Budd, author of CSS Mastery & Blog Design Solutions, whipped up a pair of indispensable browser bookmarklets. Anyone who has created a website probably uses some form of a pixel grid to double check DIV element positioning and spacing during the initial structuring of a web page. Andy’s bookmarklets allow users to overlay their […]

DS Lite – Bye bye productive day

Upon starting, the Nintendo DS Lite kindly prompts users that some games may induce seizures of some sort due to flashing graphics. What Nintendo should consider adding is an additional note; something along the lines of: […] this device is counter productive. Understand that once game play commences, you will no longer feel obligated or […]

Tick – Web 2.0 time & budget tracking

Time & money. Both valuable commodities concerning personal & client project management. Over the past few weeks I have spent a great deal of time experimenting with services and applications designed to improve overall management and productivity. From the open source Basecamp alternative known as activeCollab, web based services such as Blinksale, and desktop solutions […]

CMD+K search in Safari

Firefox keyboard shortcuts are permanently etched into my head. Blame my many years of Windows usage for my dependancy on CTRL+K or CMD+K to focus on the search bar at the top right corner of my favorite browser. It would be only natural to restore the CMD+K search goodness. Open System Preferences > Keyboard & […]

On The Job – Track billable hours on OS X

Contrary to popular belief, freelance work can be quite stressful. Don’t get me wrong, “work your own hours” definitely has its upsides. Unfortunately, when it comes to billing clients, the laid-back casualness soon dissolves and that pile of sticky notes with chicken scratch hand writing soon takes on a very menacing attribute. The secret is […]

Breathe new life into Apple OS X Safari

Despite having admitted to relying on Mozilla’s Firefox browser as my preferred browser, I must admit that the beauty and seamless functionality of Apple’s Safari browser is not to be overlooked. Firefox fanatics will continue to wave their arms claiming that their Gecko powered browser has no real competitors due to the extensibility, growing user […]