Archive for October, 2006

Google Maps for your Treo! Oct 29 2006

Google maps on your Treo!

I’ve been using kmaps on my Treo for a while and it works pretty great. I’m interested to try this new client from Google.

Take the power of Google Maps with you on your Treo. Cruising around looking for a nearby coffee shop? Driving to that new restaurant but can’t remember which street to turn right on? Now you can get business locations, maps and directions while you’re on the go. And it’s all free.

Check it out: Google Maps

(Via Hotlinks, found on

Treo RSS feed reader – launches Oct 29 2006 launches
Flickr – Clean feeds for busy people: 5 links every 5 minutes. Great for mobile devices like a Treo.

This serves as an excellent RSS Reader for Treo

WordPress 2.0.5 – Ronan – new release that also includes important security fixes Oct 28 2006

And to think, I was just browsing the WordPress Trac repository earlier today looking at their sweet upgrade scripts in /wp-admin/.

Time to upgrade our sites. There are a lot of them. We love WordPress.

It’s new release time. The latest in our venerable 2.0 series, which now counts over 1.2 million downloads, is available for download immediately, and we suggest everyone upgrade as this includes security fixes. We’re breaking the tradition of naming releases after jazz musicians to congratulate Ryan Boren on his new son (and first WP baby) Ronan.

What’s new? We have about 50 or so bugfixes, which you can review on our dev tracker here, mostly minor bug fixes around feeds, custom fields, and internationalization. If you’d like a nitty-gritty view, check out Mark’s blog post on the changes.

Development Blog – WordPress 2.0.5 – Ronan

Download the latest version of WordPress now (2.0.5)

WordPress MU 1.0 is released! Oct 28 2006

I’ll be upgrading and Share the Practice with this new release… We should also do Niner Blogs as well, come to think of it.

WordPress MU is an official branch of WordPress that is designed for managing and hosting thousands of blogs instead of just one. It’s the software that powers, for example. MU has been in heavy development for about a year now, and we’ve finally polished it up to a place where we feel like it’s ready for public consumption. Since setup is a bit more complex than the 5-minute install of regular WordPress, MU is best suited for a more server-savvy audience. You can download it on the WordPress MU site.

Development Blog – MU 1.0 and bbPress

Google results for Rightsumi Oct 27 2006


Toccer for Treo Oct 26 2006

Atomig Cog – Toccer for Treo

Toccer is an AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) client for the PalmOne Treo 600 and 650.
Why Another AIM Client?
Our goals for writing an AIM client were twofold:

Make the best possible client for the the most common use cases.
Make the client as seamless as possible. It should feel integrated and feel like an application that has always been a part of the Treo. Part of this means support for the 5 Way Nav and a UI that is consistent with the OS.

lastRSS.php – PHP RSS parser/reader Oct 19 2006

lastRSS.php – PHP RSS parser/reader

lastRSS.php is simple yet powerfull PHP class to parse RSS.

Auto level your audio recording with The Levelator from GigaVox Media (for podcasts) Oct 18 2006

GigaVox Media, Inc. – The Levelator

What is The Levelator?

Do you believe in magic? You will after using The Levelator to enhance your podcast. And you’ll be amazed that it’s free (for non-commercial use).

So what is The Levelator? It’s software that runs on Windows or OS X (universal binary) that adjusts the audio levels within your podcast or other audio file for variations from one speaker to the next, for example. It’s not a compressor, normalizer or limiter although it contains all three. It’s much more than those tools, and it’s much simpler to use. The UI is dirt-simple: Drag-and-drop any WAV or AIFF file onto The Leveler’s application window, and a few moments later you’ll find a new version which just sounds better.

It’s a java app that auto-levels your audio, which I’ll be checking out for the Lafayette Square Christian Science Society podcast. If this works as advertised it will be a huge help and timesaver.

Vote Republican and keep these awesomely INSANE TSA rules in place! Oct 16 2006

TSA: Republican Fear Machine

I am not making this shit up. This is not a post from the The Onion. This is an actual, U.S. taxpayer funded policy, implemented by the Republicans to “protect” us from… our fresh breath?

You can now bring toothpaste on board an airplane, in the United States, AS LONG AS YOU PUT IT IN A SMALL PLASTIC BAG before you go through the TSA screening checkpoint. If it is NOT in a baggie, then they will confiscate your toothpaste.


Quoting from the TSA’s site:

Travelers may now carry through security checkpoints travel-size toiletries (3 ounces or less) that fit comfortably in ONE, QUART-SIZE, clear plastic, zip-top bag.

This is insanity. Vote Republican if you want more of your expensive cosmetics confiscated because it’s not in a FUCKING BAGGIE.

I asked the screener lady if she thought, personally, that this policy makes sense. She told me, “We get briefed daily by Washington. We know things, and there’s a good reason for this.” I’m sure they do get briefed daily. The TSA is part of the developing fascist police state that is America now.

TSA ‘s official page about their absurd baggie rule

What’s next? Proper papers to pass? Only certain, party-approved and loyal passengers allowed to fly or travel? We’re quickly getting there.

This is madness. Total madness.

Everyone say YAY for the TSA! Oct 11 2006

Chalk one up for the TSA — winning the war against hipsters who neglected to pack their 1/4 tube of toothpaste into a small ziploc baggie. Yup, that’s right, they took Kristin’s small tube of toothpaste BECAUSE IT WASN’T IN A CLEAR BAGGIE.

Bastards. This is your government, winning the war on fresh breath.


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