Jim Roepcke's weblog have browser, will travel (est. 1999)


10.1 AppKit changes

Yesterday I read through the 10.1 AppKit (Cocoa ApplicationKit Framework) release notes.

Here are the highlights, from my POV:

  • NSStatusBar is the thing in the system menu that holds the custom menu items. NSStatusBarItem (I assume) is the class that represents A custom menu.
  • Cocoa apps can have custom and dynamically generated custom menus from the dock!
  • Keyboard navigation (see Keyboard Control panel)
  • Ctrl-D for Don't Save in Save Panels
  • Support for discovering when screens are added and removed when waking up from sleep
  • Credits.html is looked for before Credits.rtf(d), so you can put links in your credits list in the About panel and they're clickable to the web browser.
  • First Responder Action methods for speaking user-visible text
  • Many NSDrawer bugs fixed.
  • NSMovie now supports URLs for movie references (http:, rtsp:, etc.)

Donate Free Food

Have you donated food at the Hunger Site yet today?


Log — David Chess

Daniel V. Klein, via David Chess' weblog:

"Forget threatening to bomb Afghanistan and the Taliban if they fail to turn over Bin Laden to us. Instead, let's threaten to gather up all of their women and send them to college. In fact, why don't we do that anyway?"

Well, seeing as how there is a 17% literacy rate among women (I read that somewhere recently, my apologies for not linking to it or providing any kind of source for that statistic) in Afghanistan, first you'd have to teach most of them how to read. Then, yeah, send them to college, a truly great idea!

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Scripting News

Oh pooh. Weblogs.com is turning a corner and didn't use its signal light.

I hope the SubHonker Filter will still work tomorrow., and I hope the Fan Favorites page and Weblog Favorites browser will too.


Land Of The Free?


Land Of The Free?

We cannot let them succeed, for, as Benjamin Franklin put it, "Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech."

Webcams in Afghan

Paul Boutin: "But until we can link to some Afghan webcams or bloggers in Baghdad, there's a big hole in the conversation. Our use of the word we doesn't really mean all of us."

It's going to be a little difficult to see webcams in Afghan, considering the Tablian outlawed the Internet earlier this year. Get used to the hole... it'll be a while before it closes.


Exodus Kaput

Exodus Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Liberty Alliance

Liberty Alliance Project


‘Don’t Kill’ Rule Clarified…

The Onion: God Angrily Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule

"Get it straight. Not only do I not want anybody to kill anyone, but I specifically commanded you not to, in really simple terms that anybody ought to be able to understand."

Thanks for pointing me to the Onion, Robert! I needed that. :-)



FINALLY! This is Apple's response to VisualBasic.

AppleScript Studio

Holy moly... Cocoa apps with AppleScript bindings. Looks like it'll be using Interface-Builder concepts. (The icon even has the IB icon embedded in it)

I think I have to learn AppleScript now. :-)

OS X 10.1 totally rocks. Check out the rest of the AppleScript on OS X section too. Amazing stuff.