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September 5, 2007
by Robert
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google reader

Google Reader now has a search feature. How a web-based Google product managed to exist without search built in, I cannot really understand. The convenience of having a web-based RSS reader beats out pretty much any advantage of a desktop client. The keyboard shortcuts are awesome, too.

July 18, 2007
by Robert
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stormy horizon

It’s time for another K2 style!  This is a light-on-dark style based on a photo that I took last fall.  This is a bit of a departure for me, being one of the only dark designs I’ve ever done.  So if you think it’s awful, feel free to give me suggestions.  It’s called “Stormy Horizon” and is compatible with K2 version 0.9.6.  It may not work completely with older versions of K2.  I’ve also updated Kyoto Sunset and Crown of Daisies to work properly with newer versions of K2, so if you’re running a new-ish release of K2, you should get version 3 of these themes.  Older releases are still available for people running older versions of K2.

Download Stormy Horizon now (.zip)

June 8, 2007
by Robert
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wp 2.2 update

So there’s still no official K2 release for WordPress 2.2.  There’s nothing that I can really do with my styles to address this issue.  Fortunately there is a plugin that disables the new Widgets feature of WordPress that was causing the problem in the first place.  So, if you want to use K2 under WordPress 2.2, this should fix any issues you have.

Download Disable WordPress Widgets plugin.

April 23, 2007
by Robert
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new front

There’s a new rcboyce.com front page today.  (Yeah, I published it with Coda.) I don’t think it’s quite as pretty as the old one, but it’s a lot more useful. There’s now an aggregate of feeds from my two blogs and my del.icio.us account. I plan to add more features to this (like an RSS feed) soon, so bear with me on this.

April 23, 2007
by Robert
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coda

Today Panic released their latest product: Coda.
It looks amazing.
It’s an all-in-one FTP client and text editor, and it seems to be pretty much written for my personal use. The FTP client is a light version of Transmit, which I don’t use because I can’t really justify buying it when Cyberduck is free (and open source). The text editing portion is from SubEthaEdit, giving it good web language syntax highlighting and those insanely good collaborative editing features along with a WebKit preview mode. There’s also a custom CSS editor, JavaScript debugger and web design reference book built in. The real kicker for me is its ability to track changes to a local copy of the website and then upload them. Cyberduck’s Synchronize function is stronger in theory, since it works both ways, but it’s much worse because it has to check the update times on all the remote files making Cyberduck’s already slow transfer grind to a halt. And then it doesn’t work for me since my remote server is in a different timezone, so the modified times never match up. This isn’t Cyberduck’s fault, but it makes the feature pretty worthless. Coda’s interface for managing multiple sites is very elegant as well. I imgine that I’ll but a copy before my 14-day trial is up, especially since it’s going for $20 off the eventual $99 retail price right now.

April 4, 2007
by Robert
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weather is crazy

Isn’t it supposed to be spring now?  I was putting away my sweatshirts for the summer, but today I find it snowing on my way to PE.  Time to get them back ot of the closet.

The weather was so nice up until yesterday night, too.