Tag Archive: software

I’m a regular user of EA’s online game site. Pogo

This evening I received an error message. So I wrote a VERY long post to their support division. And internally… I really don’t think I’m going to let this one lie… especially if I get crapped on by some outsourced tech support pre-fashioned script.

I invite you to read the rather biting letter. But I really don’t think most of my readers are that interested.

Yesterday, I posted that Microsoft announced that Office 2008 for Mac would be released later this year.

This spawned the usual questions:
Will it be even bigger on my hard drive?
Will it be more buggy?
Why won’t it run on my 7 year old computer?

So, I’m going to actually wear my “Professional Engineer” hat and answer these questions from a general point of view. I can’t give any specific details.. because… well, I like my job and it’s not my place to announce specifics.

You might want to actually sit down for this… I really explain it to you.

BBEdit 8.5 has been released. A major update to BBEdit 8.0

The cool thing is that BBEdit has been adding killer feature upgrades since 8.0.

Matter of fact 8.0 was the last paid upgrade 2 years ago. And even with that much time, there was an upgrade for 8.0 owners well below the new product cost.

But this is not the source of my geekdom. I’m looking at all the changes.. which are in fact quite nifty.

My geekdom comes from a killer feature about 1/4 the way down the list of changes:
BBEdit now supports “camel case” navigation: press Control-left-arrow or Control-right-arrow to jump to the next (or previous) transition from lower-case to upper-case characters (or a word boundary, whichever comes first).

If you program or do wiki… this is freakin’ cool

Oh, yeah.. there’s code folding. 😉

Bouncy happy Andrei

Um, another net app?!?

So, Google now has an online spreadsheet. To go along with its online word processor and its online mapping software.

Meanwhile, you can go to your online feed management system to post to your online blog.

Anyone who knows me knows that I am well connected. I have net coming out of my ears. We’re talking Cell phone, WiFi, Gigabit endowed laptop. Ooh, baby.

But guess what. Every now and then, there isn’t a signal. The mountain is too high, the farm to wide, the airport too expensive, or worse… the plane. And then what?

All my files are inaccessible or worse… The application itself is web based.

Until we can assure 24/7 access to the internet (planes, trains and automobiles)… Web based apps are still a nifty curiosity… and little else.

Just my $0.02