Relationship Completer Icon Design

March 26, 2007

I’ve started designing possible icons for Relationship Completer. I know an Address Book plug-in doesn’t exactly need an icon but I enjoy messing around with graphic design from time to time. Here are a few of the front runners:

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At the moment they all look a little too back-and-white or bland for my taste. I’m sure I’ll come up with something I find suitable soon. Any comments would be appreciated.

For those of you who are interested, I used the open-source vector graphics editor Inkscape to create these icons. Although the UI is very clunky (and doesn’t fit well in Mac OS X) it is still a great tool for creating simple vector icons like these. I’ve never used any of the commercial editors out there so I have nothing to compare it with but it seems to fill my needs without any problems.

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Adding Localization to Relationship Completer

March 4, 2007

I spent a fair amount of time today trying to figure out how to add multi-langauge support to my Address Book plug-in Relationship Completer. This adventure was started when a few users requested a German version of the plug-in. After reading Apple’s documentation on the matter it seemed like a fairly easy task. My first try, however, didn’t work. Either did my second, third, or fourth. Read the rest of this entry »


Install Debian Linux on Buffalo LinkStation Pro NAS Device

February 26, 2007

Today my Buffalo LinkStation Pro ™ arrived. The first thing I did after opening up the box was install Debian on it. This was a pretty straightforward experience thanks to the guys at the LinkStationWiki. I followed the instructions here and didn’t have any problems at all. Read the rest of this entry »


CVS Dependency

February 15, 2007

When my work’s CVS server went down earlier this week (due to a hardware failure) I quickly learned how dependent on CVS I really am. This is not a bad thing; in fact I think it’s a Good Thing ™. The server was down for less than 24 hours but I was definitely going through withdrawals.

I have officially added CVS (or whatever source control software I happen to be using) to my list of “things I can’t imagine living without”. This is an ever growing list which already contains: my car, my cell phone, my iPod, and my wife.

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