Dreamweaver’s had it’s share of flack over the years and not all unwarranted, but this new beta looks to shed some of the baggage of its 19 year history with a refreshed user interface and a new code editor based on the Brackets codebase. For someone like me who spends most of the time in code view (and who has split their time between Brackets and Dreamweaver for the last year or so) there’s some nice new features in there that make it a more compelling environment for code-first users.
If you’ve never played Descent then it’s basically you in a spaceship flying around inside some mines inside a planet / asteroid, it can get quite disorientating as you can rotate in all directions but it was a great multi-player shoot-each-other LAN game :)
One problem I’ve been having is that sometimes the Dropbox process seems to die, I tried several different scripts to keep track of the status of dropbox via the dropbox.py python scripts but I eventually found this bash script to work. I’ve set it as an hourly cron job in /etc/cron.hourly and it’s working well so far.
My first ever titanium PowerBook laptop came with Mac OSX 10.1 Puma on it, there’s quite a difference in aesthetic from those days to now!
XKCD’s daily cartoon covered the Rosetta / Philae comet landing that took place on 12 November 2014 with a great continously updating cartoon throughout the day.
As all of XKCD’s cartoons are available under a Creative Commons licence I thought it would be good to make an animated gif of all of the frames, so here it is:
You can also see all the frames over on xkcd1446.org where someone has made an interactive version where you can page through all the frames.
XKCD is licensed by Randall Munroe under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License so all original credit goes to him, I just thought it would be good to have an animation of it and that’s why Creative Commons licences are awesome!
Well, it took me the first half of the year to get around to compiling my ‘iPhone view’ video for 2013 but I finally got a round to it so here it is: