Sexy Software [SFW]

If only the rest of the software world were as competitive and exciting as the 3D software market. Off the top of my head, there are three outstandingly functional free (as in source and beer) 3d programs available (Wings3D, Blender, and PoVRay), and an absolute horde of cheap ones (e.g. Cheetah 3D, Silo 3D, Hash […]

FireFox 3.0b5

I’m not the bleeding edge software junkie I once was, and so I used FireFox 3.0b5 for the first time a couple of days ago when I was playing with Ubuntu 8.04. Under Ubuntu, FireFox 3 was nothing much to write home about, and aside from some slight redesign of toolbar icons I didn’t really […]

Fitt’s Law

Great article on Fitt’s Law here. This is why Macs have a menu bar at the top of the screen rather than inside Windows.

Putting Metal where it belongs

So the rumor sites are abuzz, of course, on this the most important day of the Apple calendar year (at least in terms of interesting announcements). Steve’s WWDC keynote (apparently leaked here) has generally contained far more substantive information than all the other major announcements of the year, and this year is — I can […]