Archive for May, 2009

Email This! v2.2.6 Now Live!

This version contains a fix for Yahoo This!

Here’s the update information:

Version 2.2.6 (May 23, 2009)
1. Yahoo This! Fixed
2. Firefox Max Version set to 3.6a1pre
3. Flock Max Version set to 2.5
4. Songbird support removed

Download the extension here:

There should be another update to Email This! coming soon.

Categories: Project Updates

Plans for Summer 2009

As I mentioned in an earlier blog post, I’m in Scotland until the end of July for a research fellowship in nuclear physics. I’ll pretty much be spending my days writing software towards my research, but my work-days end early, which leaves me a lot of free time. Since I’m not a big drinker, I don’t have much to do here in Glasgow, and for those who don’t know, Glasgow is a heavy drinking-oriented city, which isn’t bad (everyone is happy and nice), but it’s just not my cup of tea.

Seeing that I’ll have a lot of free time, I plan on using it to beef up my programming skills. How do I plan on doing this? First off, I plan on brushing up on my Javascript and XUL (again) since I only use it every 6-months or so, and I tend to forget how certain things work.

I want to accomplish the following (for the programs that I’ve already made) by September:

    1. BCC Option for Email This!
    2. More Preferences for Email This!
    3. Custom Download Directory for FacePAD
    4. Language Localization for FacePAD

Now, I want to venture out a bit as well. I want to attempt to write one program for either JetPack, Ubiquity, or Greasemonkey, all of which allow me to extend firefox with simple Javascript scripts. We’ll see if I make any progress…

I also want to add an FAQ section for FacePAD because I keep getting emails about the same two or three questions.
Lastly, I’d like to state that writing and maintaining these extensions is simply a hobby for me. I offer support for these extensions because I feel that I owe that much to the end-user, but I make no promises on implementing features or fixing bugs in a timely manner.

On a final final final note, I’ve been closely monitoring Google’s OSX nightly builds for Chrome, their web-browser. I do this since I’m a google fanboy and since it’s a program I’d like to extend as soon as it comes out of basic development for OSX.

Alright, that’s all for now. Feel free to contact me with your questions/suggestions/comments/concerns!


Categories: Project Updates

Spanning Sync Discount Code – $5.00 Off – Code: 6UVC88

Spanning sync is a program that lets you sync your iCal and Address Book with Google Calendar and Gmail’s Address Book. For those of you who need a discount code, here you go:

For those of you who don’t know what Spanning Sync is, here’s some info:

Synchronize iCal and Address Book with Google Calendar and Gmail Contacts. Share calendars and contacts among multiple Macs. And while you’re at it, connect Google Apps to your iPhone or iPod.

Sync Calendars and Contacts
What if you could combine the speed and elegance of iCal and Address Book on your Mac with the power and simplicity of Google Calendar and Contacts? Now you can.

Spanning Sync keeps your iCal calendars in sync with Google Calendar and Address Book in sync with your Gmail Contacts, so you get the best of both worlds.

Full Support for Google Apps
Spanning Sync offers full support for Google Apps. So whether your organization is a one-person company or a 40,000-person university, your enterprise calendars and contacts are seamlessly and securely connected to your Macs.

Stay Organized Across Multiple Macs
If you’re lucky enough to have more than one Mac, keeping your data organized can be a challenge. But Spanning Sync makes it simple to organize your calendars and contacts: just sync all of your Macs to the same Google Calendar account.

So whether you’re using your Mac Pro at work, your iMac at home, or your MacBook on the go, your calendars and contacts are always up to date. And since Spanning Sync is licensed per-person not per-computer, you can install it on as many Macs as you like without paying more.

iCal Sharing Has Never Been Easier
Need to set up a shared iCal calendar for your group? Spanning Sync makes it easy. Just create and share a Google Calendar, then sync it with iCal on your Mac. Changes made in Google Calendar show up in iCal—and changes made in iCal show up in Google Calendar.

The Best Way to Connect Google Apps to iPhone
Syncing your Google calendars and contacts with your iPhone is a breeze. Just use Spanning Sync to sync Google with your Mac and iTunes to sync your Mac with your iPhone. Since Spanning Sync takes full advantage of Mac OS X Sync Services, it all just works.

International Support
More than 100,000 people in 58 countries1 have used Spanning Sync. And since we intend Spanning Sync to be a useful service for not only English speakers but every Mac user in the world, we’ve localized the service into German, French, and Japanese, and plan to eventually support all 16 languages in which Google Calendar is available.

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Categories: Random Updates

Email This! V2.2.6 – Fix for Yahoo This!

I received a few emails in the last week saying that Yahoo This! (ONCE AGAIN) was not compatible with Classic Yahoo Mail…FUCKING ridiculous. Thankfully, the issue was minor. I’ve patched up the error, and submitted v2.2.6 to addons@Mozilla. Once the extension is accepted into the public download sphere, I’ll make another post here.

Here’s the update information:

Version 2.2.6 (May 23, 2009)
1. Yahoo This! Fixed
2. Firefox Max Version set to 3.6a1pre
3. Flock Max Version set to 2.5
4. Songbird support removed

Categories: Project Updates

Back from a month long hiatus! – Lots of updates!

Heya everyone!

Somehow my 2 week absence turned into 4 weeks, ah well. That’s life! I have A LOT to say, so bare with me:

First off, FacePAD was featured on Lifehacker, the super-awesome tech site that reviews software that eases people’s lives. Click here to see their review!

Second, FacePAD will be published in the Europe’s largest (general public) PC magazine, ComputerBILD. I’m not sure which issue, but I assume it’ll be sometime this summer. The issue will come with a review of my program as well as a CD with the program installed.

Third, I’m in Glasgow, Scotland this summer for nuclear physics research. Like last summer, I’ll spend most of my time doing the research and/or relaxing, and when/if ever I get the urge, I’ll work on the extensions. I actually have the urge right now, and luckily, I’ve had fruitful results. The next post I make (tonight) will be about the forthcoming update to Email This! I’ll also be updating the other two extensions in the coming weeks and I’ll probably add an FAQ section to FacePAD since I’ve been getting a lot of emails asking the same questions!

Keep on emailing or twittering me with your questions/comments/suggestions!