Tiger Compatibility Saturday, April 23, 2005

As you’d expect, people are really, really excited about Tiger and we’re getting a lot of questions about compatibility. So, here’s the deal:

  • The current release of SuperDuper!, v1.5.5, is compatible with Tiger, so update if you haven’t already. There are some caveats if you’re trying to install Tiger on a safety clone, keeping Panther on the original volume: I’ve summarized the issues on the Shirt Pocket forums, so check it out.
  • We’ll be releasing We released an update to netTunes next week Thursday that works around some new Tiger behavior that caused us to sometimes display a blank or strange looking window when the server was running on a Tiger machine. We’ve also improved performance and added a very cool feature that works side-by-side with iChat to automatically update your status with the currently playing track, even when it’s on your remote, netTunes server. Cool!
  • launchTunes works great as-is, so there’s no need to update for Tiger.

There you go!

Where I Attempt to Explain Why I’m Doing This. Friday, April 22, 2005

So, I’ve been avoiding blogging. More than that: I’ve been avoiding making eye contact with blogging.

But it keeps jumping up and down, waving its arms frantically, desperately trying to get my attention, insisting that it won’t be so bad.

I’m not so sure.

I mean, I’ve had some sort of online presence for a long time. We even announced our first product, BRIEF, on Usenet way back when. I was on FidoNet, Compuserve, BIX, Usenet, lots of forums—including my own at Shirt Pocket. So why is getting started here so difficult?

I think it’s the “What’s the sound of one blogger yapping?” issue. There’s something about this that feels less like a conversation, and more like a lecture. A post gets written. That post gets read. Sometimes, there’s a comment, trackback, link… but it feels more newspaper than café.

But—maybe that’s because of the way I’ve been using blogs. I’ve been reading, but not writing. I’m the lurker on the forum, the guy alone at the café sipping a coffee, reading the paper and listening—but never joining in.

Well, no longer.

This place is abuzz with ideas, and there seems to be lots of room at the table.

Mind if I join you?

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