inessential by Brent Simmons

May 2007

NetNewsWire 3.0a8

NetNewsWire 3.0a8: getting closer to shipping. Here’s the download page; here’s the change notes page.

(Assembling the change notes page has always been one of my most favorite activities—I get to see what the heck I’ve been doing with my time.)


My hat not your hat!

Nick b-day

Happy Birthday to Nick! He turns 40 today.

Nick writes, “A few weeks ago I attended a ritzy charity event, and I swear half the people there—both men and women—had ridiculous stretched faces. They might as well had worn badges that said, ‘I paid a plastic surgeon a ton of money to look this silly.’ I sure as hell don’t want to get old like that.”

If cats were scientists

If cats were scientists—biologists, say—they’d be very patient scientists. They’d keep a clean bench—cleanliness is next to felis, after all—and they’d be very careful as they filled beakers and centrifuged things and ran blots and cared for their cell cultures and everything.

They’d be great scientists, I think. Until they knocked everything to the floor and chased it and bit it.


Congratulations to Daniel and Chrissa on their wedding!


Live Granades: “That set my fevered brain to spinning: what would a lolcat story look like?” (Via Alex King.)