Jef Raskin, pioneer of the Macintosh and a UI god, passed away yesterday. May he rest in peace.

 

iFlicks IconLooks like all that speculation about Apple being pissed about how iFlicks was an iTunes ripoff was right.

Hexilent removed a bunch of the biggest iTunes-y things, like the big jukebox LCD across the top of the panel, as well as the big ugly square buttons. But other than that, it still looks like crap. iFlicksCorner.jpgFirst thing's first...what the hell is this? It's too wide, it's not aligned with the button, and it's so out of place.

Next, I'm going to look at entering info on a movie. We get a very iTunes-esque info window. But lets look at Information. The category "Type" allows you to select whether the movie an episode of a TV show, or a movie. Now, maybe it's just me, but since you aren't going to put in things like episode information about a movie, uh, gray those out, kthx.

Oh, and while we're on it, what the hell is this widget?iFlicksCorner.jpg

It also comes down to a ton of little bugs. For instance:

  • If you switch the list view's text size to "large" (cough) in Preferences, try dragging an item
  • It cannot handle slashes (/) in filenames
  • You cannot hit the delete key to delete a movie
  • If you want to drag a movie into iFlicks, and you're in "movie view" (does that have a name?), you need to drag it onto an already existing movie, otherwise iFlicks won't see it

I have Netflix, but I'm not the guy in charge of it in my house, so I can't really test this out.

Finally, one more thing I want to mention. I have a ton of DVDs. I myself have over thirty, and my household altogether has over 300. While I may have a lot of movies on my hard drive, I also have a lot of them on DVD and watch those from time to time. So is it so hard for iFlicks to throw in DVD playback support? If they could add ripping, that'd be awesome, but at least give me playback.

Rating: 1/5

Pros: Um...well, it does play movies, I guess. Cons: Bad interface, many bugs, lacking features

 

As we all know, I've got a 4G 40GB iPod, and have had one since August. Well, with the advent of cheaper iPods, and with my acceptance to Rochester Institute of Technology, I can get me a 30 GB iPod Photo for about $80 less than I paid for my current iPod.

Here's what I'm thinking. Sell the 40GB on eBay for like $330 or something. Take the money, get myself a brand new iPod Photo. Since someone is going to want a 40 GB iPod, I'm sure I can get rid of it, no problem. And I'll be able to play color solitaire.

 

OMGWTF!! I'm back! It's been over two months since I've updated this beautiful website. Here's the DL.

If for whatever reason you unsubscribd from my blog (inactivity?), here's the RSS feed all over again:

Sometime after Christmas break started, my former host (Underdog Hosting, they suck somethin good) screwed something up. I don't know if it was with chmodding or some corrupted file somewhere or what. I never got around to fixing it because I was lazy.

At the same time, Dan was thinking about making Wonder Warp an LLC. Well, that sorta finally happened. If I wanted to stay and make apps with Wonder Warp, I'd need to go through a huge pain-in-the-ass contract process that would've really sucked. We both agreed that it'd be best if I split off from Wonder Warp.

So, I'm starting my new company, Twisted Ninja Software. I moved to Lypha for hosting, and I've gotten the blog working again. I've already got some nice stuff lined up, starting with a freeware app for MacThemes.net's online forums, followed by a shareware app that I haven't found done before...evar. So stay tuned.