As you may or may not have noticed, my site was down for a good while yesterday and the day before. That might have something to do with a mighty DOS (Denial of Service) attack that was launched on UltraDNS. Check out the Slashdot story
on it. But maybe it didn't have anything to do with that at all. Though the problem was DNS related.
In better news, I'm currently posting with a program called Kung-Log
that uses Moveable Type
's RML-XPC protocol to make posts remotely. Basically, its a standalone OS X application that lets you post. It gives nice options like selecting the blog, automatically inserting 'currently playing' info from iTunes, post preview, spell checking and more. Its pretty seamless, and its free too! So if you use Moveable Type and OS X, you should check out Kung-Log. (There is actually only one of you out there that uses both of those as far as I know, so, uh, Josh, you should try it out.)
Also application related, I found myself coding some C, and wanting to have a rectangular selection option in BBedit
. For those of you who don't know, rectangular selection (or 'block' selection) is where you can select text in a perfect rectangle. Instead of starting at a word, and wrapping around each line as you select downward, it remembers your exact position left and right as well. Its hard to describe, but pretty simple if you see it. It is totally useless for word processing, but for code, there are times when it is nice to grab a chunk out of the middle, and rectangular selections make that very easy. Anyway, I was disappointed that BBedit didn't have that feature. But lo and behold, when I checked their site, they had just released BBEdit 7.0! Which includes, you guessed it, rectangular selections! I love it when developers pre-read my mind. BBEdit 7.0 also includes goodies like Quartz text smoothing, XHTML 1.1 support "Close Current Tag" tool, and more. BBEdit is the best OS X text editor known to man.
I had other stuff I really wanted to write about last night, but I seem to have forgotten it. Oh well, I suppose that means it wasn't very important anyway, or that I'm just really forgetful. Maybe it will come to me later.
Interesting side note: While glancing up and down the post looking for spelling errors (which Kung-Log highlights!), I realized that I had to add the word 'blog' to the computer's dictionary. Funny, huh?