The Latest Thinks . . .
Drupal sites are great looking and perform well due to smart caching. But out of the box they still rely on reloading whole pages for site navigation. There are a few modules for applying AJAX to different elements, but none of them fully serve the needs of thinkyhead.com so I rolled my own solution. Here's the code we use to make our Drupal-style menus load their content into the content region, which should be adaptable to any site. In the future we'll look at building a module out of this code.
Tabbed windows make it a lot easier to manage multiple fullscreen terminal sessions, but it isn't always easy to remember which tab is which. Here's a little Perl script that will set your Terminal background to a random color. Add it to your .login or .profile to make OS X Terminal just a little better!
Sorry if www.thinkyhead.com has been a little unstable lately! I've been making updates to the site but my day job leaves me less time to stress-test my improvements. Parts of the site have been displaying the wrong page content, but it's fixed now! Read further for more timely announcements and a little personalized blogging for a change.
This release fixes a problem with the mapping of buttons to double-click events and includes signed helper and preference pane binaries. Compatible with Mountain Lion and the upcoming OS X 10.9 Mavericks!
Download TabletMagic2.0b20.zip (Zip Archive, 524 kB)
This ChordCalc release includes some nice improvements,especially for iPad. The Scale Heading now displays dots to indicate intervals between scale steps, and a cosmetic issue with scale swiping on iPhone/iPod has been fixed. The iPad version now includes a Help overlay describing each part of the interface. Also on iPad, the behavior of Lefty-Righty and Reverse Strings is more consistent.
ChordCalc Lite 1.4.2 incrementally improves everyone's favorite free chord calculator. The Scale Heading now displays dots to indicate intervals between scale steps, and a cosmetic issue with scale swiping on iPhone/iPod has been fixed.
This release adds support for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and Calcomp serial tablets. TabletMagic now requires a minimum Mac OS X version of 10.6.8, marking the end of support for all versions of Mac OS X before Snow Leopard.
Download TabletMagic2.0b19.zip (Zip Archive, 524 kB)
In this minor release the "Loose Note Naming" behavior has been reverted, so that only accidentals are simplified. Scale tones will keep the same sharp and flat notations. "Loose Note Naming" is now OFF by default to prevent unwary users from posting bad reviews because "the notation is wrong." You will now need to re-enable "Loose Note Naming" if you like it. We also fixed a display bug on iPad when the root note was moved to a new key in the Scale control.