A thought provoking communiqué on why the copyright dichotomy is a bit odd.

The links in the article lead to gold:

1. Ideas aren’t physical. Regardless of the legalities, treating ideas as possessions insults their vast combustive power. Jefferson put it best:

The moment [an idea] is divulged, it forces itself into the possession of everyone, and the receiver cannot dispossess himself of it. He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine, receives light without darkening me.

2. Ideas aren’t worth jack unless other people can put them to use.
3. Ideas won’t change the world unless others can improve on them.
4. Ideas grow by participation, not isolation.

The rest of the list is here.

I spent a little time today sussing out how to make a Dashboard Widget.

Here’s my first attempt (I know, I know, “Christmas Countdown Clock… lame!”, just playing about at this stage):


Any testing appreciated (working for me on Leopard, does it work with Tiger?).

Also, my previous post on fixing Stacks has been trumped by this:

Very nice solution.

Nov 042007

There’s broad consensus that the Stacks feature in Leopard is a usability nightmare (I’m not going to rehash the debate).

Here’s how I fixed mine:

1. Grab yourself a set of Agua icons from David Lanham’s wonderful site.

2. Rename an Agua icon that best represents the Stacks folder you wish to badge as “00 Stack Name“.

3. Drag the re-named Agua icon into the Stack.

4. Right-click the Stack and select “Sort by: Name”. (While you’re there, select “View as: Grid”)

Fixed! (ie: Downloads, Applications, Trash)

Nov 032007

“Now you’re thinking with portals”

MC Escher ideas are making a play for your gaming attention… they’ve got mine:

The final YouTube link should be viewed in full-screen.

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