RSS Reader for Mac – NetNewsWire

Yays! NetNewsWire is now a free download!

I used NNW for ages, a few years ago, but switched to Google Reader after NNW started asking me for my moneys. I find that NNW’s keyboard shortcuts are a lot faster than Google Reader’s, and the general experience is better. Another nice new feature is that news subscriptions sync between multiple copies of NetNewsWire via Newsgator.

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CustomizeGoogle

CustomizeGoogle is one of my favorite Firefox (and Flock plugins. It allows very simple wildcard filtering of Google search results — perfect for removing all the bogus search results from those scumbags at ExpertSexchange.com, Tech Republic, and so on.

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DarwiinRemote

Yay! Someone wrote an app that connects a WiiMote to a Mac!

Now I really, really need a Wii.

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Untitled

“Despite assurances from the card companies, researchers Tom Heydt-Benjamin and Kevin Fu were able to easily retrieve data from the new cards … data available without encryption and in plain text. From the article: “They could skim and store the information from a card with a device the size of a couple of paperback books, which they cobbled together from readily available computer and radio components for $150. They say they could probably make another one even smaller and cheaper: about the size of a pack of gum for less than $50. And because the cards can be read even through a wallet or an item of clothing, the security of the information, the researchers say, is startlingly weak.

So, who didn’t see this coming? No, really, I’m shocked.

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Fixing FireFox’s Stupid.

Ever tried to send a file attachment via Gmail using FireFox, and gotten the really annoying “unresponsive script” popup every five seconds?

You can fix that by going to ‘about:config’ and modifying dom.max_script_run_time to something reasonable, like 60000 seconds.

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