Sidelined with some hand problems

Sorry if I haven’t replied to your email and that I haven’t posted too much in the past two weeks. I’ve been having some problems with my hands and wrists. Probably just due to overuse, so I’ve been cutting back recently to give my hands a rest.

But while I’m here, how about a quick braindump?

Video iPods – awesome. I think they’re going to be huge especially this Christmas. I hope that the TV and movie selection will expand greatly. This might be the thing that pushes me to finally digitize my home movies. It’s one thing to show people your kid’s picture, but imagine showing them a little short movie clip of your kid.

Ward Cunningham joins Eclipse Foundation – Welcome back! We’ve missed the father of the wiki. Which reminds me… I wonder if I should update my page on WikiWikiWeb.

No Fluff Just Stuff – Reston, VA is just a week away. I think there are less than 25 seats left. It was great last year and I’ll be there again this year.


Newsgator continues to buy up some of the top talent and products in the shareware industry. A few months ago, they acquired FeedDemon and hired Nick Bradbury. Today they acquired NetNewsWire and brought Brent on board.

Congratulations Brent!

Here’s some interesting quotes about Macs from the Q & A:

Q: Did the Intel switch play a role in this decision?

Greg: No, although the timing was certainly coincidental. I think Apple may likely increase their market share as a result of the switch, but we believe the Mac market as it exists today is interesting enough to make significant investments in.

Brent: And I should mention that we have internal builds of NetNewsWire that run on the Intel-based Mac. Thanks to help from folks at Apple, we’ve had this working for months!

Q: Will Brent be the only Mac user at NewsGator?

Greg: No! I have a shiny new Powerbook sitting right next to me. Seriously, though, we’re starting to circulate Macs throughout the office to certain folks…so Brent is definitely not the only one.

Q: If the support staff are all Windows users, how will they support NetNewsWire users?

Brent: NewsGator’s support team is coming up to speed very quickly on NetNewsWire; I don’t anticipate any problems whatsoever. And like Greg said, I’m not the only one who uses a Mac. In fact, I already have people emailing me asking how to do x, y, and z on their Macs – hello, switchers!