Freeware Technology

Cyberduck Update v2.5.2

Cyberduck has been updated to v2.5.2. This update fixes a bug which could cause the application to freeze on some systems. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for Cyberduck here.

General Noteworthy

Of Handles and Real Names

Let me just start by saying that I am an incredible hypocrite when it comes to handles vs. real names. I hate handles. Now that you are probably questioning my sanity, let me explain.

Again, I hate handles. I despise them. I desire nothing more than to tear away the shroud of anonymity that has been cast amongst the internet by these so-called digital names. Yet, I realize that some desire that anonymity. In fact, some may require that anonymity.

I do not require the anonymity of my handle (), but I feel as if I cannot survive without it. I began my career as MacManX. MacManX made a name for himself as a support forum volunteer and a contributing editor for In fact, I doubt that Chris would have recognized me from our days on the Mac Browser Board if it weren’t for my handle. But, what about “James Huff”?

Freeware Technology

WORLDview Widget Update v1.5

The WORLDview Widget has been updated to v1.5. This update adds “Country Background Information within the widget.” The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for the WORLDview Widget here.

Blogroll Dive: 11/14/05

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan discovers a good list of techniques for notemaking.
  • Owen adds a support forum to Red Alt.
  • Michael Heilemann discovers some excellent game maps.
  • Brian discusses a critical feature which he has yet to see in any web-based task management services.
  • Khaled discusses Sony’s spectacular Bravia commercial.
  • Jon announces the premiere of Google Analytics, a new free web statistics service.
  • Rick discusses the power of positive emailing.
  • Michael Hampton celebrates one year of “Homeland Stupidity”.
  • Jim finishes his Orange Apple Computer Club presentation on inexpensive Mac maintenance and publicly publishes a PDF of the presentation.
  • Craig shares his opinion of what the next WordPress theme competition should be about.
  • Orson ruminates on an apparent lack of moderation and rationality in today’s politics.
  • Sarah posts dates for several upcoming concerts.
  • Angsuman discovers a class-action lawsuit against Sony BMG Music Entertainment’s new and aggressive copy-protection technology. More information on Sony’s latest attempt to cripple the freedom of their music customers and leave them open to a new wave of viruses, adware, and other forms of malware is available in Angsuman’s post.
  • Chris discovers an excellent presentation on Web 2.0.
  • Mark discusses the importance of having a “truck sponsor” during long highway drives.
  • And, Tom discovers that the upcoming Intel-based Macs may be capable of running multiple operating systems.
Freeware Technology

Cyberduck Update v2.5.1

Cyberduck has been updated to v2.5.1. This update adds drag-and-drop uploading, the ability to print the browser window, and a few bug fixes. As of this release, Cyberduck is now packaged as a Universal Binary. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for Cyberduck here.