Blogroll Dive: 1/30/06

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan published a short list of his favorite sites.
  • Michael Heilemann discussed writing.
  • Khaled posted the cover of his upcoming Broken Kode book.
  • Michael Hampton discussed the recent breach of the U.S. government’s “debt ceiling”.
  • Rick’s new puppy, Abby, completed her first photo shoot for an upcoming coffee table book.
  • Jim would like you to vote on your favorite icon for the upcoming Yasu v2.0 release.
  • Jon reported on Samsung’s new and improved LCD technology.
  • Craig would like to hear your advice on traveling and sight-seeing in Peru.
  • Sarah announced her upcoming recital.
  • Chris would like you to buy his new co-authored book, Blog Design Solutions.
  • Angsuman compared BriteAds to BlogAds.
  • And, Mark discussed the level of censorship in Google’s new Chinese site.

WORLDview Widget Update v1.7

The WORLDview Widget has been updated to v1.7. This update makes the name of the selected country viewable in the “Select a country” drop-down menu. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for the WORLDview Widget here.

Favored Freeware: Measuring Cup

Measuring Cup is a recipe management program written in Cocoa, specifically for the Mac OS X operation system. I would like to think that it is the easiest to use recipe management software out there in the Mac OS X land. Think iTunes or iPhoto for recipes.

Pros: Measuring Cup is very easy to use and presents your recipes in a simplified and easy-to-navigate format, “think [of this as] iTunes or iPhoto for recipes.” In case of emergencies, Measuring Cup automatically keeps a separate backup file of your recipe database.

Cons: None significant.

Categorized as Freeware

MenuMeters Update v1.3

MenuMeters has been updated to v1.3. This update fixes two bugs and adds three new features, including a new “swap file usage” meter. As of this release, MenuMeters is now packaged as a Universal Binary. The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for MenuMeters here.