Blogroll Dive: 1/16/06

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan offered some suggestions for those of you who may be having productivity troubles.
  • Owen made an thoughtful statement about brand loyalty concerning the ever-popular open source vs. commercial argument.
  • Bonnie reported on Sprint’s failure to assist during a child kidnapping incident.
  • Michael noticed a suspicious similarity between the interfaces of two popular library cataloguing applications.
  • Khaled reviewed FeedLounge.
  • Chris published part one of his “Working with Google Earth” tutorial.
  • And, Angsuman shared his thoughts on why Google Analytics will not conquer the high-end web analytics industry.

Favored Freeware: Camino

Camino combines the awesome visual and behavioral experience that has been central to the Macintosh philosophy with powerful web-browsing capabilities such as the Mozilla Gecko rendering engine. Built and tested by thousands of volunteers, the Gecko rendering engine brings cutting-edge innovations and capabilities to users in a standards-friendly and socially responsible form.

Pros: Camino “looks and feels like a Mac OS X application should because it was designed exclusively for Mac OS X and the high standards set by its users.”

Cons: None significant.

Categorized as Freeware

Thunderbird Update v1.5

Thunderbird has been updated to v1.5. “Thunderbird v1.5 introduces several new features including a software update system, spell check as you type, built in phishing detector, auto save as draft, and support for deleting attachments from email messages. Message filtering has also been improved with new filter actions for replying and forwarding. Saved search folders can now search folders across multiple accounts.” The release notes are available here. Read the Favored Freeware entry for Thunderbird here.