Blogroll Dive: 3/27/06

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Owen published an introduction to Perplex City.
  • Michael discussed the current state of Bad Behavior v2.
  • Jon published instructions for using an EV-DO card with a Mac.
  • Craig reviewed the doggie treat brand of Scooby Snacks.
  • Sarah launched her new “Music Examples” page.
  • Angsuman discovered a free book detailing the “Look And Feel Design Guidelines” of Java.
  • And, Tom wants to know how you use

Favored Freeware: CaminIcon

CaminIcon allows you to change the Camino user interface by installing icons and other application resources such as nib files and preference panes. CaminIcon comes bundled with a small set of icon themes. CaminIcon copies graphic user interface files (toolbar icons, etc.) from its own Themes folders into the Resources folder of and replaces the originals. The application previews the new icons in a simulated browser window.

Pros: If you use Camino and desire a change of scenery, then CaminIcon is for you!

Cons: None significant.

Categorized as Freeware

Blogroll Dive: 3/20/06

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Michael, shared “an example of what lawsuits can do in the world we live in today.”
  • Rick finally revealed his secret underground lair.
  • Khaled reviewed several online printing services.
  • Jim announced the winner of the Yasu icon contest.
  • Jon suggested that “Google is the largest host of spam sites in the world.”
  • And, Angsuman shared a few “interviewing tips for landing your dream job.”

Favored Freeware: CaminoKnight

CaminoKnight automatically updates Camino to the latest nightly version. No user intervention is required, everything is fully automated.

Pros: If you use Camino and like to live on the edge, then CaminoKnight is for you! CaminoKnight will automatically download and install the latest development copy of Camino, but not before it creates a backup copy of your previous Camino installation, just in case.

Cons: CaminoKnight makes living on the edge easy, but nightly builds are not for everyone. Sure, some nightly builds offer new features and new bug fixes, but others offer plenty of new (and sometimes critical) bugs. This is, of course, to be expected. Bugs are part of the development process. If you want to live on the edge, you must be willing to accept the consequences.

Categorized as Freeware

‘Welcome to Die’?

If you’re looking for a good laugh, stop by your local arcade and play through the original X-Men arcade game. The original X-Men arcade game is one of the most poorly translated games of all time. It’s packed with tons of memorable battle cries, like “I am Magneto, you are nothing!” and “X-Men, welcome to die!!”

Of course, it is important to remember that nothing will ever top Zero Wing in the category of “poorly translated games”. Zero Wing features such memorable soliloquies as, “All your base are belong to us” and “Somebody set up us the bomb.” Zero Wing’s grammatical mishaps have earned it a significant cult following, and one can usually find elements of “All your base” featured in many games, movies, and editorials (like this interesting piece of political commentary).

Categorized as Humor, Video