Rick’s iChat Status Icons

Rick was not pleased by .Mac’s iChat status icons, so he decided to create his own.

Having downloaded [the .Mac set] myself, I quickly found that its 9 icons didn’t really fit in with my lifestyle. For instance, I don’t go to the gym so much, and when I go OOTO (Out Of The Office) it rarely if ever requires the use of a plane as depicted on the icon. No, I needed my own set.

Rick’s witty iChat status icons are compatible with almost every text-based chat client, including (but not limited to) iChat and Adium.

Blogroll Dive: 4/3/06

Here are the highlights from today’s Blogroll dive:

  • Bryan reviewed 30 Boxes.
  • Bonnie shared some of her favorite “old classroom education films”.
  • Michael Heilemann discovered a collection of audio interviews with former Apple employees celebrating Apple’s 30th anniversary.
  • Khaled announced the imminent launch of Broken Signal, which will be his first podcast.
  • Michael Hampton is requesting volunteers to help him improve the accuracy of Bad Behavior.
  • Chris posted a quick update on the status of his various projects.
  • Mark posted a brief preview of WordPress’ upcoming built-in spellchecker.
  • And, Tom reviewed AjaxWrite.
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Delicious Phase Completed

Today marks the completion of MacManX.com’s Publicity Initiative: Phase 1, aka the “Delicious Phase”. MacManX.com’s Publicity Initiative is an attempt to discover and deploy new methods to increase MacManX.com’s publicity in order to create a larger audience and [hopefully] inspire me to construct more posts on a regular basis.

The “Delicious Phase” began late last night as a desire to provide an easy method for readers like you to add MacManX.com’s posts and pages to your del.icio.us bookmarks. I began the rather lengthy process of implementing the “Delicious Phase” by replacing Angsuman’s Feed Copyrighter plugin with Ozh’s Better Feed plugin. Ozh’s plugin allows me to present MacManX.com’s RSS feed with a copyright notice similar to the one formerly provided by Angsuman’s plugin and an “Add to: del.icio.us” link under every post, as well as other useful features. Once Ozh’s plugin was properly configured and activated, I then began the long task of adding the “Add to: del.icio.us” link to Rin’s template files in order to make it appear under every post and almost every page here at MacManX.com. The completion of this specific task did not occur until sometime during the dark hours of the morning, mostly because I was very indecisive about the final placement of the link.

Instructions for adding an “Add to: del.icio.us” link to your blog’s theme can be found here.

Now that the “Delicious Phase” has been completed, I plan to add links to other social bookmarking services in the not-so-distant future.

Favored Freeware: Neverball and Neverputt

Neverball is part puzzle game, part action game, and entirely a test of skill. Tilt the floor to roll a ball through an obstacle course before time runs out. Also included is Neverputt, a hot-seat multiplayer miniature golf game using the physics and graphics of Neverball.

Pros: Neverball and Neverputt each provide endless hours of entertainment. Neverball and Neverputt are both cross-platform games for Mac, Windows, Linux, and FreeBSD.

Cons: None significant.

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