funkablog & Blog Archive & Binary build of SCPlugin

„SCPlugin, a contextual menu plugin for the OS X Finder, is pretty cool. The official distro is only via source, tho, which isn%u2019t super handy for a lot of folks. So I built the plugin and zipped that bad boy up for your enjoyment:

* Download (2.6MB zip)

Update: Raf. has built what promises to be an Intel-compatible version of SCPlugin:

Hi Ed,

I%u2019ve compiled an Intel version of the plugin (I noticed some comments
on your blog requesting Intel versions:“

funkablog & Blog Archive & Binary build of SCPlugin

funkablog & Blog Archive & Binary build of SCPlugin

IEBlog : File URIs in Windows

„Invalid file URIs are among the most common illegal URIs that we were forced to accommodate in IE7. As I mentioned in a previous blog post there is much confusion over how to handle file URIs. The standard for the file scheme doesn%u2019t give specific instructions on how to convert a file system path for a specific operating system into a file URI. While the standard defines the syntax of the file scheme, it leaves the conversion from file system path to file URI up to the implementers. In this post, I describe the conversion we use in IE, and I have a list of best-practices to use when constructing or manipulating file URIs.“

IEBlog : File URIs in Windows

IEBlog : File URIs in Windows

Hak.5 ~ View topic – Pandora Timeshifting App: Main Discussion Thread

„For those interested – Here’s ultimate Pandora / last.fm app.

Features:

1) Download / save mp3 – /pandora station/artist/album/song.mp3
2) ID3 tagging pandora station name(as comment)/artist/album/song/track/year/genre
3) Fetches artist bio – via last.fm
4) fetches last.fm [track stat]
5) Fetches last.fm [similar songs]
6) Fetches last.fm [top fans]
7) Fetches and saves album art – via last.fm
8 ) Tags ID3 cover art – (embeds album image in MP3, viewable in ITUNES / IPOD)
9) Add track to your last.fm account [recent tracks]
10) Open source
11) Non hosted
12) 100% JAVA „

Hak.5 ~ View topic – Pandora Timeshifting App: Main Discussion Thread

Hak.5 ~ View topic – Pandora Timeshifting App: Main Discussion Thread

Parallels Desktop for Mac Update Beta

„Parallels Desktop for Mac Update Beta (Build 3036)

As part of our continuing efforts to bring you the best virtualization solutions available, we%u2019re proud to make Parallels Desktop for Mac Beta Build 3036 early available to you.
As with all previous updates, all registered Parallels customers will receive the final version of this update FREE!

There are a lot of new features and enhancements introduced in this Beta, such as:

* New Look and Feel – completely redesigned windows and easier to follow dialogues to make Desktop for Mac more user-friendly than ever
* Parallels Coherence – shows Windows applications as if they were running natively on your Mac. Use it to truly enjoy the best of both worlds at the same time – no more switching between Windows to Mac OS!
* True %u201CDrag and Drop%u201D functionality – a long awaited feature that lets you seamlessly drag and drop files and folders from Windows to Mac OS X and vice versa
* Read/Write Boot Camp partition – use your Apple Boot Camp Partition as a virtual HDD for Parallels Desktop for Mac
* Boot from Boot Camp partition – boot your 32-bit Windows XP Boot Camp partition directly in Parallels Desktop for Mac
o NOTE! Current Build 3036 supports NTFS Boot Camp partitions only. FAT32 partitions are not supported
o VERY IMPRORTANT! You need to boot your Boot Camp Windows XP installation natively and install Parallels Tools for Boot Camp before you boot it in Parallels Desktop for Mac
o ALSO VERY IMPORTANT! It is not possible to suspend Virtual Machine connected to Boot Camp for integrity reasons
* Virtual Machine Catalogue – now all of your virtual machines are available through a centralized VM catalogue which appears on each Parallels Desktop for Mac instance
* One-click Virtual Machine Aliases – automatically create a desktop shortcut for your virtual machine with the OS Installation Assistant, by dragging-and-dropping from title bar, or by pressing Command-Option keys combination. Clicking on Alias automatically starts the Virtual Machine
* Resizable Main Window – resize the Parallels Desktop for Mac main window as you do with any other Mac application
* Auto-Adjusting Screen Resolution – Windows auto-adjusts its screen resolution to the actual main window size
* Parallels Transporter Beta bundled – migrate your real Windows PC, or existing VMware or Virtual PC VMs to Parallels virtual machines! Learn more about Transporter >>
* Improved graphic performance – up to 50% faster!
* Connect/disconnect USB devices schema improved – no more annoying %u201Cwait 5-10 seconds%u201D message on USB device connecting to Parallels Desktop for Mac!
* Up to 5 Virtual NICs – now each Virtual Machine can have up to five virtual network interfaces
* Enhanced Shared Networking Mode – run Cisco VPN and many other complex networking applications in conjunction with Connection Sharing Mode
* Switch between networking modes on-the-fly – switch networking modes while the virtual machine is running
* Transparent mapping of Command-AZXCV key combinations – now you can also use Mac copy/paste key combinations in Windows
* Configure Shared folders on-the-fly – add/remove/configure shared folders on-the-fly via menu or Status Bar icon without shutting down your Virtual Machine
* Drag and Drop CD/FDD images and folders to the Parallels Desktop statusbar – just drag and drop CD or floppy image you want to connect or Mac folder you want to share onto a respective statusbar icon
* Power On/Power Off/Suspend/Resume/Pause animation – just try and see! We%u2019re very interested in your feedback about the feature“

Parallels Desktop for Mac Update Beta

Parallels Desktop for Mac Update Beta