Archive for September, 2005

WindowFinder 1.3 released!

Monday, September 26th, 2005

Download it!

New features in version 1.3:

  • Displays application icons in menu.
  • Added option to set size of application icons.
  • Menu shows application names as they are listed in the Finder. This improves the name shown for apps such as Firefox, which was displayed as ‘firefox-bin’ in previous versions.
  • Application exlusion list now works with apps that have a Finder name that is different from the executable name (such as Firefox).

WindowFinder lets you instantly access any open window from your menubar. Select a window from the menu and it will become the frontmost window. WindowFinder is easier and faster than Exposé, which leaves you mousing over dozens of miniaturized windows that all look alike.

Visage 1.3.1 released

Saturday, September 24th, 2005

Download it!

  • This update is only for OS 10.3 (Panther). If you are using another version of Mac OS X, please download the appropriate version of Visage from the main Visage page.
  • Fixed issue that could cause Visage to crash when importing images.
  • Fixed possible conflict with PowerController, the iTunes alarm clock. After opening Visage or PowerController in System Preferences, switching to the other preference pane occasionally resulted in an empty window in System Preferences, a non-functional "Register" button, or a registered app claiming that it wasn’t registered.
  • Provides the same improvements for Mac OS 10.3 users as Visage 2.2.1 added for OS 10.4 users.

Visage 2.2.1 released

Thursday, September 22nd, 2005

Download it!

  • Fixed issue that could cause Visage to crash when importing images.
  • Fixed possible conflict with PowerController, the iTunes alarm clock. After opening Visage or PowerController in System Preferences, switching to the other preference pane occasionally resulted in an empty window in System Preferences, a non-functional "Register" button, or a registered app claiming that it wasn’t registered.
  • This update is only for OS 10.4 (Tiger). If you are using an earlier version of Mac OS X, please download the appropriate version of Visage from the main Visage page.

Visage Volume Discounts

Tuesday, September 13th, 2005

I’ve received several requests for improved discounts on volume purchases of Visage. You want it, you got it!

Visage is now discounted as follows:

Quantity Price (USD)
1 to 4 $9.95/copy
5 to 9 $3.99/copy (about 60% off!)
10 to 14 $3.60/copy
15 to 19 $3.37/copy
20 to 24 $3.21/copy
25 to 29 $3.09/copy
30+ $2.99/copy (about 70% off!)

These volume discounts are perfect for schools, businesses, and any organizations that want to customize the login screen with special logos and text messages.

Purchase orders are accepted for orders over $25. Fax purchase orders to (713) 583-3258.

LA Power Outage Takes Site Offline

Monday, September 12th, 2005

A massive power outage in Los Angeles took town the data center housing my servers on Monday, September 12. The backup power generators for the data center also failed (strike one for DreamHost). As a result, my website and associated services were not available for several hours on Monday. During this downtime, the SMS widget was not able to send text messages and displayed “There was a problem sending the SMS”.

I apologize for the inconvenience! Everything is back to normal now.

Check out the CNN article and the DreamHost blog for more information on the power outage.

Aloha,
Keaka

SMS widget 1.5 Released!

Thursday, September 8th, 2005

Download it!

What’s new in version 1.5:

  • Added support for Verizon Pager in the USA.
  • Added support for O2 in Germany.
  • Improved unicode support for Address Book contacts.  Contact names with non-English characters now display correctly in the contact popup menu.

The SMS widget allows you to send text messages to mobile phones for free.  You don’t even need to have a phone at all!  The widget works with most major carriers in the USA and Canada as well as O2 and T-Mobile in Germany.

The SMS widget integrates with the Mac OS X Address Book, so you can quickly select friends to contact.  After you send a message, the widget remembers your friend’s carrier so that you don’t need to enter it in the future!  You can include your mobile number or email as the reply address of your messages.  This lets recipients reply to your SMS messages.

A free website for sending text messages is also available at:
http://keakaj.com/sms/sms.cgi

The widget currently supports:

  • Alltel, AT&T, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, SunCom, T-Mobile, Verizon, Verizon Pager, Virgin Mobile, and Qwest in the USA.
  • Bell Mobility, Fido, Rogers, and TELUS in Canada.
  • O2 and T-Mobile in Germany