Jonathan Deutsch's weblog covering mac app development, engineering management, running a startup, HTML5, and all things Apple.

Category: General

What is a computer?

There has been a lot of back and forth about Apple’s iPhone 1.1.1 update lately. One side argues that the iPhone is a computer, thus should allow third party apps and non-destructive upgrades. The other side rebukes by stating it is a device, and no other devices allow third party apps or make the manufacturer […]

Tweet! Tweet!

Well, I’ve gone and done it; I’m now a twitter user. I’m not heavy on making entries yet, but I find it is a good place to make random comments without worrying about the “overhead” of blogging. Feel free to follow me at I’m not 100% convinced I’ve bought into the whole twitter idea, […]

You can be a rockstar for $500

There has been a lot of discussion of the difference in how customers are treated at Apple stores versus AT&T stores. At the Apple stores, you’re a rock star: click to watch the video I went to the Valley Fair store twice on launch night. The first time (when I took this video), the line […]

HyperEdit 1.5.2 Released!

Today I released HyperEdit 1.5.2! HyperEdit is my live HTML and PHP editor with W3C validation. The main change is that this version is a universal binary, so it will run great on both Intel and PowerPC-based Macs. Download HyperEdit 1.5.2 (3.9 MB) Please contact me if you run into any problems with the new […]

HyperEdit 1.5.1 Released!

Today I released HyperEdit 1.5.1! HyperEdit is my live HTML and PHP editor with W3C validation. This version is primarily a bug-fix release, and the upgrade is recommended for everyone. Here’s what’s new: Fixed several encoding issues HTML entity coloring Files in the linked-file drawer can be opened by double-clicking on them HyperEdit does a […]

Experimental Cocoalicious Tag Browser

This has been mentioned before and presented at TagCamp, but I thought I’d finally make an actual post about it. A while ago, I was using Buzz’s Cocoalicious, and realized that as my list of tags grew, the tag browser became less useful; the alphabetically sorted list didn’t scale. the original Cocoalicious tag browser The […]

HyperEdit 1.5 Released!

Today I released HyperEdit 1.5! HyperEdit is my live HTML and PHP editor with W3C validation. The new version has the following changes: New color swatches palette allows inserting colors and saving favorites The web preview can be torn off into a separate window The document can be previewed in different browsers Linked files for […]

AppKit Blogger

I just thought I’d give a shoutout to a new blog, ridiculous fish: serious code. The author used to be on my team, and definitely knows his stuff :-). Hopefully lots of good entries will be forthcoming!

Video Searches with Video Results

I think when Google Video or Yahoo Video displays results, the poster image should turn into an animated version when the mouse hovers over. Obviously, it doesn’t need to stream the whole video, but showing a different key frame each second would be pretty effective. A timeline a the bottom of the image would make […]


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