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April 18 2010 - 12:16 pm

A Look At Visitor OS's

A snapshot of who's been visiting the main page of this site over the past month and what operating systems are in use, graphic after the jump. (more…)

February 12 2010 - 7:14 pm

Nine Years

Before I forget: February 15 is, apparently, the ninth anniversary of this site. As Regulars may know, the site began as a repository for AppleScripts written for SoundJam. (In fact, I still have SoundJam on my old iMac Rev B running OS 9 quite serviceably--if you think of that sort of thing as serviceable.) By February 15, 2001, Apple had released iTunes, but it wasn't 'scriptable until iTunes 2—as it was called—was released November 3, 2001. For a while I was posting both SoundJam and iTunes scripts. At the time no one was aware that SJ was doomed.

Anyway, thanks for all the visits and good words over the years. It's still a lot of fun.

August 14 2009 - 4:35 pm

Site Stats Point to Future

Over the past few weeks I've been mulling how to proceed with development of my shareware apps, and, I suppose, AppleScript development in general. With the imminent release of Snow Leopard, which can only be run on Intel Macs, I have been researching who the audience for this site is.

According to Google Analytics, over the past month (July 10 through August 10) 90.53% of Mac visitors have an Intel Mac, 8.73% are on a PPC, and the remainder are characterized as "not set". (update: I probably should have included originally that this site had 87,347 Mac visitors in that time.)

Further, of the Intel users 92.54% are on Leopard, 4.58% on Tiger, and the remainder either on 10.6 already or "not set".

So I guess there may not be that much to mull. I'll keep you posted.

March 5 2009 - 9:48 pm

Gizmodo Mench

Thanks to John Herrman at Gizmodo for the nice mention in his Dealzmodo Hack: Making iTunes Work For You article. Lot's of good stuff in there.

January 15 2009 - 12:55 pm

NYT Tech Talk Mench

This site, Super Remove Dead Tracks, and iTunes Library Manager get a nice mention in the January 15th NY Times Tech Talk podcast. Thanks!

June 15 2008 - 11:14 am

Tekzilla

Episode 37 of Tekzilla features this site in their "Websites We Can't Get Enough Of" segment. Thanks for the mench! And thanks to Correspondent Perceval McElhearn for letting me know.

June 11 2008 - 10:46 am

MacLife Mench

The July '08 issue of MacLife has a feature entitled The 30 Best Mac Apps You Never Heard Of. This site lands between #17 (Handbrake) and #19 (Cyberduck). Neat! Thanks!

April 16 2008 - 11:06 am

Server Move

I've just completed moving to a new server and flipping nameservers. As a result, there may be a few bumps and 404s until I nail down any remaining minor discrepancies. On the plus side, man, this server rocks. There's a perceptible speed increase in page loads and database access. Hopefully, this will put an end to the database outages which occurred with the old host.

April 2 2008 - 5:50 pm

Site Fixes

Looks like my host's MySQL servers are back up to snuff. Things actually do seem to be a bit snappier.

In about a week I will be making some adjustments to the site which may cause a few bumps but I don't expect any down time. However, if the situation changes I will make a note of it here.

March 28 2008 - 12:23 pm

Site Access

It's been a worrisome few days.

My hosting company has been having some serious issues with their MySQL servers and as a result this site has been inaccessible. I'm told access will be much better after the current issues are resolved. I've managed to workaround their problem to a small extent, but it's still not perfect, so expect things to be a bit slow-loading for a bit.

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