Last weekend, our server got its first serious workout when my article "Amazon MP3 Takes on the iTunes Store" (2007-09-25) was featured on Slashdot. As far as we can tell, the server held up. Since then, the article has received over 40,000 hits, about 33,000 of them from Slashdot readers. Not surprisingly, about 95 percent of those people viewed only that page, and we didn't see a notable uptick in subscriptions, but hey, it's great to see people visiting. Alas, it being Slashdot, there isn't enough time in the day to read all the comments.
New Documents in Snow Leopard's TextEdit
In the Snow Leopard version of TextEdit, you can now create a new document by Control-clicking TextEdit's Dock icon (when it's running), and choosing New Document from the pop-up menu. This isn't a major feature, of course, since you can also just press Command-N while in TextEdit, but consider Control-clicking other applications' Dock icons to see what functions they might make available.
- Amazon MP3 Takes on the iTunes Store (25 Sep 07)
Amazon MP3/iTunes Article Slashdotted
Set up short abbreviations which expand to larger bits of text,
such as "Tx" for "TextExpander". With the new custom keyboard,
you can expand abbreviations in any app, including Safari and