Archive for January, 2009

Article: Interview with an Adware Author

Friday, January 30th, 2009

I thought this was a pretty interesting article.  It goes into some technical material on the tricks that adware programs use to survive and resist being deleted.  It also made me appreciate my Mac 🙂

Link: Interview with an Adware Author

Mac Software Discovery: Zooom/2

Thursday, January 22nd, 2009

I just found an awesome program for the Mac called Zooom/2.  This is essentially the combination of two of my favorite Windows utilities, KDE Mouse and allSnap.  Briefly, KDE Mouse lets you move and resize windows without having to position the mouse right over the title bar or resize handles.  AllSnap makes windows stick to the edges of other windows, or the edges of the screen.

Zooom/2 combines these features into one package.  This is especially useful on the Mac because Macs have little tiny resize handles down in the bottom-right corner of every window, and that’s not always the most convenient place for resizing.

I just downloaded the trial version of this program, and so far I think I’m in love 🙂  I’m pretty sure I’ll be spending the $15 to get the full version at the end of the trial period.

If anyone is interested, here are screen shots of my preferences:

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MichaelKerley.net Launched

Friday, January 16th, 2009

Welcome to MichaelKerley.net, the new home of Pipes, Kornhornio’s California DMV Test, and Kornhornio’s Tetris (and some other new stuff that will be coming soon)!

This new site is intended to be a bit more interactive, so I wanted to get it up and running as early as possible. I’m still in the process of moving everything over from kornhornio.net, so that page will stay around for a while.

Thanks for visiting
– Mike

Pipes 1.2 Released for iPhone

Friday, January 16th, 2009
New Feature: Online Best Times

New Feature: Online Best Times

Pipes 1.2 has been approved by Apple, and is now available in the App Store!  New features in this release include:

  • Added online leaderboard – compare your best times to other players around the world
  • Added offline “personal best times” – try to beat your best times
  • Redesigned user interface to be consistent with in-game graphical style

Tetris has a new king

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

It only took 2 years, but someone finally beat my high score on Tetris. Congratulations to J-Dog, who scored 516,180 points! Can anyone beat that? Who’s up to the challenge?