Subversion Clients for Mac OS X

I've been using SmartSVN, but it just doesn't feel like a Mac app. Anyone have a first class Mac OS X Subversion Client that they can recommend? Has no one written the equivalent of Transmit for the SVN protocol yet?

SXSW Interactive 2007 a week away

It's been four years since the last time I went to SXSW. Thinking over the last seven years, since the 2000 conference where so many of those of us in the blog world met for the first time, and how valuable the two that I've attended have been to me, it's amazing that I haven't attended more. This year, with my newest labor of love just out the door, it seems like the perfect time for me to go again, so I am. I'm hoping to renew some acquaintances from year's past, and meet lots of new people.

I was quite please to find that SXSWBaby exists as strong as it ever was. It's a great resource in the sea of information.

If you are going, and want to meet up, or have a tip on a hot party, feel free to drop me a line.

Of Press Releases and Peoples

Well, we've got a press release out today. I'm generally not a fan of press releases, but there are two things in this one that are pretty cool. First, Super Deluxe hit a million unique users. With no press push, no really heavy corporate promotion or anything, we hit a pretty reasonable sized user number. Second, there are a bunch of new names in the press release that we hadn't announced yet. Probably the biggest are David Cross, Wayne Brady, Horatio Sanz and Dave Attell. I'm really looking forward to seeing these guys out on the site, and I am hoping that they interact with the community and other artists the way some of the existing artists are interacting. Cool stuff, to be sure.

Oh, and Weenie.

Home and Office

I spent a good part of my three day weekend tearing my office apart and reassembling it the right way. On the way, I installed two new hard drives in my Mac Pro, which is super easy to do. I also finally installed BootCamp on that machine, which is what one of the new hard drives is dedicated to, and XP on top of that. I plan on upgrading that to Windows Vista this week. I still have a lot to do, but I am now wishing that I had taken a before picture, because the after picture will be pretty cool. I reran all the cables the right way, put down carpet, put all my devices on a shelf in a unit that now houses the towers and printer as well, set up a new RAID backup system, and reworked the home entertainment part of the office. It feels good to be productive.

Of course, after putting all that effort in over the weekend, I find this awesome Make Magazine post today. It's a really cool idea to declutter your office.

Super Deluxe Launches and I get some sleep

So, at the end of 2005, Turner asked some of us to sit in a conference room. At first, I was like, "That sounds boring." After a while though, I realized that it would be a good way to get out of work on PGA.com. That part was pretty awesome because I had gotten kind of bored working to make sure leaderboards were updated all the time. Then they started asking us to come with ideas for "broadband" projects. So I went to Wikipedia and looked up broadband. Then I made some stuff up. In the end, we came with an idea for a comedy broadband Web site. It was a pretty good idea, or so I thought. Then they made me go back to work on the golf Web site. Then a month went by, and they asked us to start "fleshing out" the idea. I am pretty fleshy, so I was good at that part.

After this, it was a crazy wild ride. I have always wanted to say that something was a crazy wild ride, so this worked out perfectly for me. We did some stuff, and then we did some more stuff. Finally, they decided that this idea was good enough to actually build. This made me nervous, because it entailed me actually doing work. It was a pretty big project, and they weren't going to give us much time to get it done. I had one employee, and no code written. Over the next four months, I hired a full development team, and worked with three other development teams, and our gifted presentation team to build the site from scratch.

In all seriousness, I am very proud of what our team accomplished, and this project was a time of massive personal growth for me. There's a lot more we want to do, and we've already started working to improve and enhance what is already out there. I will definitely write more posts about the many lessons I learned. In closing, check out Little Michael Jackson.

Slight Redesign

I reworked a nice Wordpress template for my current ancient blogger infrastructure. I think you will agree that this is much nicer than the previous dated Kubrick layout. Hopefully, I will get to making a layout of my own soon, but I was so tired of looking at the old one that I wasn't posting, and that sort of defeats the purpose of the site altogether.