Booked a meeting room and spent most of the day locked inside reviewing documentation. No e-mail, no phone calls, no interruptions, no nothing.
Sheer bliss - easily the most productive day this year.
Some news I picked up before dinner:
iTunes has been bumped to version 4.8, and besides starting to subsume iSync where it relates to iPod data syncing (what happened to the "single sync interface" concept?) it has enhanced support for... video, which means Cringely got some of it right. As I pointed out myself, this will probably be the year of H.264, and an iTunes video store would be just the sort of thing for Apple to do. We'll see.
Update: They just got started selling videos. I don't expect them to start selling full-length movies, but TV series would make a killing.
- There are now three million Blackberry users. Talk about growth, huh?
- The K750i got FCC approval, which should make a lot of people happy. I know I like it.
- Google Web Accelerator keeps making headlines. I mostly take Simon's view, and although I can't go as far as BitWorking, web application developers should take up at least some of the blame (if it wasn't GWA, it would be something else in the future).
- Davi has published a real Portuguese localization of Adium, which is something I'm sure every Portuguese Mac geek will want to try out.
- I've come across WysiwygWiki, which ties in an htmlArea control with a Wiki pretty much like I'm doing (and envisioned). Doesn't work with Safari (and they don't seem to be aware of what they're getting into leaving an HTML-based Wiki open to the public), but it's a start.