Sunday, February 27, 2005

Jef Raskin, one of the "fathers of the Macintosh," dies at 61

Sources are reporting that Jef Raskin, one of the original members of the Macintosh project at Apple, and the person who named the Macintosh after his personal favorite fruit, has died of cancer.

It's a sad day in human interface engineering. His tome "The Humane Interface" is by far one of my favorite user interface design books. He was more recently working on a "next generation" user interface that he called "THE" (for The Humane Interface).

He will be sorely missed by Mac lovers and human interface engineering geeks (like myself) everywhere.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Looking for MacGourmet Version 1.1 Beta testers

MacGourmet version 1.1 is almost ready, but because of the number of changes, I'd like to do a closed beta first before doing a public release. If you want to test the new version, and you are comfortable backing up your database of recipes and restoring it if necessary while you are testing (just in case there is a problem) then send email to macgourmet-feedback at

Some of the new features include improved printing and shopping lists. There are also a lot of additional features and enhancements.