I'm pretty late in hearing about this, but Alpine is coming out with car stereos that allow easy integration with the iPod. If the audio quality is good and the price is right, then this sounds like a great way to have a hard drive based stereo. Hopefully I'll find out this summer.
A new version of Mozilla's light-weight browser Firebird has been released along with a great new icon and name, Firefox. The new theme for Mac OSX is cool, but I still like the iCandy Junior theme. I've always liked the speed of this browser, but don't like how text and form elements look. Safari is much more appealing in that regard. However, this is still a brower that everyone should have, or at least try. Download it now!
Some interesting tidbits about the new logo and the branding of Firefox.
Also, Thunderbird 0.5 was quietly released. Looks like the Firefox release overshadowed this great/free email and newgroup reader.
Meet the Makers has posted a great interview with ColdFusion co-creator, Jeremy Allaire.
In this conversation, Allaire discusses the origins of ColdFusion and compares it to competing languages like Active Server Pages, PHP and Perl. We also discuss Allaire's career, his fascination with wireless technology, the value of blogs and Allaire's role in the history and the future of the Web.
I saw this on Dave's site and I had to post it. This expresses what I go through every project:
Design vs. Style, an article by Jeffery Zeldman, captures the trend among today's young web designers.
The Web used to look like a phone book. Now much of it looks like a design portfolio. In fact, it looks like the design portfolio of 20 well-known designers, whose style gets copied again and again by young designers who consider themselves disciples. Distinctions between graphic design and communications design are lost on these designers.