Nothing major to report this time, just an assortment of more and less useful tidbits.
It's possible to still use Server Admin and WG if you only have SSH sticking out of your server's firewall:
$ ssh -l user -L 311:server:311 -L 625:server:625 -N server
Connect to address “0.0.0.0” to avoid a weird authentication error in WG.
The default irssi package in MacPorts doesn't have Perl so you can't user scripts with it. Re-install using:
sudo port install irssi +perl
If you're on a Mac, running CLI irssi, you might like my work-in-progress port of Itch, my own little IRC script that currently has just simple iTunes integration…
For TextMate users, doing a:
makes you feel like you're in the 21'st century again. E.g. before an:
sudo port edit irssi
Anxiety.app is a cool, free TODO interface if you use iCal. TaskPaper is another straightforward and affordable GTD tool.
Android looks fun and the SDK seems totally usable with TextMate. I am doing my Symbian Advanced project (an OS X Server monitor app) for Android as I no longer see any future for Symbian C++.
And how do I know Android might just make it? Because Ballmer-the-car-salesman said it wouldn't. And you can pretty much predict the success rate of any emerging product by that.