Archive for November 18, 2002

Monday, November 18, 2002 [Tweets] [Favorites]

More Firefly

From Zap2it.com:

A source close to Mutant Enemy, the production company for FOX’s struggling Friday-night science-fiction drama “Firefly,” reports that the network has ordered two more episodes produced, keeping the series before the cameras through December.

This is great news, although I wish they’d just picked it up for the whole season. Unfortunately, after Friday’s excellent episode there won’t be any new ones aired until December. Fox wants to show Happy Gilmore and The Brady Bunch in the White House instead. Perhaps it’s not so surprising given that Fox also brought us such programming as Temptation Island. It’s a miracle that they’re even giving Firefly a chance.

SpamSieve 1.2

SpamSieve IconI just released SpamSieve 1.2, a $20 shareware utility that adds Bayesian spam filtering to popular Mac OS X e-mail clients. New in 1.2 is support for Emailer and Eudora, as well as lots of accuracy, usability, and speed improvements.

Thanks to all the beta testers and everyone who’s registered SpamSieve!

Update: Within hours, someone reported that SpamSieve caused the Finder to crash when launched on 10.1.5. A quick update to SpamSieve 1.2.1 fixes this problem, which was caused by these two lines in the Info.plist file:

    <key>LSUIElement</key>
    <integer>0</integer>

I had hoped that these lines would be a good template to help savvy users make SpamSieve hide its Dock icon. Unfortunately, the OS had other ideas.