New DisplayFusion Language: Dutch (Belgium)

November 3, 2008

I would like to send out a huge thanks to Ghislain Bossuyt for translating DisplayFusion v2.2 into Dutch. If you are interested in using DisplayFusion with a Dutch interface then head over to the DisplayFusion Languages page and download the Dutch language file. For more information on how to install the language file, look at the "How do I use these language files" section on DisplayFusion Languages page.

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DisplayFusion v2.2 Released

October 27, 2008

I am very happy to announce the release of DisplayFusion v2.2. This release has been the result of many, many months of beta testing and fine tuning. There are a pile of new features and bug fixes, but the single biggest change is the addition of multiple language support. This means that you can now use DisplayFusion in your own native language. I have provided 3 language files: English, German and Spanish, but you are free to create your own. DisplayFusion uses an open text-based format and as a result it's very easy to create your own translation. Visit the DisplayFusion Languages page to find out more.

Here are some of the major changes:

  • You can now specify a time interval smaller than 1 minute for the image changer
  • Added a 'Remove unused temporary image files automatically' option that will automatically delete any previously downloaded, unused Flickr images - Big space saver!
  • Added a "Pause DisplayFusion when full screen application is running" option - previously it was always paused when a full screen application was running
  • Fixed a bug that prevented wallpaper tiling from lining up correctly in certain situations

I would encourage anyone running an older version to update today to take advantage of the improvements and bug fixes. For the complete list of changes please check out the DisplayFusion Change Log.

I would like to send out a huge thanks to the people that helped with the German and Spanish translations. This release wouldn't have been possible without the tireless contributions from these 4 people:

  • Frank Epple (German translation)
  • Ulrich Weinsdörfer (German translation)
  • Andre Bertheola (Spanish translation)
  • Fernando Angelico (Spanish translation)

Thanks guys!

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Get a 1 Month DisplayFusion Pro License Today!

October 14, 2008

I don't know what I was thinking when I started giving away 2 week DisplayFusion Pro trial licenses, but that's just crazy. 2 weeks just isn't long enough to get a good feel for everything DisplayFusion Pro has to offer. So, starting today all DisplayFusion Pro trial licenses will last for a full month. What will DisplayFusion Pro give you? You get customizable hotkeys, random wallpaper changing and more. Check out the version comparison for all the details. Head over to the DisplayFusion Trial License page to get your full month of DisplayFusion Pro started today!

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MacLife Interview

October 13, 2008

I had the recent pleasure to give an interview to an editor from MacLife.com. I must confess, I have never had an interview about any of my software, but it was a wonderful experience. The article is titled Industries Sown from the Seeds of Apple and it talks about the different industries that Apple has helped to build. Here are a few excerpts from the article, referencing things I discussed in the interview.

Jon Tackabury, who created iTunes Sync—software that allows non-iPod MP3 players to synchronize with iTunes—said that only the tech-savvy knew what MP3 players were before the advent of the iPod. He believes the iPod made MP3 players cool enough to pique the interest of the general public.
And then there's the cost. Tackabury said, "The iPod has a huge price premium. Even the nano is still pretty expensive considering the storage you get."
As long as people crave on-the-go tunes and don't care to shell out the price of an iPod or crave a feature Apple has not yet seen fit to add, the rest of the MP3 market will be there to sop up the iPod's run-offs. For example, Tackabury owns an iPod, but he purchased the less-expensive Sansa ($30) for his children.

I never know what to say when people are asking questions. Hopefully I didn't come across as too dorky, but I'm sure I did.

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iTunes Sync v1.5.1 Released

October 4, 2008

I am happy to announce a bug-fix release of iTunes Sync. The main reason for this release is to add support for iTunes 8, but it also addresses a few small installer issues as well. You can download this new version from the iTunes Sync page. If you would like to see the complete list of changes in this release be sure to check out the change log.

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DisplayFusion, Life and More

September 16, 2008

DisplayFusion v2.2 has been progressing along very nicely, with a huge thanks to the translators involved. It should be ready for release in a few weeks, but this depends on how much free time I will have. I'd like to thank everyone who emailed me about helping out with the translation, I now have enough people to cover the initially supported languages. After the release of this new version I will be posting the English resource file for anyone else that would like to run DisplayFusion in their own language.

My quest for a job has also been going quite well. I have been interviewing with a number of companies over the last few weeks. One of the companies I have been interviewing with flew me to their head office in New York city for the day on Monday, and it was a great trip. I had never been to New York before, but didn't really have much time to see anything. What a busy city though, there were people and cars everywhere. Next, I'll be packing my bags in a few hours and heading back to Ottawa for a few days to interview with some different companies. I can't wait for life to settle back down to a more normal, less chaotic pace and I'm sure my wife feels the same way.

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DisplayFusion Translators Needed

August 29, 2008

The next version of DisplayFusion is coming along very quickly now. All of the localization code is complete now, and the English resource file is completely done and working. I am at the point now where I need some people to help translate the resource file into other languages. Currently, I am looking to translate DisplayFusion into German, French and Spanish. I will be paying to have the translation done, although I haven't worked out how much yet. If you speak one of these languages fluently and you are interested in learning more about helping out, please contact me.

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DisplayFusion Updates

August 25, 2008

Just a quick update this morning. DisplayFusion v2.2 is progressing along very nicely now that I have more "free time". The translation into different languages is a very time consuming task and is taking a bit longer than expected, but it's nearly complete now. Also, just a reminder that next Monday, September 1st, the price for DisplayFusion Pro will be changed to $15. If you haven't already purchased a Pro license and are thinking about it I would suggest you purchase one in the next week to save a few bucks.

That's all for now, but if anyone has any questions or comments please let me know.

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FileSeek v1.5.1 Released

July 10, 2008

FileSeek v1.5.1 has just been released into the wild. This release is a quick maintenance release aimed at fixing a few minor issues. Here is a quick rundown on the changes:

  • Now shows an error if the path to search doesn't exist
  • Status bar now says "x matches found" instead of "x lines found" (more accurate wording)
  • Now properly finds files with no extension
  • Fixed an issue with Windows Vista that prevented the registry entries from being created properly for context menu support
FileSeek

If you have auto-update notification enabled in FileSeek you will be prompted to download the new version, or you can just head over to the FileSeek page to download it.

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FileSeek v1.5 Released

June 24, 2008

I'm very happy to announce the release of FileSeek v1.5 today. This release includes some important fixes, and a couple of new features. Most notably, the exclusion pattern is now applied to folders as well as files. For the complete list of changes I invite you to check out the change log.

FileSeek

I encourage everyone who is running an older version to update today. If you have auto-update checking enabled in FileSeek you will be prompted to update next time you use it.

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