Nate Silva
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N. Silva commented on 16 Nov 2010
Beta-ish but looks promising. Maybe this can one day be the PostgreSQL equivalent of Sequel Pro.
[Version 1.3.4]

N. Silva commented on 26 Apr 2010
Warning: This program inserts itself into your Login Items without asking your permission.

N. Silva commented on 01 Sep 2009
The app immediately dies after launch on Snow Leopard. I hope it gets fixed soon-it's been a really useful tool for me working with PostgreSQL.
[Version 2.0.8]


N. Silva reviewed on 22 Apr 2009
I got this program with MacHeist.

While it has a clever recipe import feature, it makes a lot of mistakes when identifying ingredients. "Kosher" is not an ingredient, darnit (it's "Kosher salt"). When a recipe calls for garlic cloves, I don't want to see "cloves" added to my shopping list. No matter how many times I corrected it, it never learned. I got tired of correcting every ingredient and so was never able to use the shopping list feature.

I have around 150 recipes in Yojimbo, but the process of importing them and correcting the ingredients took so long that I gave up.

The program also caused me to lose data in another program, TextMate, because of its Services shortcut key (Shift-Cmd-R). I accidentally pressed that key combination while TextMate had a file dialog open. SousChef appeared unexpectedly and TextMate locked up.

If I was starting a new recipe library from scratch, I would probably give SousChef another try. I liked the large-print display that I could easily read when my computer was sitting on the other side of the kitchen. The recipe search function was intriguing. It was fun to see what recipes other people have in their libraries (of course you can turn off sharing if you want to). I could not get the speech recognition to work, but I think that is a problem with my Mac, not with SousChef. It's a great idea if it works as advertised.
[Version 1.1]

N. Silva commented on 03 Oct 2008
The installation procedure is bizarre. It prompts you for the folder where you want to install the application, and then asks if you want to "create a desktop icon."

I'm only being slightly facetious here: I realize this is normal behavior on Windows, but it is weird and disconcerting on the Mac. I've never seen a Mac installer of this type, and it makes me worry that the application developer doesn't know what he's doing and/or could be modifying things on my system that he shouldn't be.
[Version 3.5]


N. Silva reviewed on 27 Aug 2008
Very nice remote desktop client. In some ways it's superior to the Windows version. For example, with the Mac RDC client, you can connect to a server's console by adding "/CONSOLE" to the end of the computer name, something that requires editing a config file on the Windows side.

Some users may still prefer CoRD, however, because of the way that the Microsoft client handles saved connections. (The preferences dialog is used to change settings in a way that's hard to explain and often has me overwriting saved connections with the wrong settings.)

The other thing that could be improved is the Dock display. If you're connected to several servers, it's hard to tell which Dock icon represents which server. The server name is on the icon, but it's often too tiny to see.
[Version 2.0]

N. Silva commented on 13 Dec 2007
I think it's great that flash now supports HD video but I've been having problems with version 9.0.115. Specifically, when I visit Adobe's web site ( it will lock up Safari or Firefox. If I disable Flash I can visit their web site so I am pretty sure this plugin is causing it. It must be conflicting with something else installed on my computer, although I have no idea what.
[Version 9.0.115]


N. Silva reviewed on 02 Aug 2007
This is a really nice RSS reader.

When I monitored hundreds of feeds NetNewsWire was the best. Now that I've trimmed down to a few dozen I want something lighter.

What it does best is give me a broad overview of my feeds. This saves time. The inline summaries are well-designed and compact (compare with Vienna where each article in unified mode is huge). I can see article lists without using disclosure triangles (ahem, endo) and articles are grouped by feed, unlike those readers that try to look like e-mail programs.

Its closest competitor would be NewsFire. If you like NewsFire take a look at NewsLife and see what you think.

I've had two problems: Podcast enclosures won't download and it won't refresh feeds when I wake my computer. Given this is a 1.0 product that's not too bad.
[Version 1.0]


N. Silva reviewed on 26 Jul 2007
Outstanding and fully-featured LDAP browser. While it's still in development, it is already very usable. I am using it to browse an Active Directory and to make minor edits.
[Version 0.8]


N. Silva reviewed on 24 May 2007
This beats Microsoft's Remote Desktop Connection by a mile. The new features in the latest version make it even better. I'm especially happy about support for connecting to the console session (can be done in Microsoft RDC, but only by manually editing the .rdc file). The new drawer interface and ability to split sessions into separate windows is nice.
[Version 0.4.1]

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