Chris Messina
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chrismessina commented on 05 Sep 2008
$20? Really?
[Version 6.0b3]

chrismessina commented on 06 Jul 2008
I'd recommend Apple's free Icon Composer instead (free with Developer Tools).
[Version 2.0.1]

chrismessina commented on 16 Jun 2008
I bought Speed Download ages ago and even paid for the 4 to 5 version upgrade. They put out far too many updates to warrant continuing to pay for upgrades though.

I've switched to Leech. Simple, sweet, priced right.
[Version 1.0]

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chrismessina replied on 16 Jun 2008
I agree that Speed Download has been in continuous development and that's a good thing. Remember, I *paid* for Speed Download! The problem is that I can't afford to keep paying for upgrades when major releases come out as often as they seem to, especially when the majority of changes seem cosmetic, and haven't really added much additional value given my basic workflow.

I still like Speed Download, it's just that Leech is a lot lighter and simpler and meets my needs; it's unclear whether this Lite version of SD is really "lite" after all, or just a rushed version to take on Leech.
chrismessina commented on 24 Jan 2008
Yay! I'm personally super-thrilled to see the new coffee cup icon in the Menubar. So, +1 from me!
[Version 1.0.1]

chrismessina commented on 08 Aug 2007
So is this another free version of an existing piece of commercial software? In this case, Xslimmer? Ironically, aren't you also then competing with the free and open source Monolingual?
[Version 1.0]

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chrismessina replied on 08 Aug 2007
Choice is good, certainly. I'm in favor of that -- and I'm in favor of folks using projects like this to learn programming and so on. I guess I came across a little curmudgeonly because I this doesn't necessarily add anything new to the existing offerings.
chrismessina commented on 06 Aug 2007
For the money, I think Yojimbo is a much richer solution for snippets and the like.
[Version 1.0]


chrismessina reviewed on 29 Jul 2007
I've been using this theme since it first came out and love it. 1.6 adds some nice features and cleanup, but the Dock hack is a little odd and uncomfortable. Otherwise, this thing is the closest you can get to Leopard without breaking the NDA!
[Version 1.6]

chrismessina commented on 30 Jun 2007
So basically just links to web apps?
[Version 1.0]


chrismessina reviewed on 09 Jun 2007
I'd like to contradict and raise the rating of this app... I actually find it very innovative and great way to collect data and photos and associate them with people.

Check out this video:

It's a great demonstration of how to make the most of this app.
[Version 1.52]

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