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Terminal.app

I used to complain that i) this was leaky and bloated, and ii) this was slow. Neither of these turn out to be completely accurate. Terminal.app doesn't “leak”. If you turn on unlimited scrollback, it remembers everything. This is why you end up with 400M terminal processes. Also, it's not particularly slow; transparency is slow. Turn off transparency and, hey, you have a nice fast terminal. Comes pretty close to beating GLTerm.

Mail-Miner 1.0 released

This one rocks. It can recognise and extract phone numbers and physical addresses, and query for them. I've had to move it to Postgres, but by heck, it's lovely. Look:
 % mm --from "Tim O" --address              
 Address found in message 1835 from "Tim O'Reilly" :
 Tim O'Reilly @ O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
 1005 Gravenstein Highway North, Sebastopol, CA 95472
I never have to remember anything again!


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