That's pretty much it! What does it add up to? In general, I can tell you that it's a very small percentage of our expenses (salaries is where our $$ goes)...in a way we can't afford NOT to use these tools.
Basically, with Slicehost, you are paying to have 64 bit pointers - without that, the price difference isn't that big.
I would never change my hosting company if I would be fully satisfied and I would only be saving 100$ a month.
Generally I'm also a big fan of full-screen things -- I live and die by my full-screen, light-colored-on-black Emacs.app.
Considering how much love WriteRoom gets for full-screen editing, I'm surprised Redlers doesn't crow more about this feature.
No, not really.
I don't get the use of this phrase. It feels smug, as if there's some special understanding that everyone is just supposed to "get", or else you're just not with it.
Either say something, or don't, but please don't play coy in telling me that you're not going to tell me something.
Also, thanks for spilling the beans on what you use, and why. Gives some useful perspective.
I argued with a friend the other day that his success was just a perfect storm of such things as "great idea", "great implementation", "lucky timing", and a few other things.
But on reflection, and talking it out, we came to the conclusion that his obsessive attention to customer service and business transparency where the true multiplier that basically got him to the freedom line in less than a year instead of the 5 years it should have taken him.
Also pickledonion's articles was how I moved from hosting on an xp home box to Linux.
Have you tried Google Quick Search Box? (http://code.google.com/p/qsb-mac/) It does all the same things as Quicksilver, but has always seemed snappier to me.
We use a lot of the same tools. We ended up going with Presently over Yammer, but I bet we would be happy with either. It has been a great way to keep a remote team on the same page.
This is the program I've always wanted but didn't realize I want. I already bought it.
For me, a very simple tool: iTunes
good music = less stress, relaxed mind, hit those milestones.
laugh if you wish.....
Can you see the attraction to one-size-fits-all solutions as opposed to the bewildering panoply witnessed above?