References - Daily Stevequote

Description: Get your daily dose of Steve with notable quotations from both Jobs and Woz delivered directly to your desktop via Dashboard.
Author: thankyousteve
Version: 1.0
Uploaded on: February 1st 2006 at 6:07 AM
Rating: (3.33 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 423
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I like the idea (doesn't everyone say that-- almost?), but it is 1) considerably too big, 2) difficult to close the widget using the opt+click because there is no backdrop to it in the upper left corner, 3) annoying how it comes playing music by default, and 4) eats up a HUGE amount of my CPU's capacity, and that was after I turned off the shuffled-downloaded-and-musically-backgrounded default features.

BTW, regarding the CPU usage: in case it helps, I'm using a Gen. 1 iMac G5 2GHz. One of my biggest pet peeves is software or a widget that sucks up my CPU's time, and with this widget running, I was using a steady 90-99% of my CPU vs. a normal 25% maximum (all based on the SysStat nano widget by iSlayer).

I guess that I came down a little harsh-- for that I'm sorry. It's a good v. 1.x, but it still needs some work. I see that this is your first widget (at least under this name). Congrats on having successfully compiled a widget that (despite my listing) functions close to on par with its goal. Right there you have already done something I will never do.

Good luck on your widget development,


Posted by: zmanthemacguy on Feb 02, 06 (5:19 AM) for version 1.0 (current version)   View Detailed Rating

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