SCP, SFTP and FTP for MacOS X

From the site:
Cyberduck is an open source SFTP (SSH Secure File Transfer) and FTP browser licenced under the GPL. It has been built from the ground up with usability in mind, having the same consistent graphical user interface for both SFTP and FTP browsing. Multiple connections are supported. Drag and drop is supported consequently for transferring files between server and client. A transfer queue keeps track of the pending file transfers and supports resuming of both downloads and uploads. Local files can be synchronized with files on the server. System technologies such as the Keychain, Rendezvous and AppleScript are supported. Cyberduck integrates seamlessly with external editors such as SubEthaEdit, BBEdit, TextMate and others.

MIDP 2.0 on the Mac.. It works!!!

mpowerplayer sdk
From the site:
The mpowerplayer software developer kit includes the mpowerplayer as a standalone application. It’s a pure Java emulator implementing MIDP 2.0 and MMAPI, suitable for integration with your favorite environment and IDE. Third-party integration efforts exist for Ant, Eclipse, Idea, and we hear of more efforts almost daily.
For OS X-based developers, the mpowerplayer sdk is your best (and only) option for MIDP 2.0 development and it includes Sun’s preverify tool as a native executable.
The mpowerplayer sdk is a free download – we encourage you to use our emulator as a standard part of your tool chain to reduce your build/debug cycle as well as to ensure your content runs great on the mpowerplayer. Get it today.

I can verify that it works!!! Finally doing MIDP 2 programming on my Mac. Now all I need is Eclipse integration and I will be flying high.

Forget about Free Speech

Dan Gillmor on Grassroots Journalism, Etc.: The Gathering Storms Over Speech
Dan gives an overview of how Apple, recent legislation and politicians under corporate influence are doing everything and anything to take away our Freedom of Speech rights.
From the article:
We’re moving toward a system under which only the folks who are deemed to be professionals will be granted the status of journalists, and thereby more rights than the rest of us. This is pernicious in every way.