Engineering Manager | Trail Runner | Stockholm, Sweden

Adium EVE icon

Besides being the cutest thing ever EVE (short for Extra-terrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) is said to be influenced by the latest Mac designs. So it is only appropriate if she appears on the Dock, which is exactly what this EVE icon set for Adium by mxmln offers:


Disconnected she is in “plant mode” and upon message reception she gets the smiley eyes. My only woe is that there is no indication whatsoever for the away status. Nevertheless this is a minor issue compared to the sheer awesomeness of the whole thing. Download it here.

What bothers me more is this Adium bug: the dock icon keeps reverting to the default green bird when I quit. I’ve tried everything: restarted the dock, removed and reapplied the icon, reinstalled Adium, to no avail. I opened a ticket on in the trac system, but until now it’s been pretty quiet.

Update: I managed to fix the icon! Apparently I used the wrong approach to remove and re-add. Removing then using Spotlight to start the program then pulling the icon to place would not work. I had to remove the icon then pull the app bundle from the Applications folder to the Dock to fix. Hope this helps.


Oh I know it’s so yesterday to rant about how great Wall-E is. This is a little like Firefly that rested on my hard drive unnoticed and mostly forgotten for over a year only to be found and to turn my world upside down.

With Wall-E I was caught from the very beginning with the grandiose shots of mountains of trash and dirt so alike live-action. Later I half-expected the protagonist machine to don a leather jacket and track away into the sun Fallout-like, because La vie en Rose is very similar to A Kiss to Build a Dream On.

And of course any self-respecting geek stifles a joyful yelp when Wall-E’s fully charged sound turns out to be the Mac’s boot-up chime. Eve’s sleek design is also reminiscent of the white iMac, and I learned from the castlist that the evil Autopilot speaks via MacInTalk, OS X’s built-in text-to-speech software.

To test I typed “Captain? Captain? Let go!” to TextEdit and had it voiced. It really is the same (with some change of pitch and tone).

Actually laughed out loud at Thus Spoke Zarathustra.

Pure joy.