Typing this up between sessions so please excuse the sloppy writing.
When Steve started talking about cleaning the Desktop, my heart stopped for a split second. I thought I was going to be Sherlocked (I was also sitting with the Karelia guys at the time). As it turns out, Stacks is just doing what I’ve been suggesting for a while on my tips and tricks page: download everything to a separate downloads folder. Hazel stores the file’s date added and ships with a sample rule to color newly added files; Finder (or maybe the filesystem, I need to check) now keeps track of the date added as well and uses it to keep your most recently added files at the top of the stack. Nonetheless, those Stacks don’t clean themselves so, I think the main adjustment I need to make is to change the marketing message from “Clean Your Desktop” to “Clean Your Stacks”.
Miscellaneous KeyNote comments
I feel like I’m missing the point of the transparent menubar. You can’t drag windows up underneath the menubar. Are the top 20 or so pixels of your wallpaper that important? What do you need to see under there? While I appreciate the tricks they pulled to maintain legibility, it’s still not as clear as an opaque menubar. So yes, add me to the list of grumpy transparent menubar haters.
Did anyone find it odd that when showing the pie charts of Safari’s current market share and their target marketshare, that they had Safari eat up Firefox’s slice of the pie while IE’s market share remained unchanged? Not sure if one should read too much into it as it probably was inadvertent, but it does give the impression that Apple is gunning for Firefox.
A big thanks for Chuck Soper and Buzz Anderson for organizing their respective parties. The edge has to go to Buzz though since he arranged for a taco truck to be parked outside. Nothing like eating a taco with meat scraped off the face of a cow to start the evening off right.
I’ll probably drop by the OmniFocus get-together later today but won’t be able to make any of the other extracurricular events because of dinner plans.