Someone Who Gets It

2008-12-15 19:00:00 -0500

The brevity of PingMe’s current syntax isn’t for everybody, but once in a while we run into somebody who totally gets it!

This is crazy week where we try to get an absurd amount of work done before the holiday. More blogging to follow, stay tuned.

Tempo Updates: Timer Display and Widget

2008-12-12 19:00:00 -0500

We made a quick update to Tempo today, will make this brief:

  • Display of start and stop times in entry notes is now a user preference.
  • In addition, you can specify append or prepend for timer display.
  • There’s a new API field ‘timer-sessions’ on the entry resource
  • Dashboard Widget prevents double-submission of an entry.
  • Dashboard Widget is a little bit taller.

You can download the updated Dashboard Widget for Mac OS X here.

The timer-sessions field presents the start and stop times one after the other, semi-colon delimited. It looks like this:

<command>posting about new changes @blogging</command>
<timer-sessions>11:16 AM - 11:16 AM; 03:56 PM - 03:57 PM</timer-sessions>

Yet Another Deep Thought

2008-12-11 19:00:00 -0500

Zetetic is too big to fail.

Deep Thought

2008-12-11 19:00:00 -0500

::You can never have too many user preferences::

The trick seems to be displaying them in such a way that it is easy for the user to identify what she is looking for with minimal effort. Launch!

2008-12-09 19:00:00 -0500


Welcome to the re-designed home of Zetetic! While the company has always been named Zetetic, most of our big clients have known us through our DBA, Identicentric. We decided that one awesome brand is better than two, and as part of our consolidation we had nGen Works come up with a new logo for us, and a whole new website design.

For those of you reading the RSS feed, I encourage you to click on over, check out the site, and leave us your thoughts in the comments. It’s not quite so hid anymore, I promise. Here’s the new logo, that has us really stoked:


One thing I really love about it is that it tells you how to pronounce our name. The badge is actually green on the site, although I think it will be white background when printed without color. But I digress!

We’ve only got the basics up right now: home page, blog, contact. Soon we’ll have the rest of the pages up, including documentation and links for our various resources, products, consulting services, and open-source projects.