Hallelujah Items

Two hallelujah items today: First, Google Mail now supports IMAP. This is great news for us POP haters, particularity to the extent that we love ourselves some serious GMail. As of this writing, GMail's IMAP capabilities aren't available to everyone, but should be in the next few days. According to Google:

Don't fret if you don't see "IMAP Access" yet under the Settings menu. We're rolling it out to everyone over the next few days.

Second, the hideous Leopard Dock will now, apparently, be optional. And what's awesome is that the attractive replacement actually looks to be an improvement over the current, Tiger Dock, at least from my aesthetic perspective.


The Tiger Dock of Yore: All Good and Well, and Square

(click image for larger view)

The Godawful Leopard Dock: My Eyes!

(click image for larger view)

The Attractive and Useful Leopard Dock Option: Rounded and Tinted

(click image for larger view)

By default, the no-glass option is apparently only available when the Dock is placed on the side. It can be had at the bottom, however, using the following command:

defaults write com.apple.dock no-glass -boolean YES; killall Dock

At least that's what being reported as of today, two days before Leopard's actual release. We'll see how it actually goes. Either way, I'm happy.