And speaking of Hydra, I tested an OS X application by the same name a few days ago: a freeware Rendezvous-enabled programmer’s editor. It’s pretty neat: simple and usable interface with remarkably intuitive syntax highlighting. Ideally, Hydra should allow collaborative work on single text files through a LAN or over the internet. I say “ideally,” because I tried out the collab features with fellow MeFite Steve, and we could not access each other’s shared documents at all. Also, I have the usual problems with the Finder-based open/save dialogs, and the edit screen itself is not quite as intuitive with tabs and indents as I would like.