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Thank God for Slava Karpenko

Despite my enthusiasm for Panther’s smoother, ‘toned down’ UI of late, there has been one thing bugging me: the new Finder. Hey, I dig the ‘places’ sidebar as much as the next guy —user–centricity is what gets me out of bed in the morning— but the brushed metal is a point of contention.

Slava and the good folks at Unsanity are working on a solution, God bless ’em. There’s the usual swag of problems working around Apple’s frivolous use of custom interface elements (you can lead a multinational corporation to the HIG, but you can’t make them think), but I have faith. This is Unsanity, after all.