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Archive for July, 2009

I've just gotten in on the new Xbox fall update, the preview. There are a lot of things I don't really care about - you can buy "props" for your avatars now, for example - but the update is well worth it for one area of improvement alone: Netflix. The first run at the Netflix […]

Microsoft the Marketer

I used to joke that Microsoft wasn't an engineering (or software) company, it was a marketing company. These days, it seems even that's not true, and I agree with John's assessment in his latest fireball. But then again, what do you expect when you hire a former Wal-Mart exec to be your COO?

Soundtrack Pro 3 Changes

Prior to today I'd been using Soundtrack Pro 1.1 for my podcast editing. Today, in a first run-through, I noticed several things which I found annoying about 3.0. First, every file was for some reason saved as a six-channel file. This was a pain until I figured out that I could delete four channels. I […]

It's true, according to Canon Rumors. If so, I'll have to investigate selling my existing 70-200 to pick up some of the new ones. I love the aperture, the weight doesn't bug me, and I use the lens so often that if there are even some small improvements, it will be worthwhile, particularly in crispness. […]

http://erik.thesandtrap.com/ - click the "stats" tab. It's not an earth-shattering feature, but publishing the stats along with the rounds is new, and it should help people coordinate with their instructors, compare themselves to their buddies, etc.

Humidity

Without giving it a lot of thought, answer this question in your mind: As relative humidity increases, does air get denser or less dense? Now think about it for a little while. Do you get the same answer?

Mad Men Yourself

Mad Men Yourself lets you put yourself into AMC's Mad Men. Here's me: I've now watched season two, and my thoughts are about the same as season one: not bad, good, not great. The writing still seams weak to me and it's tough to relate to the characters. I know they're stereotyped to heck and […]

Scorecard 2.1 is now available for download from Cynical Peak's website for both Mac and Windows! Scorecard 2.1 changes the way nine-hole rounds are matched for stats to provide a more accurate picture of your abilities. In Scorecard 2.0, 9-hole rounds were paired to form an 18-hole round for all stat calculations with the restriction […]

EDGA Mid-Am

Earlier today I "played" in the EDGA Mid-Am tournament. The tournament is supposed to be a 36-hole test of golf for anyone aged 25 or more and with a handicap index of 8.0 or lower. It costs $80 to enter, plus cart fees if you choose to drive a cart. To make a long story […]

HBO or Showtime

Do you have HBO or Showtime? HBO Showtime Neither Both View Results

Beer Butt Chicken

I'd like to grill some beer butt chicken - anyone out there have any recommendations on some good recipes to take things up a notch? Of course, I haven't tried the basic recipe yet - perhaps that's all I need?

So, for some reason, Soundtrack Pro has decided to crap itself. Every time I click on a track, it crashes. 100% of the time. I turned off the "sync with hardware" checkbox, I've trashed the prefs, I've even re-installed. I was going to upgrade, but the tea leaves say "wait" because the ship time is […]

Speed Download does what it does. I think it does it well, which is why I keep it around. But earlier today I was downloading some things from a site which protects everything with a password. Some files (.wmv files) downloaded within Safari, so they had no problems. Others (.zip files of the promotional JPEGs […]

For the past few days, I've tried to upgrade a few iTunes songs to iTunes Plus tracks. Each time I try, I'm told this: Dear Erik, Your iTunes Plus music upgrade could not be successfully completed because there was a problem with one of the items that was to be upgraded. Please return to your […]

Winning at Nim

If the idea is to create a nim sum of 0 as this article proposes, then I've yet to find a way to win at this game of Nim. D'oh. Once I figured out that I could make Marvin go first I won the first time. The nim sum is already 0 when you start […]

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