Posted March 4th, 2012 @ 08:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
The Matias Tactile Pro is not only an "old school" keyboard for the Mac, but with the press of a button it becomes a keyboard which will type on your iPhone. Sweet - I do a lot of typing here on my Mac Pro and will get texts or whatnot from friends.
$200, though? Bah. I'd take one as a gift, but then again I think anyone spending $200 on a gift could spend it better, too.
I'm pretty happy with the simple aluminum keyboard I've got. I guess I'm not the keyboard snob some other people are.
Tab, type the number "3" (changing "8" to "3" for the date)
Press enter or return.
The problem? The cell doesn't end editing so the date never changes from "8" to "3." I'd imagine it's possible to send an "end editing" message when the "Set Date" button is pressed, but maybe calendar widgets don't give you that chance. I imagine they do.
The work-around for now is to hit tab once more after changing the date, then press return.
No shift - capital "L" shown only so it doesn't look like I or |.↩
Posted February 26th, 2012 @ 07:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I've decided that, three or four times a week, I'd like to drink a small glass of red wine (finishing off one bottle per week). I'll drink late at night when I'm sitting on the couch to watch a little TV (typically around 11 or 12) as I settle down before going to bed. I've read enough good things about how a little alcohol can be overall pretty good for you, and among those, dry red wines seem to be the favored methods (and my favorite kind of wine to boot).
I'll start with two bottles (and thus two weeks) of Malbecs. I think they cost about $10 locally, which is fine. I don't think I'll ever turn into a wine guy per se, but I will probably find brands and mixes that I like. Of course, I hope to support some local wineries as well, but I think they make a lot of the sweeter wines, like pink catawba and stuff like that.
I welcome any and all suggestions and comments. Maybe there's a reasonable "wine of the month" or "wine of the week" club out there.
Posted February 22nd, 2012 @ 06:41pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I love commercials with entrepreneurial kids. I was always selling things as a kid - homemade pot-holders, baseball cards in my neighborhood, ice cream social tickets, candy bars - and was quite good at it.
Daniel Jalkut asks Apple to Fix the Sandbox, which isn't really Mountain Lion specific, but is still looming1. I'm not keen on his suggestions, but they started a discussion so they're valuable for that alone.
FWIW I don't pirate things. I sell software, so I think it'd be incredibly hypocritical to steal things while expecting others to pay me for awesome software.
That said, I no longer watch DVDs anymore, either, and were I to begin pirating, I'd probably start with DVDs. Disney - though they seem to love the "unskippable" sections - at least gives you the Blu-Ray, DVD, and the digital version of the movie when you buy it.
P.S. Most of the movies we watch we do so at the dollar movie theater, which costs as much as $2 during peak days and times.