Posted January 24th, 2013 @ 07:00pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted January 23rd, 2013 @ 12:27pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Good stuff: The right way to share a file or bunch of files using Dropbox. I happened to know all of this, and use Dropbox fairly extensively, but it's a short read and you may learn something.
Dropbox would really do well to add some sort of ability to let people SEE the contents, use them, copy them, etc., but only allow certain people ADD or DELETE contents. That'd be nice.
It's really annoying when you're part of a shared folder and someone deletes all the files because they drag them to a different location on their computer.
Posted January 22nd, 2013 @ 03:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Much more is written about this here, but basically:
Regulation Time Win: 3 Points
Overtime/Shootout Win: 2 Points
Overtime/Shootout Loss: 1 Point
Regulation Time Loss: 0 Points
Posted January 21st, 2013 @ 11:35am by Erik J. Barzeski
Holy cow. This makes Parker on Leverage look small time.
Posted January 20th, 2013 @ 04:26pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted January 19th, 2013 @ 03:53pm by Erik J. Barzeski
BTW, since I mentioned Safari yesterday, I've looked at other browsers that still exist for Mac OS X. I'm hoping the comments can fill with others.
Those are the first three that sprang to mind, but I imagine there are others out there. Share them in the comments.
Posted January 18th, 2013 @ 03:40pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted January 17th, 2013 @ 03:12pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted January 16th, 2013 @ 03:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I love me some free fonts. And I don't care if it's made for screenplays.
Posted January 15th, 2013 @ 08:20am by Erik J. Barzeski
This Macworld article was interesting, though long-time Apple folks knew most of it. In short: there's simply very little margin for discounting on Apple products.
The company supplements its tiny wholesale discounts to resellers with more substantial monetary incentives that are available only if those resellers advertise its products at or above a certain price, called the “minimum advertised price” (MAP). This arrangement enables retailers to make more money per sale, but it prevents them from offering customers significant discounts, resulting in the nearly homogeneous Apple pricing we are used to.
Posted January 14th, 2013 @ 09:05am by Erik J. Barzeski
I believe I met Aaron at WWDC in 2001 at a lunch table with my friend John, though it may have been 2000. He was about 14 at the time, if the fuzzy math is correct, and now he's 26 and dead, having committed suicide under the pressure of the U.S. Government's case against him for "freeing" information held in JSTOR.
I talked with Aaron only a few times in my years, and he posted on this blog in response to a post I made about him exactly nine years ago to the day. Coincidentally, it was on the topic of "free information" (books). I still disagree with him, but the world will miss having someone to argue the other side.
Posted January 13th, 2013 @ 02:57pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I won't be using Internet Explorer any time soon, but the ad was fun.
Posted January 12th, 2013 @ 03:25pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Interesting article. It's always amused me that our official "things" are oftentimes actual units. Some have been changed over the years to be things that you can measure, but many - like the kilogram - are actual weights sitting there somewhere.
And yet, it's gained weight. Or lost it.
No matter though - a kilogram is also a liter of pure water at sea level. So we can always go back to that, relegating the lump in Paris to a museum artifact.
Posted January 11th, 2013 @ 11:57am by Erik J. Barzeski
Some good disc golf tips by Elaine King.
Posted January 10th, 2013 @ 11:57am by Erik J. Barzeski
And yes, a bit of filler.