Posted August 10th, 2014 @ 07:54pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted August 9th, 2014 @ 07:35pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This is NOT satire. It's real.
Posted August 8th, 2014 @ 07:23pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Bangs and dents mean these things get used. It emphasizes the reliability of the MacBook Air by showing that some of them have scuffs and scrapes. It's rare in that it shows Apple products in a non-retail-box condition. The only recent personalization example I can find is iPhones in cases, which are shown in its ‘Powerful' ads — but those don't show any actual ‘damage'. The way Apple products look after customization and ‘real world' use isn't often represented in Apple ads. As Jeff Carlson points out, these are likely someone's real machines.
Posted August 7th, 2014 @ 07:17pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I do not have this first kind of dictionary. In fact I would have never thought to use a dictionary the way McPhee uses his, and the simple reason is that I've never had a dictionary worth using that way. If you were to look up the word "intention" in my dictionary here's all you would see: "a thing intended; an aim or plan." No, I don't think I'll be punching up my prose with that.
But somehow for McPhee, the dictionary — the dictionary! — was the fount of fine prose, the first place he'd go to filch a phrase, to steal fire from the gods.
Then do this:
- Download this archive from S3.
- Unzip it and launch the DictUnifier app.
- Drag the stardict-dictd-web1913-2.4.2.tar.bz2 file, still compressed, onto that app’s little drag-and-drop area. It might take a few seconds before the conversion process starts. Once it does, it’ll take about 30 minutes to finish.
- The dictionary will now be available in your Dictionary app. (If not, you may need to enable it in the app’s Preferences pane, as here.) But its formatting may look a little off. If the lines are squished together, open ~/Library/Dictionaries/dictd_www.dict.org_web1913.dictionary/Contents/DefaultStyle.css in a text editor and add the following directive…
Posted August 6th, 2014 @ 07:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Just a little under 31 years ago, I played a key role in a conspiracy theory that grew up around a passenger plane downed by a Russian missile. Trust me, I did not mean to be involved.
Posted August 5th, 2014 @ 07:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Whew! Done (for now)!
The weather cooperated, at least.
Posted August 4th, 2014 @ 07:05pm by Erik J. Barzeski
It took me a few tries, but I successfully said something that was filmed and may some day be seen by thousands of people.
Posted August 3rd, 2014 @ 07:02pm by Erik J. Barzeski
We continue to sell a bunch of copies (per day) of Lowest Score Wins. It's selling really well - a lot better than we had imagined, even, and we're pretty full of ourselves.
No fewer than six people have already called it "the best golf book they've ever read." And these aren't people who have read only two or three golf books…
You can follow us on Twitter at @LowScoreWins.
Posted August 2nd, 2014 @ 06:09pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This is a modern update to a classic confidence game—find a risky scenario with limited possibilities, bet on every single combination, and then hide your failures. The result is that you look like you’re either psychic or a goddamned genius.
Variations of this scam have been used for centuries in finance, magic, and gambling.
Posted August 1st, 2014 @ 08:51am by Erik J. Barzeski
I'd heard about Overcast for quite a long time, and so instantly got it when I saw that it had been released.
The sync feature never worked to synchronize back to my iPhone, and the fact that I often listen to podcasts on my Mac, where iTunes syncs pretty darn well and offers far better controls than the web version of Overcast, made this a pretty quick "Hold-Wiggle-Wiggle-X" deal for me.
Bye bye Overcast.
Posted July 31st, 2014 @ 05:56pm by Erik J. Barzeski
And, not only that, but it's for a new language they've written… Welcome, Swift Blog!
Posted July 30th, 2014 @ 05:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm behind, I know. I'll catch up some day.
I think that I've had this theme for a long time. I think that I should probably just choose a default theme, or perhaps buy one, and switch to it when WordPress 4.0 comes out.
This theme doesn't work with dynamic sidebars or, well, much of anything.
Posted July 29th, 2014 @ 05:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Read all about it here: Michael Tsai: The Indie Life.
Posted July 28th, 2014 @ 05:40pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Buried in the recent Adobe Creative Cloud rollout was a revolutionary change to the way Lightroom licensing functions. When the license expires, the program keeps on working.* This is a radical development. If you've been paying attention to the sturm und drang around the Creative Cloud licensing model (here, here, here, here) , this is a mind-blower.
First, the * part. Not all functions of Lightroom keep working. The sliders in the Develop module become inactive. Develop will still render the photo, but it won't let you run the sliders. (You could still use Quick Develop in Library to make further adjustments if you like.)
But other than Develop and Map, everything else works. You can make new catalogs, add new photos, add keywords, make collections, books, web galleries. prints, slideshows, exports, published copies… Basically, you have Lightroom LE. For free, if you want it.
Posted July 27th, 2014 @ 04:54pm by Erik J. Barzeski