Posted April 4th, 2012 @ 08:49pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm tired of people spelling my name "Eric." If you're a professional, and you're sending me an email, you look like a moron when you type "Eric" given that my name probably appears about four times within a few inches of the place where you type "Eric."
I double-check when sending email to "John"s to make sure it's not "Jon" or "Johnn" or something.
Posted April 3rd, 2012 @ 12:30pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I've never met a super-intelligent person who doesn't spell well and who doesn't have a disability like dyslexia. I realize that they're out there, and that perhaps I've simply not met them yet, but most super-intelligent people read a lot, and I think that helps them to become better spellers, along with a sort of perfectionistic streak or tendency.
I haven't had a game I've wanted to see blacked out in years, but I only care about Pittsburgh sports (no basketball) and rarely get the chance - or have the interest for the past 20 years - in watching the Pirates.
Unfortunately, I hate three things about it that almost make it a deal breaker:
Inability to use a separate keyboard shortcut (like ctrl-cmd-v). CopyPastePro forces cmd-opt-ctrl-v, which is 10x as difficult as ctrl-cmd-v.
It misses or prevents the occasional copy. I'll copy a URL, for example, and close the browser window. The "Edit" menu will flash and everything (cmd-C) so I know I copied it, but the copied URL is not on my clipboard or in CopyPastePro. I may have closed my browser window, making retrieval difficult. This happens A LOT. Around 33-50% of the time a lot.
I hate the clip browser. I loved the way ClipMenu would show a menu in place and let me choose the one I wanted. So much more straightforward than the stupid clip browser.
CopyPastePro offers Clip Palettes, but I don't like them floating around on screen nor do I like accidentally displaying them. I prefer ClipMenu's method - a menu appears right beneath your mouse pointer. The keyboard or your mouse pointer may be used to navigate. CopyPastePro can move the mouse pointer TO the clip menu but that's awkward.
Why did I stop1 using ClipMenu? Because after awhile it seems to stop adding items copied to the clipboard to its menu. I don't notice it until it's too late, and development stopped quite a few years ago. The author's last post to Twitter was ~680 days ago.
In short: CopyPastePro does 10x what I need and is thus 10x as annoying and fraught with problems and bugs.
This is not entirely accurate. I still use it, in fact - I'm just annoyed that it doesn't always work. The alternatives, sadly, are worse.↩
Posted March 24th, 2012 @ 10:07pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I have a partner in a business. Our shares aren't equal, but we'd like to set up a business (like an LLC or something, to protect us individually from liability). We're paid a sum of money once each month, and the next day, we'd each withdraw our percentage to our personal bank accounts.
I don't want to have to file corporate taxes - the "company" would never incur any expenses on its own, it'd never carry a balance for more than a day or so at a time, and all money would be disbursed, at the set percentages, to two people.