Posted November 7th, 2012 @ 10:07am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted November 7th, 2012 @ 10:07am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted November 6th, 2012 @ 02:31pm by Erik J. Barzeski
It's not even close.
Posted November 5th, 2012 @ 07:21pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I continue to think it's stupid that California gets 54 or 55 electoral college votes, despite margins that are nowhere near 100% victory for any one candidate.
What would be so bad about this:
- Keep the electoral college count the same way it is now.
- Round to the nearest whole number the electoral college votes along the lines of the popular vote count.
- In case of a tie, popular count across the whole country decides the winner.
In other words, if California voted 57% for candidate A and 42% for candidate B (and 1% for C), then you'd split the votes (assuming 55):
- 55 * 0.57 = 31
- 55 * 0.42 = 23
- 55 * 0.01 = 1
The way the current system works Texas tends to get 38 Republican votes and New York and California award 29 and 55. Win two states - even by a 50/49/1 margin - and you've got 84 of the 270 votes needed to win (31%!).
Posted November 4th, 2012 @ 02:04pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Let's just go to Swatch Time. Remember that one?
Just kidding about the Swatch Time. Not kidding about ditching DST. I hate when the sun sets before 5pm.
Posted November 3rd, 2012 @ 02:55pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Simply put, how can I create a document with two views of the same table?
I'd like this table:
To have a printable view that looks a bit like this:
(Not that it matters but you can click for larger versions of each of those images.)
The second table (which I'd like within the same file - if it's on a separate Sheet that's fine) eliminates a few columns, reorganizes them, resizes them, and changes some cell sizes (font sizes, widths, heights). The second table should grow (or shrink as I add or subtract rows from the first table.
Is this possible? If so, how?
Posted November 2nd, 2012 @ 01:58pm by Erik J. Barzeski
This column view bug - which I first noticed in Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion) still exists in 10.8.3 (Mountain Lion). It's a pain in the rear, too, because if you select all and try to open (or move, copy, or some other things), you get an annoying error message:
This is what happens when you try to force an app (the Finder in this case) to function in a weird way.
Posted November 1st, 2012 @ 01:57pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm beginning to make some headway in getting disc golf course(s) built in Erie, PA (the county, not the city itself :D). Soon I'll be soliciting donations from area businesses and individuals.
The first step is, I imagine, to set up a local checking account, probably as a "DBA" account with something like "Erie Disc Golf Club" as the official name. I believe we'll first need to get about $6k for a local nine-hole course (baskets to start, tee pads and signs to follow once we're sure we like the layout and lengths), so it will be nice for donators to be able to write checks to "Erie Disc Golf Club" and not to me personally or something. It will also provide a clean balance sheet, etc.n
Posted October 31st, 2012 @ 09:07pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I paid the $20 extra to remove "special offers" on my Kindle Paperwhite and was disappointed to see the bottom half of my screen taken up with stuff like this:
Fortunately, others complained and apparently Amazon may "fix" this in a future firmware update. For now I've disabled the Kindle Store on my Kindle PW, which is probably not what Amazon wishes people to do…
Posted October 30th, 2012 @ 10:11am by Erik J. Barzeski
Posted October 29th, 2012 @ 11:53am by Erik J. Barzeski
It's barely 25 seconds long and has commercials running over top of it for most of the segment, but the disc golfers on some forums are pumped that their "sport" has achieved "recognition."
P.S. I agree that it's a sport. I don't agree that this is really "recognition," though for them, right now, this small thing is bigger than anything they've had for years.
Posted October 28th, 2012 @ 02:45pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Just bookmarking this page for later. I've got the Paperwhite coming and this kind of stuff may come in handy at some point to keep books I have purchased.
Posted October 27th, 2012 @ 10:22am by Erik J. Barzeski
Earlier today my brother-in-law Brandon and I ventured out into the cold and rain to check out a few possible disc golf course locations.
We found what we consider a GREAT location in North East. The full name is "The North East Township Community Conservation Park" or "NETCCP" as an acronym. We walked and measured with lasers what we consider to be a pretty good set of nine holes that should appeal to novice and intermediate players as well as being challenging enough for better players to enjoy the course as well.
Posted October 26th, 2012 @ 07:24pm by Erik J. Barzeski
Earlier today in prepping my Mac Pro for sale, after I'd de-authorized the computer in iTunes and after I thought I'd turned off iCloud syncing1, I inadvertently selected all of my contacts in Address Book and deleted them.
Almost instantly2 my two computers and my iPhone lost all of their contact data as the change propagated throughout the iUniverse with blazing speed.
"No problem," I thought. "I'll just use Time Machine, click all of my contacts, and Restore them all."
It turns out that was a big problem, and I had to spend the next several hours manually importing 300 or so contacts one by one.
Read more for some images and a re-telling of the tale of woe.n
Posted October 25th, 2012 @ 05:44pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I last posted about this back in 2009, I think. Here are the updated numbers…
337,649 Good Messages
470,361 Spam Messages (58%)
157 Spam Messages Per Day
1,396 False Positives
3,705 False Negatives (73%)
11,991 Good Messages
14,656 Spam Messages (55%)
1,145,282 Total Words
34 Blocklist Rules
21 Whitelist Rules
Showing Statistics Since
Posted October 24th, 2012 @ 09:45pm by Erik J. Barzeski
I'm selling my 23" Cinema Display and my Mac Pro (Facebook link).
Mac Pro + 23" Cinema Display for Sale
Mac Pro (2006):
• 2 x 3 GHz Dual Core Xeon Processors
• 10.7.5 installed (latest available OS it can run)
• 13 GB RAM
• Dual SuperDrives
• 4 500 GB Drives Included (and installed)
• Apple Keyboard/mouse included
23" Cinema Display
• Recently calibrated
• 1920 x 1200 Resolution
• Includes separate Firewire iSight Camera
Pictures available upon request. For friends, I'll include an Analyzr license (this would make a great machine for in your golf instruction studio).
Make an offer please, including shipping or local pickup/delivery. I have the original boxes for the computer and the display.