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Archive for February, 2003

Happy 48th

Happy 48th Stevie J! Yes, folks, Steve Jobs' birthday is February 24, uhhh (mental math), 2003-48, take away the 1… 1955. Actually I just wanted to make the post longer than a few words. I think it'd be cool to compile a list of all famous tech people's birthdays.

Safari Gets Tabs

If this is true then I think I'm going to puke. Not only does this indicate even more custom controls (see all the recent coverage of inconsistent UI), but… Ugh. I'd rather not have tabbed browsing at all than have even more bad UI shoved on us. Apple, wake the hell up! >:-o

Subscription Software: REALbasic

Some people think subscription software is the future. That - eventually - we'll all be paying for our software by the hour, month, year, whatever. Guess what? For some, it's already here: REALbasic 5.0 is out. REALbasic seems to have seen yearly upgrades since it's 2.x release or so (1998: 1.0, 2000: 2.1, 2001: 3.0 […]

Apple Bug Filing Day

Today I filled out about 40 bug reports at Here's the list, from our previous articles on the "inconsistencies" we find creeping up in the Mac GUI. If you have any bugs that you'd like to add to this list, let me know ( I'll post an updated list with your UI bugs in […]

Grrrr – Site Organization Favor

Okay, having goofed up something earlier, I decided to forge ahead with the new formatting. Yay. Ugh. You are here because you tried to get to something with "" in the URL. The document you are looking for moved. It still exists, but it was moved. Feel free to use the "Search" on the left […]

Grrrr – Site Organization

I was looking over my blog directory on my server and I realized that I've got about 400 files in one directory (the "archives" directory). Why? Every article goes there. Every category, every daily and monthly archive. Every .xml file for the TrackBack system. I have 282 entries and 396 files in there (prior to […]

This is a Good Ad?

This is a good ad? So much for reliability. But hey, it's good to know that at least Microsoft can help you with all of these problems (the ad concludes with the "we can help" message). P.S. Robert Scoble, pay attention. Even MS knows they have problems. The horror! The pain!


If you create the folder ~/Library/Scripts/Applications/Safari/ and drop AppleScripts into it, they'll appear as I've illustrated to the right. This is a great way to clean up your AppleScript system menu (y'all have one, right?). No longer must you have a long list of AppleScripts in that menu just to use them in all of […]

Britney and Christina

No, not your typical Britney and Christina (the pop stars). This is a whole different kind: sigh 😐 >:-o Spam sucks.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Well I finally watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Finally because so many people told me I'd like it, but I never had the urge to see it alone. Well, alone I did watch it today, and it was indeed quite amusing. I can see why it's a cult classic, but at the same […]

Super Hearing

I just cleaned my ears (squirting warm water up there with one of those bulb thingies). Now I have Superman hearing. I can hear my tower fan from a few rooms away. I can hear my fingerprints rubbing against each other. I can hear the carpet scrunching under my feet as I walk around. They're […]

WWDC + Rendezvous + Safari

I saw this today and I immediately began trying to think of the page or files that I'd like to serve up at WWDC. I think a general "who am I" résumé should suffice: I could link to Cocoa Dev Central and Freshly Squeezed Software and this site. I could put a picture there so […]

Dream: Me and Catherine

So I took a nap :-zzz today to try to wait for some goop in my ear (goop that was supposed to - and normally does - clean out ear wax, but has, this time, simply gelled up inside my ear or something - and no, you can't fish it out with a Q-Tip, that […]

Giving More than 100%

From Dave, If we take the alphabet (A-Z) and assign every letter a numeric value equal to their position in the alphabet (A=1, B=2, Z=26), we get some interesting results. H A R D W O R K 8 1 18 4 23 15 18 11 = 98% K N O W L E D […]

The One that Bugs Me Most

This one bugs me most: The % of computers sold per year does not equal the market share for use of that computer. If Macs last twice as long, on average, as PCs, the numbers are off by a factor of 2. This Robert Scoble guy is supposed to be smart in some way? Today […]