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Archive for March, 2003

Krispy Kreme + Cool Whip

I bought Cool Whip and some glazed Krispy Kreme donuts last night, and dipped the latter into the former. Mmmmm that's good.

Even More Bad Mac Software

As if we didn't have enough of an uphill battle fighting off the REALbasic developers out there, MacCentral reports that: REALbasic creator REAL Software Inc. will soon offer its developers a new tool that may help ease the conversion of Visual Basic projects to the Macintosh. VB Converter enables Visual Basic programmers to port their […]

RSS It or Lose Me

From somebodydial 911 comes: This is an insipid notion that discounts what actually occurs -- when the RSS aggregator that I use (NetNewsWire, shown above) refreshes and displays the latest content from the RSS feeds that I subscribe to. I then follow links to the stories on their site that I'm interested in reading in […]


From inluminent comes a pretty nifty résumé. These are the kinds of résumés you can put together when you're unemployed for a week or two, I guess. 🙂 I interviewed with Apple yesterday and realized my own résumé hasn't been updated in about a year. Since then, I've added quite a bit of knowledge and […]


Is NetNewsWire AppleScript Stupid? Rather, am I? I'm trying to do something very simple: compile a list of blogs that have not been updated in the past x days (so that I can delete them from my subscriptions list). set oldies to {} set cutoffDate to ( (current date) - (15 * days) ) So […]

Do Not Call

I previously wrote about the national "do not call" list for telemarketers, and today I found an update on Ars Technica: In case you didn't know, the FTC is setting up a national Do-Not-Call Registry that telemarketers must consult before compiling their call list, and despite legal attacks, the Registry is still on track. Good […]

Pet Peeve: Rubbernecking

I hate rubbernecking. On a 35 mile drive home from a pal's place this morning, I encountered two separate incidences of RubberNecking™. Both caused 4-mile backups that took delayed me by 10 minutes apiece. On a 35 mile trip. Both times the cars involved in an "accident" were 100 feet from the road in the […]

All Your Base Station

"All Your Base Station are Belong to Us," my new t-shirt declares. The t-shirt, from Geek Culture and Cafe Press was a birthday present from the fabulous* Jamie, along with a seasoning packet and a card with a monkey! While I'm posting on this, I may as well link to the official "All Your Base […]

R.E.M.’s Last Straw

R.E.M., my favorite band, has a stream of a war-track The Last Straw on their site. If hatred makes a play on me tomorrow And forgiveness takes a back seat to revenge There's a hurt down deep that has not been corrected There's a voice in me that says you will not win. Reminded via […]


Someone today emailed me (I'll keep his name and MUG out of this) to ask to distribute Recent Tunes, some Freshly Squeezed Software freeware, to his MUG. I granted the approval, but took issue with part of his email: We compress the programs as self-extracting archives (sea) in order to save space and reduce the […]

Metal Everywhere? Ugh.

OSNews reports on (and gets feedback on) the widely reported possibility of all of Panther (Mac OS X 10.3) being metal. Matt and I have railed about the Mac UI Consistency for quite a number of entries (currently that search nets you three of the better results, and will be four soon with the addition […]

Survivor 6.7

This week was one of the funniest episodes ever. I wrote everything below last night during the show (live, with commercials, ugh - I like my TiVo and hate having to watch it at Gabe and Daria's). Stupid me forgot to change the status to "Publish" from "Draft." D'oh! I'll jerry-rig the time here to […]

Ruler Favelet

From Somebody Dial 911 comes a ruler favelet that measures distances in your browser - something that can come in handy when you're doing some work. It works fine here in Safari (mind the note not to drag the link - ctrl-click and copy it instead). It shows the mouse's current position in the browser […]

No really. And I entered the essay contest a few times in college. But hey, my subscription to Playboy (gotten for me by my ex-girlfriend, along with my Maxim subscription) has now served a new purpose: helping fellow Mac developers realize a few seconds of their allotted fifteen minutes. Incidentally, Jordan (the UK babe) featured […]


I'm not sure what BlogShares are, really, but here's mine. I used to play a fantasy sports thing where you bought stock in athletes, and their stock rose and fell, and you sold shares in Michael Jordan to pick up shares of Mark McGwire. This might be fun, but, more investigation is necessary… 😐