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Archive for May, 2003

The Wedding

My sister's now married. My kid sister is married. She's too young, isn't she? I'm barely at the point in my life where I could see getting married, and she's over three years younger. How is she old enough? When you find "The One" I guess you're just ready, right? Well, congrats. But in my […]

QotD: Sliced Bread

Question: What's the best invention since sliced bread? My Answer: I was tempted to say the Wonder Bra™ as a joke, and I guess I just did, but I doubt most people would actually take it as a joke. In short, I don't know that I've got a real answer. The telephone, perhaps, may have […]


I returned to PA with little excitement - exactly what you want when travelling by airplane. After all, excitement would typically involve a problem, right? I arrived, I waited forever to get my luggage (I was one of the last to get mine), and I got my Mercury Grand Marquis from Budget. I drove around […]

QotD: Last Meal

Question: If you were on death row, what would you eat for your last meal? My Answer: A big juicy steak. Ice cream. Coke. A big baked potato with butter out the wazoo (and some bacon too). Oh wait, that's what I get nearly every time I visit Outback… You are encouraged to answer the […]


"I'm leeeeaaaaving… on a jet plane…" I'm flying to Pittsburgh tomorrow for my sister's wedding (Saturday). A friend is flying up Saturday morning to join me. Then Sunday I'm off to California for two weeks. I'll still be writing. Whether or not I'll get the chance to post things when I write them remains to […]

QotD: Checks

Question: What's on your checks? My Answer: I've got "nature" scenes - mountains, plains, forests, deserts - and the line "Whoever dies with the most money wins." Of course, I don't believe that - that's the point. Ahhh, sarcasm. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or […]

Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw an Andrew Stone: In all likelihood, this is the last of Andrew Stone's weblog entries I will ever read. I'm tired of listening to him insult and belittle long-time Mac developers who have done and are doing much more for the platform than Andrew Stone has ever […]

iWipe 1.0.1

iWipe 1.0.1 is out. Grab a copy if you're so inclined… The changes & fixes? I'm glad you asked: Fixed bug with disks of same size Fixed bug when deleting files not on boot partition Fixed horizontal scrolling in files table Improved the look of icons in files table Improved scrolling speed of files table […]

Geek Test

Who has the time to take The Geek Test? Apparently some people do. Me? I'm going to save myself some time and estimate that I am 42% geek. There, isn't that just as effective? I lose big points on the sci fi section (don't care about Star Trek or Tolkien or Magic the Gathering). Those […]

OneWord: Spun

Spin City used to be a show on TV, but "spun" is kind of a weird word. It's past tense, after all. I spun a story. I waxed philosophical. I guess you should say you spun a yarn, but, well, whatever. I never "spun" the bottle - girls still had cooties back then right? I […]

QotD: Afterlife

Question: If you found out there was no afterlife in any sense of the word, how would you change your life? My Answer: I'm not sure that I would. I've lived my life by religious rules, but I'd consider them simply moral rules: don't kill people, don't be a jackass, love your family (but not […]

I've had the chance to read Cocoa in a Nutshell since Saturday (I'm about 1/4 of the way through). So far, I'd say that I can highly recommend this book. James Duncan Davidson does the first chapter and Mike Beam tackles the rest, with editing by esteemed colleagues Malcolm Crawford, Scott Anguish, etc. This book […]

I've got a test application. It's got two text fields and two checkboxes. One would have sufficed, but I wanted to add another method of "entering" text - by tabbing to the other text field. I've got undo working for the checkboxes and text fields. I've got AppleScript working for both. I've got a full […]

QotD: Room Temperature

Question: What is room temperature? My Answer: Where I grew up (in Pennsylvania) room temperature was 68 degrees. In Florida, I keep my A/C at 68 and everyone freezes. Apparently "room temperature" is about 76 down here. Who knew? You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or […]

I'm back. Sorry for being gone. I've got some cleaning up to do and some other things - bear with me. Categories and posts will be changing and flinging around. Sorry. It's all for the good. 🙂 Oh, and hey - my sister's getting married this Saturday! Eeeeks! I'm looking forward to the wedding. Open […]