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Archive for May, 2003

QotD: Death by Animal

Question: If you were to be killed by an animal, what kind would it be?? My Answer: My first instinct was to choose a quick death, and the animal that would cause it, but I'm not certain death by lion mauling is fast enough. My next reaction is to choose something relatively painless, like some […]

OneWord: Pink

Pink is certainly a feminine word and it's also the name of an artist, and I'd listen to her music but right now I'm finishing my rating of Fleetwood Mac's greatest hits album or something. Two discs, actually, and I can't type today. I keep backspacing to correct things, which isn't the point of a […]

Survivor 6.11

Survivor week is here. I watched last night with Gabe and Daria, and now I'm blogging about it around 1 on Friday. Rob screwed Heidious and Jenna last week (not in the way he'd truly like to screw them), and so this week was an interesting one. Christy being voted out? Unexpected!

From a MacInTouch discussion on the iPods: Just a note to those people (like me) who are frustrated that the original iPods do not support the new software features of the current iPods. While reader reports like this one on MacInTouch are very useful, if you want a chance of Apple actually developing the 2.0 […]

Where Am I?

Where am I? Using TerraBrowser, I've located my precise position. Terrabrowser is a front end to Microsoft's Terra Server which contains satellite imagery and topo maps from the US Geological Survey (USGS). The aim of this program is to provide a simpler and more user friendly interface to the data. It doesn't support all of […]

Disliking Drawers

Y'know, seeing screenshots of the recently released NisusWriter Express reminded me of something: I Dislike Drawers. Those slide-out never-wide-enough drawers in Mac OS X. In fact, aside from Preview, I can't think of a single app in which I even like to tolerate drawers. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being "yay" and 1 being […]

Authorizing iTunes: SC Info

My friend Jason couldn't authorize iTunes to play some songs he'd purchased (on the same machine he'd purchased them on), and he found the answer on a discussion board: % sudo mkdir -p /Users/Shared % sudo chmod 777 /Users/Shared Doing some investigating of my own, I found a hidden "SC Info" folder that directly links […]

QotD: One Sense

Question: If you could keep only one of your five senses, which would you keep? My Answer: I would keep my sight. Much of my communication is textual - email, IRC, HTML, PHP, Objective-C, etc. I could live without feeling pain, I could deal with not being able to taste things (I might eat healthier!), […]

April 2003 Zeitgeist

Every month (since February) I post my site's referral search terms (not what people search for on my site). It's an interesting peek that illustrates "how people are finding me." Here's April's…

Getting the Hint

I've recently had to say "sod off" to a certain "pal" of mine. This "pal" wrote something that upset and hurt me. Try as I might, I was unable to see what they wrote in any other way - humor, sarcasm, etc. People I've showed the writing to are appalled at what was written, the […]

OneWord: Elegant

My date for dinner at Ruth's Chris looked elegant the other day. I'm used to seeing her in boy clothes, kinda, so it was quite a shock to see her all dressed up nice and sexy. She looked very, very good, and I think I told her that about five hundred times through dinner and […]

iTunes 4’s Hidden Menu

It seems that iTunes 4 has a myserious hidden menu. To get it: Click "Window" menu Press right arrow key There is no step three! The appearance of this mysterious menu is intriguing. Quite obviously it provides the old cmd-Y keyboard shortcut for those that may want it. It also provides the lovely shortcut for […]

eMusic vs. iMusic

Someone published an article called Why eMusic Gets It as a direct comparison between eMusic and the iTunes Music Store (iMusic for the purpose of a funnier title). Point by point, let's have a look at the issues raised.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

When I was about eight, and was still in the "gifted" program (before it was renamed the "Challenge" program, designed to indicate that educators wished to give us a challenge "regular" classes did not provide but instead seeming to indicate that, in fact, we were challenged), my mom bought me a book called Where the […]

Audio In

One of my biggest pet peeves in current automotive design is the lack of an audio-in port (either the red/white or the stereo mini-jack variety). How much would it cost auto manufacturers to add this to every car? Ten cents? As I look for the arrival of my 30 GB iPod soon (replacing my 20, […]