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Archive for July, 2003


Consider the placement of Google AdSense ads on Cocoa Dev Central a test balloon. The ads won't appear on this site any time in the near future - and probably never if Google continue to offer only two inflexible styles - but I'm hopeful that enough people will click on the ads at Cocoa Dev […]

Lauryn Hill: Ugh

Only twangy country gets a lower rating: Erik is listening to "I Find it Hard to Say (Rebel)" by Lauryn Hill from the album "MTV Unplugged" (2002). Erik has rated this song 2.0 stars and last played this song Wednesday, September 4, 2002 9:59:54am. I really don't like Lauryn Hill. At all. (Note to the […]

Blogroll Cleanup

I truly intended to cut my blogroll to about 25 good sites, but I simply can't get rid of the ones I've got. Some are pretty borderline, but as my time becomes increasingly valuable, the "fringe" blogs had to go: those that post on topics I don't care about (politics), those that post infrequently (which […]

Listeners Who Bought

Listeners who bought Clay Aien also bought: Steven Curtis Chapman Adam Sandler Eric Marienthal Anthrax Oingo Boingo The Carpenters Dave Gahan Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown Julian Lennon Not sure I want to include myself in that crowd… 😛

Blog at Your Own Domain

As much as I'm looking forward to the impact of AOL Blogs and TypePad (MT power for the masses!), I do wish to stress this: Final lesson from this situation: never, ever blog at a domain that's not owned by you. Don't blog on your employer's site, don't blog on your blogging application's site - […]

Andy and I had a good discussion re: PulpFiction today. We both shared our opinions, we both agreed on what we feel are the best approaches, and in the end, PulpFiction is a simpler, more elegant, and also more cohesive, powerful piece of software. PulpFiction will only run on Panther, and as we sit around […]

SimCity 4

SimCity 4 has been shipping for awhile for the Mac, but is now available at local stores. I think I'd like to pick up a copy, but I've got four jobs right now, and I think I should really concentrate on those instead. What to do, what to do… I still haven't even opened the […]


I didn't know that MRAM was something that existed, but apparently, it's nearer to release than most people would expect. Basically, MRAM is a high-speed hard disk/CompactFlash card replacement for RAM. It can store its contents without power (like your hard drive or a CompactFlash card, both of which use magnetism, instead of electricity), which […]

QotD: Credit Cards

Question: How many credit cards have you got? My Answer: One (and a check card). It's the same card I've had, well, since I turned 18, really. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Mac Key Shortcuts

From Bill Bumgarner I found this: the Magical Macintosh Key Sequences. Useful indeed.

QotD: Options

Question: If you could have any single option added to your car, what would it be and why? My Answer: I'd take a moonroof. I've craved a simple audio-in port, so that's a close second, and on certain days I'm sure they switch positions. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for […]

QotD: Nickname

Question: What's your favorite and least favorite nickname (for yourself)? My Answer: "EB" because my hockey team called me that, and so did my high school soccer coach, and those were good times. "Brainy Smurf" because the dickhead bullies at school in fifth grade called me that, and those were bad times. You are encouraged […]


A few days ago I had a headache. It was a headache I've had before, and so I remedied the situation and ate some food. Then I got to thinking about the state of "hunger" and how, for the past year or two, I've basically become a stranger to that feeling. I'm never hungry. I […]


Friend: We cooked crabs on the fourth, that was an interesting experience. Those little suckers get excited when they get thrown in the pot. Erik: Ha, yeah. How long does that last? Friend: After about a minute they stop moving, actually, they pretty much stop moving when they've been doused with Old Bay (a crab […]

Odd Dream

I had a very odd dream last night. iBook, SJ, military people, black curtains, my piano, Greg, my mom. All sorts of other things. I'll fill this out later - just wanted to write down enough that I could (hope to) remember. And actually, that's all I'm going to say about it.