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Archive for July, 2003

QotD: Statistics

Question: How often do you make up statistics? My Answer: I make up statistics only 14% of the time. That's funny. 🙂 You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Relationships

Question: What is the most important thing in any relationship? My Answer: Communication. Honest communication. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Safe to say, I won't be visiting for software any time soon. From: Luca Torella <(removed)> Date: Wed, 2 Jul 2003 20:03:44 +0200 To: cocoa-dev Subject: toolbars in Cocoa Could somebody help me with Toolbars? Thanks, Luca. I'm reminded of some phrase with "helps those who help themselves"…

XPlat Look and Feel

From a gentleman named Thanh Ly, who's sticking up for his use of Qt on a mailing list: I hear a lot of people saying that Cocoa is much better, etc. It's all subjective. Well, no one can deny that it's better in the sense that it's native to OS X. Same goes for UI […]

Grammatical Peeves

"Please bare with me." "I like there house. & I went their yesterday. & Their coming soon." "We think your hot. & We like you're hat." "We want too." "Prepositions are bad things to end sentences with." "The rules of the game is simple." "Its not going to end. & I took it's cloak." And […]

Stupid Spammers

You know, I might be more inclined to open spam with the subject "Nice meeting you" or "Software Idea" or "Hey, It's Mike" if I didn't tend to receive about fourteen copies at a time, all with different sender names. Spammers are stupid, but the people that continue to open spam, thus making it a […]

Today I made an AppleScript application. Then I put that AppleScript in the Applications folder and added it to my Login Items. Next, I copied my loginwindow.plist, removed the script from my Login Items, and pasted my loginwindow.plist over someone else's. The AppleScript? ignoring application responses   tell application "loginwindow" to «event aevtrlgo» end ignoring Immediately […]

MS to Pay Dividend

It seems Microsoft is going to pay a dividend, something they rarely do. At about a buck a share, Bill Gates is set to net about $1,180,000,000. Said one Slashdot reader: Dear Mr. Gates, please choose one of the following: [ ] damned if you do [ ] damned if you don't [ ] just […]

QotD: Lies

Question: How many times per day do you lie (to anyone, including yourself)? My Answer: About two. I usually "lie" about how much I get done in a day (to myself), and I usually lie about how much food I've eaten (again, to myself). I really should eat more (and not set my goals so […]

Barry White is Dead

No, seriously. I've got his greatest hits, and while I've never used them to seduce anyone, I don't doubt that many other people have.

QotD: Shopping

Question: If you could shop in only one store for the rest of your life, where would you shop? My Answer: Does Victoria's Secret count? Hmm, probably wouldn't get much nourishment in there, nor anything with which to keep warm. I'm going to have to go with either a sporting goods store or a grocery […]

New Goggles

I picked up my new glasses today. The ones I thought were Express were actually Esprit, and you can "see" them online here. Kinda. Esprit essentially has zero web presence, and only a postcard site for US residents. Pathetic. I'm going to put these glasses through the stress test throughout the day (by wearing them) […]

I caught the last half of Project Greenlight on HBO last year, but this year I made a note to watch it from the get-go. There are no commercials, so the show packs into an hour what most shows seem to pack into a month of half-hour sit coms. If I had to pick one […]

Kasia says that the worst part of any programming project is the beginning. I disagree - the worst part is the "middle." At the beginning, you say massive improvements. On the Mac, you can design your entire UI. Then you can wire things up. You see immediate, large leaps in your program. Sure, you don't […]


Volkswagen now has an SUV-type car. It costs about $35,000, mind you, but I find it quite nifty. It's got a lot of standard features, should hold its value pretty well, and has that typical VW austerity and elegance. Given my recent hunt (though calling it that implies that I was actually seriously contemplating trading […]