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Archive for September, 2003

QotD: Ripping

Question: How fast can your computer rip your MP3s or AACs? My Answer: 20x. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

GSM in a Week

I stopped in at a Cingular store today to see what new phones were available. The answer: none. My Motorola v60t is still quite nice in comparison to the "lineup" of TDMA phones that Cingular tries to push on people. It would have been a fruitless trip had I not noticed the eight or ten […]

QotD: Land Line

Question: Do you have a land line or just a cell phone? My Answer: I have a land line, and it's the only number I give out. I forward calls to my land line to my cell phone when I'm out. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the […]


Last week I bought a Smartcast watch and an extra radar beacon. José and I tested it in my apartment complex pond, and it worked pretty well. Early tests in saltwater were simply frustrating, and didn't work as expected. The thing will get another test on Lake Ida tomorrow morning when I try to catch […]

Hard Drive Names

I've still yet to take the G5 out of its box (been busy, really) since I got it on Friday, but I've now got the names for its hard drives: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. These names fit perfectly, I think, and it was a stroke of brilliance for Gabe to suggest them by asking "what's your […]

Perhaps I could eat cheesburger fries (use the user/pass "macnn") while looking over these free Cocoa frameworks from the author of Path Finder (an app I've never really liked much).

QotD: Two Points

Question: The two-point conversion in the NFL: good or bad? My Answer: I was glad that they finally brought it back. It's a good thing, and unlike the DH in the AL, I hope that it remains for quite a long time. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in […]

Tennessee 30, Pittsburgh 13

Football is a game of numbers, and this one can be summarized pretty easily: Tenn Pitt First Downs: 9 25 Time of Poss: 24:10 35:50 Plays: 39 75 Rushing Yards: 40 69 Passing Yards: 158 307 I've left one off, and it's the most important: Interceptions: 0 2 Tommy Maddox was off today. Amos Zereoue […]

QotD: Car Features

Question: What is the most important feature in your car? My Answer: The most important is that it "goes" of course, but that's not in the spirit of the question. The most important feature - the one that I like the most - is the stereo. I could not stand to have a car without […]

QotD: First Computer

Question: What was your first computer? My Answer: An Apple ][e that my mom brought home from school. I was about, oh, two years old or so. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

I Have Seen The Enemy

I have seen the enemy, and man is he ugly. I'm used to Wintellian ripoffs being ugly, clunky, cumbersome, and non-intuitive, but this one has catapulted itself to the top of the "worst of the worst" list. "The question is, how much and how far Dell can go with it?" says Dell President Kevin Rollins. […]

SpamSieve Since 2.0

Since the 2.0 release, SpamSieve's stats on my system are: Good Messages.......655 Spam Messages.......2317 False Positives.....25 False Negatives.....3 Correct.............99.1% Not bad. The highest I got on the previous version was about 93%, which still meant I had to deal with a lot of spam. The false positives number is disconcerting, but I started with a […]

QotD: Typing

Question: How did you learn to type, and how do you type now? My Answer: I type "properly" - fingers on the home keys and all. My wrists usually rest on the table, though, and I don't care - I type just fine this way. It's the lazy way, I know. I took a class […]


It has shipped! I should have it in two days (does Airborne deliver on Saturdays?). Incidentally, 1 GB PC3200 modules from RAMJet come with little heat sinks clipped onto them (this should explain why I got "only" 512 MB in the config below). Z07K POWER MAC G5 2.0GHZDP CTO 1 x,xxx.xx With the following configuration: […]


Easily the most ridiculous thing I've heard this month: There is no sense in letting kids get accustomed to easier-to-use, more reliable machines that are less prone to viruses when they will have to grow up and survive in the modern workplace. Quote courtesy of Pinellas County superintendent Howard Hinesley on his decision to replace […]