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Archive for November, 2003

QotD: Routine

Question: If you could change one thing about your daily routine, what would it be? My Answer: Ignoring all the silly, trite answers (not having to go to work, waking up next to Shania Twain, etc.), I'd have to say "showering." I don't seem to find showering to be as pleasurable as some people find […]

Instant Turnoffs

I went to buy some ice cream tonight. I got out of the car at Albertson's and saw a pretty tasty looking woman walking in front of me. She stopped just outside of the grocery store, looked at her watch, and lit up a cigarette. 60 to 0 in 3 seconds flat. As I was […]


Let's get into it quickly: Do you really believe: [[[MyClass alloc] init:[foo bar]] autorelease] is easier to read or write than: MyClass.alloc().init( ).autorelease() Yes, I do. Some others from the list on which I have comments follow.

Xcode Build Sounds

Great tip! defaults write PBXBuildSuccessSound FILE.wav defaults write PBXBuildFailureSound FILE.wav If you're using Project Builder, then substitute "ProjectBuilder" where you find "Xcode".

QotD: Underwear

Question: How often do you buy underwear? How often do you wear underwear? My Answer: I haven't bought more than five pairs of underwear (boxers) in the past three years. Why? Because I had about 100 pairs of underwear from college. After all, the more clothes you had, the less often you had to do […]

QotD: Full-Time OS

Question: When did you begin using what you now consider your full-time OS? My Answer: Mac OS X Public Beta, and in fact Developer Preview 4, were put into heavy use. I occasionally ran classic mode when I had to, but I also signed up to beta test X versions of several pieces of critical […]

QotD: Side Dish

Question: What's your favorite Thanksgiving side dish? My Answer: Cranberry sauce. A little tart, a little sweet, and gooshy enough to fit into all the cracks. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Thanksgiving

Question: What do you cook for Thanksgiving? My Answer: My family makes turkey. However, as they're in PA, I'm sure they'll enjoy their turkey. Me, I'm hoping to catch some trout, and I'll make those. Oh wait, they might not be in season anymore… scratch that. I'm ordering a pizza. 🙂 You are encouraged to […]

Mario Kartathon

So, the standings after a few solid hours of Mario Kart: Double Dash 38 wins: Eric and Erik (tie) 15 wins: my dog Flint 14 wins: Justin As you can see, even a dog has beaten the poor, poor play of one wee boy named Justin. Ahhh, and to think how we had to hear […]

QotD: Concert Tickets

Question: What's the most you've ever paid for concert tickets? My Answer: $200 for two. Pretty cheap, I suspect, and I expect some answers to dwarf my expense. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Duck Hunt

When I discovered that you could control the ducks in Duck Hunt with the second controller, my dad never beat me again. I'd sit quietly, the controller subtly nestled between my legs as I sat Indian style "awaiting my turn." Ahhhh, memories. Thanks Mike.

Tiger Woods 2004… Under Par?

I hope that Tiger Woods 2004 gets a bit more difficult. I've just finished winning my first tournament, and I'm now on my second. After a rather uneventful 16-under-par first-round performance, I entered the second round of the tournament. The critical stats for that round: 1 eagle 1 no-putt 2 two-putts 7 tap-ins 14 fairways […]

QotD: Photos

Question: On average, how many photos do you take per day? Are you a photo nut? My Answer: I take pictures once a week, when fishing or doing something else, and at those times I take anywhere from 5 to 20 pictures. That averages out to about two photos per day. This puts me pretty […]


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Words of Wisdom

If you have to fall back on policy, you've lost. Perception is reality (though, I disagree with this one, because sometimes someone's just demented). There are others, and when I come across some, I'm going to list them. Feel free to list any you've heard. No cliché's please - actual stuff that makes sense. "There […]