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Archive for December, 2003

Clinton’s White House Bio

In some random surfing today, I came across Bill Clinton's Bio on the site. It says: During the administration of William Jefferson Clinton, the U.S. enjoyed more peace and economic well being than at any time in its history. My question: do they allow the presidents to write their own bios?

Problem: PDF or AppleWorks?

I'm updating some documentation for some products today (new site, new products, later today!) and printing them to PDF. I'm using AppleWorks, primarily for familiarity and because LaTeX doesn't give me all the control I need. Unfortunately, there exists a problem when printing to PDF. You can see the problem in the image at right. […]

As I prepare for a full day of work on what should be a "day off," I've come to the realization that I simply haven't got the time to run Cocoa Dev Central anymore. So, one of three things can occur: I sell the site to someone who will maintain it. I keep the site […]

QotD: Tootsie

Question: How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop? My Answer: 42. That's the meaning of life, too. 🙂 Or, if you're like me, about 3 - then I bite through it. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the […]

Lake Wyman

José and I ventured out into a bit of rain and an entirely overcast day today to get in some fishing near the Boca Inlet at a widening of the intercoastal known as "Lake Wyman" (it's not a lake, dammit, it's just a wider part of the intercoastal!). I had no idea what we'd catch, […]

Duh, Scoble!

Robert Scoble is up to it again. Up to what? Being stupid. Let's have a look: 1. He wants Longhorn to set the highest resolution possible out of the box (and really, he wants XP to do it too). He repeats this same error many times: turning on advanced features out of the box and […]


I didn't say I killed my wife. I didn't say I killed my wife. I didn't say I killed my wife. I didn't say I killed my wife. I didn't say I killed my wife. I didn't say I killed my wife. I didn't say I killed my wife. Stolen from someone else but his […]

QotD: Kiss

Question: QotD: How would you describe your first kiss? My Answer: Mind-wracking. I was thinking faster than ever, which I'm certain resulted in a less than stellar performance. After all, if 99% of your energy is focused on examining what you're doing, and how you're doing it, the "naturality" of a kiss is lost. You […]

The Power of Unix

Ahhh, behold, the power of Unix. I hadn't "processed" orders for Freshly Squeezed Software for over 190 days, leaving me with some thousands of emails to process. Every day we get an order summary (tab delimited text file listing all orders for the day prior). For each order we get two emails, one mirroring the […]

PHP Syntax Checking

PHP Syntax Checking in BBEdit. Just bookmarking that for later. Things I've gotta do tonight: move a few months of customer data to some FileMaker databases. It's not going to be fun. Not at all. I will be spending much time in AppleScript. 🙂

The Eighties

File this under "I'm listing this for myself." And, to spare you, I'm putting it in the extended entry…

QotD: Cold

Question: How cold is "cold"? My Answer: I'm from PA, land of the sideways-falling snow ("lake effect"). We know what a "wind chill" is, and as such, anything over 0°F is considered "chilly" at worst. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Recent Tunes 2.0

Recent Tunes 2.0 is coming along. My previous blog post spurred Jason on a bit, I suppose. So, now my left-hand "Current iTune" is working and so is my list. Jason's not quite finished up the HTTP-GET implementation (c'mon man!), but that's what I'll be using as soon as that works. I'll have a database […]

BackLight 2.0

When Freshly Squeezed Software introduces its new site (coming in less than a week), it will do so with updated versions of the following software: BackLight (2.0) Terminal Pal (2.0) MailDrop (1.3) FTPeel (1.1 beta) iChem (1.3) Booklet 1.2 Missing from this list is Recent Tunes (2.0), for which I'll have to beat Jason. BackLight […]

QotD: Death

Question: What's the closest you've come to death? My Answer: I once spun out doing 45 on a highway, across the median (a big grass dip in the road) and across the three lanes of traffic on the other side. It was late at night, and it was raining a bit, so there were very […]