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Archive for January, 2005

Safari Forms Slowdown

JDD and I were talking, and I was moaning about Safari's incredibly slow "pizza cursor" times. They've been happening lately whenever I'd click a text field, a popup menu, and other such "form" items. It's been quite ridiculous, really - a 2-3 second wait whenever I'd move around. It'd delay actions when I did click […]

QotD: Blog Awareness

Question: When did you reach "Blog Awareness"? My Answer: Slashdot carries the news that "Blog Reading up 58% in U.S." Slashdotters are quick to report on the far more telling quote: "Despite the explosive growth, more than 60% of online Americans have still never heard of blogs, the survey found." I first became aware of […]

Sleep (or lack Thereof)

Remember kiddies: when you're up past 5am, and you get up at 9am, you're not likely to have received too many emails in between. I was up late last night working on the Lake View website. As I've mentioned, it's currently available here, and I'm playing with the account now on Dreamhost thanks to Judi. […]


Today, when trying to find the kid's bib, I found an Uncrustable in Carey's backpack. Basically, it's a sandwich in a bag. No crust - and filled with peanut butter and jelly. I must say, I wish I had about 10 right now. I'd eat them all. I love that there's enough peanut butter to […]


I'm going to start calling utterly crappy interfaces "Winderfaces." I've munged the words "Windows" and "Interfaces." You pronounce the word with a short "i," not a long "i." As in "windows" and "interface." Since nearly all bad interfaces find their home on Windows, it seems a natural fit. Microsoft is coming out with some anti-spyware […]

iWant iWork

This may be the best evidence yet of an upcoming "iWork." Update: According to filings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the "iWork" name is currently registered by Apple, with the previous registrant being IGG Software--hinting that Apple acquired (paid for) the rights to the mark. The change was made in August 2004. […]

Screw the headless iMac. I don't want it, if it exists. I still want a display (15" would be fine) with a pen-sensitive screen and a USB port for a keyboard/mouse. I want the computer to run Mac OS X, but only so far as to boot into Remote Desktop. Then, without syncing files or […]

QotD: Omni Group

Question: Which Omni Group products do you own? My Answer: OmniGraffle Pro and, uhhh, OmniOutliner 2.x. I had a student license to OmniWeb 3 or 4, but OW5 hasn't impressed me in the least. I may pick up a copy of OOPro for the collaborative project on which I'm working. You are encouraged to answer […]

Steelers 29, Bills 24

The Buffalo Bills failed to beat the JV Steelers today in a game that meant everything to the Bills and little, if anything, to the Steelers. The Steelers rushed for over 150 yards and held the Bills to less than 100 even though many of the Steelers hadn't seen playing time since the pre-season. Roethlisberger, […]

QotD: Dessert

Question: What is your favorite dessert? My Answer: I'm not much of a dessert guy. More of a late night snack guy (ice cream). If I do eat dessert, a nice moist chocolate cake, cheesecake, gobs (you don't know what these are, don't worry), and cherry pie top my list. You are encouraged to answer […]

XP and Routers

A few months ago my dad bought a cheapo PC to watch some videos he couldn't watch on a Mac (some super-secret WMP encoded files or something) and to use some CDs encoded with HTML that only Windows IE could decipher. Recently, I've acquired Business Plan Pro and installed it, and I bought a $15 […]

Two Balls

Two golf balls, both hit with a 3W from the same tee. One was a low cut, the other a high draw. This is where they finished up, 240 yards from the tee and 165 from the middle of the green, on the 10th hole at Lake View Country Club. Yes sir, I played golf […]

QotD: 2004

Question: What is your fondest memory of 2004? My Answer: Seeing Carey again for the first time ranks right up there (the actual memory is quite private, so I'll leave it at that). It's hard to believe I've known her (again) since April. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself […]

Tsunami Video

After watching a bunch of the tsunami videos, a few thoughts occur to me. The wave was not nearly as tall as I thought it'd be. I mean, Hawaii and Australia get waves like this for surf competitions, don't they? It looked to be 15 feet tall or so. The pictures I had in my […]