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Archive for April, 2005

QotD: Car

Question: How long do you keep a car? My Answer: At least five to six, typically more like eight. Of course, the first car I ever owned, I kept for about a year. It was black, and that didn't go over too well in south Florida. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the […]

So, someone made an offer on that house we were considering. I really like the house and want to put in an offer as well. Carey's still very much on the fence about it. Thing of it is: we have an hour to decide. If you look at it one way, we have nothing to […]

QotD: Bonjour

Question: Do you like the name Bonjour for Apple's former Rendezvous? My Answer: Sure. It will be interesting, however, to see how badly people mispronounce it. 🙂 You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

In no particular order: Rent history has little or no bearing on a mortgage. You could pay $1500/month in rent and apply for a mortgage that costs $1000/month and it won't matter one bit. Paying rent does not positively affect your credit rating. Making $1500/month payments for five years won't matter. But if you slip […]

The Sand Trap has a few top-level categories that stand alone. It also has a "Tours" category with PGA, LPGA, Nationwide, and a few other sub-categories. Same is true of the equipment main category and its sub-categories Clubs, Balls, Apparel (etc). I'd like to delete the "Tours" category, which has no articles assigned to it, […]

I wonder if I can renew .Mac for the special "limited time" price of $69.95? If I can, I wonder how I would do so. Has anyone done this? I can't seem to do it through .Mac, and proceeding partway through the checkout at the online store indicates they'll send me a box (which has […]

QotD: Prepare for Tiger

Question: As a follow-up on yesterday's post, today's question is this: how will you prepare for Tiger (Mac OS X 10.4)? My Answer: I'll do my nightly (and complete) backup. Then I'll probably just install it right over 10.3.8. When problems arise in a few months, maybe then I'll do a clean install. But right […]

QotD: April 29

Question: Are you ready for Tiger? My Answer: You bet! You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Atom Feed Issues

I wanted to modify the Atom feed with some HTML, but that breaks validation. Here's a sample: <content type="text/html" mode="escaped" xml:lang="en" xml:base="<MTBlogURL encode_xml="1">"> <p><MTEntryExcerpt encode_xml="1"></p> <p><a href="" title="Visit NSLog();">Click</a></p> I thought it should work. It defines the type, after all, as text/html. Instead, feedvalidator tells me "Undefined content element: p". Hmmmm. The MovableType default template […]

Embedding data:

This one's for me, of course: embedding images inside the source of a HTML page. Might be an interesting way to send HTML email without attachments, too.


Somewhere, somehow, I missed the whole "CF-Lite" thing… CF-Lite, the Darwin version of Core Foundation, is a subset of CF that does not include some functionality available on Mac OS X. However, it does contain the data structures used for managing common application objects - such as strings and numbers of various formats - which […]

QotD: Many Apps

Question: This one's making the rounds, and it's as valid a question as any: are you a hider, a closer, a minimizer, or an Exposér? My Answer: A hider. I rarely minimize windows - except for Finder windows - and the apps in my dock are the ones that are always running anyway. Everything else […]

We Toured the House

Carey and I toured a house we found online earlier today. Yesterday, just kind of goofing around, we found the house online and called the agent right away - the house looked great online. Today, the real estate agent was 10 minutes late and couldn't bother to call - real nice first step. The house […]

Mysterious Cron Issue

This comes from a friend of mine in need of some help. I'll reproduce what he emailed me as best as I can (in terms of presentation, I mean): I created a simple shell script to kill a running process (MSN Messenger) by name. When run independantly it works without issue. When run via crontab […]

We've had a heck of a time tracking down some crashes in PulpFiction, but, I think we've got it: Modified Files: FetchController.m Log Message: fix for the weird crash when fetching. None of the users have had it crash on them since and I can't reproduce it anymore. Looks like we're good.