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Archive for June, 2005

QotD: Death

Question: What's the nearest you've ever come to your own death? My Answer: I've never tried to kill myself, so that rules that out. I've been in one car accident, but the guy who was driving avoided the oncoming car well enough that nobody was hurt at all. I once fell through some ice, but […]

Neighborhood Blog

Now that I'm a homeowner, I'm very interested in getting to know my neighbors. One of the ways in which I thought to do this was by setting up a "neighborhood blog." The area in which we live is actually quite big, and there aren't any clear delineations, so I thought perhaps the street name […]

QotD: Change

Question: What do you do with all of your coin change? My Answer: Carey and I are putting our change in a piggy bank. We take them to Wegman's or some grocery store and cash them in. We call it our "Outback Fund" - when we save up enough for a meal at the Outback, […]

Big Ben’s Blog

Ben Roethlisberger's grandfather died recently, and I read about it on his blog. I'll overlook a few of the grammatical mistakes and simply wish Ben the best this year. I have - and always will be - a Steelers fan. I love that an athlete has a blog and that I found out about the […]

Carey and I bought furniture a few weeks back and took delivery of our bedroom set a few days later. A few days after that we shuffled the furniture around and put the pieces - bed, two nightstands, chest, and dresser - where they'll likely remain for many years to come. The positions we chose […]

QotD: Podcasts

Question: What podcasts (from the iTMS) do you recommend? My Answer: The only one I've subscribed to thus far is New Music Tuesdays. Perhaps it'll expose me to some new music. There aren't any golf-specific feeds that I can see yet. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the […]

iTunes 4.9

And hey, this shows up prior to Apple's announcement: With iTunes 4.9, you can now browse and subscribe to podcasts from within the iTunes Music Store. Podcasts are frequently updated radio-style shows downloadable over the Internet. You can also transfer podcasts to iPod, for listening on the go. I don't really care if there's more […]

I previously wrote about the Nintendo Revolution not supporting HD, but now there's a new fan site that will attempt to change Nintendo's mind. You can find it at Go. Read. Learn. Speak.

QotD: Control iTunes

Question: Do you use Synergy? If not, how do you typically control iTunes? My Answer: Yep. I don't use any of the menu bar functions, but I do use keys to change the volume, pause/stop/play, ffwd/rewind, rate songs, and hide/show the floater. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in […]

No AppleScript ‘Mute’?

I looked quickly and could not find an AppleScript command to mute the sound on my Mac. Instead, I've had to get by with tell appplication "System Events" to set volume 0. I do this via cron at 10pm. At 7am, I reset the volume to 3.5 (half volume). Being able to mute and unmute […]

Bark, Yard, Bark!

Yesterday Carey and I spent most of the day shoveling, wheelbarrowing, dumping, and spreading woodchips on the beautifully landscaped yard we now call our own. My parents put wood chips around everything in their yard, and they get by with two cubic yards. Carey and I need ten. Ten cubic yards. Unfortunately, we only had […]

QotD: Piracy

Question: How much pirated software do you have on your computer right now? My Answer: One piece, but it's on a .dmg and I have not used it in months (Adobe Illustrator - I own version 8, but this is CS). Incidentally, Freshly Squeezed Software's approach to piracy mirrors that of Wil Shipley, who has […]

QotD: Hard Work

Question: Physically, what's the hardest work you've done? My Answer: I once worked for a company called American Turned Products. I was responsible for building about 200 valves per night. They were metal, and heavy, and had sharp edges. The machines took some effort to use, and you spent your evenings walking around in a […]

I have a little bit of experience in starting my own business, and much of what I'd say is contained nicely in a little PDF from a talk Wil Shipley (who too has a little experience). Grab the PDF here.

I watched The Aviator last night. Always one to look on the bright side, I enjoyed quite a few scenes in the 170-minute flick. Of course, they all involved Kate Beckinsale… Unlike some people, I watched the whole darn thing. The story was badly told. I didn't identify with any of the characters, nor did […]