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Archive for July, 2005

QotD: Entertaining

Question: How often do you "entertain" at your abode? My Answer: Never. Tomorrow doesn't count. I always make fun of people on TLC and HGTV when they're looking for homes. They all say they want to "entertain." I don't really know anyone that "entertains." Who are these people? Where do they live? Why aren't we […]

QotD: Tiger’s Pay

Question: Tiger Woods just surpassed $50M in career earnings (in nearly 10 years on the PGA Tour). Is he underpaid? My Answer: He makes more off the course in sponsorships and whatnot than any other athlete anywhere, so if we're including that money, no, he's not underpaid. If we're comparing him to every other professional […]

QotD: Floppy

Question: When is the last time you used a floppy disk? My Answer: 1995. Yes, it's been 10 years. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Jobby

Question: If you could turn any of your hobbies into an actual job (one that sustains you and your family), which hobby would you choose and what would you do with it? My Answer: I've already done it. Twice. 🙂 Software development and Web consulting with a dash of Mac and golf thrown in to […]

For those who haven't figured it out by now, I've sold Freshly Squeezed Software to Don Yacktman and Gary Longsine of illumineX. The sale actually occurred two months ago, but this week the domain names (and thus the web site and email) will be moved, completing the transition. I cannot comment thoroughly on their plans […]

Bitch About Erie .com

I've been thinking of starting a new forum called "" (or something similar - go ahead and register the domain before I can, I don't care). People would, duh, use it to bitch about Erie, PA. Traffic lights, potholes, politicians, the lack of dog parks, the weather, whatever. Perhaps, and this may be a bit […]

For Bud Landry

Bud, I hope this helps, since no email to you gets through. Your email ID has been replaced with "emailaddress" below.

Don has noticed one of my favorite PulpFiction features: transparency. Specifically, "transparency when you need it, none when you don't." PulpFiction allows you to specify the opacity when the Activity Viewer is inactive. Mine's set for 25% - enough that I know where the window is (should I want to drag it somewhere), but transparent […]

Passion of the Christ

I watched Passion of the Christ a few days ago, and frankly, I'm not sure what all the fuss was about. Do religious groups not realize that they come off as flaky when they condemn things like a movie as being a filthy piece of trash? How is it not saner for them to say […]


Question: What's your favorite TLA? My Answer: WTF? You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Carey told me yesterday that Presque Isle State Park is the most visited state park in the country. I didn't quite believe it, but she pointed out that it's free to visit, unlike most other parks (like Great Smoky Mountains, Grand Canyon, Yosemite, Olympic, and Yellowstone - the actual five most visited US National Parks), […]

This piece at Ars is entertaining, but it falls well short of its billing: If you've been following the Apple-to-Intel transition, you're going to want to read this whole article. Why? Because I'm going to do something that I almost never do: spill insider information from unnamed sources that I can confirm are in a […]

QotD: Mac Memorabilia

Question: What's your favorite piece of Mac memorabilia? My Answer: It's more Apple memorabilia, but I dig my eMate 300. Still works. If I'm restricting the answer strictly to Mac memorabilia, then I'm going to have to go with my case cracker for the original Mac. Not a ton of those still around. You are […]

AirPort Intercom

I've been thinking about how nice it would be to have an intercom system in my house. I'd put an intercom in the basement, the kitchen, the living room, and at least one room upstairs (though possibly in two). Currently, I've got about as many AirPort base stations or AirPort Expresses. Why hasn't Apple combined […]

QotD: Tablet Mac

Question: Do you still want to see a tablet Mac? Why or why not? My Answer: I'd pay $1500 right now for a 17" tablet Mac. It should offer a 17" display (though I'd take 15" if the resolution was good). It should have USB ports for those who want to use a keyboard/mouse, but […]