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Archive for August, 2005

QotD: Finder

Question: How do you primarily use the Finder: Column, List, or Icon view? My Answer: I typically have one window open in column mode (six columns wide and a skinny sidebar). When I need to work with images or "drag and drop" type things, I'll open a second folder in icon view to provide easier […]

QotD: Retirement

Question: Do you plan to retire? My Answer: Probably not fully, not ever. Unless of course I can play golf every day, all day. πŸ™‚ You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Dumb Right Foot

Question: While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the floor and make clockwise circles with it. While doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. The question is: how many times do you try this before your foot stops changing directions? My Answer: It took me six […]

QotD: Volunteer

Question: When was the last time you volunteered? Doing what? My Answer: I'm currently the volunteer assistant golf coach for my old high school, North East High School. Go Pickers! πŸ™‚ You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Bed

Question: What size bed do you have? My Answer: A double (extra long). Carey and I like it, though prior to meeting me she was used to a King for two people. But we fit comfortably. Flint, sadly, is no longer allowed on the bed at night, though he's snuck on the past two evenings. […]

There Goes My Uptime (SU 2005-007)

So much for my uptime: Security Update 2005-007 (aka the "Bond, James Bond" of Security Updates). For the record, it was: % uptime 17:46 up 33 days, 19:29, 3 users, load averages: 0.15 0.57 0.67 BTW, I hate, hate, hate waiting for Saft updates. Dum dee doo… twiddle my thumbs… no idea what 20 tabs […]

This Blog: Now in Blue

Yes, the site is now blue instead of green. I can pretty quickly change the colors now because there is so little imagery, and I changed the font in the title while I was at it. I also added little "fades" to the comments. If you see anything green (after reloading your stylesheet) that should […]

QotD: Car Wash

Question: How frequently do you wash your car? My Answer: Once every few months. If then. πŸ™‚ Former neighbor/friend Gabe bought a Jetta in, oh, 2003 or so and washed the darn thing every day the first two weeks he had it. He slowed down to every other day for the next few months, and […]

Question: Hillary or Walken in 2008, if you had to pick between the two? My Answer: Walken. Oh, and I saw on the news that Arnold wants to run, but, uhhh, until that whole "born in the United States" rule is changed, well shucks, he's just outta luck. You are encouraged to answer the Question […]

Baby Throwers Buy Touaregs

Aaron asked for a picture, so here it is - the image on page 55 of one of the Touareg manuals: Apparently, Touaregs are popular with the baby-throwing crowd. πŸ˜› No, really, the picture is meant to demonstrate that a baby which is not properly strapped in can - after a brief Superman moment - […]

WiFi in Consoles

An article at IGN claims that the PS3 and the Revolution will both support WiFi out of the box. August 10, 2005 - While all three console manufacturers finally agree on the importance of online gaming, Nintendo and Sony have expressed particular confidence in the growing popularity of wireless Internet connections at home: both the […]

Touareg Notes

I started a thread on one of the VW forums (right here, since I was curious where it was too) asking people what their "favorite little things" are, and my own list (the extended version) is below. First, some general notes. Manual The manual is rather amusing. It's obviously a translation, because some of the […]

Simple Viewer

SimpleViewer displays pictures nicely, along with some other features: Intelligent image pre-loading. Intuitive image navigation Lightweight (12k). Customizable interface - Set text color, frame color and width, navigation position. Resizable interface - Interface scales to fit browser window. Cross platform (requires Flash 6 or higher). Flash 6 detection. Users without Flash 6 are redirected to […]

QotD: iPods

Question: How many iPods have you owned? My Answer: I currently own one 30 GB iPod and one Shuffle. Prior to that, for work, I had a 10 GB iPod that I gave to Carey. I owned a 20 GB (sold on eBay) and a 4 GB iPod (sold to a friend). So, five, four […]

Touareg Pictures

For Ron, who thought the "Touareg" was "a computer thing," so he "ignored all those posts" and then prepared a speech about how I was a bad, greedy American for buying a HummerΓƒΒ’Γ’β€šΒ¬Γ‚Β¦ πŸ™‚ The Touareg looks pretty nifty from the front - part SUV, part car, and not very "truck-like" at all. I like […]