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Archive for September, 2005

QotD: Ready for Winter

Question: Are you ready for Winter? My Answer: No. But this reminds me: I've gotta call around and see if there's a racketball league or something I can do this winter to keep myself occupied and busy. I'm not sure what place has racketball leagues in the winter here in Erie. For that matter, I'm […]

QotD: New TV Shows

Question: Which new TV shows do you like this year? My Answer: My Name is Earl looked like it had potential (I like Jason Lee), but it's got one more episode or I'm deleting it from my Season Pass. Martha Apprentice is bad, and Carey can watch that one by herself if it doesn't get […]

QotD: Moonroof

Question: Does your car have a moonroof? How often do you use it? My Answer: Yes. My first car, a 1999 Sunfire, had a moonroof and the thing was open all the time. Even in the winter. The Aztek didn't have one, and it's the only thing I'd have done differently if I could have […]

Cherry Mountain Dew

When you add maraschino cherry juice to a still glass of Mountain Dew, you get something very similar to a tequila sunrise effect that's quite lovely:

Funny Bug

Michael King is a seven-inch-tall lineman for the Jets. The way Chad Pennington has been pounded this season, that sounds about right.

QotD: Commerce Christmas

Question: Have you started seeing Christmas decorations at your local retailers yet? My Answer: Yes. Decorations, mostly. Nobody's playing Christmas music or anything yet, but it's coming soon. Far too soon. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: One Universal Trait

Question: If you could supply everyone in the world with one personality or character trait, what would it be and why? My Answer: Honesty. Not 100% honesty, or surprise parties and things like that would be awfully difficult to pull off. So too would certain government (military) operations and things of that nature. So personal […]

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2006

It's out. I just haven't figured out whether to get it for PS2 (for online play and no disc-switching) or GameCube (better graphics, will import my old data from the past three years). Hmm…

Patriots 23, Steelers 20

The Steelers proved once again that they are a bunch of dunderheads, easily winning the takeover battle (something like 4 to 1) but losing the game, 23-20. A false start on a field goal (the first went through, the second missed) was one of the more forgivable problems. The underneath coverage continued to suck, allowing […]


Clever name, that unlockupd. I've installed it, and I'm just blogging it here so I know that I've done it and can remove it when Apple fixes the issue. Removal, is rather simple: killall unlockupd rm -rf /usr/local/bin/unlockupd rm -rf /Library/StartupItems/Unlockupd rm -rf /Library/Receipts/unlockupd.pkg I don't imagine this will fix much on my system - […]

My Take on Unit Testing

Wil Shipley is getting a bunch of flak for saying "Unit Testing is shit" (paraphrased, but pretty close). My take: Though we didn't employ much unit testing on any Freshly Squeezed Software products, I do feel that unit testing is great for libraries and other non-UI pieces of software, including the non-UI portions of any […]

QotD: Beta Testing

Question: Have you ever beta tested any software (in an official capacity, not by warezing an early build of Photoshop 17 or something)? My Answer: Yes, several times, and for several different companies. This question prompted by my next entry… You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments […]

Douchebag of the Day: Bronfman

A record exec, when talking about the need to push for variable song pricing ($0.99 and up), says: "We are selling our songs through iPod, but we don't have a share of iPod's revenue," he said. "We want to share in those revenue streams. We have to get out of the mindset that our content […]

QotD: Quit College

Question: Do you think quitting school (college) is a "good thing?" My Answer: Like Wil, I started my own software company. None of the jobs for which I've ever applied asked to see my college degree, because I've always proven myself to be a suitable candidate outside of my schooling. However, advising people to quit […]

TST in Google

Look at this google search: Where is in the search results? The Sand Trap .com is the exact name of a site that resides at You know, "the sand trap .com" - the same URL as the words broken apart. Oh well. I guess Google isn't always as smart as you'd think […]