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Archive for October, 2005

Today as I was running a very quick errand - a task that takes two to three minutes - I considered leaving the car running. People do this all the time, like when they want to run inside their house to grab the coupon they forgot or their cell phone or whatever, or when they […]

QotD: Nude College TV

Question: What do you think of the nude/sex tv show being aired at UC San Diego? My Answer: I'm fine with it. If people don't want to watch, don't watch. I've always been in favor of having a more open society than one that's not. When I visited France, people were nude on TV in […]

Cool White Light LEDs

Some student might soon be rich very for something he accidentally discovered. Very cool. All I really discovered in chemistry lab is that one shot of pure ethanol sure does burn. And that Steve was stupid for not being able to guess that prior to drinking it. 😀

PCalc 3

PCalc 3, the best calculator, like, EVAR, is now available. Many don't know that James worked on one of the first versions of the Mac OS X Dock before returning to one of his other products, DragThing. I used to use DragThing, but I haven't since Mac OS X rolled into town (and particularly since […]

QotD: Infomercials

Question: Have you ever ordered anything from an infomercial? My Answer: Nope. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

QotD: Desktop Picture

Question: What's your current desktop picture?? My Answer: Line art of a Touareg. I inverted it so that it was white on black. You are encouraged to answer the Question of the Day for yourself in the comments or on your blog.

Steelers 27, Bengals 6

The Steelers defeated the Bengals 27-13 (I put 27-6 in the title because the only reason the Bengals scored that last TD was because the Steelers gave it to them out of pity and "prevent"). I was in North Carolina last week for the Steeler's loss to the Jags, but suffice to say, Maddox is […]

QotD: New Finder in 10.5

Question: Do you believe it? My Answer: Sure, but it's not what people may think. I think that it's possible to add the features they're talking about without chucking the existing code base, and for those who have been after Apple for an "entirely new Fidner" or "a Cocoa Finder" or "a rewritten Finder," "re-designing" […]

Got Skype

So, I've downloaded and installed Skype. If anyone (that I know) has it and would like to know what my username is, well, just ask. It's not "iacas" as they wouldn't let me use only five letters. 🙁 I'll use either Skype or iChat AV for the whole podcasting thing. Guess I'll want to pick […]

QotD: Mileage

Question: How many miles do you drive in a year? My Answer: About 12,000. In Florida, the only trips I took over four miles, on average, were fishing trips. Here in PA, my country club is less than 25 miles away, and I don't leave the house for work. I've put just over 3,000 miles […]

QotD: Going to Church

Question: When was the last time you went to church? My Answer: Earlier this summer I went (only once) because I had to or I couldn't play in the church softball league. I won't be playing in it next year… And anyway, this QotD gives me the chance to point out this article on "why […]

One spring, oh, about 10 or 11 years ago, I bought a 20 oz. Coke from the vending machine at Lake View Country Club. I looked under the cap and saw that I won a free 20 oz. Coke - yay! I used the lid to get my free Coke and won another! The cycle […]

QotD: Aperture

Question: Are you going to buy Aperture? My Answer: I think I may. Of course, I'll have to hear more about it than this before I make any decisions: 12:24pm - Apple's also introducing a new post-production tool for photographers today. It's called Aperture. The idea is to make shooting in RAW as easy as […]

My Own Podcast

I'm interested in starting a weekly podcast. Not for NSLog();, no, but for The Sand Trap. I have several concerns, however: How easy is it to create an entry with text (to explain what's in this episode) with an attached .mp3? I'd rather not do things by hand if possible. Sand Trap staff members are […]

QotD: Video iPod

Question: Are you getting a video iPod? My Answer: Yeah, eventually. Not because I particularly care about the video stuff (though putting some videos on for Little One will be nice, especially as I can roll my own from the TiVo if I dare to bother), but because mine is getting older. It's a 30 […]