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Archive for January, 2007

Moving TST

The Sand Trap will be moving DNS servers very soon. I put in the change late last night, and already this morning my own DNS has updated. The server has been running the forum database without any problems for a few days already, so hopefully it will go smoothly.

Month of Apple Bugs Lasts One Day?

A bug in VLC isn't an Apple bug, meaning the "Month of Apple Bugs" lasted all of one freakin' day. VLC is not an Apple product, it doesn't rely heavily on Apple frameworks, and it isn't even an app that runs only on Apple's OS. I have no idea how the "MoAB" folks could justify […]

Apple Jacks up Expectations

You know, it occurs to me that you could take "The first 30 years were just the beginning. Welcome to 2007." quite literally. Taken in such a plain light, Apple's recent little marketing stunt is nothing more than a statement of truth. But Apple knows - and Apple knows that you know - that that's […]

I'm going to be writing a book this year with a friend. We'd like to write and maintain the book online (because we're likely to publish it that way), and we're looking for software to do it. We thought of using WordPress or another blogging tool, but we want to organize things by chapter, subchapter, […]

My Blogging Years in Review

Inspired by Alex's post, here's a look at my blogging through the years. 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 ---- ---- ----- ---- ---- Posts 560 940 993 1335 68 Comments 2832 4956 7104 5491 9 Ratio 5.06 5.27 7.15 4.11 0.13 Comments 2832 4956 7104 5491 9 My Comments 459 545 749 639 0 Ratio […]

Thanks to someone who will remain nameless (simply so he's not inundated with other annoying questions like my own), I found/replaced 1292 links in The Sand Trap's move to WordPress (and its new URL linking scheme). In BBEdit, search for: ("http://thesandtrap[.]com/.+?)([.]php") and replace with: \1/". If you're using Perl or PHP, the replacement is $1. […]

Aperture Settings

Modern aperture settings are marked in the following sequence: f1, 1.4, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16, 22, 32, 45, and 64 etc. While the numbers may seem random, the fact is that each step is 1.414 times the previous step (1.414 is the square root of two). Each f-stop represents a doubling or […]