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Archive for December, 2008

Remember that period of time in blogging history when we all shared our playlists? Scripts and applications that maintained our "most recently played 20 songs" online were all the rage. I even wrote a few of my own. Now, not so much. Incidentally: Erik is listening to "Monday Morning" by Fleetwood Mac from the album […]

It happened again. And by "it" I mean that Rivet stopped showing images properly. The screenshot to the right shows the media browser in Pages1. Note that images made after the Cinci Zoo album don't show up. Lovely. The same browser can be found in Keynote and a few other Apple apps. [↩]

Quantum of Solace: Double-Oh-Ugh

A few days ago I took in the new Bond flick and came away severely disappointed. Very little dialog or character development. No gadgets. Fast-paced, quick cuts that simply caused confusion. This was most evident during the many fight scenes, but was even evident when they were touching, tapping, and twirling things on a computer […]

I just wasted well over an hour upgrading The Sand Trap to WordPress 2.7. The problem appeared as most WordPress errors do: I had a blank page. The twist to this one? Only the home page was blank. Other pages worked just fine. I could set my "About" page to act as the home page […]

WordPress 2.7 Comments

I spent several hours playing with this blog's comments. I used this post as a guide and, in general, had things working quite well. In the end, I've reverted back to my WordPress 2.6 comments template. I simply didn't like the fact that the actual comments block - each comment - was output in pre-defined […]

NHL All-Star Voting

As I write this, Mike Komisarek and Andrei Markov still lead the NHL All Star voting for defensemen. Carey Price is still the leading gaolie. Three Habs still occupy spots 3-5 for forwards, only recently being overtaken by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. The game's being held in Montreal to celebrate a centennial, so I […]

Happy Birthday, Blog

This blog is now officially six years old. I've posted every day in those six years. Some posts, like this one, were lame. Others were not. My focus has shifted a few times through the years, but one thing has stayed the same: this blog is for and about me. When did you start reading […]

Off to Myrtle Beach

I'm off to Myrtle Beach today to test some golf equipment. I'd call it a fun trip but it won't be - I'll fall behind on some other work, miss my family, and will endure some fairly lousy weather. I'll be back on Saturday1. At which time I'll post this - I don't post about […]

Garmin Nuvi 200

Last year I played with a Garmin Nüvi 200W. This year, my in-laws bought a Garmin Nüvi 200 for me for Christmas. Last year - with coupons - I paid something like $250. This year, the unit's free (or, if you're an opportunity cost kind of person, it cost me "$100 in other presents"). For […]

Brad and I will soon be pushing out a free iPhone application, a companion to the desktop Scorecard software. Because it's free (and a bit of a trial balloon), we plan to immediately start work on Scorecard 2.01, and it's a "companion" application, we wanted to keep the same general icon we're already using on […]

At one point today I typed "homedepot" into my browser's location bar and hit return. I was annoyed, then, when RoadRunner gave me their usual "oops, that's not a valid domain" page: http://ww23.rr.com/index.php?origURL=http://homedepot/. It's the same thing I dislike(d) about OpenDNS and my dislike has not subsided. Fortunately, I noticed today that you can set […]

If you're a Mac user and you've got a PS3, and you'd like to beta test some software that helps tie the two together, please leave a comment with your preferred email address1 below. And yes, if you'd like to put 2 and 2 together, be my guest. P.S. No time frame on this. Could […]

What's the best forum solution written in Ruby on Rails? The best blog solution? By "best" I mean a good combination of "fully featured," "robuts/stable," and "extensible/modifiable."

Today, after wasting a little time thinking that my Safari installation had gone awry, I tracked down a bug with CoolIris 1.9.0.16396 and Safari 3.2.1 regarding the latter's phishing/malware protection. The bug manifests itself in a bit of an odd way:

Roger Ebert on Evolution

You read the title correctly. Now, if you have half an hour, read the rest. That is simply one revealing fragment. This film is cheerfully ignorant, manipulative, slanted, cherry-picks quotations, draws unwarranted conclusions, makes outrageous juxtapositions (Soviet marching troops representing opponents of ID), pussy-foots around religion (not a single identified believer among the ID people), […]