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Archive for August, 2009

Even as recently as a few days ago my wife wasn't sure what kind of car she wanted. That's all over now - we picked up the new car today - a Subaru Forester 2.5x Limited in "Paprika Red Pearl":

Car Salesmen

So the wife and I visit a Subaru dealer in Erie… we'll call them "Old Motors" to keep it anonymous. 😉 We wander around the parking lot looking at Foresters for 20 minutes. Finally someone comes to see us. We tell him what we'd like, and we test drive a car. Several times he tells […]

For several years I've run psync to clone my drive, each night, to a bootable backup: /usr/local/bin/psync -d -q / /Volumes/Backup I ran into some problems compiling psync on Intel Macs initially, but then things went well. Now I'm having trouble building MacOSX::File on Snow Leopard. The end of the process (whether I just install […]

Hold down the option key: Incidentally, this is the first time I noticed that screenshots aren't named "Picture 1" in Snow Leopard.

An update to this post about our car search. Now we're looking at the Subaru Forester. Any Subaru Forester owners out there with comments? Specifically, we're looking at a 2010 2.5X Limited for about $26,500. The only incentives right now are 4.9% financing (yawn), and invoice is $24,335 + $695 destination + a few options […]

Rivet 2.2.1 is out. It adds a option to turn off generating thumbnails and also fixes an issue with the thumbnail caching. Grab it - it's a free update. As we all know, too, Snow Leopard comes out in a few days. I'm happy to report that all Cynical Peak software, like Rivet and Scorecard […]

Upgrading to Snow Leopard?


Kontrol Freeks Arrived

I got two of the Kontrol Freeks - two of each kind, that is - for the Xbox 360 and I must say they're pretty nice. I can't wait to try them out in Forza 3.

Pre-Ordered a Wireless Mic

I've pre-ordered the Sennheiser ew 100-ENG G3 wireless mic system. I'll be hooking it into my Canon 5D Mark II for some video production I'll be doing in a month or so. I just hope the thing(s) ship soon. B&H has them on what amounts to a pre-order.

A unique perspective compares universal health care (by way of universal health insurance) to universal auto insurance. Summary: didn't work there, won't work for health care. Thanks Daniel.

My wife's looking at a new car. I mentioned this a few weeks ago when she was thinking about the CR-V. Now we're throwing the car search wide open. Carey wants a 2010 (or 2009) version of the Aztek and the features it has: good handling, lots of room, great gas mileage ((The Aztek, though […]

Question for the Rails developers out there… Suppose you have a video file (a .mov or .mp4 or .m4v or whatever) and you're going to use JWPlayer or another flash-based application to "play" the video on a user's browser, but you want to obfuscate and hide the actual location of the video so that the […]

Super Mario Brothers Wii

The game will also be the first game on the Wii to feature "demo play", where players will be able to pause the game, let the game complete the level for them, and resume play at any time by unpausing.

Just Over Half a Cent

So, how many can I get for a couple of quarters?

Stacks and Labels

Why on earth can't stacks show labels? Oftentimes I'll put a folder of TV shows down in the dock. Or movies. I'll click and want to watch one I've not already watched. The way I differentiate them? Green label = watched it. And yeah, I've filed the request. Marked as a duplicate, of course.