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Archive for June, 2011

Effecting vs. Affecting

Affecting something can produce effects. Of course, one can have affectations, too. Both can be a noun or a verb, but generally affect is the verb, effect is the noun.

Time-Warner Internet Speed

I'd give up half of my download speed to double my upload speed. 😛

Let's hope this is fixed before general release. Update: Oops. It wasn't.

Golf Cart Gaffes

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Some links on the Maisel/Baio thing that's been talked about lately. I think Maisel had a right - perhaps "artist to artist" - to ask that the cover be pulled. But that's about it. The $32k? Puh-lease. Going way too far there. IANAL, and I did read some things about "derivative" […]

West Wing Summer Marathon

I've decided that, while I work, this summer I'm going to watch the entire series of West Wing ((Or at least up until the point at which Aaron Sorkin left the show and it started to suck.)) in a row. I may follow that up with Sports Night. We shall see. 😉

Anyone out there know of a good Brainy Smurf icon? I'll even take an easily extractable image. One that's a bit larger than the one on the Wikipedia page.

I wrote about this sync issue back in April but I've finally resolved this nagging issue: What finally did it? This KBase article which had me eventually run this: /System/Library/Frameworks/SyncServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/ full Thank goodness that's gone. I'm a bit anal about these types of things and that one was driving me nuts.

I see no reason why QuickTime Player or Preview should restore their state. They're not really "editing" applications, and I rarely close windows in them before I quit the app, particularly if I have only one window open. So, these terminal commands take care of that: defaults write NSQuitAlwaysKeepsWindows -bool false defaults write […]

Losing with Class

"As with so many things in my makeup, the answer derives from Charlie Nicklaus. My father taught me the single hardest thing a professional athlete has to learn, which is how to lose gracefully. Dad convinced me very early in my involvement with sports that I had to accept the bad with the good; that, […]

Google: Evil or Not?


chflags nohidden ~/Library It's kind of annoying that it's hidden but, hey, whatever. Most people don't need it. Also, holding down the option key will show the "Library" option in the "Go" menu of the Finder. When will Lion ship? About a month, I think.