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Archive for November, 2012

Dan announced on his blog that both Hypercritical and Build and Analyze would end in a month or so. He recommends that users interested in those shows (I listened to John's and only rarely Marco's) begin listening to The Incomparable and The Crossover (which seems to have begun specifically to address the loss of the […]

Apple’s Profits in Perspective

This piece linked to here says: From October 2011 through September 2012, the combined net profit of Microsoft, Google, eBay, Yahoo, Facebook and Amazon was $34.4 billion. Apple alone made $7 billion more. In the same period, Dell, Asus, Intel, Acer, IBM, Lenovo and HP, i.e. virtually the entire PC industry, made $19.3 billion or […]

Launch Services Clutter

Why does this happen? As you can see, I'm trying to open an image via the contextual menu. I'd like to open it in Pixelmator, but instead of one choice, I'm given a choice of five. This makes no sense. I have one hard disk (the main one) with a copy of Pixelmator. That hard […]

Disabled Caps Lock

For some reason, perhaps I started sitting at my desk at a different angle or something, but lately I've hit the caps lock key accidentally several times when I didn't mean to (when I meant to hit the shift key). So, finally, I disabled it.

Larry Hagman, RIP

I'm a few days late on that, but I wanted to read and then link to this story about Larry Hagman from Mark Evanier. I will admit to watching the new Dallas, mostly in the background while I did work, and to having been a little too young to really get into it when I […]

Redone Office Layout

A bit cleaner too… And it only took me seven hours! 🙂 Primarily, this will let me use the computer with the windows open because it won't have so much glare.

The full article is here and worth a read. I remember spending hours making some levels in some first-person shooter games. This looks more fun. 🙂


A funny tale of how one enterprising geek got a license plate that read  . 🙂

The Magical Tech

I'm just bookmarking this one for later… The Magical Tech Behind Paper For iPad's Color-Mixing Perfection

Fixing the Electoral College

I wrote quickly about this before, but Mark Jaquith has another take on how to fix the electoral college. In short, he finds it obnoxious (as I do) that many states and worse the biggest population centers and entire regions are overlooked because they're not swing states, and people know how that state will vote. […]

Stop Fixing Font Smoothing

Typically, a browser knows best what to do on its own, so stop fixing font smoothing.

Good Article on Siri

CounterNotions has a solid article on Siri. Really worth the time to read, even if you have to do it in chunks.

QuadCopter for my Birthday

I think that for my birthday (March 23, so plenty of notice! :D) I'd like to get a QuadCopter to pair with my GoPro HERO3. Oh the things I can imagine doing with this combination… Is there some place with this stuff pre-built? Or some place that details the basic options? Maybe even has stuff […]

10 Greatest Sit-Coms Ever?

So they say… In reverse order: 10. Bewitched 9. NewsRadio 8. Soap 7. Cheers 6. Dharma and Greg 5. The Andy Griffith Show 4. Seinfeld 3. The Big Bang Theory 2. The Beverly Hillbillies 1. WKRP in Cincinnati Dharma and Greg? Really? And Seinfeld in fourth? What's missing from this list? What would you add […]

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