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Archive for January, 2014

Formula For Perfect Parallel Parking Is Bigger Than The Spot. Well, now that that's figured out, we can move on to the smaller things in the world… (I honestly don't remember the last time I had to parallel park. But I live in Erie, PA, so that has a lot to do with it.)


This is how I feel like virtually every AppleScript problem I undertake turns out. The best solution: set a hard limit of 15 minutes, 60 minutes, whatever. Whatever stage you reach by then, stop.

.29 Cents

I can tease him and he's cool with it. Pet peeve or something of mine. 🙂

Tim Bray: You can't make money. Seriously, Apple is always talking about the billions and billions they pay out of the app store, so why is it that I don't know anyone who's making serious money on mobile apps? I know plenty of people making money. I guess Tim just doesn't know any of them. […]

GenieGo Volume Adjustment

The GenieGo application for Mac OS X is reasonably good, but adjusting its volume adjusts your system volume… which makes working while you're trying to watch a show quietly in the background rather annoying, since ALL of your system sounds are now quieter. 😛

When I last blogged about this, back in 2006 (!!), we were only on round 12. TextExpander was only at version 1.3 (!!). Today I got an email announcing TextExpander 4.2.1, so I checked it out. I'm trying it, and thus far, I'm liking it. It expands every time so far, and the only missing […]

Your Verse

The site: Apple - iPad - What will your verse be The video ad:

Google+ Settings

Settings - Google+ - Holy heck did I just turn off a LOT of stuff that was on without my knowledge.

Netflix Streams Decreasing

Netflix's dumbed-down algorithms Netflix's big problem, it seems to me, is that it can't afford the content that its subscribers most want to watch. It could try to buy streaming rights to every major Hollywood blockbuster in history — but doing so would cost hundreds of billions of dollars, and could never be recouped with […]

How is this legal? How can they seize my laptop or cell phone for any reason? A federal judge today upheld a President Barack Obama administration policy allowing authorities along the U.S. border to seize and search laptops, smartphones and other electronic devices for any reason. … Alarmingly, the government contends the Fourth-Amendment-Free Zone stretches […]

A Speck in the Sea

A Speck in the Sea - Worth reading. And how big of a jerk would Jimmy Buffett have beef he had said "no, let's keep fishing?"

Back this Project on Kickstarter, please. I'd like to see it get funded. 🙂

Hugh Laurie… Singing

That was unexpected. I can't sing for crap.

The Builder’s High

I'm picking up what he's putting down.

John Siracusa graded Apple's year based on his list from February 2. You'll have to click through to read his thoughts, but his grades and any short comments I have are below: