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My horribly incomplete backup plan

4 minute read

It’s been a long time since I took a hard look at my backup situation, but a series of blog posts in my reader has caused some naval gazing.

Boot Camp without All the Pushups

less than 1 minute read

If you keep your eye on Macs, you probably already know about Boot Camp. It’s a bit of a surprise, but I suspect it was done so that users choosing to run Wi...

Macworld Expo San Francisco

5 minute read

Love to see your comments about MacWorld 2006 on your blog, if you have any. This year will be my first as an attendee, and I plan on drinking Steve’s Koo...

Puking on Prefs

1 minute read

I’ve been trying to get keychain syncing to work between my two Macs. You’d think that the login keychains would sync (especially since .Mac syncing is suppo...

Acronym Soup: LRS

1 minute read

Ever since Woot sent me a Motorola WA840G by mistake, it’s been augmenting my parent’s wired network as a wireless access point. It’s been working great for ...

Remote Control Your Mac

1 minute read

There have been times that I wanted to remote control someone’s Mac. In particular, a friend of my brother that went to my school used to need the occasional...

iPod Video and new iMac Thoughts

4 minute read

We didn’t see Powerbook, Powermac, and Mac mini revisions like most level headed analysts thought. Macrumors’ Buyer’s Guide still has the bright red “Don’t B...

I Need More Power Scotty!

less than 1 minute read

My brother called me today, slightly frantic, but calmed. His iMac G4 wouldn’t start up. Normally, I’d recommend zapping the PRAM, resetting the Open Firmwar...

NetNewsWire Acquired by NewsGator

less than 1 minute read

To be fair, I didn’t use NewsGator until this morning when I heard rumors of this move on the NetNewsWire mailing list. I’ve always been a Bloglines fan myse...

Security Update 2005-008

4 minute read

First, Security Update 2005-08 fixes the so-called Safari Image of Doom. Can we all move on now? Thanks.

.Mac Upgrade

1 minute read

Apple bumped .Mac’s storage to 1 GB (1024 MB for those wondering if they’d correctly count). They also released Backup 3.

Doing It the Hard Way

2 minute read

A more common question on the Macworld Forums is about using a Mac as a wireless base station. I’ve done it several times and at one point, it was a cost sav...

Safari 2.0.1 and 1.3.1 Released

less than 1 minute read

This is standard update fare. Fire up software update or download the updates from Apple (1.3.1 and 2.0.1).

Mega Man Redux

less than 1 minute read

Any good child of the eighties played the original Nintendo and loved it. They loved every cartridge blowing, standing two inches from the TV playing Duckhun...

DRM, Yes, No, Maybe?

3 minute read

Well, after some fairly convincing evidence earlier in the week that the Macintel developer kits use DRM, followed by some vehement opposition and angst to t...

Mighty Mouse Saves the Day

1 minute read

I’m not as surprised as much as I would have been prior to the Macintel announcement, but I still didn’t expect to see this happen. Apple is making a multi-b...

OS X Intel Uses DRM

less than 1 minute read

Found via Slashdot, Apple is using DRM to keep parts of the OS from working on unauthorized computers. The Slashdot story includes links to a wiki on x86 Mac...

New iBooks and Mac minis

less than 1 minute read

Apple released new iBooks and Mac minis. All in all, the updates were really minor. The good news is that all Mac models now sport at least 512 MB of RAM. Th...

Konfabulating Your Life with Yahoo!

2 minute read

Along the lines of their other recent moves, like buying Flickr, Yahoo! has acquired Konfabulator. Longtime Mac fans should recognize the product and its aut...

iPhoto 5.0.3 Released

less than 1 minute read

Apple released the iPhoto 5.0.3 update yesterday. Normally, iApp updates aren’t particularly exciting. In fact, the details are excruciatingly boring.

Mac OS X 10.4.2 Released

6 minute read

I’ve already updated all the Macs in the house with no ill effects. The most visual difference is the addition of a Widget Manager (for those afraid to fiddl...

Roll Your Own Safari

1 minute read

Apple opened up a public CVS repository for WebKit, it made it possible to get the latest source, compile, and run it yourself. They even broke the steps to ...

Your Mac Jerks

1 minute read

I’ve been subscribed to Your Mac Life‘s podcast for some time now. I subscribed a long time back before I knew what to subscribe to. Basically, there was a s...

Safari Stand, a New Toy

less than 1 minute read

I revisited PimpMySafari and one of the three must have utilities was Safari Stand. I wasn’t sure I would be impressed and I’m always afraid of slowing down ...

Fast Enough

4 minute read

This is a strange predicament that I’ve been placed in. Normally, I agree with what most Mac pundits say. However, many of them are being over-confident and ...

Security Update 2005-006 Released

5 minute read

Apple released Security Update 2005-006. I’m not going to do my breakdown this time as I’m pretty busy. However, Apple’s notes should be fairy self-explanato...

The Waiting Game

2 minute read

It’s not often that I can find fault with John Gruber of Daring Fireball. However, I think he may be downplaying some things in his latest entry Bombs Away. ...

Intel Chip Monday

4 minute read

Well, I’m sure most everyone has read the CNet story on Apple switching Macs to Intel, the Wall Street Journal story, the Inquirer version, the Yahoo/AP vers...

Growl 0.7 and the Endless Loop

less than 1 minute read

Growl is an awesome piece of freeware that supplies a universal event notification system. Sounds complicated, but basically, it gives applications alternate...

Safari RSS Autodiscovery Sucks

2 minute read

I added my Feedburner feed to the site’s header to make it more easily accessible to users. Firefox users get to see the entire list of feeds. Safari users a...

Want a Jabber Screenname?

less than 1 minute read

Tiger users can user Jabber usernames with iChat AV 3.0. What’s the point of that? Well, AOL can’t listen in on you for one. Second, it’s decentralized. Shou...

Widget Panic

3 minute read

No doubt by now you’ve heard about the Widget security issue. Thankfully, most of the Mac news sites have been fairly even-handed in their reporting. This ha...

Spotlight

3 minute read

The first of my series of posts on Tiger’s new features finally begins tonight with Spotlight. This post is somewhat long because of the pictures that I deci...

Screenshot Format Default Changed

less than 1 minute read

When I took a screenshot of Safari’s contextual menu last night, I expected that it would be output as a PDF (the default format in Panther). I also wanted t...

Minor Safari 2.0 Observation

less than 1 minute read

I don’t think I’m the only one using a Mac that has become really accustomed to using context menus. Until I started using gestures to operate my web browser...

Tiger Installed

1 minute read

I’ve got Mac OS X Tiger installed on the 12″ Powerbook and the MDD G4 Powermac. Let me tell you, it’s awesome. It’s fast and even more multitasking capable (...

Tiger… Monday?

1 minute read

Okay, so the title for this entry would have been much cooler if Tiger were arriving tomorrow. Tiger Tuesday! I could have had fame and fortune. Instead, I’l...

Tiger Frustration Alleviation

less than 1 minute read

My sadness quickly turned into rage last night because I wouldn’t have my toy this weekend. I read at several places, including Macworld’s forums that if you...

SIMBL Plugin Followup

less than 1 minute read

When Safari 1.3 came out, several plugins broke and were quickly fixed again. That’s cool, but both the PithHelmet and AcidSearch plugin updates were a bit r...

Safari 1.3 and SIMBL Plugins

1 minute read

Upon launching Safari 1.3 for the first time, I got a notification that the version of PithHelmet I was using wasn’t tested with Safari 1.3, so it would be d...

Tiger Release Date Announced

less than 1 minute read

Imagine my surprise when I read of the Tiger release announcement (April 29th) showed up in Bloglines (which I’m only using instead of NetNewsWire because I’...

No Tiger on Friday

less than 1 minute read

Maybe it was an April Fool’s joke on Think Secret’s part. Maybe they were trying to set up a legal defense that they guess a lot (and are wrong). Maybe a del...

Tiger Tomorrow?

3 minute read

It’s been rather quiet on the Mac front. Well, that’s not entirely true, we have the continuing saga of Apple versus the rumor sites. Very little has been de...

More Lazy Journalism at LowEndMac

6 minute read

It may start to look like I have a personal jihad against the fine folks at LowEndMac, but I really don’t. I enjoy a lot of their content. Their archived Mac...

Radeon 9800 Pro Ordered

1 minute read

After spending a lot time surfing the net looking for the best upgrade for my Powermac, I decided on an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition video card. It’s the ...

Brain Dead Cheerleading

3 minute read

Don’t you just hate it when supposed “authorities” on computing can’t get their facts straight?

Security Update 2005-002

less than 1 minute read

Apple’s sticking with the new security update naming convention. Security Update 2005-002 is primarily a Java fix.

USB Overdrive Update Coming

1 minute read

As Logitech provides rather piss poor drivers for their mice, I’ve been using USB Overdrive. It’s a great product, but it lacks support for the MX1000’s hori...

Mac OS X 10.3.8 Update

1 minute read

The Mac OS X 10.3.8 update is out and ready for consumption. You know the drill, fire up software update, download the delta updater, or the combo updater. T...

CNET G5 Powerbook Article

3 minute read

I thought I’d link the CNET article on G5 Powerbooks as David Becker was kind enough to email me and ask my opinions. Unfortunately, it seems that they could...

New Powerbooks Today

2 minute read

After a little hiatus this weekend, I’m back. So is Apple with exciting news. They’ve updated their Powerbook line of computers. Don’t get too excited though...

PC Keyboards, the Mac mini, and You

1 minute read

The Mac mini has spurred large amounts of interest in the PC community. With the mini’s lack of a bundled keyboard and mouse, the natural question becomes “C...

Overlooking TextWrangler

5 minute read

It’s tough for Mac software and hardware developers to make announcements at events like Macworld Expos. The all encompassing Stevenote will always overshado...

Expo Product Thoughts

2 minute read

I’m going to review the new Apple product announcements inwhat I consider increasing importance.

Can you feel it?

less than 1 minute read

The Macworld Expo San Francisco keynote is less than 4 hours away. The whole Mac community is waiting with baited breath. Personally, I want to find out more...

Fix Slow Stuffit Startups

1 minute read

This weekend, I was downloading some software that was compressed. I have those files automatically open with Stuffit Expander (as is the default on most set...

A Bluetooth Trackball

less than 1 minute read

The infamous company MacMice has announced a new product called “The Ball”. I’ll admit, it sounds a little dirty to me (and would probably illicit a snicker ...

An Old Truncation Issue Lives On

1 minute read

The stability and speed of Mac OS X 10.2 (Jaguar) built a strong userbase that continues to this day (even with 10.4 Tiger right around the corner). It haunt...

When in Doubt, Go with the Old Favorites

3 minute read

As we draw close to Macworld Expo San Francisco, the number of rumors generally increases. The reason is multiple fold. First, supposedly more leaks happen c...

Adobe PDF Plugin Comes to Mac

1 minute read

Probably one of the most frustrating aspects of moving from Mac OS 9 or Windows to Mac OS X was the lack of a PDF browser plugin. It can be almost maddening ...

Making Safari Livable Post Firefox

2 minute read

I’m indecisive about my browser on my Macs (the choice is easy for PCs, Firefox all the way). Pre Safari and Firefox, the choice was easy. Camino (formerly C...

KOTOR Performance Problem Update

less than 1 minute read

To follow up on my old post, Brad Oliver has posted a new beta build of the Knights of the Old Republic game. Of particular note is that even in its current ...

December Security Update

less than 1 minute read

Apple has released a security update for both Panther and Jaguar. You can get it at the download section of their site or by using Software Update. It weighe...

Mac OS X 10.3.6 Released

2 minute read

Apple released Mac OS X 10.3.6 just a little while ago. Fire up Software Update or visit the technote page for the update, which includes links to Combo and ...

Using NetNewsWire to monitor for Opener

less than 1 minute read

The most significant Mac news lately was the discovery of the Opener malware. Antivirus makers scrambled to protect against this “virus” which as I said, isn...

Opener Malware: The Straight Deal

4 minute read

After days of reporting about this story, I’m still rather disappointed by the coverage. Most writers have been pouring out pages of worthless hyperbole. Of ...

Jef Raskin: Not a Guy You Invite to Parties

1 minute read

In a recent story at Macminute Jef Raskin pans Mac OS X: Unfortunately, the Mac is now a mess. It seems that Jef is now suffering from crotchity-old-man synd...

Important Mac Security Advisory

less than 1 minute read

A nasty little script has appeared on someone’s machine. I suggest reading the entire page about it, though some sections are a little more technical than ot...

Adium 0.7 Ready for General Consumption

2 minute read

I’ve been a big fan of Adium for some time now (ever since its very first release so long ago). It was the first and only Instant Message client to properly ...

Apple Releases New iBooks

1 minute read

I know you’re all very excited boys and girls. Apple has bumped their iBook computers.

Mac OS X Power Tools

less than 1 minute read

Thanks to my continued participation in Macworld’s Forums, I’ve gotten to know some of the Macworld writers. One of them is, of course, Dan Frakes.

.Mac Now Sports 250 MB of Goodness

less than 1 minute read

After months of being derided for a relatively small amount of space (100 MB of iDisk space, 15 MB of mail space), Apple has finally bumped up the space for ...

The Next Great Mac Software

less than 1 minute read

While it has mostly gone unnoticed until this point, Growl is some of the coolest new software around. It doesn’t do much on its own right now, but it won’t ...

MarsEdit and NetNewsWire 2.0 Public Betas

1 minute read

For some time now, I’ve been using MarsEdit to post to my weblog. It’s the standalone version of the blog editing capabilities that were part of NetNewsWire ...

Software Piracy: Fighting Back

1 minute read

The Unsanity blog recently featured an entry on a shareware author that took a slightly more aggressive stance on software piracy.

G5 iMacs Arrive

1 minute read

After a long iMac-less summer, Apple has announced the new iMacs with full specs and pictures.

HP Begins Selling the iPod

less than 1 minute read

Months after the announcement that they would do so, HP has begun selling the iPod. Different faceplates can be gotten through HP (thought I believe they are...

MacCentral Undergoes Re-Design

3 minute read

As probably nearly all readers of this site know, I am a volunteer moderator over at Macworld’s Forums. Macworld recently revamped their website and accompan...

From MacCentral: .Mac users get Virex 7.5

less than 1 minute read

.Mac users get Virex 7.5: “Following McAfee Inc.’s July announcement that its Macintosh anti-virus software utility Virex would be updated to version 7.5 ...

Rant: How do I do this? X does it.

1 minute read

A large part of my time is spent reading and responding to posts at Macworld’s Forums. I enjoy learning new things, helping others, and generally raising the...

Archiving Your IMAP Mail using Mail.app

less than 1 minute read

I’ve gotten into a habit of periodically reducing the number of emails I keep on the server with my IMAP addresses because, unfortunately, I don’t have a hug...

.Mac Mail Aliases

1 minute read

Most .Mac users may not have noticed, but mail aliases are available for use through .Mac’s webmail interface. You choose another email address ([email protected]

Netscape: Back from the Dead

less than 1 minute read

Netscape fans will be thrilled to hear that reports of Netscape’s death have been greatly exaggerated. Netscape 7.2 will be making its debut very soon as rep...

Get Well Steve!

less than 1 minute read

As reported on every single Mac news site under the sun, Steve Jobs has undergone surgery for a rare form of pancreatic cancer. I wish him a complete and spe...

An Email Client without IMAP?

1 minute read

It’s hard to believe that in this day and age that any email client doesn’t support IMAP. For those of you who already know what IMAP is, you can skip down t...

New iPods, No New Menu for You!

1 minute read

Apple released new iPods officially yesterday. New features include multiple on-the-go playlists, the ability to delete songs from those playlists, a revised...

New iPods Monday

1 minute read

From MacMinute, Newsweek has the new iPod on its cover. Other new sites are saying that Monday will bring the formal announcement on the net.

G5 iMacs in September

1 minute read

Apple announced during a coneference call, that G5 iMacs are on the way. Here’s my spin:

End of the Week Spectacular

1 minute read

The weekend is a few scant hours away, as is yet another Red Sox game. I must be setting some kind of record here. I’ve gone for over two decades without goi...

Pith Helmet 2.0 Beta

1 minute read

Due to using a Windows XP based computer at work, I have become very familiar with Firefox. By far, one of its vest features is an extension for it called “A...

Mac OS X Tiger and Other Mac News

2 minute read

The first and most major news of this fine Monday is Apple’s preview of the next revision of Mac OS X, code-named Tiger. Apple’s introduced some very provoca...

No Glove, No Love

1 minute read

Now that I’ve had my Pismo for 4 years, I’ve noticed some marks on the screen that aren’t oils or dirt. They’re scuff marks from my keyboard rubbing up again...

EyeTV and TitanTV

1 minute read

For my last birthday, I got an EyeTV from Elgato Systems. For those of you not familiar with the product, it’s essentially a TiVo type device for one’s compu...

Countdown to a New Powerbook (8 days)

1 minute read

After four great years with my Pismo, it’s time I moved on. I’ve been putting off replacing it because it’s no longer my primary computer (not since I bought...

New G5s = Whining?

1 minute read

I’ve been interested in Macs since early in my teens years while I played with my family’s Quadra 660av. I had to be satisfied with that for many years with ...

The Second Mac OS X “Trojan”

less than 1 minute read

According to Maccentral, Intego is warning about another “trojan” virus for OS X. I use that in quotes because although it may match the technical definition...

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Fighting Stupidity with Stupidity

1 minute read

Cory Doctorow wrote a piece on why he won’t be buying an iPad (which extends to why you shouldn’t either. I don’t agree with his article, but the vehement ar...

Behold the wonder of IMAP caching

2 minute read

I’m a fan of Low End Mac‘s Mac catalog. It’s a quick and easy way to go look up vital stats about old computers, such as when they were released, the origina...

Gmail Filters Changed?

1 minute read

I’ve been using Gmail for most of my mailing lists. There’s a very good reason for this. It groups things into discussions beautifully. I also subscribe to s...

A Visit from the Cable Guy

2 minute read

While I’m going on and on about utility companies (because let’s face it, Verizon and Comcast are rapidly becoming nearly the same), how about I write up the...

Verizon needs to stop jerking me around

2 minute read

Verizon FiOS is looking real good, $44.95 for 15 Mbps down/2 Mbps up. My Comcast cable access is 8 Mbps for $52.95. Verizon sends me advertisements in the ma...

Von-Age; the tele-fon works!

less than 1 minute read

Von-Age; the tele-fon works!: Vonage has sent me dozens and dozens of advertizements and free phone deals for months lately. Seems like they’re stalking me o...

Bias and Reason

3 minute read

If you’re thinking about sound software right now, you’re way off. Instead I’m talking about the literal words. VOIP (Voice Over IP) is a really hot technolo...

Using Gmail on your Domain

1 minute read

A little while back, Google announced it was hosting San Jose City College’s email. Prior to that, rumors started circulating that Google would be licensing ...

Webmail, now in beta

1 minute read

Ever since Google released Gmail to the public, Yahoo and Microsoft have been watching the hipster geek crowd move away from their webmail systems (Yahoo Mai...

Hotlinking

less than 1 minute read

Because Mike still doesn’t have comments, I’m forced to respond over here to another of his posts. The gist of the article is that some punks at myspace were...

Gmail Has Lost Its Focus

1 minute read

I use my Gmail account to manage several mailing lists I’m subscribed to. I also regularly re-evaluate it for use as my main email address. So far, no dice. ...

Pushing Gmail to the limits

less than 1 minute read

Over at Mike’s blog, he’s redirecting all mail from a domain that gets over 3000 pieces of spam a day. I’m really looking forward to his results because he u...

Pretty Dynamic DNS Names

2 minute read

I regularly SSH into my desktop at home to both run things from the command line and also set up tunnels to connect via VNC. The problem with this has always...

Create Your Own Planet

1 minute read

I’d hope that readers of my weblog would be familiar with Planet d00dism. It’s a website run with Planet Planet that uses my various RSS feeds to construct a...

FeedFlare Rocks

less than 1 minute read

Heather noticed that I turned on several of the FeedFlare features for my RSS feed. I fall in love with FeedBurner more and more every day.

Standardizing the Feed Icon

3 minute read

A big ado was made when the Microsoft Windows Internet Explorer team announced they would use Firefox’s feed icon. I guess it’s better than yet another icon,...

WRT54G(S), I Think I Love You

2 minute read

Next to my TV, I have an EyeHome and a Playstation 2 (with ethernet adapter). I originally bought a D-Link DWL-G810 wireless to ethernet bridge. That way, de...

Gmail Gains Groups

1 minute read

Google, little by little, is trying to draw me into using Gmail full time. The latest round of feature additions include a vacation auto-responder (something...

Firmware Meltdown

1 minute read

So, the WRT54GC router arrived on Monday. Seeing as it was my birthday, it was like a gift to myself. I immediately started playing with it, turning on WPA2 ...

Spam on del.icio.us

less than 1 minute read

It’s no surprise that Digg became a target for spam, but would you believe that del.icio.us is now a target? Check this guy out.

The New Yahoo Maps Beta is a Real Drag

less than 1 minute read

Yahoo Maps is back with a new vengeance with their new beta. It’s like Google Maps, but with some new features like a tiny overview map showing what your con...

Understanding Good RSS Use

less than 1 minute read

I love RSS. I subscribe to 243 feeds. I’ve curbed my reading though, so I miss most stuff during the day. However, that doesn’t stop me from being driven nut...

Google Reader

less than 1 minute read

Just when I was getting ready to drop Bloglines for NewsGator because it will soon have NetNewsWire syncing, Google released its own RSS reader.

Fighting Email Spam

1 minute read

A recent Digg submission listed disposable email services. It’s a great idea especially now that spam can overrun your inbox.

Digg Spamming

3 minute read

I wrote about Digg, the social news site, a while back. However, for all the cool stuff it affords, it’s also beginning to show some signs of the pitfalls of...

Pen Failures

less than 1 minute read

My HP Deskjet 5150 suddenly decided to stop printing the other day. It reported a “Pen Failure”. The little ink light on the front of the printer started bli...

Get Opera Free

less than 1 minute read

Opera is giving away their excellent web browser away for free today only.

Google Talk

1 minute read

After many rumors, Google has released its own IM and VoIP system, Google Talk (in beta).

Getting Connected

1 minute read

So, the essential part of moving has been accomplished. I’ve got my cable modem and Vonage working. Screw food and hygiene, net access and phone capabilities...

Konfabulating Your Life with Yahoo!

2 minute read

Along the lines of their other recent moves, like buying Flickr, Yahoo! has acquired Konfabulator. Longtime Mac fans should recognize the product and its aut...

Cable Modem Ordered

less than 1 minute read

Those of you that I talk to daily already know why I’m ordering a new D-Link DCM-202. Please don’t mention it in the comments. I’m going to be all superstiti...

43 Places

less than 1 minute read

I recently added a 43 Places page to the site. 43 Places is yet another website that’s under the Robot Co-op umbrella. You can track where you’ve been and wh...

Your Mac Jerks

1 minute read

I’ve been subscribed to Your Mac Life‘s podcast for some time now. I subscribed a long time back before I knew what to subscribe to. Basically, there was a s...

Gizmo, the Open Skype Alternative

less than 1 minute read

Looking through my del.icio.us inbox I came across a link to the Gizmo Project. Basically, it’s a nice face for the SIP protocol, similar to Skype (though Sk...

Grokster Loses

less than 1 minute read

In yet another landmark decision, the Supreme Court has ruled against Grokster. Now, upon first examination, I thought this was a very bad thing. However, re...

EyeHome Review

2 minute read

Earlier this week, my El Gato EyeHome arrived. It doesn’t come with any AV cables. So I had to march down to Wallyworld to pick up some cables. Then the fun ...

EyeHome Coming Home

less than 1 minute read

So, after a lot of hemming and hawing, I’ve finally gone ahead and ordered an Elgato EyeHome. Dealnews alerted me about a deal to get a D-Link 5-port switch ...

Growl 0.7 and the Endless Loop

less than 1 minute read

Growl is an awesome piece of freeware that supplies a universal event notification system. Sounds complicated, but basically, it gives applications alternate...

All Consuming Consumed by 43 Things

less than 1 minute read

One of the neatest things I’ve found lately is the proliferation of websites to manage aspects of your life publicly. Seeing as I’m not totally privacy paran...

Dave Winer, an Appropriate Name

1 minute read

People that are big into blogging will recognize Dave Winer as a hugely important figure. However, like many great people, he suffers from an ego problem.

New AIM Mail

2 minute read

I recently added a link into the supplement about AOL giving free email to AIM users. I saw Slashdot cover the same story and one comment gave information ab...

LowEndMac Moves Moves into the 21st Century

less than 1 minute read

I’d like to congratulate LowEndMac on moving into the era of modern web page code, using XHTML and CSS. I guess my old criticism about their website (in refe...

New Hard Drive Hotness

1 minute read

Tiger being released on April 29th was enough incentive for me to rationalize buying a fancy new Serial ATA hard drive. For a while now, I’d been eyeing the ...

Call Me Sometime

less than 1 minute read

So, I’ve heard lots and lots about Skype, the free Internet telephony service. Macworld noticed it early on, but that wasn’t enough for me to perk up. I mean...

The Problem with Podcasting

1 minute read

After listening to Adam at MacCast rant several times about the lack of student discount for high school students (which I think is a banal argument, but I w...

Podcasting is Neat

4 minute read

All right, so I’m way behind the curve on this, but one of the neat side-effects of widespread RSS adoption is a phenomenon known as Podcasting. RSS feeds (a...

Firefox Inline-Block Frustration

2 minute read

I’m making Tag Central prettier. I can do all the colors and styling I want just fine. I think it’ll look super when it’s done (but then again, I’m not an ar...

Yahoo! Buys Flickr

2 minute read

I honestly had no idea that Yahoo! was interested in buying Flickr. I’m not entirely surprised though. It’s the business model that was born out of the Inter...

New Beta Versiontracker

less than 1 minute read

As I am a .Mac member, I get a free Versiontracker membership. That was the main reason that I stuck with it over MacUpdate. Lately though, I’ve been getting...

Google Desktop is Now Wicked Cool

1 minute read

When Google Desktop first came out, it was moderately cool. You could search Outlook Mail, your files, Internet Explorer web history, and AOL IM chat history...

Radeon 9800 Pro Ordered

1 minute read

After spending a lot time surfing the net looking for the best upgrade for my Powermac, I decided on an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition video card. It’s the ...

Tag Central

3 minute read

I’ve already run this idea by a couple people, but I thought I’d write about it so there’s some record that it was my damn idea. If you’ve read someone write...

Reason 10,467 that Wired is Losing Respect

3 minute read

Wired magazine has been steadily losing favor in technology circles. This isn’t because they’re a commercial giant. It’s because of piss poor reporting. In N...

Firefox Updated to 1.0.1

less than 1 minute read

Mozilla has updated Firefox to 1.0.1. This is primarily a bug and security fix release (recommended for all users).

Microsoft Shuts Off External Access

1 minute read

Truth be known, I do have a HoTMaiL account just for registration to sites that almost certainly will spam me. There have been rumors that access to Hotmail ...

Maps Done Right

less than 1 minute read

Google‘s services are growing quickly. Very quickly. First it was just a web search engine. Then they added image searching (of course, it still has its kink...

Mac mini, Meet Google Mini

less than 1 minute read

It’s but a few days since Apple released the Mac mini and we already have a product from another cool company with a similar (ok, exactly the same) name. Goo...

CNN Goes RSS

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All I can say is finally. Paul Beard brings us the news that CNN has finally joined the rest of modern online society and started offering their content in R...

WordPress 1.3 Closes In

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The WordPress Development Blog has been updated with information about WordPress 1.3. It looks like they’ve been making some great strides and good improveme...

Blog Change Bot

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Some may have noticed the Blog Change Bot button I added to the sidebar some time ago. It was part of an experiment to see how well it worked. Until recently...

Phishing Can Happen to You

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Phishing (which is explained at Wikipedia) has become very commonplace, particularly on the Internet. It even happens over the phone.

Firefox 1.0 Tomorrow

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I don’t care what you are doing tomorrow. You’re going to make the time to get Firefox 1.0. Places that will most likely have download links:

BitTorrent Finally Getting Used

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As reported on MacCentral, MacGameSeed is starting to distribute Mac game files via BitTorrent. Blizzard has been doing this a little while now (primarily wi...

Firefox 1.0 RC1: Tabs Done Right

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I recently dumped Safari on my Macs in favor of Firefox. Nearly everything worked as I wanted, but one very important function was still misbehaving (at leas...

My New Favorite Firefox Extension

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I’m big into Firefox right now, but I’m still a fan of Safari (if only they’d speed it up). I still miss (among other things) the reload/stop button. Apple w...

My Theme Will Be Bundled with NetNewsWire

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I can’t quite explain how excited I am, but Brent Simmons likes my NetNewsWire theme and will be including it with NetNewsWire. I’m quite thrilled and didn’t...

Trackback Ethics

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Trackback Ethics But this isn’t about squabbling between bloggers. I’m more interested in the question, “What is trackback for?” or “What is ethical Track...

Hoax or Reality?

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The current Internet buzz is about CherryOS (Cheerios?). They claim to have a Mac on x86 hardware emulator that runs at 80% of the speed of the host processo...

Late to the del.icio.us Party

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I’ll admit it. I read about del.icio.us several times, but I largely ignored it because it wasn’t immediately obvious what it was. Explanation by others and ...

My NetNewsWire Style

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The new NetNewsWire 2.0 (currently in beta) allows for definition of your own style sheets to define how news is displayed. I made my own (which was mean to ...

Gmail Atom Feed

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Like RSS/Atom feeds? Have Gmail? Let’s combine the two!

Google Fight: How does it work?

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Another good way to waste one’s time is to play with Googlefight. Type two things, and using Google, it will proclaim the winner.

Make Any Mailing List into an RSS Feed

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I love keeping track of my favorite news sources in NetNewsWire by using RSS feeds. However, a lot of stuff I read is still distributed via email. This isn’t...

Units, Units, Units

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We’ve now reached a time where most people are fairly computer savvy. However, despite knowing how most of the parts of a computer interact and work, the uni...

Windows Internet Explorer Bug

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Katie revealed a bug in Windows Internet Explorer that WordPress exposes. The comment box following articles will span the entire length of the page instead ...

Firefox 1.0 PR and Thunderbird 0.8

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Mozilla has once again updated its software offerings. The new Firefox Preview Release (PR) gives us a taste of what we can expect in the fourth quarter when...

Software Piracy: Fighting Back

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The Unsanity blog recently featured an entry on a shareware author that took a slightly more aggressive stance on software piracy.

No More EyeTV Functionality with Watson

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For some time now, I was using Watson to look through TV listings, look at show descriptions, change the channel on my EyeTV, and schedule recordings.

Rant: How do I do this? X does it.

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A large part of my time is spent reading and responding to posts at Macworld’s Forums. I enjoy learning new things, helping others, and generally raising the...

Ghost in the Machine

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For any of you using an EyeTV, be wary of its automatic recording checking. This feature will check your TitanTV account for any remote scheduling you’ve don...

Spell Checking with Firefox

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I’ve recently started using Firefox instead of Safari. My two leading problems are spell-checking and the fact that Firefox insists upon opening external lin...

CSS is Cool!

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I wanted to add some neat appearance effects to my resume’s page without having to make images and use tables, etc. Instead, I thought I’d try my hand at CSS...

Scam of the Week: FreeiPods.com

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I hope that no one falls for this classic pyramid scheme, but in case you were thinking about it, please take five minutes, calm yourself down and realize th...

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Personal

Perspective

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The three or four of you that have forgotten that you have me saved to your RSS reader of choice will likely suddenly realize that I’ve not written in a long...

For the record

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To my towel, you’re awesome and I love you.

Interview with the MetroWest Daily News

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Despite my sporadic blogging here lately, I got chosen to be interviewed with a local newspaper, the MetroWest Daily News, for an article in their Sunday edi...

Greatly exaggerated

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Rumors of my demise have been greatly exaggerated. I’d figure out who said it first, but that would mean I have time to. Here’s a quick rundown of everything...

Good Public Relations

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I can’t help but feel like I’ve abused the good ranking I get with this blog on Google, but when I complained about the stress ball I had that squirted over ...

The Big News

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After recently hinting that I had something big to share, the time has come to let everyone know what it is. Macworld has taken me on as one of two regular c...

Happy New Year!

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I haven’t thought of any resolutions, other than to stop being prematurely mysterious when hinting about announcements.

Derik the Camel

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Being the vain man that I am, I google myself every once in a while. I feel the compulsion, if for no other reason because I’m afraid of Derik Farnsworth ove...

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas to all the Christians in the audience. I hope you find your hopes and dreams under the tree.

burp Senseo on the Way

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I was checking activity on my credit cards today only to find a $15 charge I couldn’t remember. Then it came to me. The free Senseo carried a $15 shipping an...

Happy Thanksgiving

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I have a lot to be thankful for this year and I’m glad that I’ll be able to celebrate that with my family today.

Free Senseo on the Way

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In case you didn’t read the link in the supplemental, for a picture of your coffee pot doing something unusual (I opted to fill it with Halloween candy) you ...

Orkut Begging

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I noticed Orkut was listed in part of Google’s services once you’ve logged in with a username. A new Google service? I must try it out!

Red

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I’m both throroughly embarressed and relieved. The Mac Genius was able to fix my Powerbook.

Big Weekend

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Rather than post separate entries, I thought I’d explain why I haven’t been around with one.

Hurricane Katrina

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Like pretty much everyone else, the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina saddened me. I have written anything about because I personally wasn’t affected (...

Macworld Article Deux

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I got the opportunity to write another article for Macworld Online (I don’t know if it’ll get used in Macworld Magazine or not). Check it out.

Woburn Cop Powertrip

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Lately my car has been making some unusual noise. It got worse yesterday, so I dropped it off at the mechanic and rode into work with my father. We took 128 ...

Cable Modem Ordered

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Those of you that I talk to daily already know why I’m ordering a new D-Link DCM-202. Please don’t mention it in the comments. I’m going to be all superstiti...

Monk Season Premiere Tonight

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Fire up your TiVo (or EyeTV in my case). Monk is back. I love the show, but not the way in which they’ve been jerking me around. First it was just on USA. Th...

London Tragedy

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London has been attacked. Four bombs have been set off in their public transportation systems.

Grant G has Passed Away

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Twice this week someone I’ve met through the Macworld forums has passed away. I got the email a few days ago from a friend of his. It was by far the saddest ...

Get Those Scissors

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You’re going to want to head down to your local newsstand if you’re not a subscriber to Macworld magazine. The July 2005 issue features an article written by...

Hit and Run

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So my good friend Allison invited me to her house in Worcester for a cookout. Good times. I went home in a good mood.

Changing Tires

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I got home really late last night. It wasn’t because of anything even mildly exciting. Rather, my left front tire decided to die. I noticed a slow leak latel...

No One Will Believe This

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I had to take this quiz because Henry took it. I expected to be classified as KING NERD (the highest rating), but I failed miserably. How can I possibly cont...

Tiger… Monday?

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Okay, so the title for this entry would have been much cooler if Tiger were arriving tomorrow. Tiger Tuesday! I could have had fame and fortune. Instead, I’l...

Goodbye My Sweet Brick

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After 4+ years of using the same awful phone, I’ve finally moved into the 21st century. I no longer have the classic Saved by the Bell cell phone, pictured b...

Tiger Frustration Alleviation

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My sadness quickly turned into rage last night because I wouldn’t have my toy this weekend. I read at several places, including Macworld’s forums that if you...

A Famous Blogger Twin

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Shamelessly copied from Heather, below is apparently my famous blogger twin.

Me a la South Park

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Pretty much all the pictures of me on this site will be the South Park version I made using the South Park character generator. Tada!

I am #1

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It finally happened. I surpassed Derik Farnsworth (nsfw) in Google as the #1 Derik link. Oh, how I’ve been waiting for this day.

Writing 10,000 Posts

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I’ve hit a major milestone in my involvement in Macworld’s Forums. I’ve written 10,000 entries there. I’ve learned many, many things. I’ve taught and told pe...

Goodbye Appendix, We Hardly Knew Ye

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Well, it was confirmed. I had appendicitis and they removed my appendix. I’m appendix-less. Is that a turn-on or -off for women?

Ouch, My Appendix

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I might now be able to write for the next few days. After dinner last night, I started having some abdominal pains. It all shifted to my right side shortly b...

Rejoice!

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My video card was delayed yesterday, as the UPS site described. It was nowhere to be found. I cried and cried. Very sad.

Damn Snow

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I live in Massachusetts. Snow is not a weather phenomenon here; it’s a way of life. Due to that fact, I’ve learned to accept snow and snowstorms. They can’t ...

Radeon 9800 Pro Ordered

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After spending a lot time surfing the net looking for the best upgrade for my Powermac, I decided on an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro Mac Edition video card. It’s the ...

My New Favorite Show

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Yes, it’s geeky and there isn’t really much defending it, but my new favorite show is anime. It airs Thursday and Saturday nights on Adult Swim. Check their ...

Gmail Invites Out My Ears

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A few days ago, Dana told me she had 50 Gmail invites. I naturally got a little irked as I was the one that invited her to begin with. That’s the way it goes...

Getting a Fancy New Mouse

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I’ve been thinking about replacing my Microsoft Intellimouse Explorer for some time now. It’s a great mouse and has always served me well. However, consideri...

Heart of the Blizzard

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I’m sure you’ve all been waiting for an update from yours truly to make sure I survived the blizzard. I have.

Happy New Year

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All the best to you and yours in 2005. Special thoughts go to those affected by the tsunamis.

Late Fees are Dead; Long Live Late Fees

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Following my post about Netflix, a new story about Blockbuster came to my attention. Blockbuster has announced that it will no longer charge late fees, or at...

You Should Join Netflix

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I’m sure you’ve all heard of Netflix, the online movie rental service. In case you haven’t, I’ll explain how it works. You pick a number of movies that you’d...

Happy Birthday to Me

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I turned 23 as of midnight (EST). I’m a year older, a year wiser, and a year closer to being able to rent a car (the last major milestone in a person’s life ...

AOL Mobile Devices

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I’ve had it with AOL’s mobile device feature. I come online and I don’t inspect all my buddies to see if they are regular AOL or mobile. Certain users are al...

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Enjoy your turkey, stuffing, football and pumpkin pie!

My Favorite Subject

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I love when I get mentioned in other people’s blogs. In particular, when it’s a sexy context as at Dana’s blog.

Shame on you WCVB

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WCVB, here in Massachusetts, has decided not to show Saving Private Ryan, the award winning film. I’d list the awards, but honestly, they would make this pos...

GTA: San Andreas Comes Wednesday

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I tried calling on Thursday about my order of GTA: San Andreas. The customer service representative had just talked to another person that ordered it from th...

Call Me Your Latin Lover

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Just for fun, I decided that I would check Bloglines related feeds feature on my weblog. The results were rather surprising. Every single “related” feed was ...

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Released Today

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Rockstar Games released Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas today. I’ve been waiting for this game since I pre-ordered at eCost on July 25th earlier this year. The...

U-Mass Makes Me Proud

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In response to the Red Sox victory in game six, thousands of University of Massachusetts gathered in Southwest, only to have 35 arrested.

“i dont expect u to understand”

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I was recently told this lately by someone I knew in high school. Let’s for a moment, ignore the fact they couldn’t be bothered to capitalize “i”, spell out ...

My Theme Will Be Bundled with NetNewsWire

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I can’t quite explain how excited I am, but Brent Simmons likes my NetNewsWire theme and will be including it with NetNewsWire. I’m quite thrilled and didn’t...

Give Me Wings

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As I have only been to U-Mass once this school year, I haven’t had a good chance to get all the fabulous local delicacies. Yesterday, Sheila, my coworker, ha...

Boston Traffic

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For some time now, I’ve been dealing with Boston commuter traffic, relying on TV and radio traffic reports. For the life of me, I couldn’t find a website tha...

Jury Duty, Done for Three Years

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I haven’t been posting too much lately because I’ve been spending nearly all my time for the past two weeks serving as a juror in Worcester. It’s over (final...

Who Wants Gmail?

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Lately Google has been really generous with invitations to their free email service. I keep getting back up to maximum six invites, almost as fast as I can g...

Stupid Quiz

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This is probably going to invalidate my site as far as xhtml goes, but oh well. At least I got my favorite color.

Boo to WFXT!

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WFXT (aka Channel 25, the local Fox channel) has cut back on the number of times it shows the Simpsons. It formerly aired reruns at both 6:30 and 7:30 (about...

Going on a Trip

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I’ll be visiting Ithaca this weekend so I may not post until Sunday (unless I have something super important to post). I’ll see you all then.

12 Beers and Some PHP Later

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I visited Amherst to spend some time with Scott and to see bob’s new apartment. Friday night’s plan was to do a little drinking in the dorms and reminisce. W...

Move-in Day for the Old Roommie

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My friend Scott (yes, I know his blog is empty, I’m trying to get him to change that) moved into his new room at U-Mass today. He’s staying in the same build...

September Arrives

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For the first time in my life, I will not be going back to school at the end of the summer. My parents asked me if it felt weird. As of yet, no, it feels per...

Finding an Apartment

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The week after next I’ll be working in Woburn instead of Bedford. This makes for a longer commute from my home. My parents will also be selling this house an...

Busy Day

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Building up hours to prepare for some mandatory vacation time next week is sucking up my time this week. Working 10 hours a day sucks up most of my free time...

Rant: How do I do this? X does it.

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A large part of my time is spent reading and responding to posts at Macworld’s Forums. I enjoy learning new things, helping others, and generally raising the...

Aliens vs. Predator Tonight!

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I’m going to show my inner geek tonight and see AvP tonight. I’ll probably post a review later on tonight if I’m feeling up to it.

Sleeping until 2 PM is a Wonderful Thing

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After another week of work and 5 hour nights, I got to sleep in this morning. I woke up at the early hour of 11 AM, but went back to sleep another 3 hours.

Entitlement and the Lack of Responsibility

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It is my firm belief that our society’s high quality of life level has resulted in two things: an entitlement complex and a lack of responsibility complex. T...

New: Motorola V710

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Verizon Wireless is now selling the Motorola V710 cell phone, for August availability, featuring Bluetooth and a megapixel camera. [MacInTouch]

Movie Review: King Arthur

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I went to see King Arthur late last night (10:15 PM, which is way too late when you get up at 6 AM). Was it worth the $9 and lost hours of sleep?

Missing a Day

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All right, I don’t have a good excuse. I didn’t write yesterday. To make up for it, I’ll post twice today.

Busy Weekend

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I’ve successfully given myself too much to do this weekend.

4th of July Fireworks

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Last night I went into Boston to see the fireworks on the Charles River. I’d never gone before, so the best fireworks I’d seen up until that point were spark...

My Kingdom for a Bluetooth Phone

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I use Verizon as my wireless provider. Don’t get me wrong, it’s great. The service is consistent. My phone never cuts out on me (while half the people I know...

Odd and Ends

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I’m a little late with this entry because, well, it is the weekend. I have a couple things to talk about tonight though.

Four Times the Speed, At Zero Cost

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Broadband Internet service has become commonplace across the United States. Whether it is a cable modem, dsl, satellite of some sort, or another kind of wire...

Sliders DVD

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I’ve always been a big fan of the TV show Sliders. It was immediate, starting with the debut on Friday night on Fox a long time ago. I tuned in as often as I...

The Big Move to Woburn

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Labor Day weekend, the project that I’m working on at Raytheon will be migrated to Raytheon’s new facility in Woburn from the old one at Bedford. Now, it’s n...

Exercise Sucks

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Bob dragged me to the gym in my junior year (as I had no excuse not to go). In the months that followed, my body finally got into shape and made me worthy of...

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Site News

Beating Mike Again

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In another vain moment, I rechecked my PageRank at Google. I remembered it being 5/10. I was right. Take that, Mike and his rank of 6.

FeedFlare Rocks

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Heather noticed that I turned on several of the FeedFlare features for my RSS feed. I fall in love with FeedBurner more and more every day.

Photo Gallery Updated to Version 2

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A couple weeks ago, Gallery 2 was released. I’ve been using Gallery as my photo gallery software on this site for a long time. I probably would use it a lot ...

First Amazon Associates Purchases

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I’d like to thank whoever bought Meet the Fockers, Pirates of Silicon Valley, and The Bourne Identity through my Amazon links. I really appreciate it. Hopefu...

Payola

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I pulled the trigger on it. I added Google Ads to Tag Central. I’ve also added a shop section to this site. If you’re looking to buy something I’ve reviewed ...

Grokster Linkage

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Back when the Supreme Court handed down their decision on Grokster, I made a few quick conclusions based upon some cursory reading I did. I didn’t really exp...

Burned

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Some time ago, I used Feedburner to make a new feed for the site. I called it the Superfeed and used their service to add in Flickr photos and del.icio.us bo...

43 Places

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I recently added a 43 Places page to the site. 43 Places is yet another website that’s under the Robot Co-op umbrella. You can track where you’ve been and wh...

Welcome Winecast Listeners

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I went through my list of podcasts last night, transferring them from NetNewsWire to iTunes. One of my absolute favorites is the Winecast. Check it out. Even...

Netflix Feed Problems, Sort Of

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So I alluded to some problems I was having when combining Planet d00dism and Netflix‘s activity RSS feeds. However, based upon how the planet site currently ...

Planet d00dism

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After thinking a lot about how to implement my own Erikkregator, Marshall recommended RSSMix. Now, that was an excellent suggestion. However, that only solve...

Want a Jabber Screenname?

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Tiger users can user Jabber usernames with iChat AV 3.0. What’s the point of that? Well, AOL can’t listen in on you for one. Second, it’s decentralized. Shou...

OK, I Lied

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I promised a feature review last night and between a not so great commute, reinstalling software, and upgrading the Pismo, I never got around to playing with...

Cancellation Satisfaction

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The transition from iPowerweb to Dreamhost is complete. I got an email from iPowerweb telling me that they were happy to renew my subscription to their servi...

Migrating Host

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The transition is nearly complete. The weblog transition is done, now the other parts of the site must be fixed.

Apologies

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I will not be doing any lame April Fools Jokes on this site today. Sorry.

Tag Central Update: Smugmug

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I got an email from Don MacAskill, CEO and Chief Geek (his words, not mine ;)) over at Smugmug. He informed that they are working on feeds for their content,...

Tag Central

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I’ve started work on the Tag Central project I talked about previously. It currently uses the various RSS feeds that the suppported sites spit out. Unfortuna...

New Sections

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Listed under Pages and Site Sections are some new additions to the site.

www. is Deprecated

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You may or may not notice that all attempts to load any address on this site starting with “www.godlikenerd.com” will now be forwarded to the same address wi...

Tag Central

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I’ve already run this idea by a couple people, but I thought I’d write about it so there’s some record that it was my damn idea. If you’ve read someone write...

Spam Stats

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The new comment spam plug-in automatically tracks caught spam statistics. Before that I used WP-Blacklist, which worked pretty well. Now for the shocking dat...

Changed Anti-spam Packages

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I was using Kitten’s Spaminator to supplant WordPress’s built-in spam fighting abilities, but unfortunately, it was being far too aggressive. It said that Ka...

Theme Update

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I’ve almost got the site’s theme to the point where I’m ready to start distributing it. There are still a few rough spots I’m sure, so please let me know any...

43 Things Supports WordPress

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Robot Co-op announced today that they are supporting WordPress blogs (adding to Blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, and Type Pad). As of this entry post time...

Speed Improvements

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Between upgrading to WordPress 1.5, adopting a new page layout, moving Scott and Bob’s blog data into a separate database, and rebuilding my blog database, I...

Upgrade Complete

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Don’t worry. I will not be leaving it as it looks now. It’s a work in progress. I just didn’t want to screw around installing WordPress a thousand times.

WordPress 1.5 Released!

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I know all of you haven’t been waiting like I have been for this, but the fine folks over at WordPress have finished work on WordPress 1.5 “Strayhorn.” This ...

A Quick Note about Protected Entries

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From time to time, I’ll be putting up protected entries (such as the other post today). If you want to read it, contact me.

DIRECTV Is a Bunch of Scumbags

1 minute read

I’ve been fighting comment spam for a long time now. The majority of those sites are selling prescription drugs to fight erectile disfunction and poker sites...

First Post with the Brand New MarsEdit 1.0

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The blog editing software I’ve been using for a while now, MarsEdit, has finally gone 1.0. I consider it the second most essential software I use on my site ...

WordPress 1.3 Update

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Much like most of the WordPress community, I’ve been waiting with baited breath for the release of 1.3. I’d all but forgotten about it until I recently disco...

The Supplement is now Del.icio.us Powered

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After struggling with Bloglines rather limited blog interface (which did make linking fairly easy), I’ve decided to give it up and go to del.icio.us to host ...

Comment Spam Gone Bezerk

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No sooner than Peter Cohen mentions getting more than 11,000 comment spams than I realize that I had been hit. I previously had less than five spam comments....

New Themes

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Check out the new styles. I’ve made “blue” the default, but I’m partial to orange myself.

Satisfaction

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I think I may finally get satisfaction from my webhost.

Fixed Again

1 minute read

In what is becoming a bi-weekly tradition for this site, I’ve gotten my website fixed again.

My Theme Will Be Bundled with NetNewsWire

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I can’t quite explain how excited I am, but Brent Simmons likes my NetNewsWire theme and will be including it with NetNewsWire. I’m quite thrilled and didn’t...

d00dism Supplement

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I’m using my Bloglines account to host a supplemental blog which is going to be clippings that aren’t worthy of the front page.

Upgraded to WordPress 1.2.1

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The wonderful people over at WordPress have updated the latest version to 1.2.1 to address some security concerns among other things.

Get Yo Google Cache

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Thanks to Python and Google supplied SOAP API’s, you can now access the Google cache for any site here. I’m only allowed a thousand access per day, so if thi...

Fixed! Again!

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The real question is for how long. I am noting this because again, it’s proof that WordPress works fine and great.

My Blog Was Broken Again

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After days of troubleshooting a couple weeks ago, I got my Blog fixed. Apparently, my host is having a relapse. I won’t be able to do much until I get it fix...

Contest: How to Improve This Site

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I’ll give a Gmail invite to the person with the best idea on how to improve my site here. In the case that there are several really great ideas, I may give o...

Experienced PHP Programmer Needed

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I’m trying to track down the problem with my weblog that recently cropped up. My host’s support staff have largely pointed the finger back at me. I’d love to...

The Long Road to Recovery

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Last night, I put in a completely isolated new installation of WordPress in. I made a new database, didn’t change anything but the configuration files necess...

Weather Plugin Broke The Site

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Earlier today, the weather plugin (which told you the weather in nearby Worcester) broke my blog earlier today. As of yet, I don’t know how or why, but needl...

Notice Any Changes?

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The last few days, I’ve been playing with the CSS that renders the site for me. I’ve now given the weblog a page-like look (notice the border on all sides). ...

Calling all Artists

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After continued use of NetNewsWire, one thing has become painfully clear to me. I need a logo for my site. This isn’t just for the front page, but so I have ...

Various Improvements to the Blog

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I’ve added several key improvements to my blog. The first is the set-up of permalinks. Now instead of http://godlikenerd.com/index.php?some=arguments&her...

WordPressing the FAQ

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After seeing how strong the muliple users feature of WordPress is and how easily it can make it for users to post, I think I’ll be turning the OS X Forum FAQ...

Migration complete!

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The good new is that WordPress is a million times easier to install than MovableType. I also like its interface much better. The bad news is that its documen...

Goodbye MovableType, Hello WordPress!

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Following confirmation from Ranchero software that NetNewsWire does indeed work with WordPress, I’ve decided to move to it. Partly was to keep current and pa...

Blogging Software

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I’ve been using MovableType to run my blog here and it’s been working great.

Pictures Added

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I’ve added pictures to my review of Radtech’s ScreenSavRz as well as my entry about my new futon. I took the pictures a little bit high-res so I’ll have to s...

What Content Do You Look For?

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Now that I have my own domain, it’s time I did something with it. While hosting the OS X Forum FAQ for Macworld and my blog are nice, I feel like I need more.

Once a Day

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Once of my favorite websites is RailHead Design. It’s become a daily stop because, well, it’s updated every day (at least during the week). I’m resolving mys...

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Sports

Football Time Again

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All right guys, Fall is fast approaching and you know what that means. It’s time for football. Last year we all had a lot of fun (though I barely summarized ...

Football Picks Week 1

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So I’m currently 4 out of 5 and Henry forgot to pick confidence so he didn’t get any points (Henry, if you’re reading this, fix it before this weekend).

Football Picking

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I know it’s late notice, but I just got turned on to Yahoo’s Football Pick’em page (like what I did last year, but automated, so scrap that idea).

Red Sox Game Three

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I’m sure this will piss off a few people (and already has some others), but I saw my third Red Sox game of the season this past Tuesday night. And this is af...

Batting 1,000

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Time for me to brag a little. During my softball game on Tuesday night, I got on base every time I came to bat. I’m not talking about just one or two at-bats...

My Second Red Sox Game

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I wasn’t expecting to go to even a single game this year and now I’ve gone to two. I saw the first game of the double header against the Seattle Mariners tod...

First Red Sox Game of the Season

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I got a chance to go to a Red Sox game last night with my Sox buddy, Dana. We even spanked the Devilrays 10-0.

The Patriots are Officially a Dynasty

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Hurrah for the Pats! I managed to survive the Superbowl party I went to. I even posted up some pictures. No pictures of me, for those of you curious.

Football Picks Superbowl

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There is only one possibility for a Superbowl win. The Patriots will beat the Philadelphia Eagles. The Pats will soon join the ranks of other great teams lik...

Go Patriots!

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You can suck on that Vanderjagt!

Football Picks Playoffs Week 2

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Last week my picks were poor and the only one I got right was the one I was hoping would be wrong.

Football Picks Week 17

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The last regular season week of this. After doing it this entire season I’ve decided something. I have to make some software to do this for me next year. I’l...

Football Picks Week 8

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I’m back after a hiatus last week. I forgot to write down my picks because I was going to my friend’s apartment for game one. The good news is that I’m going...

What Curse?

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That’s right. It was the year!

Riots ‘R Us

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I wrote an entry about how our society and, I’m ashamed to say, my generation treats the current state of privilege. In particular, I remarked upon how privi...

Go Red Sox!!

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Red Sox rock so hard! Yankees suck!

U-Mass Makes Me Proud

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In response to the Red Sox victory in game six, thousands of University of Massachusetts gathered in Southwest, only to have 35 arrested.

Football Picks Week 6

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I’m not going to comment upon my picks from last week. They were bad.

Pats Win 19th Straight

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The Patriots wrapped up their 19th straight win today while playing the Miami Dolphins (Yahoo! Sports story).

Football Picks Week 5

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I’ll admit it. I screwed up a bit with last week’s picks. 9-5 is not good. This makes me 20-8 overall.

Football Picks Week 4

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It’s week four of the football season and the Patriots are back from their bye-week. Here are my predictions:

David Ortiz: Olympic Sprinter?

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I just thought I’d mention a play from tonight’s Red Sox game that was really inspiring. David “Big Papi” Ortiz managed to run all the way home from first ba...

Partriots Win Season Opener

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After a nail-biting three hours, the Patriots pulled out a win against the Indianapolis Colts.

Leggo my Medal!

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Following a Paul Hamm’s dramatic recovery from a mistake during the overall gymnastics competition at the Olympics, we all learned of a scoring error that wo...

Who Needs Nomar? Not Me

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While apparently scores of children are crying about his departure, I’m glad Nomar is gone. Not only did he have a bad attitude (as teammates revealed), but ...

Keeping the Faith

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The Red Sox finally seem to be on the road to recovery following a rough transition back to its first string starters, many of whom were injured. While Ortiz...

The Power of Prediction

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I’m sure no one will believe this, but I predicted David Ortiz’s solo home run shot on Friday. I’m very proud of it. Of course, I also predicted that Manny w...

Red Sox Fever!

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Tonight, the Red Sox are playing the L.A. Dodgers at Fenway (the first time the Dodgers have ever been there; thank inter-league play) and I’m going to be th...

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Apple

Saying it without really saying it

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If you were confused about whether Apple was still committed to the Mac, their lack of Apple Design Awards for anything Mac pretty much says it all.

SmashMyMaturity.com

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I’m sure you’ve all read about SmashMyiPod.com. I thought it was infantile in concept before I read the website. You can imagine my shock when I read his cla...

iPod Video and new iMac Thoughts

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We didn’t see Powerbook, Powermac, and Mac mini revisions like most level headed analysts thought. Macrumors’ Buyer’s Guide still has the bright red “Don’t B...

Video iPod Tomorrow?

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Think Secret has retracted its earlier statement that there would be no video iPods tomorrow.

iTunes Says “Keep Up with your Podcasts!”

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I regularly have to check my iTunes podcast subscriptions for problems. It’s not necessarily iTunes fault (case in point, Diggnation recently did something t...

.Mac Upgrade

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Apple bumped .Mac’s storage to 1 GB (1024 MB for those wondering if they’d correctly count). They also released Backup 3.

Mighty Mouse Saves the Day

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I’m not as surprised as much as I would have been prior to the Macintel announcement, but I still didn’t expect to see this happen. Apple is making a multi-b...

OS X Intel Uses DRM

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Found via Slashdot, Apple is using DRM to keep parts of the OS from working on unauthorized computers. The Slashdot story includes links to a wiki on x86 Mac...

New iBooks and Mac minis

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Apple released new iBooks and Mac minis. All in all, the updates were really minor. The good news is that all Mac models now sport at least 512 MB of RAM. Th...

Konfabulating Your Life with Yahoo!

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Along the lines of their other recent moves, like buying Flickr, Yahoo! has acquired Konfabulator. Longtime Mac fans should recognize the product and its aut...

Podcasting Done Right… Almost

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I stick up for Apple in most cases. This time, they’re on their own. I’m going to bash them for a couple mistakes

iTunes 4.9 with Podcasting has Arrived

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I woke up this morning and was alerted to the availability of the much discussed 4.9. Really, it’s the most feature-rich update to iTunes I can remember sinc...

Fast Enough

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This is a strange predicament that I’ve been placed in. Normally, I agree with what most Mac pundits say. However, many of them are being over-confident and ...

Intel Chip Monday

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Well, I’m sure most everyone has read the CNet story on Apple switching Macs to Intel, the Wall Street Journal story, the Inquirer version, the Yahoo/AP vers...

Apple News Doubleshot

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Today has yielded two news items from Apple. One is wild speculation. The other is real news. Let’s start with the real news.

Tiger… Monday?

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Okay, so the title for this entry would have been much cooler if Tiger were arriving tomorrow. Tiger Tuesday! I could have had fame and fortune. Instead, I’l...

Tiger Frustration Alleviation

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My sadness quickly turned into rage last night because I wouldn’t have my toy this weekend. I read at several places, including Macworld’s forums that if you...

Tiger Release Date Announced

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Imagine my surprise when I read of the Tiger release announcement (April 29th) showed up in Bloglines (which I’m only using instead of NetNewsWire because I’...

Tiger Tomorrow?

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It’s been rather quiet on the Mac front. Well, that’s not entirely true, we have the continuing saga of Apple versus the rumor sites. Very little has been de...

iPods in $50 Increments

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Apple updated its line of iPod MP3 players. Specifically, the iPod mini and the iPod photo. The mini now comes in two sizes, and the photo had some pronounce...

Expo Product Thoughts

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I’m going to review the new Apple product announcements inwhat I consider increasing importance.

Can you feel it?

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The Macworld Expo San Francisco keynote is less than 4 hours away. The whole Mac community is waiting with baited breath. Personally, I want to find out more...

When in Doubt, Go with the Old Favorites

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As we draw close to Macworld Expo San Francisco, the number of rumors generally increases. The reason is multiple fold. First, supposedly more leaks happen c...

Apple Locks Out Real

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There was quite a stir when Real announced that they would make songs for their new online music service available for use on iPods. What made this so provoc...

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Blogging

Interview with the MetroWest Daily News

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Despite my sporadic blogging here lately, I got chosen to be interviewed with a local newspaper, the MetroWest Daily News, for an article in their Sunday edi...

FeedFlare Rocks

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Heather noticed that I turned on several of the FeedFlare features for my RSS feed. I fall in love with FeedBurner more and more every day.

Do You Blog?

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Make sure you take MIT’s survey for blog authors.

Planet d00dism

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After thinking a lot about how to implement my own Erikkregator, Marshall recommended RSSMix. Now, that was an excellent suggestion. However, that only solve...

Drop the Job to Blog

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Blogger icon Jason Kottke of Kottke.org has decided to make blogging a career. It’s a bold move to say the least. I must admit that I only recently (and by r...

43 Things Supports WordPress

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Robot Co-op announced today that they are supporting WordPress blogs (adding to Blogger, LiveJournal, Movable Type, and Type Pad). As of this entry post time...

WordPress 1.5 Released!

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I know all of you haven’t been waiting like I have been for this, but the fine folks over at WordPress have finished work on WordPress 1.5 “Strayhorn.” This ...

LiveJournal Belongs to Six Apart

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LiveJournal, or more aptly its parent company, Danga, was bought by Six Apart. For those not entrenched in the blogging community and its politics, Six Apart...

WordPress 1.3 is now WordPress 1.5

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Following what could best be described as absolute confusion for its users, the WordPress developers have clarified that WordPress 1.3 will be known as WordP...

First Post with the Brand New MarsEdit 1.0

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The blog editing software I’ve been using for a while now, MarsEdit, has finally gone 1.0. I consider it the second most essential software I use on my site ...

WordPress 1.3 Update

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Much like most of the WordPress community, I’ve been waiting with baited breath for the release of 1.3. I’d all but forgotten about it until I recently disco...

Is It Time for a Blog System Standard?

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Brent Simmon’s, developer the excellent MarsEdit, has asked a very important question. Isn’t it time that a common weblog system feature set was agreed upon?

Comment Spam Gone Bezerk

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No sooner than Peter Cohen mentions getting more than 11,000 comment spams than I realize that I had been hit. I previously had less than five spam comments....

Migration complete!

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The good new is that WordPress is a million times easier to install than MovableType. I also like its interface much better. The bad news is that its documen...

Goodbye MovableType, Hello WordPress!

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Following confirmation from Ranchero software that NetNewsWire does indeed work with WordPress, I’ve decided to move to it. Partly was to keep current and pa...

Blogging Software

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I’ve been using MovableType to run my blog here and it’s been working great.

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Humor

Recommended Trident White Usage

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I couldn’t hold this one back. I picked up some Trident White gum at Walmart. “White” promises whiter teeth in as little as four weeks. Sounds easy enough. I...

Newsweek is Smaht

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Tonight on Dennis Miller, Gersh Kuntzman of Newsweek appeared on the Varsity discussion panel. I didn’t get a chance to get the entire quote but he said abou...

Thank you Dana

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Dana has brought something to my attention. I love churros as much as anyone else, but I think Google might be a little confused.

It Started so Innocently

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Call me a terrible person, a monster if you will. I just couldn’t stop once it started.

Mmmmm, Stuffing

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Katie posted another quiz from the same site as the last. Seeing as the question was “What part of Thanksgiving are you?” and that it’s a mere few days away,...

Votergasm

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I had to link to Votergasm. How sad is it when you have to withhold sex in order to get someone to vote?

Which Blogging Tool Are You?

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This is admittedly geeky and probably only 1 out of 10,000 people will get any real enjoyment out of it, but I bet almost everyone will take this quiz anyway...

Dumb Letters Hilarity

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Inside Mac Games has posted the third installment of their Dumb Letters to IMG feature. I had previously not read these columns on IMG, but after this one, I...

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Reviews

EyeHome Review

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Earlier this week, my El Gato EyeHome arrived. It doesn’t come with any AV cables. So I had to march down to Wallyworld to pick up some cables. Then the fun ...

Waterfield Sleeve Case

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I made a startling realization when I got my 12″ Powerbook. It’s a lot smaller than the classic Pismo that I’d been lugging around for 4 years. My L.L. Bean ...

Medal of Honor: Breakthrough

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Perhaps the greatest thing about first person shooters is that they inevitably have expansion packs which cost dramatically less than the game originally. Yo...

Review: Macally BTMouseJr

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Following a lengthy search for a good Bluetooth mouse (see entries one and two), someone mentioned the Macally BTMouseJr and the fact that it recently was re...

BBEdit 8.0: Evolutionary

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Many of you may be familiar with the uber text editor, BBEdit. I recently upgraded to the 8.0 version of this fine utility.

Free Email is Back, in a Big Way

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Once upon a time, someone thought to serve email through a web-based interface for easy access anywhere (that saved users the process of setting up an email ...

Review: RadTech Notebook ScreensavRz

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After making a semi snap decision about screen protection for the 12″ Powerbook, I ordered a Notebook ScreensavRz from RadTech. Wanting to maintain the color...

Kame Hame Ha!!

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I finally broke down and bought Dragonball Z: Budokai 2. It was on sale for $20 and while I was at it, I got Budokai 1 (again for $20). I was looking forward...

Macally IceKey: Keyboarding Perfection

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Most people don’t pay attention to their keyboard. I didn’t either for a long time. I actually loved the feel of my Pismo’s keyboard. The scissor key design ...

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Tag Central

All Consuming Consumed by 43 Things

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One of the neatest things I’ve found lately is the proliferation of websites to manage aspects of your life publicly. Seeing as I’m not totally privacy paran...

Damnit Technorati

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During a round of service adding last night, I figured out a way to differentiate between no results and an error. That’s good because now users will know wh...

Redesigned Back End

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I took a couple hours, learned PHP’s objects and redesigned Tag Central so that all the information for the sources could be stored in a big array object. No...

Tag Central Reskinned

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Peter Parkes reskinned Tag Central using PithHelmet and a custom CSS file. I think it looks simply Sensual as he put it.

Alexa Links Tag Central

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Alexa, part of Amazon has linked Tag Central very prominently in a recent blog entry. That drew quite a few visits.

Overdue Tag Central Update

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Over the past few days, I’ve the site has been in transition to a new webhost. There were lots of reasons I did this, but hopefully the process has been most...

Latest Tag Central Update

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I’ve been getting linked and written to like crazy for Tag Central. I added BlogMarks, a very neat link site with thumbnails (thanks to Stuart for pointing i...

Tag Central Update: Smugmug

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I got an email from Don MacAskill, CEO and Chief Geek (his words, not mine ;)) over at Smugmug. He informed that they are working on feeds for their content,...

Firefox Inline-Block Frustration

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I’m making Tag Central prettier. I can do all the colors and styling I want just fine. I think it’ll look super when it’s done (but then again, I’m not an ar...

Tag Central

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I’ve started work on the Tag Central project I talked about previously. It currently uses the various RSS feeds that the suppported sites spit out. Unfortuna...

Tag Central

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I’ve already run this idea by a couple people, but I thought I’d write about it so there’s some record that it was my damn idea. If you’ve read someone write...

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Politics

Daylight Savings Time Makes Me Feel Sunny

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Our lawmakers are hard at work. This time the pressing issue is extension of daylight savings time. The current plan is to extend it by a month total, three ...

Your Duty

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I don’t normally encourage people to get involved with causes, but I feel this one is vital. Don’t let Ground Zero become a political war ground. The memoria...

Wizbang Needs to Clean House

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I like to read a variety of blogs and get a variety of opinions. Instapundit is still the best way to do get a full sampling. I forgot how I found Wizbang, b...

Libertarian for Life

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An online quiz just confirmed what I already knew. Fuck the two parties!

An Afternoon with the Secret Service

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Brought to my attention by Wizbang, a LiveJournal user got visited by the secret service following an entry about wanting the president dead. Luckily for her...

Jon Stewart: My Hero

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Jon Stewart recently appeared on CNN‘s Crossfire. As someone who’s been disgusted with essentially all of this year’s presidential campaign season, it was th...

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Movies

Use a garden hose instead of a fire hose

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I’ve been spending some time revisiting GTD and Inbox Zero. Several of the themes are important and in particular, the idea that your time is finite is proba...

Whine, Whine, Whine

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Like any hardcore Netflix user, I read Hacking Netflix. One of the more repetitive, annoying themes is the dissatisfaction of Manuel. If you thought I was ob...

The Day Netflix told me No More

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It’s official. I have way too many movies in my queue. I tried to add Suspiria to my Netflix queue, only to get the following response.

Topher Grace is Venom?

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Someone please tell me that someone is screwing with IMDB. Topher Grace is supposed to play Venom in the upcoming Spider-Man 3 according to IMDB.

Hollywood: Same Shit, Different Pile

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Was making the movie Zathura necessary? Really? It’s about a couple boys who find a board game that propels their house into a space adventure. Does that sou...

Netflix Analysis

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I came across this article recently, which includes an Excel spreadsheet for analyzing your own Netflix usage.

Netflix has Mystery Science Theater 3000

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Hacking Netflix had an article on “the worst movie ever”. The article mentioned that Netflix carried the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version.

More Neflix Stuff

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I swear I’m not getting paid for this. At any rate, Netflix just added two very cool features to their service.

A Netflix for Everyone

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Little known fact about Netflix, they have multiple plans (beyond their $17.99 3 at a time plan). In fact, they also have a 5-at-a-time for $29.99 and a 8-at...

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Wisdom

Tasty

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From a buddy’s away message:

I know you are, but what am I?

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Spam is getting less annoying for me, mostly because of its comedic value. I’m not sure if it’s intentional or not. Here’s the latest supposedly from PayPal ...

When to Upgrade

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How does one know when to upgrade one’s computer? The answer is apparently very simple according to an upgrade forum post.

Those Daffy Spammers

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Just when you think those porn pushing, pill selling, poker playing swindlers had done everything in their power to try to get into your email box (and my co...

Our First Gem

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Starting now, I will be adding a new feature to the blog. Tidbits of exceptional brilliance will be posted to all to read (and attempt to decipher). More reg...

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Tiger

Widget Panic

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No doubt by now you’ve heard about the Widget security issue. Thankfully, most of the Mac news sites have been fairly even-handed in their reporting. This ha...

Spotlight

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The first of my series of posts on Tiger’s new features finally begins tonight with Spotlight. This post is somewhat long because of the pictures that I deci...

Screenshot Format Default Changed

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When I took a screenshot of Safari’s contextual menu last night, I expected that it would be output as a PDF (the default format in Panther). I also wanted t...

Minor Safari 2.0 Observation

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I don’t think I’m the only one using a Mac that has become really accustomed to using context menus. Until I started using gestures to operate my web browser...

OK, I Lied

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I promised a feature review last night and between a not so great commute, reinstalling software, and upgrading the Pismo, I never got around to playing with...

Tiger Installed

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I’ve got Mac OS X Tiger installed on the 12″ Powerbook and the MDD G4 Powermac. Let me tell you, it’s awesome. It’s fast and even more multitasking capable (...

Tiger Frustration Alleviation

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My sadness quickly turned into rage last night because I wouldn’t have my toy this weekend. I read at several places, including Macworld’s forums that if you...

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General

Slipknot sues Burger King

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Claiming that its image and persona have been hijacked as part of a marketing campaign for Burger King’s new chicken fries, the costumed heavy metal band ...

Feedster Claiming

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No Need to Click Here – I’m just claiming my feed at Feedster

Sad Day in the News

3 minute read

It didn’t pay to roll out of bed early this morning to catch the news. Even with the Christmas (and other holidays) closing in quickly, we have to deal with ...

Slow Day

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Other than continuing to play with CSS some, I have nothing new to report today.

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House

House Pictures

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I haven’t posted in a while due partially to getting a cat (pictures will follow… someday). As I went to go to take pictures, I realized both my batteries we...

Survey Says

1 minute read

When it becomes time to buy a house or condo, you start thinking about the various attributes that properties have. Which is the most important? Anybody will...

Getting Connected

1 minute read

So, the essential part of moving has been accomplished. I’ve got my cable modem and Vonage working. Screw food and hygiene, net access and phone capabilities...

Proud Homeowner

1 minute read

Close friends already know that I just bought a townhouse in Tewksbury, Massachusetts (reducing my commute time to under half an hour). This is the big secre...

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Terminal Tips

OS X Terminal Tutorial: Part 2

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After an extended break, I’m adding a second installment into my Terminal Tutorial. This time I’ll be going into the structure of Unix commands.

OS X Terminal Tutorial: Part 1

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I’m feeling particularly saucy today, so I thought I’d start in on a series of entries about how to do things with OS X’s Terminal application. This is the f...

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Software

Mega Man Redux

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Any good child of the eighties played the original Nintendo and loved it. They loved every cartridge blowing, standing two inches from the TV playing Duckhun...

Google Maps Plugin

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Address Book has some neat built-in features. Some are more hidden than others. Most people find that by clicking on addresses, a menu will pop up offering t...

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Beer

Brew your Own Beer on the Cheap

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I’ve always wanted to brew my own beer. Well, I have at least as long I made beer my drink of choice. Lately, I’ve been on a real wine kick, but when I saw a...

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