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Of Mouses and Men
Have you ever gotten into the driver’s seat of your friend or spouse’s vehicle and felt really out of place?  Maybe you have to click the turn signal towards you like a toggle instead of flipping it out like a switch to turn the brights …
Wednesday Jan 26, 2005 | 6 Comments
Hoax VW Commercial
My roommate showed this to me.  It’s a hoax commercial for a Volkswagon car.  I really know it shouldn’t be funny, but I can’t help myself.  I laughed pretty hard.
Tuesday Jan 25, 2005 | 1 Comment
AnandTech does Mac Mini, iWorks
Hot on the heels of yesterday’s article, Anand posted another one today.  This one focuses on the Mac Mini and iWorks.  Overall, he had a very good experience and comes away suggesting that the Mac Mini would be an excellent way to introduce the regular …
Tuesday Jan 25, 2005 | 0 Comments
AnandTech: A Month with a Mac II: The Mobile Experience
A while back, AnandTech did an article on the Apple G5 and OS X.  I posted an entry on it when it was released and there’s some nice comments and discussion. Well, Anandtech now has a second article that focuses on the G4 Powerbook.  I …
Monday Jan 24, 2005 | 0 Comments
TiVoToGo MPEG2 Decrypting
Boing Boing linked to a site detailing how to be able to decrypt your TiVoToGo files so that you can do something such as remove the commercials before you archive them.  I got excited when I saw the post and immediately went to the instructions. …
Saturday Jan 22, 2005 | 1 Comment
TiVoToGo Information
The much-anticipated TiVoToGo feature has been released.  A lot of people are still waiting for the service update for their TiVo box, but I happened to get mine a few days ago.  I immediately went and downloaded the “TiVo Desktop 2.0” (a requirement) and started …
Thursday Jan 20, 2005 | 0 Comments
American Airlines’ Info Request
Cory Doctorow posted over on Boing Boing about an experience he had earlier this month when flying from the UK to the US using American Airlines.  As he was going through security he was asked to “Please write down the names and addresses of everyone …
Wednesday Jan 19, 2005 | 0 Comments
MacWorld Madness
Okay, so everyone and their mother are already writing about MacWorld today/yesterday.  Well, who am I to blaze my own trail?  So, I’ll join the bandwagon.  (How many more cliches can I pack in?)  Two of the big announcements were for the Mac Mini (an …
Wednesday Jan 12, 2005 | 6 Comments
TextWrangler
Bare Bones Software, makers of the uber-popular (but very expensive) BBEdit today released TextWrangler 2.0 with their announcement at MacWorld.  Not only did they release it, but they released it for free!  Looking at the feature comparison between their editors, TextWrangler looks very competitive. I …
Wednesday Jan 12, 2005 | 0 Comments
Safari and PNG Colors
Over the last week or so, I’ve been working on the redesign for this site.  One small part of the redesign includes some PNG images to which I’ve given a specific solid background color.  These images are then placed inside some code on a page …
Tuesday Jan 4, 2005 | 3 Comments
My New Roommate
So, we got a new roommate in the house yesterday.  Weiland.  He had a bit of a, well, odor to him when he came in yesterday, but overall he seems pretty nice.  He’s certainly friendly enough and he’s been really quiet thus far, so I …
Tuesday Jan 4, 2005 | 3 Comments
Acrobat Reader 7
I’ve never kept my dislike of the DF: format secret.  I think it’s fine for things that are intended to be downloaded and then printed out, but it is (to me, at least) an amazingly poor way to deliver content that I’m supposed to read …
Sunday Jan 2, 2005 | 0 Comments
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