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This Spartan Life
Thanks to a Wired.com article, I found out about a great new Halo-based Machinima series.  If you’re unfamiliar with machinima such as the popular “Red vs. Blue” series, then check out the linked Wikipedia entry. Anyway, the Wired.com article introduced me to This Spartan Life, …
Wednesday Mar 29, 2006 | 0 Comments
Boston Legal on ‘Protesting’
Today certainly wasn’t meant to be all “political”, but it appears to be heading that way.  This week’s Boston Legal episode (not a show I watch, mind you) had a clip where James Spader’s character is apparently defending someone for tax evasion.  His closing argument …
Friday Mar 17, 2006 | 2 Comments
Visualize Your Tax Spending
Posted over on Boing Boing, Xeni pointed to this very cool visual representation of how US taxes were spent in 2004.  It’s fascinating to visually see how much was spent on one thing (the ‘Bureau of Indian Affairs’, for example, at $2.462 billion) compared to …
Friday Mar 17, 2006 | 0 Comments
Western Digital My Book Premium
I purchased a Western Digital My Book Premium 400GB external hard drive the other day, which proved fruitful during a recent drive failure. However, I lament that I will probably return it.  Despite it’s great looks, good price (75¢ per GB), and Firewire connection, it …
Saturday Mar 11, 2006 | 5 Comments
Print booklets from any application
Sometimes you just want a printed manual, especially in the case of a manual you might need to use when you can’t use your computer. Thanks to to CocoaBooklet, you can add a PDF print service to your standard print dialog that will help you …
Saturday Mar 11, 2006 | 0 Comments
Backing up on OS X
Well, I’ve finally begun a scheduled backup routine.  Four years since Switching and I experienced my first hardware failure, and it was fortunately minor, though a major headache to fix.  A folder on my main hard drive had something corrupted, and Disk Utility’s First Aid …
Saturday Mar 11, 2006 | 0 Comments
Blingo Dashboard Widget
If you haven’t already jumped on the Blingo Bandwagon, no time’s better than now.  They’ve introduced “Frenzies”: instances where many prizes are given away in a short period of time.  So if you’re watching their winners section on the home page closely, you can get …
Wednesday Mar 8, 2006 | 3 Comments
40 Layouts, 1 Source
HTML.it has a new Layout Gala feature.  Simply put, it shows you how to achieve an amazing forty different CSS-based layouts all using the same base HTML source.  Not only that, but the layouts have also been “tested successfully on Internet Explorer/win 5.0, 5.5, 6 …
Friday Mar 3, 2006 | 0 Comments
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