Friday, October 02, 2015

Updated my blog after five years. Cleaned out some of the cruft on the side bar, added my Twitter feed.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What I Am Waiting For

These are some of the the things I waiting for:

  1. Roku to implement the new channels they have promised — especially and Revision3
  2. VMware Fusion 3.0 for the Mac
  3. Fujistu to fix the ScanSnap Snow Leopard compatibility issues
  4. The Apple Tablet
  5. Netflix to offer a streaming only service
  6. Blogger fix the issue causing the outage tonight so I can post this

Fujusti Has a Twitter Account - But Doesn't Get Twitter

Or maybe I could check your twitter feed?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fixing Bad GeekTool 3.0 Scripts

While playing around with GeekTool 3.0, I managed to put in a bad shell command, that caused both GeekTool and System Preferences to become unresponsive.

Since I couldn’t launch the GeekTool preference pane without crashing System Preferences, there was no way for me to delete just the offending shell command. I didn’t want to trash GeekTool and reinstall, since I had eight other scripts (geeklets as they are called in 3.0) that I didn’t want to loose. I needed a way to just delete the one bad shell script.

A Google search turned up nothing, so I poked around the files on my hard drive — and I found the file that contains the GeekTool configuration: in “\\users\username\Library\Preferences”. I double clicked on the file and it opened with Property List Editor. I expanded the keys under the root, and found the key associated with the offending geeklet and deleted it.

I was then able to launch the GeekTool preference pane without a problem.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Daily Kos: Down the Republican Rabbit Hole

Daily Kos: Down the Republican Rabbit Hole: "Trying to blame the 1977 Community Reinvestment Act for the current fiscal crisis is like blaming a spot on your windshield for engine failure while ignoring the gaping wound in you head gasket."

Sunday, June 08, 2008

The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time

Every song here has those thrills. But these are rock's greatest guitar moments because of what's inside the notes: hunger, fury, despair and joy, often all at once.
This is a interesting list of songs - in addition to the guitar standards one would expect (Purple Haze), there are surprises as well, (People Get Ready and Beat It). Full list one one page.

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NASA Photo of the Day: Mars Soil Sample

What surprises are hidden in the soils of Mars? To help find out, the Phoenix Lander Phoenix Lander which arrived on Mars two weeks ago has attempted to place a scoop of soil in Phoenix's Thermal and Evolved-Gas Analyzer (TEGA).

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Quote of the Day

Illegal aliens have always been a problem in the United States. Ask any Indian.
Robert Orben

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Two-Hour Star Wars Holiday Special in only Five Minutes!

More about this at Wikipedia, which quotes David Hofstede, author of "What Were They Thinking?: The 100 Dumbest Events in Television History", saying it was "the worst two hours of television ever". It was broadcast only once — in 1978. Via MacBreak Weekly. Full length version. Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

15 things Apple should fix in iPhone 2.0

Our version of Apple's to-do list for the next-generation iPhone includes GPS, 3G, mobile iChat, video capture and many more goodies.

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