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December 27, 2005 · 1 min

NetNewsWire has killed Surfing for me!

I've become addicted to NetNewsWire. The first step is admitting it's a problem. I only realized that it had become an addiction, when I hit command+L in Safari to start going to a site, when it hit me. I have already seen all of the updates on every single website that I care about. In NetNewsWire. In a couple of minutes. There is no reason to surf aimlessly through the several dozen of websites that I used to view daily (or at least weekly)....

March 1, 2003 · 1 min

Classic vs. MacOSX

My home Mac is an old, creaky 8600/300. It was one of the fastest machines around when it was new, but it's too antique to properly run MacOSX. I'd actually relegated the machine to being a "media hub" a few years ago - it was acting as our basement TV through the ATI Rage Pro card with cable tuner. Worked great as that, and I have my TiBook from work for any real work at home, so it's not a big deal....

February 15, 2003 · 2 min

Kevin Mitnick runs a Windows server?

I just read the article on The Register about the defacing of Kevin Mitnick's company website. I figured it must be some obscure Linux hole that was found by a hacker, but according to their own server, they run Microsoft IIS! They were hacked by a 733T script kiddie! Oh, my... From www.defensivethinking.com : The page cannot be found The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable....

February 11, 2003 · 1 min

Forget North Korea... North Dakota's next!

The Onion, that last great bastion of true reporting power left in North America, has identified a potential rogue nation which may require UN and/or Shrub action... North Dakota! Perhaps that Canadian MP who was suggesting that the UN should send weapons inspectors into the USA may have been onto something... Full article here.

February 8, 2003 · 1 min

My first iMovie

Wow. That was easy. (of course). Not having a digital video cam, I brought in a bunch of photos from iPhoto, and a track from iMovie, and used the famous Ken Burns Effect to make a slide show. Went pretty easily. MUCH faster than the old way I used to do this. Several years ago I had to do a couple of slide shows, and used Director and Premier. The result was effective, but consumed about 2 weeks of my spare time....

January 31, 2003 · 1 min

Blapp Links

I know this is on the Blapp homepage - there's even a screenshot of it working - but I never tried it out until now. Dang, that Links window is cool! It scans all blog entries for hrefs, then presents a simple interface to list and search them, so you can reuse previous links. Well done. Dragging an item from the Links window into a new blog entry even generates the appropriate HTML element....

January 27, 2003 · 1 min

Blapp - Blosxom Blog Editor

I've been using Blapp for a while now to manage the entries for this blog. It's pretty cool, and I just saw that Michael McCracken now has a badge for his cool software. Anyhoo, here's credit where it's due: It's good to see that Michael plans on continuing development of Blapp, even though NetNewsWire Pro will have integrated blog edting. I like Blapp, it's a neat little program. Could use some tweaks, but it's not bad at all....

January 24, 2003 · 2 min

Blosxom 1.0

I've just "upgraded" to Blosxom 1.0, and it was (of course) a smooth process. Congrats, Rael, on hitting the mythical 1.0! I finally figured out where to modify blosxom.cgi so that it doesn't render the entire freaking blog with each static rendering of the site... Easy change in line 167, to remove the first condition (if dynamic, pay attention to the entry count limit) - after removing that condition, all pages will obey the entry count limit....

January 24, 2003 · 1 min

Blosxom 1.1 revisited

Looks like it's working properly now. Not sure why it was acting up before, but it looks like Operator Error (code ID 10 T, most likely). Thanks to Rael for double-checking my copy of the blosxom.cgi file, to rule out any kind of serious problem. I've now limited the number of entries on each page to 15, so it's not a 50K hit each time. There's also a category index on the left side now, as well as indices for each category (just change the index....

January 22, 2003 · 1 min