I realized too late (again) that updating Safari causes Pith Helmet to refuse to load. I wonder if there’s a surge in ad impressions between the time that Safari updates and Pith Helmet updates to match?
Fortunately, bumping Pith Helmet’s MaxBundleVersion to 5525 lets it load, and so far I haven’t seen any problems.
I hate flash ads.
Macintosh, Musings, Software
Incredible pun found in a message from Gary Stark, about Vista not coping with IPV6 addresses in some cases.
We lost power today. I don’t know why, but the whole neighborhood blacked out at 6:57 am. Fortunately, I was getting up at 7 am to sing in the choir at the early service.
Unfortunately, we use whole-bean coffee, and had no ground coffee on-hand. After thinking about Dunkin Donuts for a few minutes, I realized that I had a UPS for the phone system and the house computer! I carried the coffee grinder to the basement, and in a few minutes, had two cups of great coffee.
Isn’t technology wonderful?
I’ve been puzzled lately about why my iPod is already playing when I plug it into my car stereo. Yesterday, it dawned on me that I’ve started using my Apple Remote to run iTunes on my new iMac.
While looking for a utility to parse GEDCOM (Genealogy) files, I ran across Matthew Gray’s blog, where he talked about writing a ruby script to parse his GEDCOM file and produce a .dot file for Graphviz.
I just finished Getting Real, a book by 37signals. I bought the PDF version, but it’s available online for free as well.
Reviews, Software, Web Design
Kyle Wilson’s description of Chandler’s development, taken from Dreaming in Code, immediately reminded me of my experience with On Technology. Not that it was also a Mitch Kapor company, but that it was a similar bunch of very smart programmers without any business constraints, trying to build a utopian system. The result was predictable.
I guess I need to read Dreaming in Code now.
I just discovered that I’ve been getting spam for at least a week to the email address I used when registering with Canary Wireless. I always tag my email addresses with the name of the company I register with.
This doesn’t happen very often. Seybold Seminars revealed my address with them, but I expected that. The odd one was the Hearts of Space web archive. I assume that was just carelessness.
Sara (my wife) mentioned that the Concord Women’s Chorus web site isn’t listed by Google. The CWC (formerly the Concord Madrigals) is a top-notch choral group. They have performances in the Spring and in December. I’ve created their graphics (poster, tickets, etc.) and recorded them since 1994.