Safari 3.1 in, Pith Helmet Out

March 18th, 2008
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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

Hostile to Vista, maybe

January 9th, 2008
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Incredible pun found in a message from Gary Stark, about Vista not coping with IPV6 addresses in some cases.

Humor, Software

Why I have a UPS

December 3rd, 2007
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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?


The Ghost in the Remote

October 11th, 2007
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frontrow_remote20070807.jpgI’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.
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Macintosh, Music

Getting Real

October 7th, 2007
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I just finished Getting Real, a book by 37signals. I bought the PDF version, but it’s available online for free as well.
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Reviews, Software, Web Design

Software Is Hard

October 5th, 2007
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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.


Your Father’s Parentheses

August 1st, 2007
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The Concord Women’s Chorus

January 6th, 2007
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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.


Photos of Arizona and Nevada

July 22nd, 2006
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Antelope Canyon
Sara and I took a vacation to Nevada and Arizona in April. I went to the NAB conference for the first week, then we went touring. Here are some Flickr sets of photos that (mostly) I took.

Antelope Canyon (the picture above)
Valley of Fire
Lake Powell
Grand Canyon
Colorado River Rafting


Fortune Cookie of Auto-Stereotyping

June 18th, 2006
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