Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Power Plant on Flickr.
Behind the Power Plant at dusk. Enough light to shoot without a flash, little enough light to add a little drama to the shots.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The Blue Angels, flying in formation, on a flight path that went right over my house. The team was the main event in Baltimore’s Sailabration celebration last weekend.
This was one of those things that wasn’t on my bucket list until I saw it. Easily one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen from the comfort of my own roof deck. I put it on my bucket list and checked it off within a span of 30 minutes.
Monday, April 16, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This has been annoying me for months. Today I finally took the time to figure out what was going on and to, you know, fix it. I posted the solution in Skype’s support network for others to find more easily.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Want the TL;DR version? Here you go: I don’t want a bigger cell phone. If I can serve breakfast in bed on it, it’s too damn large. If it won’t fit in my pocket or I can’t bend my leg when I put it there, it’s too damn large. If anyone feels compelled to ask whether I’m happy to see them because my phone’s in my pocket, it’s too damn large.
You know what? Let’s make that the long version as well. I think I’ve articulated my thoughts on the matter about as well as they’re going to be articulated. Anything else would be superfluous.
With that in mind, I link to this review of a Jurassic-sized “mobile” phone because it includes one of the best lines I’ve heard in a very, very long time:
The Galaxy Note’s tagline asks if the device is a tablet or a smartphone, but like a girl in Spanx, it’s so much more.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
- Are a Sirius subscriber, and
- Listen to Sirius on your Mac via Rogue Amoeba’s awesome Pulsar application, and
- Heart the hell out of the productivity provided by Alfred, and
- Have the Alfred Powerpack installed, then
You might be wishing you could use Alfred to control Pulsar so you didn’t have to activate the app every time you wanted to pause a great song by Starland Vocal Band. I was too. Eventually, I decided to do something about it.
Pulsar’s script API isn’t very extensive, but it does cover pause/play as well as a few other useful bits. The Pulsar extension supports:
xm show (display the channel, artist, track and album now being played)
xm next (changes the channel to the next Favorite channel)
xm prev (changes the channel to the previous Favorite channel)
I chose the
xm keyword because it’s short and reasonably descriptive since I’m playing a Sirius_XM_ channel, but that’s easy to change once the extension is installed. If you have Growl installed, the
xm show command will display a Growl notification. If not, it will degrade to an ugly, but functional alert dialog.
Hint: Any command other than
prev will behave as
show. Give it a try.
Download the Alfred Pulsar Extension
Monday, October 24, 2011
All dressed up and nobody showed.
If you’re a good guy, you just have to be better than a few of the other guys and someone can take a chance. If you’re not, you have to be better than a few other guys and better than your own personality.
Maybe teams have finally decided that TO can no longer outrun his own baggage.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Anonymous asked: This Auditable Behavior sounds great! But the links are dead.. is the code still available? /post/867819035/an-auditable-behavior-for-cakephp
Sorry about the dead links. You can find the code on Github.
This has been annoying me for the longest time.
Gmail uses Flash to provide “advanced attachment features,” the capability to attach multiple files at once and to display progress bars while attachments upload. As far as I know, that’s the only place Gmail relies on Flash, and if you switch to Basic Attachment Features in Gmail’s Settings, that eliminates Gmail’s use of Flash and works around the bug.
I’ve looked for a solution before, but it was never given a high priority. I guess I just assumed that Google and/or Apple would care enough about getting it fixed to, you know, fix it. Apparently not.
The fix is somewhat “hacky”, but it works and I haven’t felt any sense of lost functionality in the short time since turning off the whiz-bang attachment functionality.