Thursday, October 31, 2002

The Ring

that had to be the scariest movie i've seen in a long time.

Welcome To 2.51

just upgraded to MT 2.51... i wonder if it worked...

Monday, October 28, 2002

Midnight Madness

i don't think i've ever been as tired, wet, and cold as i was at the end of midnight madness this weekend.

a day of running around boston in the pouring rain will do that.

but i also don't remember the last time i had so much fun ;-)

even though we lost...

Thursday, October 24, 2002

The Hissing!

so i have 3 radiators in my apartment, and since they turned the heat on, all of them have been hissing, to one extent or another.

the one in my bedroom was the worst, and the superintendent fixed that (granted, it was after i started to actually see steam, but whatever).

the other two were annoying, but not overwhelmingly so. the guy had told me to call and have someone look at the others later, since he hadn't brought the correct parts to do it then (and it was late).

today, someone was supposed to come by to handle the other two. they appear to have fixed the one in the kitchen (which i couldn't care less about, i spend like 0 time in the kitchen), but the one in the living room is actually worse.

and the person i talked to today says he'll have someone come by tomorrow to fix the other one.

sure he will.


Tuesday, October 22, 2002


the new version of NetNewsWire has my blog listed in it's sites list.


it also has some neat bandwidth usage reduction changes, so anyone who uses it should upgrade.

again, i'd just like to point out that this program is so damn cool that i'm actually looking forward to the pro version coming out so i can pay for it. i don't really need any of the features he's talking about adding (although a few of them are neat), but i feel like even the lite version is worth paying for.


so i got a replaytv.

so far, i like it.

there's still a very intermitent problem with it not being able to change the channel on my cable box 100% of the time. i managed to tweak the settings so it doesn't happen much (i couldn't make it happen when i tried), but it still managed to fuck up recording "that 70's show" today. perhaps i'll call tech support tomorrow and see if they can help.

Now With Valid RSS!

so i validated my rss feeds, and fixed the problems that were there...

someday i need to go through and fix the accessability problems my blog has, but so far i've been too lazy to fix up the old MT templates i've been using. oh well, a problem for another day.

Tuesday, October 15, 2002


chris finally released an alpha version of waterlily.

it's pretty neat... not quite ready for me to use it full time, but it shows a ton of promise. once he gets some syntax coloring of the incoming messages going and a way of notifying you when a message comes in for a given tab, it'll be great!

i'm also glad to have a cocoa app writen by someone who knows what they're doing to look at. the code is rough in some places, but a lot of it is damn cool.

Sunday, October 13, 2002

It Can't Be This Easy...

spent some time this weekend playing with the GUI development tools for OS X. i have to say that they have got to be the best rapid application development tools i've ever seen. it's just too damn easy to put together a professional looking app. with a bit of poking around and a good book i've been able to get everything i've tried working in a matter of minutes.

it's remarkable that NeXT was able to take such incredible technology and still not make it a comercial success. i swear, it's things like that which make it depressing to be in the computer industry. often, the better technology just doesn't succeed.

oh well, at least apple has managed to give it new life.

now i just have to come up with a good application to write...

Wednesday, October 9, 2002

Birds of Prey

ok, maybe it's just because i'll always have a little of the adolescent geek who spent far too much reading comic books and playing role playing games in me, but i thought birds of prey was damn cool.

and it's not because it has beautiful women dressing in tight clothing and running around gotham city beating people up.

well, it's not just because of that...

Monday, October 7, 2002

We've Moved!

i just moved this blog from my account at (which hosts, and will likely continue to do so, if only because i prefer to pay someone else to handle my email, to avoid the chaos that would inevitably occur if i did it myself) to my server (which hosts

i didn't have any real problem with pair, but i like having more control over my environment, so here we are. plus, i've been having some problems with my MT install at the pair account, and it's hard to debug without access to the error logs.

anyway, redirect any bookmarks or whatever that you might have had pointed to the previous site, and let me know if anything's wrong with the site.

Friday, October 4, 2002

Tabbed Browsing

does anyone else wish that when you close a tab in a browser (either mozilla or phoenix or chimera or whatever other tabbed browser you use), it would dump you back into the tab you were last browsing in before the one you closed? all the ones i've tried have always left me viewing either the furthest left or furthest right tab.

am i the only one who's annoyed by this? or am i just nuts?

Welcome to MySQL

so i don't like MySQL, but it's better than flat DB Files, at least that's what i'm telling myself...

if this post shows up, then i guess that means this upgrade really did work ;-)

What a Cute Blowfish

someone pointed me to a ssh-agent front end for os x, so i can finally stop typing my password all the time on my laptop.

it has a couple of ugly hacks with symlinks and environment variables to make it work, but i don't care, it does the job, and the blowfish icon in my dock is great!

Thursday, October 3, 2002


i just got offered commit access to DarwinPorts!

Tuesday, October 1, 2002

3,2,1 Contact!

so if anyone out there (there are one or two of you) actually remembers my apartment's phone number enough to use it, you'll have to start using the cell as of tomorrow. i finally got around to calling and canceling the service, since i almost never use it.