Archive for 2002

December 3, 2002

Found a couple of great OS X applications worth mentioning over at What Do I KnowSnowSaver is a nice OpenGL screensaver, and Still Life lets you emulate Ken Burns by making little QuickTime movies of your digital photos. Zooming, fading, etc. I’ve only played with Still Life for 5 minutes, but it looks to be really easy to use.

Alka-Seltzer cold medicine works pretty well. Although, when it wears off you’re back to square one. But I guess that’s the case with any cold medicine.

November 29, 2002

I did something insane yesterday. It’s Thanksgiving morning, so I got up at 6am, drove 1 hour to Andover, MA and ran a 5K race in 20 degree weather. It took me about 40 minutes. Not very good. But I didn’t really train, and admittedly did this for my wife who runs one of these things every other weekend it seems.

Anyhow, after that we had a great Thanksgiving at my Brother and Sister-in-law’s. Hours and hours of preparations, 10 minutes of eating, hours and hours of clean-up. You gotta love Thanksgiving. Still probably my favorite holiday though.

November 24, 2002

24 hours later, and I’m still not sure what I really thought about the movie Donnie Darko. It had similar qualities to “Magnolia” — where you’re just not sure what’s happening the whole time. Add to the fact that time travel dilemmas always confuse the heck out of me. It was a good film though. I think.

Why on earth do you still have to twist speaker wire so tiny — yet it sill never fits in the damn hole on the receiver? Make the hole bigger — or the wire smaller. Thanks.

November 21, 2002

Turducken:

“… an enterprising cook decided to take a boned chicken, a boned duck and a boned turkey, stuff them one inside the other like Russian dolls, and roast them. He called his masterpiece turducken.”

Mmm, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Kikkoman, the soy sauce-wielding superhero.

November 20, 2002

Am I correct that yogurt should not taste salty? I thought so.

Transmit 2 update: Several have written in, correcting me — Transmit 2 does work with BBEdit, just right (or control) click on a file. That’ll make me take a second look at it for sure. Thank you.