Sunday Jan 25, 2009

Twitter #kindness party

There is a #kindness party on twitter tonight, Sunday, 25 Jan 2009, from 5-7 Eastern. Join and say something kind about one of your twitter friends and followers. Search for #kindness on http://search.twitter.com.

Friday Nov 21, 2008

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Thursday Nov 06, 2008

Inhibiting the start-up screen - emacs

In your ~/.emacs file, or from the mini-buffer:

(setq inhibit-startup-message t)

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Sunday Nov 02, 2008

Emacs ideas

FONT FACES

To set a font-face for Emacs on Mac OS X, place the following in your .emacs file:

(set-face-attribute 'default nil :family "courier" :height 140)

of course, this sets "courier" ...

SAVING REAL ESTATE

To get rid of the annoying scrollbar and toolbars:

(if (fboundp 'scroll-bar-mode) (scroll-bar-mode -1))
(if (fboundp 'tool-bar-mode) (tool-bar-mode -1))

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Thursday Sep 11, 2008

Where I was on 9/11/01

A tragedy occurred seven years ago today, a senseless, pointless loss of life. My condolences to the family and friends of those we lost.

I did not know about the event at the time it happened. I was on BART between San Francisco and Concord. My manager at the time called me on my cell and without further ado announced "If you get stuck in San Francisco, I am authorizing you to stay in the most expensive, swanky hotel you can find". While this was good news - The Mandarin occurred to me right away - I had no idea what he was talking about. I had overheard a conversation amongst my fellow passengers where "airport closing" had been mentioned, but nothing specific, and I gave it no thought at the time. After 5 minutes of talking I finally said, "Dave, what on Earth are you talking about?" And then he told me. I was stunned. Angry. Sad. Emotionally drained within seconds. A roller-coaster between fury and sadness engulfed me for some time. My friends from all over the world who knew of my constant travel called throughout the day to first check on my whereabouts, and secondly to offer their support. A thank-you once again to you, my friends, you know who you are.

UBL, are you reading? I'm watching you.

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Sunday Aug 03, 2008

What hardware in new Macs?

Discussion on the next chipset for new Macs: link.

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Friday Jul 18, 2008

Starbucks to close some Atlanta stores!

I read that Starbucks plans to close about 10 Atlanta stores. That should leave about 5,144,345 in Atlanta, which I suppose is progress after a fashion.

Thursday Jul 17, 2008

strong password generator

If you're not using 1password, there is a decent strong password generator here. An extra nice feature is the mnemonic.

Strpasgen

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Monday Jun 30, 2008

Last.FM announces 2.0 API

last.fm has announced it's 2.0 API.

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Friday Jun 27, 2008

Firefox 3.1 alpha in July

Look for Firefox 3.1 alpha from Mozilla in July. See this article.

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