December, 2004

  1. Heh

    For some reason I wasn’t able to change the number of copies to be printed in the little HP 6110 print dialog. A reboot of the PowerBook fixed this, but I did a few searches first to see if this was a known bug. I didn’t find any information about this as a known problem,…

  2. Around the web

    Your Rands Xmas Card Wired 12.12: Roads Gone Wild (thanks Matt) Internet surfing will be tracked by the FBI with a non-intrusive method. Mini Tripods from minitripods.com Review Yahoo! Video Search Beta ESPN.com: Page 2 – Seven words can change your life Don’t use Google desktop search in your business, warns Gartner | The Register…

  3. Tabbed Everything

    We all know that tabbed browsing is the greatest thing since sliced bread, and I use Adium and Gaim primarily because of their tabbed chat window features. I even went so far as to mock-up what a tabbed BBEdit interface could look like before they introduced the feature in BBEdit 8.0. Scott discovered iTerm last…

  4. Auto-Fill Behavior

    Moving from the big picture to the small picture, I gave the current auto-fill behavior of the browser a little more thought, and decided I consider aspects of the current implementation to be a bug. I consider features that can easily cause you to lose data to be bad and wrong, and the current auto-fill…

  5. Coding Around Browser Bugs

    I got a support e-mail yesterday from a customer who ran into a nasty problem in the latest beta of Tasks Pro™. Whenever he went to edit another user in the admin interface, none of the settings he changed were saved and he got a duplicate key error message on the screen. Nasty bug right?…

  6. Of Mice and More Mice

    Over the years I’ve used a lot of different computer mice. Off the top of my head… Original Macintosh mouse Mac LC mouse Original PowerMac mouse Kensington Mouse-in-a-Box (I had the beige one) Microsoft Intellimouse iMac Round Mouse Apple Pro Mouse Kensington Mouse-in-a-Box Optical Pro Logitech Cordless Comfort Mouse (I had the flat keyboard though)…

  7. Tasks Pro™ 1.5 beta 8 and Tasks 2.5 beta 4

    I’ve released new betas of Tasks Pro™ and Tasks. These qualify as ‘minor cleanup’ releases but do add new options so make sure you review your server settings carefully when you update them. These changes were made in both Tasks Pro™ and Tasks: Added “This is the last recurrence of this task” in the notes…

  8. phpMyAdmin Mac Bug

    Mac users are pretty much stuck using phpMyAdmin 2.5.7 until this bug is fixed. I’m mentioning it here to help raise awareness of the problem. If you know of a fix, please submit a patch. 🙂 Or perhaps it is already fixed and not marked properly in the bug tracker? (Status: Open, Resolution: Fixed). UPDATE:…

  9. Around the web

    ESPN.com – MLB – Aaron on Bonds: No matter what, ‘It’s wrong’ Not-So-Free Agents — The Hardball Times Five Mistakes Band & Label Sites Make Use Flash like you would cilantro – sparingly and for a single high-impact effect. Nobody wants to eat a bowl of cilantro… Pretec Announces i-Disk II 8GB weather.toolbot.com : get…

  10. Rsync Backup System

    Last February I started looking at using my old PowerMac G4 (dual 500mhz, gigabit ethernet model) as a live backup server since I’d moved to the PowerBook full time for development. Nine months later, I’ve finally done it! I know several people that have recently had drives fail on them; it was time to move…

  11. Business Cards, Rev 2

    Based on all the great feedback on the intial business card designs, I’ve settled on these two final designs: A B Back Please post a comment with your preference – I see it as spacing (A – hard left edge) vs. readability (B – alignment of data). Some of the feedback I received was instrumental…

  12. Links Page

    I’ve been thinking about what to do with the links page when I re-do my site. It’s terribly neglected and perpetually out of date, yet I link to sites all the time in my blog (and on occasion on other pages). Manual maintenence has not worked, so why not let the links page aggregate those…

  13. Business Cards

    Here are a couple of business card designs I’ve put together, please leave a comment with which one(s) you like best and why. Constructive criticism is very much welcome. A. B. C. D. Back The template from GotPrint with explanations about the border lines. UPDATE: Pointed D to the correct URL and added another back.