January, 2006

  1. IronMan

    Scott made me do it. You are Iron Man – Inventor. Businessman. Genius. Iron Man 75% The Flash 75%Superman 70%Green Lantern 70%Spider-Man 65%Robin 55%Hulk 55%Catwoman 50%Batman 50%Wonder Woman 43%Supergirl 38% Click here to take the Superhero Personality Quiz

  2. Go Seahawks

    I’ll be rooting for my hometown Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. I’ve never been a huge ‘hawks fan, but in the finest Seattle sports tradition, I’ve jumped on the bandwagon now that they are doing well. 🙂 There was potential for a conflict if both the Broncos and Seahawks had made it to the Super Bowl.…

  3. The Cost of Hardware Breakdowns

    I’ve been hit by a bunch of hardware issues lately, and though none of them were devastating they’ve certainly been problematic. My first casualty was my old PowerMac G4 – the machine that ran my backups. Replacing the power supply seems to have brought the G4 back, and I’ll be setting it up again this…

  4. Around the web

    DDJ>The Myth of “Seven, Plus or Minus 2” – in other words, use common sense. Why Ajax Is So Disruptive (web2.wsj2.com) About that DOJ Request (by Jeremy Zawodny) FuzzyBlog – Respond Quickly to Each and Every Comment – of course, doing this stifles discussion between visitors as well. mattwalters.net – Feedlounge: Reviewed Opera Mini: Best…

  5. Digital Photo Frame

    I’ve finally finished a project that has been in incubation for quite a while: a digital photo frame. The process looked a little something like this: (2004) See article on web. (2004) Think “that sure would be cool!“ (2004) Put it off for a while. (2004) Leave space for it when I design my desk.…

  6. E-mail Signature Decision

    I’ve decided to go with this for now: — Alex King Personal Business FeedLounge https://alexking.org http://kingdesign.net http://feedlounge.com It is 66 characters long so wrapping isn’t a problem for a while. I’m not wild about how it breaks up the e-mail, but I’m going to live with it for a week before going “tall”.

  7. FeedLounge Free Tour

    You can now take a free 3 Hour Tour of FeedLounge. Go check it out if you haven’t already. 🙂 This post is part of the project: FeedLounge. View the project timeline for more context on this post.

  8. E-mail Signature?

    A few weeks back, Scott posted about leveraging your e-mail signature and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since. Part of the problem is that Mail.app doesn’t allow you to associate different e-mail signatures with different e-mail addresses within a single mail account. I have to remember to choose the proper e-mail…

  9. Striving for Normalcy

    The last couple weeks have been pretty intense as they led up to the FeedLounge launch. Since I got back in Denver on Dec. 28th, I’ve pretty much averaged 12-14+ hour work days, 7 days/week. I’m quite tired now, and I’m trying to get back into a more normal routine. Yesterday I watched the football…

  10. Around the web

    MacWorld 2006 Wrap-Up Path Finder 4 Fixing rsync on Tiger – I saw that error when trying to set up my backup system on my new box. Quick File for Thunderbird 1.5 Groby Unplugged – iCalFix 0.2 released Ruminate – del.icio.us to WordPress Script (PHP) – almost exactly the implementation style I would have done.…

  11. MailJedi

    I get a number of e-mails from folks asking me to mention a product or project here on my blog. I generally don’t post these unless I find them interesting or thought provoking. Last week I got an e-mail from MailJedi, an e-mail service that “focuses on privacy”. I went to the site to take…

  12. Hard Drives Suck

    Well, I’ve identified the problems and solutions for the various technical problems I’ve been suffering. All of the problems are hard drive related. The TiVo drive is likely shot, but they want me to try reformatting it first – can’t hurt. The drive in the Quad was corrupted, but I was able to recover all…

  13. And the Hits Just Keep On Coming…

    I thought things were bad last night, but they got significantly worse today. I decided to restart the PowerBook this morning to get MySQL to auto-start itself again (since I couldn’t remember the ‘mysql’ user password and was too lazy to reset it) – bad move. When the PowerBook came back, it was acting similar…

  14. What the…

    This afternoon my Quad went to a blue screen with only a spinner. I hard powered off and when I brought it back it was fine for about 10 minutes before it started hanging on me and not responding. I’ve got it powered off again now, maybe I need to pull the 3rd party RAM…