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Archive: May, 2003

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May 15, 2003

And the cam came back.

The grantcam is back after a short timeout during my adventure-packed switch to OS X. Due to other pressing matters, I had yet to get around to installing the latest version of EvoCam and figured I’d wait until I was knee-deep in Jaguar to do it. Well, I did it. I also hadn’t bothered to … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 14, 2003

Photo of the day.

 Scaffolding and partially painted wall. Macleod Trail, Calgary.

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 14, 2003

Terminal, man.

Say… what if noodle around in the Terminal for a bit? Last login: Wed May 14 13:59:26 on ttyp1Welcome to Darwin![:~] ghutchin% defaults write com.apple.finder ZoomRects false[:~] ghutchin% defaults write com.apple.finder AnimateWindowZoom -bool false[:~] ghutchin% defaults write com.apple.finder DesktopViewOptions -dict FontSize -integer 9[:~] ghutchin% defaults write com.apple.finder StandardViewOptions ‘{ Nlsv = { … FontSize = … Read the rest of this item

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May 12, 2003

The last one in the pool.

I dare you to hear the sound of my feet dragging now. This is it. No more excuses, no more “maybe laters”. Today officially marked my first full day of using OS X. None of that booting into Jaguar to diddle around a little bit and then jumping back into the comfortable lap of OS … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 9, 2003

Emoticode.

 I know iChat is just trying to be helpful in it’s own cute way, but I’m getting the distinct feeling that “the best way to IM” is not necessarily the best way to share code snippets. Sure, that vncAppOpen() function surprised the heck out of me that first time I saw it, but I don’t … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 7, 2003

It’s now easy being green. Again.

The family of Jim Henson just bought back the Muppets from the same German media conglomerate they sold out to a few years back. And they apparently beat out Disney in the process. As happy as I am that the foam rubber has come back to roost, I’m a bit disturbed by the idea that … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 7, 2003

Gitta gotta good Gui?

The Register has a brief interview with ex-Apple Human Interface Group member, Gitta Solomon. The article touches on the HIG, that whole Piles thing, and the way that some common user operations are still completely hidden under a layer of Unix schmeer in OS X. Although it doesn’t offer too much new information, it is … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 6, 2003

Out from behind the curtain?

Well, look at that. It appears that Garret Vreeland is gearing up to launch another Behind The Curtain project coinciding with the third anniversary of the original model this coming September. I have to admit that I had a blast doing this back in 2000 and I certainly plan on participating again. I’m convinced that … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 6, 2003

I don’t nose why.

Part of my morning commute passes by a city-run water treatment plant. Many would assume that the odour emanating from such a facility would be reasonably consistent, given that the products (or byproducts, as the case may be) being processed shouldn’t change much on a day to day basis. But this isn’t the case. Naturally … Read the rest of this item

This item was posted by Grant Hutchinson.

May 2, 2003

Somewhere between the razor and the bleeding.

The available domain name of the week is screamingedge.com

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