Category: Computers

Back That Thing Up

Introduction Three Sundays ago, my primary Mac OS X hard drive failed. Those of you who follow me on Twitter got somewhat of a play-by-play as I discovered the depth of my drive failure I got home to the Spinning

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Is the iPad for me?

What’s the question? Like every other critic and salivating fanboy, I feel compelled to chime in on yesterday’s religious experience in which The Steve descended from on high bearing a tablet. However, this is not a review, but merely a

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I Found a Twitter Bug!

I found a Twitter bug! Hah! Specifically, certain characters which much be escaped in the GSM 03.38 character encoding are getting treated as the wrong encoding when posted to Twitter from Verizon Wireless SMS, and showing up as ? in

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BackSnapper – My First Chrome Extension

BackSnapper On a whim tonight, I whipped up my first Google Chrome extension in about 2 hours. A non-trivial amount of time was spent writing it up and making the icons. It’s obviously very simple, but it replicates one of

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Top 200 Video Games of All Time According to Game Informer

Introduction Oh yeah, I have a blog! Lots has been going on in the intervening months (see my Twitter feed for short attention span details), but I figured a video game post during NaBloPoMo would be a good way to

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Satisfy MacPorts Dependencies Locally

Introduction Like many Unix geeks, I have software installed that I’ve built manually from source. A good example is my post on compiling django; a number of the relevant dependencies were built in /usr/local/src/ and installed in /usr/local/. I also

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Tweetworks Python API

Tweetworks Python API Version 1.0.0b1 of the tweetworks package for Python 2.6 is now available. This package implements the web service API for Tweetworks, a Web 2.0 service that facilitates threaded conversations on top of Twitter. This is definitely a

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iPhone 3GS

Yes, I am an Apple fanboy and preordered the iPhone 3GS, which arrived today. To be silly, I recorded a quick video of Spot’s unboxing from its own point of view. Be forewarned: the sound of packaging being opened might

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Spending Time

Playing with Wolfram I was inspired by a recent tweet by Doc Searls to play with Wolfram|Alpha and get some stats on how old I am. In particular, if you make a query of the form [<month name> <day of

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Nostromo Keybindings for WoW

Introduction As you may have gathered, I have a… healthy… relationship with everyone’s favorite MMO, World of Warcraft. I forget who originally planted the idea in my head (there’s a good chance it was Lilboo, formerly of the Daring Blades

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