I don’t understand the prioritization of features - I mean, granite countertops sound sexy when you write about them on Craigslist, but I’d be happy with Formica if it means I can have an uninterrupted span of it that’s wider than two feet, or appliances that aren’t older than I am.
I wish they had defined the inch to be 25.6 mm rather than 25.4. Or that 127 weren’t prime.
The view from Mount Washington in Pittsburgh.
It is stitched together from 25 individual images, but it turned out that was not quite enough to finish the panorama and I had to fake it in Photoshop - see if you can spot how!
The audio DAC/amplifier/etc. in my new MacBook sound (subjectively) vastly better than the ones in my iPod. (Yes, I used the same headphones.) I guess given the different space and cost constraints that shouldn’t be too surprising, but now I’m disappointed the iPod doesn’t sound better.
The gadget in the center looks to me like a DSL modem. Its MAC address, 00:19:15:1c:a8:a0, belongs to an outfit called Tecom which does indeed manufacture such things. (Incidentally, I was surprised not to get any Google hits for that full MAC. I guess I’ll be the first.)
This uses the experimental read/write NTFS support of Snow Leopard. Note that the icon in the boot option menu (that you get by pressing the option key at startup) will not change; this is because the Mac firmware does not include an NTFS driver, even read-only, so it has no way to read the icon. You’ll need to have the Developer Tools installed. I’m assuming you have an icon file ‘prettyicon.icns’ on your desktop, and your NTFS drive is called WindowsPartition. Here goes:
# remount the NTFS drive as read/write sudo mount -u -o rw /Volumes/WindowsPartition # copy the icon cp Desktop/prettyicon.icns /Volumes/WindowsPartition/.VolumeIcon.icns # set the flag that tells OS X to use a custom icon SetFile -a C /Volumes/WindowsPartition # remount as read-only once again sudo mount -u -o ro /Volumes/WindowsPartition
It seems that htop was finally ported to Darwin this summer. That means I can quit procrastinating on doing it myself. Awesome. A big thank you to whoever was responsible.
The directions for Kraft Macaroni & Cheese say to prepare the sauce with 1/2 cup milk and 4 Tbsp. margarine. Don’t do that. Use 1/2 cup milk, 3 Tbsp. butter, and 1 Tbsp. cream cheese. Yum.