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{ Daily Archives } Wednesday, July 2003

For those Mac Users afraid of the Command Line

Cocktail is a neat application that provides a nice GUI to many of the features most CLI-afraid users want to do but don’t want to use the Terminal for.

Learn Middle East Geography Interactively

Stumbled across this link from Cincom SmallTalk’s blog. Needless to say as a rather ignorant American on geographical borders I ended up making about 30+ mistakes placing the countries in the right place. But at least I learned a bit from trying to match up the countries to the right spot. I think my saddest […]

A Tale of Software Overengineering

I found the following blog post interesting. Here’s a story of someone overengineering their project then finding the thing creaked along and spending lots of time learning how to optimize and cut away unnecessary things that were built. I’m sure there are many other anecdotes of people building gigantic amounts of infrastruture for something that […]

C’mon this shouldn’t be that hard…

I just tried downloading and installing the SVG Viewer that is supported under OS X in the hopes that Safari might support it but no go. *sigh* C’mon Adobe update the viewer so it runs on other browsers for the Mac already. I wasted more time fiddling with SVG to work than actually viewing the […]

Interesting Story on Solar Panel Usage in Japan

The New York Times has an interesting artcle on Solar Panel Usage in Japan. Seems the Japanese government has put in the right conditions to get consumers more warmed up to installing them in their homes. Wish the U.S. would get its act together on this issue but I don’t see that happening anytime soon. […]