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June 8, 2006

Don't Steal This SideKick!

Posted 876 days ago on June 8, 2006 Wow, check this story out. This is amazing. I hope they get their SideKick back. This is some awesome Internet Justice!!

http://www.evanwashere.com/StolenSidekick/

Just parked the www.playdating.org domain on sedo, let's see what happens.

June 4, 2006

Australia

Posted 880 days ago on June 4, 2006 Checking out Australia's Sapphire Coast. Looks pretty cool. I'd really like to check out Merimbula or Narooma, but just about any South Coast town looks pretty nice.

February 10, 2005

One Browser... Why Can't They Get It Right

Posted 1359 days ago on February 10, 2005 So I decide to give FireFox for OS X a try. It's fast, especially when I enabled pipelining. It's pretty sweet. Now for the things that suck and keep me coming back to IE.

Why can't I tab through all (select, checkbox, etc...) form elements?!? Seriously, Safari didn't get it and neither does FireFox. Horrible.

about:config What the? Why aren't your prefs under prefs? Just put them in advanced. Prefs should be in prefs, right? Am I wrong here?

Consistency is key. When I am in a text field, it should behave like a text field. When I am in the address field of FireFox, and press the up arrow, my cursor should move to the start of the field. Down arrow should move me to the end of the field. It doesn't. Instead, I'm presented with my browser history. Safari screws this up too by using the address field as a % page loaded graphic (the browser de-selects your selected text once the page is done loading). I'm not sure which is worse.

Why can't I right click on an image and copy it to the clipboard?

Where are the aqua form elements?

An awesome thing happens with select menus. For some reason, FireFox decides on a max height for the select menu, and when you exceed this height, you get this quasi select menu with a scroll bar. This is like no other mac appplication. The best thing? It doesn't respond to the mouse scroll wheel. And, for some reason, when you go outside of the select menu, there is still a focused item in the select menu. Very weird...

Why does the status bar still show up even when javascript requests a new window without one?

No onError support for images? My onError events for images don't seem to work.

View source takes forever. Beach ball forever. Horrible.

Why does apple F (find) open some strange lower find menu that is like no ther mac application? It doesn't work like apple find at all, which is aggravating, because I'm so used to apple F, type in the word, and hit enter. Now, when I hit enter, it does what apple G does, find the next occurance of what I'm looking for.

Seriously, it may seem like I'm nitpicking, but these are all things that are hardwired into my brain, I don't think about them at all. FireFox changes all of this. It sucks.

This is why I hated linux for a desktop OS. No consistancy. Everyone re-invents the wheel, and nothing is the same across the board.

February 6, 2005

Change Default Broswer For Mac OS X

Posted 1363 days ago on February 6, 2005 Weird, to switch your default broswer for Mac OSX, you need to open Safari and change it in Safari's preferences. Very strange, shouldn't this be in the system prefs?

June 9, 2004

Apple's Water Cooled G5

Posted 1605 days ago on June 9, 2004 http://www.apple.com/powermac/design.html

I'm not sure I like this at all. It tells me these chips run really hot, which means the chances of a G5 laptop coming soon are getting slimmer. Instead of working so hard on cooling the G5, why not work on getting it to run cooler.

I've been researching MLS and real estate sites, and have come up with this great list: Sacramento Property, Glenn County Real Estate, Coconino County Real Estate, Alameda MLS, Real Estate New York City, Bradford County Real Estate, Amador MLS, Greene County MLS, and Mendocino County MLS.

Comcast Cable Modem

Posted 1605 days ago on June 9, 2004 Wow, just got Comcast cable internet. Sweet. Half the price of my 384Kbps SDSL line, and I get a full 3Mbps download speed. Upload is slow at 256Kbps, but that's not too big of a deal.

The cable connection is way more restrictive than my old DSL line: no static IP, no running weird servers off my home connection. But for the price, it can't be beat. I just hope the speed stays where it's at right now, and the connection stays up.

January 14, 2004

Safari Haxie

Posted 1752 days ago on January 14, 2004 http://www.unsanity.org/archives/000164.php

This fixes the Safari timeout bug. Thanks to Alan at http://halfpie.net/ for pointing me to this.

January 4, 2004

Happy New Year!

Posted 1762 days ago on January 4, 2004 Happy new years! Mine was spent in front of the TV. Nothing too exciting.

We're finally getting some well needed snow. At least a foot of snow has dropped in the past couple of days. Finally able to get on the mountain.

Some great counties are siskiyou county, onondaga county, alpine county, sd county, columbia county, pike county, kings county, westchester county, sussex county, sullivan county, riverside county.

Can't wait to ride with my new iPod. I love this thing. 20GB, and i'm able to have all of my music on there, with 10GB left over. I love my iPod. I was going to get the 40GB, but I'm glad I didn't. The 20GB is slimmer and lighter than the 40GB. Besides, I don't think I'll be able to fill my 20GB anytime soon. The 40GB would be definite overkill.

December 17, 2003

Safari Timeout Bug? Feature?

Posted 1780 days ago on December 17, 2003 Another problem I have with Safari, the browser decides it will time itself out, regardless of what the server decides the timeout should be. This causes me huge problems. I have huge scripts I need to run, and I have set up PHP/Apache for longer timeouts. Safari decides that it's best if it decides when things should time out. Great! Is this a "feature" or a bug?

December 7, 2003

Snow

Posted 1790 days ago on December 7, 2003 Hearing about the storm on the east coast, while we need snow out here. I feel like I'm riding mountains back east. Ice, wind, gray skys. This needs to clear up soon. I need to stock up on some supplies for the office. I hate shopping.

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