Archive for April, 2010

Zadya Buddy’s does a good mac and cheese

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

I’m quite intrigued at the notion of a mac and cheese pizza, but didn’t try it on the first visit, getting the ‘hot dish’ mac and cheese instead. It was quite tasty.  Lots of cheesy goodness, crumbly crunchy bread bits on top that weren’t overdone, and a portion size that left me with something on my plate even after I felt properly stuffed.  All in all a good meal was had.

Cool Iris Wall – Michelle Shocked

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Lets see if I know how to link stuff still =p

Karen Hulley, Nurse of Hate?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

A Seattle jury gave Karen Hulley a pass on her mistreatment of a gay couple.  From her own lawyer’s closing statements, it sounds like a clear cut case of discrimination, validated by a pathetic bunch of homophobic jurors.  If you were on that jury, you should be just as ashamed of yourself as the bigot Karen Hulley.  You let your personal small minded hate rule you, and you are a lesser person for it.  I hope someday you get treated with the love and respect you denied others, and that it opens your mind to just how terrible you have behaved.  If you have Karen Hulley for a nurse, I would worry about your safety.  Someone willing to put her own hate above the care of a dieing patient isn’t someone you should trust your life to.  I wouldn’t trust Karen Hulley with a bag of shit.

“..namedfork/rsrc” no such file or directory

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

You are running a perl script, on a mac, and you get this error, on a script that’s run without giving you that error before, eh?

I’m 99.99% sure the causer of your problem is that  you are accessing a file on a non HFS+ filesystem, like say an external USB drive, or perhaps a network share from a windows box.  That seemed to be the issue when I got it.  The lack of resource fork can be safely ignored for files on such filesystems.

If you are seeing the error on a proper mac-disk, I dunno what to tell you.  Hope you have good backups?

Search iTunes comments

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

It’s one of those, “well duuuh” moments.  Turns out you can use the search-box to look thru comments, you just have to have the column displayed.  You still can’t make a simple search restricted to comments, but it’s an improvement.  You can’t add the lyrics tab as a column though, so still no searching thru them.  This is especially a bummer because I’ve been using the larger space available in the lyrics tab, to put the full playlist for all the bilgemonkey podcasts.

 

UPDATE: With iTunes 11, this no longer works.  Even though the track comments are displayed, they are no longer searchable.  Or at least I haven’t figured out how to get it to work yet.

UPDATE2:  Figured it out, you have to open the search-menu, de-select “search entire library”, and search starts to work again.

Paddy Coyne’s

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Another day, another shepherd’s pie.  This one came with a couple of slices of bread, no salad, and left me overstuffed, with leftovers to take home.  Tastewise, it did a great job as well, a nice crusty surface for the potatoes, a good mix of meat and veggies for the insides.  Will be back.

Murphy’s Pub

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I’ve been hankering for the perfect shepherd’s pie, and trying out different ones about town, lately.  Sunday, I stop by Murphy’s Pub on my way home, figuring I’ll grab a quick bite, see how theirs is.  I go in, and the place is fairly quiet, as to be expected on the first sunny day about 70 we’ve had in quite some time.  I ask the bartendress for a menu, make my order, and get a drink to go with the meal once it comes, then start reading while I wait.  At 20 minutes of waiting, I start trying to get the bartendress’ attention without being too rude.  Around the 30 minute mark, she finally deigns to come over, and asks me if I want my check.  At this point, my drink is still sitting untouched and completely full in front of me.  I ask where my food is, and she gets all apologetic about forgetting to put the order in.  I understand things happen when you are busy, but the last half hour, I’ve watched her twiddling her thumbs; she’s not been slammed with customers.  grrr.

And after all that wait, it really wasn’t anything special for a shep’s pie.  They do put a lot of olives on the salad that comes with it, if you like that sort of thing, but for $12.95, the portion sized seemed kinda small.  Won’t be going back.

Oh silly apple

Monday, April 19th, 2010

So, for whatever reason, you can’t delete photos in the iPad’s photo-library, from the iPad itself. The only way to remove them is to connect them to the original iTunes you synced with, and do a fresh sync that doesn’t have the pictures you don’t want in it.
I called apple support, and they claimed that they could temporarily authorize a second computer, so that the second computer’s iTunes could delete the photos. I said I didn’t have time to deal with that right now, and I’d just go home at lunch and make space available, but on second thought, I wish I had let them try. I’m 99.9999% sure they would have just ended up wiping out all the content on the ipad as soon as I connected it to the ‘new’ itunes, but if there is a secret way to auto-sync an ipad with two machines at the same time, that would have been sweet to learn. And of course I would have shared that knowledge, assuming it didn’t require apple intervention to make the fix work.

Oh well.

Given how annoying this lack of basic functionality is with the iPad, I’m tempted to make another support call to see if/how that would work. All part of trying to push up the idea of a delete button from the ground up. At $280 in estimated profit per iPad, it’s going to take a lot of $2.00-cost-to-apple support calls to get them to fix the issue, sadly.

UPDATE: I should point out, I’m assuming that Steve Jobs’ obsession with DRM’ing everything is why they require iTunes to manage your photo library. Never mind that apple doesn’t sell photographs, it was easier to leave the craptastic system they build to ‘protect’ your music from you, and just apply it to images as well. Steve Jobs, you are such a jerk sometimes.

UPDATE2:  AskMetafilter comes through with the solution  to syncing one ipad to two iTunes’.  You need to edit the iTunes Music Library.xml file on one machine or the other, so that both machines have the same value for the key “Library Persistent ID”.

iPhoto enhance does good

Monday, April 19th, 2010

I have to admit, I’m impressed with the enhance function in iPhoto, and it’s ability to recover information that seems lost.

Compare and contrast,

before
DSC_0462

after
DSC_0462

before
DSC_0133

after
DSC_0133

before
DSC_0646

after
DSC_0646

That snake was obsessed with me, I’m guessing the IR focus beams.  Or maybe I just looked extra tasty.

My favorite recovered photo is this one of some fur
Grey Fur Coolness

Been Done

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

Oh internet, with a billion people online (not to scale), anything I can think of to look for, someone has done, in some form or fashion.  I’m getting ready this morning, listening to some tunes on the ipad, and it occurs to me how droll it would be to walk down the street with it on my shoulder like an old skool boom box.  Someone thought of it, and made a gelaskin already =p