I encountered a question on StackOverflow today about how to add items to the favorites list in the Finder sidebar (which also appears in the standard Open and Save dialogs’ side bars). Though it’s already been answered before (I marked… Continue Reading
It’s rare these days that I encounter an app with a user interface that surprises and delights me. I encountered one such app this morning called Gestimer, written by Martin Nguyen ( @imaddin ).
Heinz (the ketchup people) got in trouble when a QR code on their label directed a man to a hard-core porn site. Apparently the promotional campaign had ended and the associated domain expired. Meh. It would’ve been funnier had the… Continue Reading
I encountered an article today titled Researchers design placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy and thought, “What an odd hors d’oeuvre.”
So I received some spam today and thought, “what the hell,” and responded. Note, the number I gave for my “assistant” is the United States FBI’s main contact number. 😉
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote. Ben Franklin Too many Americans forget this distinction. See also “tyranny of the majority.”
I’ve been gone awhile. A lot has happened. A lot continues to happen. I’ll write about it eventually, but for the next little while I’ll work toward getting some of the useful content from my (purposefully shuttered) previous site but… Continue Reading
It’s a noun meaning a person who is bigoted. It originated in the 16th century and, back then, it meant specifically a superstitious religious hypocrite.
With the arrival of some neat new libraries I can’t talk about yet, I wanted a convenient way to ask a UIFont instance if it was bold or italic*. Although there’s no direct route as there is with NSFont on… Continue Reading
I got a text this morning from a Rochester, NY number I didn’t recognize. I figured it was for the previous owner of the Danville number I got when we moved down here. I decided to have some fun.