Monthly Archives: October 2007

Leopard’s Blue Screen PC Icon

The Mac fanboys have been chuckling about the icon Leopard uses to represent a “generic PC.” (I missed this in June; I first saw it on D?F a couple of days ago, but John Siracusa also found room to mention … Continue reading

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Leopard BSOD, APE, and Logitech

In response to reports that some Mac users are apparently getting “blue screens” in the course of upgrading to Leopard, John Gruber leaps to Apple’s defense: The most common route is Logitech Control Center, the mouse “driver” software from Logitech. … Continue reading

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Cyberduck vs. Another WordPress Update

There’s a new (2.3.1) version of WordPress out. It is my first WordPress update since I moved to the eMac about a month ago. I was wondering what FTP client to use: ftp, lftp, or ncftp. These are all command … Continue reading

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Saddleback

So! I went to my first megachurch worship service today: the 4:30 p.m. Saturday evening service at Saddleback Community Church. My snap judgment: very impressive. The music was fair and the liturgy was somewhat impoverished, but the message was excellent. … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls @ SDNHM

Yesterday, a couple of days after we’d planned to, we saw the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the San Diego Natural History Museum. I thought it was an excellent exhibit, and I’m glad I went. There was a lot to … Continue reading

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post capital-L libertarian non-blues

Just this summer I got into an argument with my nephew about his radical libertarian ways. I explained to him that he spent too much time reading Reason, and I could say that because I was a subscriber for 15 … Continue reading

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So-Cal Fires

So we had scheduled a brief vacation this week. Go down to San Diego, see the Dead Sea Scrolls, go to Seaworld, things like that…and now this. I mean really. Yes, certainly, 500,000+ people have been evacuated, but they live … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd again

I enjoyed listening to Pink Floyd’s Pulse Concert the other day — so much, that I wanted to play “One of These Days” so the next generation could hear what I’m talkin’ bout. Imagine my shock to learn that I … Continue reading

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Amazon’s MP3 downloads, etc.

So I got my first credit card bill since Amazon started their MP3 download business. It lists each transaction, so I have one album (prices vary, this one was $6.99) and a number of singles ($0.89 and up). If this … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to Me

Well, here I am two days into the downhill slide. Actually, it’s a year and two days, but you can kid yourself during that first year. (Forty-five sounds ambiguous: are you in your early forties, or your late, or some … Continue reading

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