June 14, 2004Jesse is one of the few people I know who can show me ways of wasting time I don't already know about.
March 7, 2004I can't say enough good things about Jesse. If you want to hear one, ask. If you want to hear a bad thing about Jesse, I'm more than happy to supply that, too.
March 2, 2004it seems like Jesse has more friends than me. at least online. he speaks to me of his horse and OS X. seems to know a great deal about both.
February 25, 2004Jesse's always fun. Haven't gotten to hang out with him too much. But everytime I have he's made me laugh. Although, he needs to to let go of the mooning references! It wasn't my fault! Blame Baron!
February 24, 2004Jesse has impeccable taste in cars, computers, motorcycles and of course women. (Well, at least compared to most other always-online geeks his age. ;)
I've lived my entire life in the midwest, but by the end of July I'll be in San Francisco to start from scratch. I like to think that I have maintained the good aspects of the culture I was raised in (simplicity, agreeability, friendliness, and helpfulness) while disposing of the less useful ones (ignorance, ethnocentrism, blind faith in god and country, conservatism, and bigotry). I'm a naturalist and a humanist, meaning science is pretty much my religion, and I think morals are relative to the human perspective. My ethical beliefs are a combination of epicureanism, and utilitarianism. Basically the least pain and the most pleasure for the most people. That's much more complicated than it sounds. Ever since college I've called myself a socialist, but more and more I feel like a libertarian. I'm a Mac user. I'm straight, but I'm an ally.
I get along with lots of different people from farmers to graduate students, and maintain my composure, humor, and charm in most circumstances. I have a pretty good vocabulary, but I don't try. It's just there. I think people are sometimes intimidated by that, but I wish they weren't. I'm stronger than I look, and not as smart as I sound. I don't hate anyone, and don't have any enemies (I hope). Nothing bothers me more than when someone doesn't like me, especially when it's for a good reason. I make up my own mind about everything by asking questions, and arguing about the answers.
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In trying to choose a palette for a new website I found a websiteSat, July 21, 2007 - 5:56 PM permalink
that generates a palette for a photo you select, and I made this:
I think those would make excellent colors for the San Francisco flag
when.. I mean if, we secede. Just throwin' that out there.
I'm pretty sure the young girl that works at my coffee shop has a crush on me. Every time I go in she forgets half my order, or rings it up wrong, or doesn't know what a danish is. The trouble is, she's Ukrainian I believe. So, I don't know for sure that she's kissing my coffee lids, but surely they'd have fired her if she was that clumsy all the time. I wish that the male social role encouraged the opposite sex to shower us with gifts the way the female role does. I'd sure like to get the hookup on some coffee and baked goods, if I'm going to be checked out.Fri, July 20, 2007 - 11:03 AM permalink
Those who listen to my harebrained ideas enough are well aware by now that my favorite Web2.0ism is the Feed. I like reading them, and I especially like it when websites distribute the content I post with them. In my head each time I post a photo to Flickr I see it instantaneously appear in the feedreader of every person I know, regardless of the fact that I may be the only person I know who uses a feedreader. The same goes for my Twitter tweets, my Del.icio.us bookmarks, and even this blog entry. It seems every website online today gives you a feed of some sort or another. The trouble is getting your friends and family to subscribe to all of them!Mon, June 11, 2007 - 6:58 PM permalink
For a long time I've wanted a service that could mash all these feeds I produce together into one feed which I could tell people to subscribe to, and then add and remove feeds as I saw fit without making my followers change URLs. After a few attempts to construct such program myself, I found Yahoo! Pipes. For those who don't know, Yahoo Pipes is a kind of visual programming system, that lets you load and process feeds in a variety of ways. In no time I had wired together a few modules, and I had solved my problem. I call it MEGAFEEDâ¢!
To get started using MEGAFEEDâ¢ (yes, you have to capitalize it), you must first use Del.icio.us to tag all your feeds with the tag "my_feed". Once you've done so you simply enter your Del.icio.us username, and run the pipe. Presto! You've got an easy to maintain MEGAFEEDâ¢. You can add more feeds at anytime by simply tagging them with Del.icio.us, and remove the tag from any feed you don't want to include anymore. Share the resulting feed with your family and friends and they will only have to keep one feed in their feedreader in order to keep up with all of your e-Doings!
Click here to build your very own MEGAFEEDâ¢
Man it's good to have someone ask me a geek question again! I've kinda been distancing myself from the whole Interwebosphere of late because I moved to a city where the things that are happening on my block are actually interesting enough to distract me from this evil little white plastic succubus, but it's good to feel like a guru again!
There's a couple things that can g`o in a default installation of Tiger. First thing you'll probably want to do is get rid of GarageBand, if it was installed. They give you lots of really awesome loops and sound effects to use, but if you never use them, then they just sit there taking up gigs of space. You can find these in /Library/Application Support/Garage Band, or something like that. On a similar note, iDVD, and iMovie contain gigs of content that they use to make pretty menu screens on your DVDs which again is useless if you don't make DVDs.
Once you've eliminated all the "clip media", the next waste of space is the international translations that are embedded in all your applications. Some applications have very negligibly sized alternative language data, but some, like iPhoto, and iWeb take up hundreds of megabytes. You can disable the languages that you don't need by selecting any application in your finder, and pressing CMD + I, then expanding the "Languages" tab, selecting the languages to trash, and clicking the "remove" button.
Next on the chopping block are printer drivers. Apple includes about two gigs of these which I've always thought was kinda silly, but I'm sure it makes printing a lot easier on people. If you don't print, then you can just can all of them. If you wanted to give yourself the option of maybe being able to print if ever the occasion arose, you could leave yourself with the GNU Print Drivers, which are relatively small, and able to do basic printing on a wide variety of printers. I don't believe these are always installed, but they are an optional installation package on the 10.4 DVD, and if you can't find them there you're bound to find them on the internet, they are GNU after all.
And to cover anything I'm forgetting, to get a general idea of where your space is going, you can just open a finder window for your hard drive and set it to list view and sort by size. By pressing CMD+J and checking the box that says "Calculate all sizes" your directories will eventually be sorted by size as well. This takes a little time so give your HD a second to crunch the numbers. Once you're looking at your entire HD in this way, you'll be able to single out the chubby directories and applications and make decisions about what should stay and what should go.
originally published at Head West Young Man
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recommendation posted on Sat, June 5, 2004 - 6:09 PM
A great Sushi place in Kansas City/Independence area ( local favorites » restaurants ) "Kobe" Kobe, right off Interstate 70 by the Blue Springs bank (the one that glows blue). The bar is cozy, Sushi excellent, wait staff friendly and helpful. We're gonna try the Hibachi next.
recommendation posted on Sun, February 22, 2004 - 10:50 PM
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