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Leopard doesn't "Play" (and a plea for FLAC)

Since Apple still doesn’t think that supporting a free, fast, unemcumbered, lossless audio codec is a good idea, I had been using Play on Tiger. Unfortunately, it is broken on Leopard. Version 0.2 ...

The big jump to Leopard

Last night, I figured (completely irrationally) that I would take the jump and upgrade to Leopard. Here is my first feedback after one day of work with it:<ul><li>I got the infamous “bl...

Countries

I just found this old post by Norm about a pretty cool idea:<blockquote>“Some of my friends engage in a friendly contest: they compete to see who can visit the most countries. It’s a life-lon...

I want Java 6 on my Mac

I am hereby (13949712720901ForOSX) casting my vote for Java 6 on Leopard. But even more importantly, I am asking Apple to realize that good communication is of the essence.As much as I dislike Wind...

California driver license renewal

My last US driver license expired in 2004 and I had to get it renewed. Here is how it went:<ul><li>Setup appointment at the San Mateo DMV with their online form (if you don’t get an a...

Disabling (and managing) keyboard shortcuts in Firefox

I am a big user of SLIMTIMER. Not a minute is spent at work without it running, and more and more I am using it for personal tasks as well.I run the Timer in the Firefox sidebar. However, I have co...

The OS X Tiger terminal doesn't support accents

I was stunned to realize that the Mac OS X Tiger terminal doesn’t support accents (and other non-ASCII characters) by default. This includes pasting accented characters in the terminal, listing fil...

A new blog engine for my personal blog

As I just did for Mascagni.org, I switched to using Blogger for my personal blog, and my personal web site will just aggregate the Atom feed. A promise for more posts in the future? I hope so :-)