Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Now that iTunes does something vaguely useful with album cover art, and [WidgetFoundry](http://www.widget-foundry.com) has come up with a Dashboard widget that makes it easy to steal album art from Amazon, I’ve been working through my collection of music ripped from CD to add album art. I’m just amazed at how much great stuff there is! Of course, these are almost all CDs I picked myself, so it’s no surprise that I like the stuff.
No, the new iTunes feature that automatically fetches cover art from the iTunes Store didn’t get very many of my covers. My collection is too eclectic, or iTunes’ coverage is too spotty, or some combination of the two.
4989 songs, 14.8 days worth, 20.17 gigabytes compressed. And that’s after mostly boycotting CD purchases for the last few years.
Sunday, April 23, 2006
My new PDA phone (a Palm Treo 700w) has a much better camera built-in than the old flip-phone. I am experimenting with a free service that makes it very easy to run a photo blog from a PocketPC phone. Check out the Must Be Art Cameraphone Edition or subscribe to the RSS feed.
Speaking of which, this would be a good time to mention that you can subscribe to THIS weblog by RSS, too. RSS feed.
Friday, March 17, 2006
Home-made solar filters for viewing the eclipse. It’s BAADER AstroSolar Film from Kendrick mounted on plastic conduit bushings from Home Depot.
Saturday, April 2, 2005
Painted Lady butterflies are currently migrating through San Diego, especially near the coast.
Monday, March 28, 2005
Thursday afternoon Pat came over to use my drill press and to shoot some more product photos of his latest gizmos. A few snapshots of the events are here and here.
Saturday, March 12, 2005
I am entering this post from the web interface, BXR, which I just finished installing. Just for perversity, I am also entering it from my Palm Tungsten C.
Now I’m editing it from the desktop, still through BXR.
Now I’m editing it from ecto, a blogging client program.
Now it’s MarsEdit, another client program. They don’t seem to understand that Blosxom ignores blank lines instead of making paragraph breaks out of them.
Thursday, November 4, 2004
Am I the only one who thinks that sentences that begin with “As well,” are ugly, non-idiomatic, annoying, and increasingly ubiquitous? Or is it just a pet peeve of mine?
Saturday, October 16, 2004
The new dual 2.5 GHz G5 Powermac and 30″ Cinema HD display are here!
From left to right, a 15″ Samsung SyncMaster 150MP, the old previously-considered-large Apple 23″ Cinema HD display (1st generation), and the new 30″ Cinema HD display.
In keeping with my convention of naming computers after muppets, the new computer is named Favog, short for The Mighty Favog. See The Decline and Fall of Gorch for background details.
Thursday, May 20, 2004
I was on a motorcycle ride this afternoon and stopped by a local park to rest. Ended up watching a couple of innings of a Little League (or equivalent) baseball game. I don’t remember ever being that young, but I do remember being that bad at baseball, or just about.
The Dodgers were dominating the Yankees. Luckily for the Yankees, there was a special rule that ended the half-inning after 5 runs, which was the only thing preventing the Dodgers from running up the score indefinitely in the first inning.
The littlest batters have an advantage: they have a smaller strike zone.