March 28, 2004
40+ Mac OS X 10.3 Tips and Tricks40+ Mac OS X 10.3 Tips and Tricks - Surprisingly useful. It pointed me to FaxEmailHelper which fixed whatever was wrong so 10.3 can email faxes I receive.
Posted by ask at 11:33 PM
Terrorists Don't Need StatesTerrorists Don't Need States - The danger is less that a state will sponsor a terror group and more that a terror group will sponsor a state—as happened in Afghanistan
Posted by ask at 11:11 PM
March 26, 2004
War Rationale 1.0War Rationale 1.0 - Version 2.1 - Saddam has weapons of mass destruction. [...] Version 2.5 - We all know where the weapons are. [...] Version 2.5.3 - Saddam had weapons of mass destruction programs. [...] Version 2.6 - It's not about misleading the American people—Saddam Hussein is gone and that's the most important thing. (via jwz)
Posted by ask at 02:58 PM
Former prison cook recalls the preparation of last meals for death row inmatesFormer prison cook recalls the preparation of last meals for death row inmates - (via Kottke)
Posted by ask at 08:31 AM
1000 Blank White Cards1000 Blank White Cards - Card game that looks quite amusing. (via Jim)
Posted by ask at 04:17 AM
March 23, 2004
The Source Code Is The DesignThe Source Code Is The Design - for the people who think "development" can be out-sourced / off-shored / whatever with "design" staying in the "main office". (indirectly via "Offshoring" on the Ask Joel forum)
Posted by ask at 06:45 PM
What you can find by buying used hard drivesWhat you can find by buying used hard drives - "One of the drives once lived in an ATM. It contained a year's worth of financial transactions—including account numbers and withdrawal amounts—from a organization that had a legal requirement to not divulge such information." (via Andy Baio)
Posted by ask at 06:15 PM
Penis owner's instruction manualPenis owner's instruction manual - (via jeremy)
Posted by ask at 12:19 AM
March 22, 2004
Avi Ruben's experience as an Election JudgeAvi Ruben's experience as an Election Judge - Avi Ruben was part of the team analyzing the Diebold voting machines in Analysis of an Electronic Voting System. (via Declan McCullagh)
Posted by ask at 07:26 PM
Getting to Yes (Outline)Getting to Yes (Outline) - Very useful reminder of all the amazingly useful things in Getting to Yes. I'd also recommend Getting Past No.
Posted by ask at 03:56 PM
Corporate SpeakCorporate Speak - type in logos ...
Posted by ask at 02:07 PM
Port reviewsPort reviews - A favorite of Vani and I is Warre's "Otima", highly recommended (~$25 per bottle). (via Peter Berger)
Posted by ask at 01:59 PM
March 21, 2004
A Prayer for the Part-Time BBSA Prayer for the Part-Time BBS - (via ... eh, lost the link, sorry!)
Posted by ask at 10:00 PM
eBay vigilantes fight auction fraudeBay vigilantes fight auction fraud - or: eBay could do much better... "He told me his parents wanted him to make money and that everyone in the U.S. is rich," Mr. Priebe recalled. "I said it isn't really that way and that karma was going to catch up with him one of these days." (via Andy)
Posted by ask at 01:31 AM
March 20, 2004
Airport ABCs: An Explanation of Airport Identifier CodesAirport ABCs: An Explanation of Airport Identifier Codes - The 'X' in LAX doesn't come from eXchange. KLAX is the international indentifier for LAX. Read the link to find out why O'Hare International Airport is called ORD. (via kottke and indirectly Adam)
Posted by ask at 01:53 PM
Caught on videoCaught on video - (via Will Parker)
Posted by ask at 01:32 PM
March 19, 2004
Bill Gates on the best way to prepare to be a programmerBill Gates on the best way to prepare to be a programmer
Posted by ask at 11:55 AM
NASA Develops System to Computerize Silent, Subvocal SpeechNASA Develops System to Computerize Silent, Subvocal Speech - ... or a slightly less geeky article at Mercury News: NASA figuring out ways to decipher silent speech. Pretty cool! People's Daily calls it 'thought-reading' software.
Posted by ask at 02:27 AM
March 18, 2004
How to help someone use a computerHow to help someone use a computer
Posted by ask at 03:38 PM
March 16, 2004
iPod mini battery testiPod mini battery test - +7 to 10 hours battery life (after 5 charge cycles). I love my iPod mini.
Posted by ask at 02:26 PM
Interview with the compositor who made the iPod tv spotsInterview with the compositor who made the iPod tv spots - Alex Brodie composited the dancing silhouettes for Apple's iPod commercials. (via macminute)
Posted by ask at 02:23 PM
March 12, 2004
Mac Gaming at risk from piracyMac Gaming at risk from piracy - From Piracy ‘could kill Mac-gaming’ in MacWorld UK.
Posted by ask at 10:50 PM
Video Codec ShootoutVideo Codec Shootout - The QuickTime implementation of MPEG-4 didn't do well at all, to put it mildly. They compressed mpeg2 to indio 5.1 to $test_format, so unless you are pirating DVD movies I'm not sure how valid the test is. The MPEG-4 codec that comes with Compressor is also supposed to be much better. More discussion over at Arstechnica and Los Angeles Final Cut Pro User Group. This posting in particular explains just how flawed the test is.
Posted by ask at 10:33 PM
March 07, 2004
Real EvilReal Evil - You thought Real.com were just malicious and incompetent? It's much worse. (via waxy)
Posted by ask at 11:12 PM
Don't List for Web DevelopersDon't List for Web Developers - (via jeremy)
Posted by ask at 10:40 PM
Mario Brothers, part 1Mario Brothers, part 1 - Oooh, awesome! I knew flash was good for more than xiaoxiao.
Posted by ask at 10:39 PM
March 02, 2004
The Passion of the Christ: Blooper ReelThe Passion of the Christ: Blooper Reel
Posted by ask at 01:12 PM
March 01, 2004
"How I lost the Big One""How I lost the Big One" - Lawrence Lessig recounts the Eldred case.
Posted by ask at 07:36 PM