Wake Me Up When September Ends

I’m sick again. Same thing as last time — which wasn’t even 2 months ago. Feels like there’s a tear up my throat all the way over to my right ear. I went to the doctor, and guess what they gave me? Lortabs. Lortabs are a serious narcotic, but I swear every time I go…

Time for a Branch?

So Apple’s update is in the wild, and its become clear that they’re forcing a choice — at least for the time being. Either you run the latest and greatest, but disappointingly useless Apple firmware v.1.1.1, or you use what the community has to offer based on 1.0.2. Here’s a nice chart that might make…

Dream October

I love to travel. Its one of the things I enjoy most in life. You might not think it if you’ve ever been in an airport with me — I may appear to be very stressed or pressured, but neither would be true. I really just have my game face on. Travelling is not something…

Not Gonna Update

I’m not updating my iPhone to 1.1.1 until it gets hacked. A quick feature comparison shows that the 3rd party community’s software is much cooler than anything Apple released today. In fact, the only truly compelling feature in this much-anticipated update is the ability to turn off GPRS while roaming. But I won’t be roaming…

Benjamin Update

Lately Ben has been getting up earlier in the morning. This isn’t so great for mom or dad, but you’d never know it from talking to him. He loves waking up in the morning! He’ll usually play by himself in his crib, and work on a bottle for a half hour or so, but after…

How I want to design software

…provided by Albert Einstein Any intelligent fool can make things bigger [and] more complex… It takes a touch of genius, and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction. 

This is how you get old

One day you realise your feet feel better if you wear slippers while at home. Shortly after that, your wife decides that wearing an apron while doing house work is a sensible idea. Then before you know it, you’ve become your parents…

Generating RSA Keypairs on Mac OS X for a *nix web-server

I’m sure there are many of you who have long been comfortable with RSA keypairs, so I post this as much for my own reference, as for those like me who stumble around the Internet trying to find coherent instructions on how to do this. These instructions work for OS X 10.4 — not sure…

Address Book vCard Publishing with AppleScript and SCP

The one piece of my .Mac replacement I’ve been missing is a way to publish our address book to the web. Every different web mail app has its own address book, and none of them sync with each other, with Outlook or, for me, Address Book.app — rendering all of them useless. So I needed…

With a heavy sigh of relief…

Part 2 of my increasingly long project is handed off to QA. 3 months of bug fixes, here we come! It’s OK though, cause I’m finally going to be allowed to travel to meet the people I work with…