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Archive for August, 2008

Status

Thursday, August 28th, 2008

It’s launched!

Status is a lightweight group communication tool. I really hope it finds its niche and helps some people out.

The Twelve Button Mouse?

Sunday, August 24th, 2008

Richard sent this to me. Hilarious. (picture after the link)
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My New Microsoft Keyboard, ApplicationEnhancer, Leopard, and the Blue Screen of Death

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

So my RSI / Carpal Tunnel whatever in my hand has gotten quite bad. I’ve been wearing a brace and I bought a book to read up on it. It’s been getting worse and worse and it has really become obvious that I need to do something about it. Work a little less, have better posture, do more stretching/massage. But I thought what really might help as well is a better keyboard.

I went with the Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000

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Fixing Media Temple + Coda Slow Uploads

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

And when I saw “slow”, I don’t mean like “takes twice as long as you might expect”, I mean like “two minutes per tiny little 2k image”.

I asked the Twitter hive-mind and totally got a fix that seems to be working:

Media Temple + Coda workaround: set Coda to SFTP in the sites prefs and enable SSH on MT!

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Firefox & Google Gears Problem

Monday, August 18th, 2008

This has been bugging me for probably months now. I have tried everything I know how to do, and I’m completely stuck.

Whenever I visit Google Reader, I get a Firefox popup telling me that I’m missing a plugin. “Additional plugins are required to display all the media on this page.”

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Got Screwed Trying to Buy chriscoyier.com

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Against all better judgment, when I got a shady-looking email offering to sell me chriscoyier.com for $200 bucks, I went through with it.

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Retiring Unused Keys

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

We all have weird unused keys laying around. But you know the day after you throw it away you’ll either remember what it was for or need it desperately. My solution is to put they key in a plastic bag and write the date on it. The date represents when this key was “retired”. Should, say, 6 months go by and they key was never touched, then I chuck it.

Favre Reactions

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

So as a Wisconsin native, the Favre situation has been a big deal ’round here. I’m of the opinion if you say you are going to do something, you do it. You don’t pussyfoot around and change your mind. It pisses people off and shows them they can’t count on you. Anyway, it’s over now. He’s back, and he’s a NY Jet. Good luck with that.

My friend Roy pointed me to a search on Twitter for “Favre” this morning. Of course Tweetverse is abuzz. Check out this one:

Is happy Dad didn’t live to see Favre go to the Jets.

shawncoons

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