Archive for February, 2009
Saturday, February 28th, 2009
Know any others?
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
From least to most likely
5. Climate Change
4. Asteroid / Meteor / Other Astronomy-related
3. Technology / Robots
2. Plague / Biological
1. Nuclear fallout
Did I miss any? Agree/Disagree?
Tuesday, February 17th, 2009
Retro futurism is so great. A dress made of aluminum. Maybe if Apple went into the fashion industry. And where the hell is my climate controlling belt?!
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009
My friend “Gary” told me the other day he was working on a site for a government agency. A few days before the launch his boss asked him “Do you know anything about Section 508 Compliance?”. Uh oh.
The site was built in Cold Fusion and had all these weird iframe-like sections that you can’t even tab into or out of in a browser window. Absolutely totally not accessible in the least.
But then he told me what the site was for. It was a site that is for registering for a motorcycle operators license. I burst out laughing.
I know I know, there are probably lots of reasons this site should be accessible anyway, but you gotta admit it’s kind funny. If you are getting applying for a motorcycle license, chances are you can see and you have normal functioning motor skills.
Thursday, February 5th, 2009
Wednesday, February 4th, 2009
Yesterday, I tried restarting my iMac and it wouldn’t boot up. Uh oh. I tried rebooting many times and sometimes it would even get all the way started and then freeze. It became clear to me it was a failing hard drive. Fortunately, I use Time Machine to back up my data to my Drobo.
I made an appointment at an Apple Store right away, even choosing one in a farther away city so I could get the early appointment and be the first in line. My appointment was for 9:40am and when I got there the sign on the door said open at 10:00am, which would have been amusing under most circumstances. They did let me in though. It was indeed a bad hard drive. They had one in stock and replaced the same day for me. They also pulled some lint out of my iPhone’s headphone jack which had been ailing me. Great service from the “geniuses”.
I wasn’t worried about losing the drive, as I said, I was backed up with Time Machine. When I got home, I fired it up and went through the regular set up process of a fresh Leopard install. I had my Drobo hooked up, so when I got to the Migration Assistant part, I figured it would just see that and I’d be able to restore. But M.A. didn’t see it. Uh oh.
Then I remembered I was using Time Tamer on the Drobo.