Yearly Archives: 2008

Nitpick

While I certainly cannot claim perfection in my own use of the English language, I have learned that first impressions are important. Why does this page ask for a form of information (age) that one cannot provide with the form (date of birth).

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Modifying Properties in Address Book with AppleScript

I’ve been syncing my contacts and calendars with a Zimbra server as of late so that I can get synchronization with my iPhone. While things have generally gone quite well, and most of the process has been easy, I have hit a hurdle or two, and I tho…

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A Little Old But Neat: Processing in Javascript

John Reisg has ported the Processing visualization language to JavaScript: Processing.js

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DTrace Scripts

It doesn’t look like new scripts have been added lately, but I just ran across this nice little collection of dtrace scripts and one-liners. There’s a special section for Mac OS X 10.5 compatible scripts.

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Nice Response to the Beer == Worse Science Paper

I’ve still not gotten around to reading the actual paper, but slashdot today mentioned some additional analysis of the paper correlating increase beer drinking with reduced scientific success (measured in terms of publications and citations). My i…

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Safari Performance Jump w/ 3.1

Wow. The new Safari build has significantly improved JavaScript performance in Apple’s SunSpider benchmark. Older Safari 3: 8537.4ms 0.3% Safari 3.1: 3152.6ms 0.2% The new Firefox beta is no slouch either: Firefox 3 beta 4: 5080.4ms 5.7% Fir…

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Solaris – What is the Appeal, Outside the Server Room?

So, I’ve recently been experimenting with and loving ZFS on FreeBSD and OS X. Some of the initial instability (kernel panics) issues I was having with ZFS and OS X seem to have calmed down for the moment, and I’ve had zero problems on 64-bit FreeB…

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MATLAB & Florida 2000 Voting

While much of the MATLAB documentation is pretty dry in terms of the data they select to demonstrate the use of functions, I found it interesting today when I noticed they had an example on excluding outliers that uses data pertaining to the 2000 …

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ZFS

So, I know there have been numerous blog posts gushing about ZFS. This is another one of those posts.I’ve got “experimental” versions of the filesystem going on a number of Mac hosts, and now on my FreeBSD NAS device. Aside from having been able t…

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In conclusion…

People, in large groups, can behave like idiots. I would suggest, perhaps, that you don’t take the first, and most obvious, interpretation. That suggestion could be a nice mantra for life, however, I would add that over-interpretation can be probl…

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