beer bread: make some

February 1, 2008  🥘

How on Earth have I not yet written anything about how good beer bread is, and how easy it is to make, and how everyone should make more of it?

fallout from apple's evil screwdriver wielder

January 30, 2008  🍏 ⚙️ 🤤

About a week ago I upgraded my hard drive, which was much less simple than it might have been, largely because of an incredibly overtightened screw.

git: you're explaining it wrong

January 25, 2008  🔀

I switched from Subversion to Git entirely, shortly after YAPC last year. Now I only use svn for work and other people’s projects, and even that is because I’m just way too lazy to bother witching to git-svn just yet.

reinstalling leopard: not so bad

January 25, 2008

So, I don’t use Apple’s very much. Actually, I detest it. Still, you know, I’m an email geek. Every once in a while, I get a bug that says something like, “Apple Mail is doing something totally insane, and only you can help us, Rik!” Well, that’s how I like to read the bug reports, anyway. It makes me feel like more of a superhero, even while doing my secret identity thing behind a terminal.

upgrading my macbook's hard drive fails to be as easy as pie

January 23, 2008  🍏 ⚙️ 🤤

Before the semiannual Big Mac Announcements, I was thinking that I might buy a new laptop. I was half suspecting that we’d see a subnotebook – something like a Duo or even more like the 12” PowerBook. I wanted something narrower than the MacBook, as that would make it a bit easier to use on the bus, if someone sits beside me. Unfortunately, the new MacBook Air isn’t any narrower, but is a good bit more expensive, so I skipped replacing my MacBook. Instead, I spent about .5% its original purchase price on nearly tripling its storage, which is the only limitation that I bump into much.

putting named captures to awesome use

January 17, 2008  🐫 🧑🏽‍💻

Well, I think the use I put them to is awesome, but it’s part of an IRC interface to something, so there’s sort of a maximum cap on awesomeness.

turbotax: dead to me

January 9, 2008  🔐 🤤

I’ve been working on changing the way my mailflow works, mostly so that I can benefit from the work that I do at Pobox. In order to get rid of some of my old email addresses, I’ve been updating a lot of user accounts and list subscriptions. Today, as I’ve started to get tax documents, I thought I’d update my TurboTax account.

launchbar's stupid demo period

January 2, 2008  💾 🤤

hide recently told me that he’d moved from Quicksilver to LaunchBar. I try to do whatever the Canadians do, since I hear they will soon be our new overlords. I figured I’d do what I do with most commercial software: download it and use it during its trial period until it became clear that it was worth the money, or until I was so irritated at it that I had to stop.

overexposure to stupid password policies makes rjbs something something

January 1, 2008  🔐 🤤

I really like 1Password. It’s a Mac app that does the “save my form information” really, really well, and does it with a Keychain-stored, cross-platform system. Now there’s my1Password, which lets you sync your password database to a web server. The server stores everything Blowfish-encrypted, and the encryption is only ever done client-side, so I can log in to the web site from another computer and my data will not be decrypted until it gets to the client-side JavaScript Blowfish implementation. I feel pretty good about it. Even without the online synchronization, though, I really like 1Password.