Archive for March, 2008

Airport Extreme and Time Machine

Monday, March 31st, 2008

This is an addendum to my Airport Extreme Mini Review that I posted a couple of days ago. I’ve been using the Airport Extreme for the weekend, and I’m still happy with it. Backing up the laptop to a USB drive plugged into the Airport Extreme was easy, and although it’s not a documented feature, […]

Airport Extreme Mini-Review

Saturday, March 29th, 2008

I picked up an Airport Extreme base station from Apple this week. I’ve had trouble with the wireless router I’ve been using on and off, and now that my laptop has N, I wanted an N base station. Plus, the Mac laptops can use Time Machine to back up to a drive hanging off the […]

Using the SmugMug API from Adobe AIR

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

SmugMug is an online photo sharing site that has a powerful API. I’ve been looking for a Mac based bulk uploader that will do things like skip duplicates and couldn’t find one, so I set out to write one using Flex Builder and Adobe AIR. I’m not done yet, but I’ve got all the pieces […]

Linking Policy and Wikipedia

Monday, March 17th, 2008

Link rot is an epidemic. Websites are owned by marketing people, who don’t consider whether you’ll still be able to link to their current stuff in 5 years. The Web needs an indirection layer, something that you can link to, that will always point to current information about any given topic, product, or service. Turns […]

Moving In to the MacBook

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

I’ve been slowly moving in to my new 15″ MacBook Pro, which is slowly becoming my main system at home. It’s got decent video (average FPS in World of Warcraft is over 60, and that’s with options cranked up), good enough for the gaming I still do on the PC (most of it is on […]

Snow Day Aftermath

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

I managed to get WordPress to let me post images again (after upgrading WordPress), so here’s a few more. That last one is a massive panorama I put together using Photoshop CS3. I didn’t post the whole file – I doubt anyone really wants to see over 100 meg worth of my snowy back yard.

Snow Day

Saturday, March 8th, 2008

Actually a Snow Night.. here’s what it looks like outside: And it’s not done coming down yet!

The Future of IntelliSense

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

Here’s a blog post by Jim Springfield at Microsoft about IntelliSense in Visual Studio 10.  I like to hear that IntelliSense is going to be fixed, but I’ve been hearing that for many versions of Visual Studio now, and I have a hard time believing it.  IntelliSense for C++ code has always been unreliable in […]