Archive for August, 2008

Creamy Carrot Soup

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

This is some good soup.

iPhone Recipe Site Tweaking

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

I did a bit more tweaking of the Recipes site for the iPhone this evening. It basically came down to using the iPhone CSS on a few more pages, which makes the text big enough to read on the iPhone. I ran into a problem with setting the background for the <pre> tag using CSS. […]

“This model of the PS3 system is not compatible with PlayStation 2 format software”

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Yeah, that’s what my PS3 says when I put a PS2 game in. I got it for Christmas and didn’t realize I got the version that couldn’t play PS2 games. So I bought a PS2 game. And I can’t play it. Bummer.

TomTom PRO 4000, 8000

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

This is a bit of a strange move. I’m watching TomTom to see when they come out with a GPS that has a better screen, since that’s my main complaint with their current hardware, and instead they come out with this. These two “new” devices are the old devices with a new sleeve and some […]

Popcorn Nirvana

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008

About a month and a half ago I mentioned that my old cheapie popcorn maker broke, and that I ordered a replacement. It arrived a few days ago. I also ordered some Wisconsin White Birch popping corn, since I discovered while checking Amazon reviews of popcorn makers that the popcorn you use makes a difference. […]

iPhone Recipes

Sunday, August 17th, 2008

I just tweaked my Recipes page a bit, to add an iPhone CSS file. It basically just detects the iPhone and makes the font bigger. I also cleaned up the page a bit, removed the obsolete search methods and just left the Google search. I plan to sprinkle some more iPhone awareness throughout the site […]


Sunday, August 17th, 2008

There are a number of Internet businesses that have been based on copyright infringement. YouTube, LimeWire, Napster, BitTorrent, even Google and their cache of web pages was initially deemed infringement (and still is by some people). The thing that lets these businesses survive is the DMCA, strangely enough. Thanks to the DMCA, I can let […]

Some Notes on the Garmin 760

Friday, August 15th, 2008

As I mentioned a few days back, my current GPS is now a Garmin Nuvi 760. Here are a few bullet points on my experiences with it. It’s bright. No problem reading the screen in full daylight – this was my complaint with the TomTom. The mount is solid. More solid than the Mio mount. […]


Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

I’m linking to Steve Yegge’s rant on requirements because it’s a great read. I absolutely agree that writing software for yourself makes for better software. If you’re not using it, you’re going to not notice the little details that make the thing awkward to use on a day-to-day basis. It’s easy to get caught up […]

Recovering WHS from System Drive Failure

Monday, August 11th, 2008

My bad day yesterday is continuing into today. The good news is that it seems like the power supply was the problem. I picked up an Antec Earthmate 500 watt power supply and installed it, and my memory errors went away. The hard part has been getting Windows Home Server back on its feet. The […]