Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Southern end of the Iron Horse trail

Sunday, May 24, 2009
08:07 AM
Took a massive bike ride yesterday, at least for little big me. Spent some time partially reassembling the daughter-units returned from college in a big 'ol box bike but there was a part missing. Was going to use her superior bike but instead loaded the remnants into the MPV and set out for parts unknown on my old dependable Costco floor model. I made it to the Northern end of the Iron Horse http://www.ebparks.org/parks/trails/iron_horse trail trail a few weeks ago and decided to make for the Southern end in Dublin. 19 miles whew!. I briefly considered catching BARTing back to Oakland and then to Lafayette where its mostly DOWNHILL back to my house, but what's the fun in that.
 
Slowly slogged against the wind back to Alamo where I finally surrendered to the sharp burning sensations in my upper biking muscles and ate a HiTek Burrito while waiting for the for spousal unti to come to the rescue. Legs actually feel OK today, imagine that! Est. distance 35 miles.

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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Neil Gaiman's Journal: ants and screencracks

ants and screencracks

Posted by Neil at 10:12 AM

Somehow in my sleep last night (fell asleep while working, on the sofa) I cracked my notebook computer's screen, and yesterday afternoon the new posh slick black internet router was discovered when I picked it up to try and work out why the internet was so very, very slow, to contain an ants' nest,  upsetting a very large number of little black ants in the process, most of whom ran off, carrying their eggs and probably grumbling about me in Ant.

What an odd world.

no buggy computer cracks
oops

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Noodling: catching a catfish by letting it bite your arm - Boing Boing

we don't need no stinkn poles

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Ride your Bike to Work day

http://gallery.me.com/mclasen#100517
 
As I work at home I had to ride way out to Lime ridge and then rie back
Grab a refreshing beverage and sit back and enjoy the ride
Music by Brian Eno

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Wild Thing Captured on Film!!

http://gallery.me.com/mclasen#100509
very frightening indeed

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Wild Thing Alert

be afraid be very afraid
it'll make your heart sing

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Bike to work day

Thinking bout databases

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

DVMUG Main Meeting - Peacock Theater in Rossmoor - Contra Costa Times

DVMUG Main Meeting

Tuesday, May 19 6:30p to 9:00p
at Peacock Theater in Rossmoor, Walnut Creek, CA

DVMUG has obtained a DVD copy of a documentary on the history of the Mac. In its original form it ran a little over one hour, but thanks to the work of Peter Weiler well be seeing only about the best 30 minutes.

We will take a look at Facebook and Twitter. Anne Griffin will lead us on a tour of the many sites she so often comments on in her ApplePRESS articles. read more

Price: Free
Phone: (925) 689-1155
Age Suitability: All Ages

DVMUG has obtained a DVD copy of a documentary on the history of the Mac. In its original form it ran a little over one hour, but thanks to the work of Peter Weiler well be seeing only about the best 30 minutes.

We will take a look at Facebook and Twitter. Anne Griffin will lead us on a tour of the many sites she so often comments on in her ApplePRESS articles.

And the highlight of the evening will be the drawing for the winner of the iPod Touch, and the iTunes Gift Cards.

Categories: Business & Tech, Clubs
Creator:  dvmug
Creator:  dvmug

I'll be speaking on Twitter and Facebook as mentioned

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Monday, May 11, 2009

TimeMachineEditor

TimeMachineEditor
TimeMachineEditor is a software for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that lets you change the default one-hour backup interval of Time Machine.
You can change the interval or create a more sophosticated scheduling (see screenshot below).
 
This is useful if you don’t need to backup every hour and don’t want the performance penalty. This is also especially useful if you manipulate lots of data within one hour as you would spend the whole day backing up.
Download (updated 04.07.09)
Additional screenshot
How does it work?
TimeMachineEditor merely updates a system configuration file to change the Time Machine scheduling.
Nothing is installed in your system and you can easily revert back to the default settings (using the ‘Show Default Settings’ menu item from the ‘Settings’ menu).
 
Once you have changed the scheduling, you can still use the Time Machine preference pane from “System Preferences” as you did before. However the next backup date in the Time Machine preference pane may not be correct, this is just the user interface not being aware of the new scheduling and can be ignored without risk.
TimeMachineEditor is free software. Use at your own risk.
Contact
You can contact us by e-mail
About the icons
The icon of the application and the background image of the disk image have been designed by the great guys at GAFMEDIA STUDIO. Check out their web-site!
FAQ
Q. Should I turn the big switch from the Time Machine preference pane to OFF?
A. You should keep it ON as you’d expect. OFF means no automatic backup.
 
Q. Do I need to keep TimeMachineEditor running all the time?
A. No. You just need to use TimeMachineEditor when you want to change the settings.
 
Q. Time Machine is not making backups at the correct time.
A. If you see too many backups, they are probably triggered by the events (disks being mounted or wake from sleep). You should try to disable them.
If you changed the backup interval and you’re seeing too few backups, you should enable the ‘wake from sleep’ event. This will ensure backups are made even when the computer is asleep during schedule time.
 
Q. How do I uninstall TimeMachineEditor?
A. That’s really easy: you just need to trash the application, nothing else is installed in your system. However you may want to use TimeMachineEditor one last time to revert to the default settings.
What’s new?
- You can now add “hourly” calendar intervals

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IET : TechNews - More than 40% of campus students own smartphones, yearly tech survey says

--Mac ownership has more than tripled, from 7.2 percent in winter 2006 to 23.4 percent in winter 2009.

as well it should

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Death Star annihilates the Enterprise - Boing Boing Gadgets

Death Star annihilates the Enterprise

Posted by Steven Leckart, May 10, 2009 6:23 PM | permalink

Terrorist fist jab at 00:36.

hoo hah the gauntlet is thrown

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Heart shaped watermelons - Boing Boing

Heartmelon It took three years for farmer Hiroichi Kimura and his wife to cultivate heart-shaped watermelons. This year, they shipped 20 of the fruits, which "symbolize their passion for farming and their affection for each other." They sell for 15,750 yen apiece.

ahhhhhh so cute

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Customers forced to floor as two armed men rob Walnut Creek bank - San Jose Mercury News

http://www.mercurynews.com/crime/ci_12345704
Hey that's My bank
 
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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

It's showtime

Using a refurb Flip camera I knocked out this little capture of the backyard
Its all in the editing
stay for the credits

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Monday, May 4, 2009

Toons in fine art photoshopping contest

Toons in fine art photoshopping contest: "

Today on the Worth1000 photoshopping contest: Cartoon Ren, toons in fine art.


Cartoon Ren 3




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(Via Boing Boing.)

Photos of food and their sugar-cube equivalent

yipes

Photos of food and their sugar-cube equivalent: "200905032325



SugarStacks.com has photos of different kinds of food (both processed and natural) showing how much sugar is in the the food by displaying a stack of 4 gram sugar cubes next to the item. (Via Presurfer)




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(Via Boing Boing.)

Microwaving a cellphone is surprisingly cool

LOL

Microwaving a cellphone is surprisingly cool: "


Although I won't sacrifice my own microwave to replicate this experiment showing the surprising effects of nuking a mobile phone, I'm glad that one of the web's many amateur scientists did so and recorded the outcome.


My Cell phone company is evil!

(Thanks, Fipi Lele!






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(Via Boing Boing.)

Lost Trek



 
heh Lost Trek
 
from Posterous and YouTube

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ContactZ Attachment system now updated in v. 2.0 beta


Monday, May 04, 2009
03:28 PM
I've just finished revamping the attachments for emails and email blasts in Contactz. Version 2 is kicking ass. 
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