Hiking the Paseo Miramar Trail
Today Akumi and I hiked the Paseo Miramar trail. To get there, simply take the PCH North till you get to Sunset. Take a right onto Sunset, and go up a little ways till you see Paseo Miramar on the left. Take it till it dead ends and look for street parking.Read More
Chivas USA vs Osasuna
Tried of Typing C# Properties?
Saw this post on Consult Utah’s Weblog…Read More
Twiggy Update: She Likes That I'm Working From Home
A while ago I introduced you to Twiggy, our skittish Italian Greyhound. Well she’s no longer the skittish type. Skittish was so five minutes ago she tells us. Now she’s acting more like her full sized Greyhound cousins by being a total couch potato.Read More
Drinking From an RSS Fire Hose
So now that you’ve subscribed to your 4000 feeds, how do you keep on top of the flood of incoming items? Dare talks about this, “the attention problem”, that faces power users of RSS (and ATOM) aggregators such as RSS Bandit.Read More
Customizing Keyboard Settings In RSS Bandit Part 2
In part 1, I bored you with excrutiating detail about how we keyboard shortcuts are implemented in RSS Bandit. In this second more exciting part, I’ll outline how to use a tool I wrote for editing shortcut settings. You can consider it sort of an unofficial RSS Bandit Power Toy. When we really nail down a nice UI for editing shortcuts, we’ll possibly add this as a configuration dialog within RSS Bandit. But for now, this is an experimental utility, use at your own risk.Read More
Customizing Keyboard Settings In RSS Bandit Part 1
You might not know this, but RSS Bandit supports customizing keyboard shortcuts via an XML configuration file. The reason you might not know this is because it is an undocumented feature. Since I implemented adding customizability to keyboard shortcuts, I thought I might as well document how it works as of version 1.3.02.26.Read More
What's the Demand For a Decent Open Source Web Based Aggregator?
Going Independent Status Update
In case you were wondering, I thought I’d tell y’all how it’s going. First of all, I’ve somehow picked up a southern accent as evidenced by my use of “y’all”.Read More
RSS Bandit 22.214.171.124 Released!
Good Korean Food in Los Angeles
I’ve been told that for the best Korean food in the world, you need look no further than Los Angeles. The rationale is that you have a vibrant Korean community in Koreatown (affectionately known as K-Town) with access to better quality meat and vegetables than exists in the homeland.Read More
An Abstract Boilerplate HttpHandler
My last project involved writing a lot of HttpHandlers to respond to HTTP requests originating from a cell phone. To simplify my life, I created an abstract base handler that handled a lot of the repetitive tasks in writing an HTTP handler.Read More
Someone Is Using My Credit Card
Apparently someone went on an online shopping spree with our credit card number. Fortunately the Bank of America protection kicked in before they could do too much damage and we will not be charged for the fraudelent activity. It’s mind bogglingly easy for someone to fraudelently use your credit card. Think about that the next time you hand your credit card to the waiter at the local dive.Read More
MMORPGs Come Of Age - WOW Reviewed on NPR
On my drive home today (being my last day at work. I’m now fully independent.), I was listening to the show “All Things Considered” on NPR. Much to my surprise there was a reviewer named Robert Holt who was describing his experience with World of Warcraft, a massively multiplayer online role playing game.Read More
Google Is Giving Back
Looks like Google is responding to some critics who say Google takes all and doesn’t give back to the open source community. They’ve just launched Google Code, Google’s place for Open Source software.Read More
Writing Games for the T-Mobile Sidekick
No, this post will make no mention of Paris Hilton. Promise. (Fully realizing that if I had mentioned her, it would attract an undesirable crowd via Google).Read More
Blogging about Blogging about Blogging about ...
In the 1998 movie, The Big Hit, the protagonists kidnap the daughter of an extremely wealthy Japanese businessman. When they call to deliver the ransom notice, they turn to Gump who employs a brand name Trace Buster to prevent police from tracing the call.Read More
What is Your Blogger Handle?
My first couple computers (TRS 80 and Commodore 128) led very solitairy lives. Though they had the constant company of a human companion, they lacked the familiar company of their own kind. I wonder if they longed for a form of communication that didn’t require a fur-less primate jabbing his fingers at a keyboard.Read More
Blogging With a Beer And In Pajamas
I saw this post on Scoble’s Link Blog…Read More
Quick and Dirty Guide to Configuring Log4Net For Web Applications
UPDATE: I wrote a post with notes on getting this to work with ASP.NET 2.0.Read More