S.M.A.R.T Disks

CreativeBits: OS X: Be warned before your hard disk fails There is nothing more frustrating than a hard disk failure. And every HD fails at one point. It’s sure as death. However, there is a technology called S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) that is built into most modern hard drives and it can give…

Breakfast A Necessity for Women

Kevin, M.D.: Researchers at the University of Nottingham, U.K., have released a study showing that normal weight women who skip breakfast have higher fasting levels of total and LDL cholesterol, and have impaired insulin sensitivity to a test meal – which raises serum glucose levels. The implications of this study are that women may not…

DVD-CD Ring Unearthed in Modesto

I never heard about this. KCBS.com: Investigators in Modesto say a drug investigation has ended in the arrest of 14 people involved in selling pirated DVDs and CDs. Stanislaus County authorities say while a detective was working undercover on a drug case, he uncovered information that pirated D-V-Ds and C-Ds were being sold in parking…

And then coffee.

And then coffee. Originally uploaded by Scrubber. Now THIS is the way coffee SHOULD be done. Take note people. Your neighbors won’t care too much about the fire in your backyard every morning if you just invite them over for a cup.

Mac Problems

Whether it’s just coincidental timing or what, I don’t know. But it seems this last Security Update (2005-02) has made some changes to OS X which are causing my powerbook to lock up. FREQUENTLY. It’s almost like the “black screen of the long sleep”* is back and with a vengeance. Right now I’m in the…

w00t Knows Their Customers

woot: “Hold on to your USB ports, Wooters if you ever convince some poor sap to procreate with you, today’s bundle is one you’ll be telling your grandkids about.” Gotta love it.

SBC? Are you listening?

I really like my DSL service. I’ve never had any problems and I’ve been a major evangelist for DSL over cable. But this morning, the straw broke the camels back. Here’s a copy of the email I sent to SBC. “This morning my dsl modem ceased to function. I quickly went through troubleshooting procedures to…

The Heilman Maneuver

There’s a great how to on Chris Heilman’s camera strap knot (shown at left). Think I’ll be using it myself. It’s a lot better than the “double wrap” I was taught in school. Wrapping your strap around your wrist is a good idea for a number of different reasons. Key among them: keeping your camera…

Automated Header Photos

Found this over at Photomatt: The Kubrick Header Tool – “First you type in a word and it searches Flickr for all the photos with that tag and that have a Creative Commons license. Pick one of them, then it lets you choose which part of the photo you like and it crops the photo…

Time Catchers

Here’s an interesting place for those of you who enjoy beautiful photography: Timecatcher.com