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Monthly Archives: November 2009

NaNoWriMo ’09: won

by Rob Friesel

The copy/pasted/validated word count came in as 50,198… …but that was a story without an ending. So I plowed ahead and tacked on an ending that kinda/sorta worked well enough1 and used Scrivener’s word counter2 to get my new “completed” word count of 52,520. So yeah…  Go me! Thanks to everyone that was understanding and/or […]

Linkdump for November 26th

by Rob Friesel

Apple document details Target Display mode for 27" iMac at tuaw — makes me think that I shouldn't bother getting an external monitor for "the home office" and just upgrade to this guy next year and use this instead… (tagged: iMac Apple hardware wishlist ) Advanced Plugin Development with Ext JS Great piece on developing […]

Linkdump for November 23rd

by Rob Friesel

Beverage Company McKinlay And Co. Drills For Vintage Scotch Whiskey In Antarctica at cbs5.com (via B²) — I wish all news stories were like this. It has everything! (tagged: whiskey conservation Antarctica environment history news ) Pasadena Yoga Some linky love for a friend's yoga program down in MD. (tagged: Maryland yoga friend ) Hacked […]

Linkdump for November 17th

by Rob Friesel

Odd Man Out. Why isn’t anyone else taking paternity leave? (tagged: parenting essay ) 9 Most Common IE Bugs and How to Fix Them at Nettuts+ — just keep reminding yourself (tagged: webdev IE debugging work ) A bug’s dance at The University of Chicago Magazine: Arts & Sciences — “Julia Oldham’s artwork is inspired […]

Linkdump for November 11th

by Rob Friesel

15 Things Worth Knowing About Coffee at The Oatmeal — I love this design. (tagged: coffee design visualization ) Fox News Fact-Checks Sarah Palin’s Coin Conspiracy Theory (VIDEO) short version: "Sarah Palin is too crazy even for the crazy network." Personally I'd like it if "In God We Trust" came off the money all together […]

Linkdump for November 8th

by Rob Friesel

October 2009 browser stats: Firefox finally passes IE6 at Ars Technica — possibly the worst, most mis-leading graph of all time but if those numbers are accurate, at least the conclusions are great news (tagged: IE Firefox stats ) Emission Impossible?: Is Dark Matter Behind the Hazy Radiation at the Milky Way’s Center? at Scientific […]

quadrupling Malkovich

by Rob Friesel

Following up on the September post (“advise me: enhancing storage“)—we went ahead and put a shiny new 1 TB Western Digital hard drive 1 into Malkovich, effectively quadrupling the storage (re this particular problem) and paving the way for a lot more life out of this ol’ iMac. The idea for this particular upgrade owes some […]