Archive for January, 2009
This has been a missing part of my photo workflow for a while:
My workflow involves opening a page of pics in safari, looking at bigger ones, then dumping the whole lot into lightroom. And that only works in Safari, because I haven’t gotten around to making Webkit work.No comments
A long while ago, I used to have a .sig line in my emails and postings.
Hope is a choice, Not a sum. You can have as much of it as you damn well please, regardless of the actual circumstances.
(From Matt Ruff, Sewer Gas and Electric)
It’s somewhat appropriate to resurrect it fo a day, or two, or two hundred.No comments
While trying to setup a key for the last keyboard macro in emacs (from Steve Yegge’s emacs page), somehow I got my f key bound to a game of 5×5 rather than binding my f5 key to the macro.
Makes things difficult. Rather than doing the easy thing by quitting and restarting, I made myself fix it. There’s a useful function called M-x describe-key which will give you the binding for a key. From that, I found that letters were bound to self-insert-command, and that the f was indeed bound to something else entirely.
So evaling this:
(global-set-key "f" 'self-insert-command) gave me back my f key. Of course, I had to copy and paste in the effs in that command.
Amazon has The Who. On MP3. For Download. Finally.
I’ve been keeping an eye out for some who albums that I’ve got on old vinyl (not really worth setting up the turntable and ripping, given the quality) and The Who have always been absent. (Along with the Beatles. Guess someone hasn’t shoveled enough money their way yet.)
Amazon has been a game changer for me, and I’m not really sure in a good way for the industry. I’ve been listening to MP3s pretty much exclusively for the last 5+ years, through iTunes and the Slimp3 player in the living room. Any music I buy has been CDs, since the iTunes store music doesn’t work on the Slimp3.
Now, I see the Amazon special deals all the time and while I’m buying a couple albums a month, the average selling price is more like $2, rather than the $15+ that a cd would have been. My concept of what an album of music should cost is dramatically different than it was one year ago. I buy music online. I don’t download. But having that value fall from $15 to $2 can’t be a good sign, since there aren’t that many more stops between $2 and free.No comments