Archive for March, 2006

A Montage…

Thursday, March 30th, 2006
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A Note on Licencing

Monday, March 20th, 2006

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So recently I’ve had a few questions coming in about the whole licensing/code usage thing… And so I figure probably is about time that I make some sorta post clarifying that stuff.

Anyway, getting straight to the point, all the content here (unless otherwise noted) is open, and under the Creative Commons Attribution License. That is to say, anybody can use my work for any reason – I only ask that they give credit where credit is due.

However, I am more than sympathetic with developers who are not too keen on marring that nice, simple, straightforward about box with attributions and the like (I am one of them). So I am more than willing to waive that whole attribution thing (No, that doesn’t mean money – just asking nicely is good enough for me).

The big thing is that I want developers to be able to focus their efforts on what makes their app unique – not expending all their time making it conform. To the extent I can make that possible, I feel that I’ve helped.

LaserLine 2.0?

Thursday, March 16th, 2006

As noted on my projects page, last year I worked on an inspired little app, LaserLine.

Last week Joey Hagedorn (LaserLine’s progenitor) shared some of his recent brainstorms for the next iteration of LaserLine (he’s already started building new and improved hardware), and I must say I’m rearin’ to go.

Seeing as spring break is starting soon, and I’ll have a whole week’s worth of free time (well almost) I think I’ll try and devote a sizable chunk of it to refreshing that old code.

Pi Day

Tuesday, March 14th, 2006

Happy Pi Day

Today is Pi Day, Have a wonderful Pi Day, Everyone.

The MacBook Pro

Sunday, March 12th, 2006

Ok, so this post is sooo past due…

Anyways, before I get started:

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So yea, if you hadn’t heard already – I got a MacBook.

It arrived two weeks ago today (1.5 weeks ahead of schedule). So why so late for the unboxing pictures? well… my original plan was to have some really groovy before-and-after pictures to go along with them – but that hasn’t quite worked out.

You see…a while back (last semester) I took a few pictures of my previous setup, and they turned out really nice – the lighting that day was excellent. The sad part is that there haven’t been any days where I’ve managed to get the same lighting in my room (busy schedules and gloomy weather don’t quite seem to work). So after giving the sun “just one more day” for the past 2 weeks, I figured things were becoming a tad ridiculous. There ya’ go, I’ll finish excusing myself.

How has the MacBook been so far? Simply put – it’s been amazing.

…I’ll be a bit more detailed with the next post.

Tip O’ The Day

Friday, March 3rd, 2006

So, say you have a certain program who’s developers figure it’s alright to pollute users’ home folders…

What to do?

$ /Developer/Tools/SetFile -a V  \
  ~/Documents/Microsoft\ User\ Data/

There, much better.