But right now, I'm listening to This American Life, which has me thoroughly distracted. It's about cryonics, which is both fascinating and frightening. It seems the first cryonics group was run by "some guy" and all of his scientific advisors quit early on. Quite an auspicious start...
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
We're using a product called Paperstone, which is an eco-friendly material made from recycled paper and a resin. It cuts like wood, but it's incredibly strong and non-porous... If you nick it, you can just break out some sandpaper and sand it out.
This doesn't really show it, but we have an egregious amount of counter space - which is awesome. I can't wait to cook again!
Thursday, April 24, 2008
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
This is completely hypothetical, obviously...
Sunday, April 13, 2008
I'll be damned.. It worked - and without signing up for MMS from Sprint. This is our cat Celeste and some of our new bamboo floor. Not terribly exciting, but unspectacular test results are sometimes the best kind, eh?
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Oh, and the cat has stopped coughing, which is great. But she's taken to shedding, which is not. We're going to be able to build another cat with all of this fur...
Monday, April 7, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
When I switched to 64-bit Vista, I decided enough was enough and I turned it off altogether, but I always felt a little guilty. I tried the "elevate without prompting" approach, but it felt like cheating - although I guess it's good that you still get file and registry virtualization. Plus, it seems a great many of MS bloggers insist on keeping UAC turned on for the same reasons that I originally left it on.
Now however, I think I've found the best of both worlds. I leave UAC on, set to "Prompt for consent", but I turn OFF the Secure Desktop. It saves just a fraction of a second when UAC prompts appear, but it makes all the difference. And it's much less visually distracting. Give it a shot if you hate UAC (who doesn't?).
Run the Local Security Policy application and change the "Local Policies\Security Options\User Account Control: Switch to the secure desktop when prompting for elevation" policy to "Disabled".
Friday, April 4, 2008
Oh, and I'm on twitter too.. twitter.com/xinmyname
Still need to do more work on the blog. I'll probably do that tomorrow morning whilst the missus is sleepin'.