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Archive for February, 2002


 

 

Making Cocoa with JavaAs much as I love to make instant hot chocolate with coffee instead of water, I'm here to tell you that Cocoa and Java don't always mix well.As I mentioned before, when I first started GenX a few years ago, I did it in Java. So, when ...
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Tonight's Cocoa lesson: SheetsSheets are the widgets that have replaced modal dialogs in OS X. Sheets are attached to individual windows. They slide out from under a wndow's title bar and when they're done slide back up. Kinda like those old spring loaded window shades that have made many a ...
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Spring has sprung here in the desert. Accordingly, I have spent a good chunk of the last few days weeding my yard. But on the plus side, my wildflowers started blooming this weekend......and my plum tree is just covered in new growth......and of course these little buggers have moved back ...
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I've always been interested in genealogy and a couple of years ago I set out to write a piece of software to help manage my family's history. It seemed to me there wasn't much good software out there, especially not on the Mac and I figured it would be a ...
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Wow...what a day...Got up with the sun so I could drive all the way across town to see an old high school buddy. He was in town for a Scottish cultural festival. We had a fun couple of hours together before I had to head back over to my side ...
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So they're talking about raising the sin-tax on tabacco again, which is fine by me. But consider this...The leading cause of death in this country is heart disease (not lung cancer). High choloestorol contributes to heart disease. So does that mean that cholestorol ridden fast food is more deadly than ...
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An interesting alignment coming up tonight...actually it's happening right now on the east coast. At 8:02 tonight....hour/min/day/month/year20/02/20/02/2002200220022002...it's palindromic(sp), the same forward as backward. That hasn't happened in over 700 years!
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I came home today and did what I usually do when I first get home from work. I went out back to get some sun and to breathe a little fresh air after being couped up in my stuffy windowless office all day. And look what was out there to ...
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WOW....I just got back from a very interesting luncheon-lecture by Professor Michael W. Marcellin from the University of Arizona on JPEG2000. A very cool new image compression scheme that lets you view lossy OR lossless image data from the same compressed file. And you never need to actually decompress the ...
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Once upon a time, I somehow got on AOL's mailing list. So every month or so I get a CD in the mail from them and I always toss it straight into the garbage with all the pre-approved credit card offers and other crap i never asked for...until now.The last ...
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