Monday, January 29, 2007

Quote: Energy and Persistence

"Energy and persistence conquer all things." -- Ben Franklin

Man, some days I really miss Franklin. The world (and America in particular) could use his sort of common sense approach to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Handy Mac Mail Shortcuts

Looking to get things done a little more quickly in Mac OS X Mail? Then check out this list of Mail Keyboard Shortcuts. A few of my soon-to-be-favorites:
  • Mark as flagged/unflagged: Command-Shift-L
  • Mark as read/unread: Command-Shift-U
  • Send message: Command-Shift-D
  • Mark as junk mail: Command-Shift-J

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Bogus Columbia Explosion Photos

It looks like the e-mail claiming to have photos of the space shuttle Columbia's last seconds is circulating again. The hoax says that an Israeli spy satellite snapped the shots of the shuttle exploding; in reality they're just stills taken from the movie Armageddon. I've got the full debunking up on Nuketown if you're curious.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Radio Active #42: Geek Birthdays, Villian Talk, Fire Upon the Deep

Discussion turns to books and coffee as I reminisce about my 35th birthday, a geeky Christmas, and the surprising fusion of my Xbox 360 with a spiffy new iPod. In Net News I look at Villain Talk, the podcast for evil geniuses, take a bite out of a gingerbread TIE fighter and find out what geeky women at the She's Such a Geek blog. Finally, I review one of my latest reading conquests, Vernor Vinge's space opera A Fire Upon the Deep. Get the show, get the show notes