Archive for November, 2008

The Virtual KVM Redux

A post I wrote earlier this year, The Virtual KVM, has one of the highest page rankings on the site. That isn’t really saying much, but the fact that someone hits that page about every other day presumably looking for help in setting up a virtual kvm on two or more computers, and they end […]

“A Doctor’s Wisdom”

A worried woman went to her gynecologist and said: “Doctor, I have a serious problem and desperately need your help! My baby is not even 1 year old and I’m pregnant again. I don’t want kids so close together.” So the doctor said: “OK, and what do you want me to do?” She said: “I […]

A Neat Cheat in Illustrator

I discovered a neat but little-known trick in Adobe Illustrator… At work customers often provide pdf files as “artwork”; no originating files, supporting files, or fonts. In most cases we can take that pdf, import it into ArtPro, and outline the fonts, but it’s sometimes a hassle. And there are times when I’m at home […]

Anti-Glare Solution For Glossy Macs

We just set up a spiffy new 24″ Aluminum iMac in the graphics department at work; what a gorgeous display on that thing! Unfortunately, Apple has decided for us that you can have any finish you want on your monitor, as long as it’s glossy. And that was one of the things the new user […]

My RJ-45 Zipper Pull Mod

( Fun! andGadgets andGeek andJust Stuff )

Last spring, the zipper pull broke on my light jacket. I used a paper clip as a temporary replacement, but that looked pretty nerdy. I wore it last week, and felt a bit self-conscious about it, and was careful to keep the clip hidden while out & about, and was thinking seriously about replacing it. […]

A Cool Old Trunk

I spotted this trunk at a garage sale this summer, filled with some old tools that I wanted. It was a package deal, and even though I had no idea what I’d use the trunk for, the price was right, so I took it home. The trunk looks to be built of some rough wood […]

A Little Left Of Centrist

I saw this cartoon at American Thinker last week, and thought it fit the situation perfectly. We as a country have just elected another guy who ran as something he is not and has no intention of being. Barack Obama is likely as far left as anyone in Washington, DC, yet he ran not as […]

The 3 Square Puzzler

I stopped at a garage sale a few weeks back and found a couple of good deals; one of them was this neat old game — The 3 Square Puzzler. The box is pretty nondescript, and looks like it’s seen better days. Inside is a milled & finished oak block with a series of holes […]


“Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm.” James Madison Federalist No. 10 May God have mercy on us all.

Animusic Pipe Dreams

Miss C. posted this video on her site over the weekend, referring to it as, “An oldie that never gets old”. Well, it may be old in Internet terms (2006) but I’d never seen it before, and it’s truly worth watching. And it turns out the animators — Animusic — has put out two videos […]