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The Hackintosh, Part 2: Build And Install

I assume if you’re reading this post then you’ve decided to build your own Hackintosh, or perhaps you’re still considering it. Maybe you just want to get a rough idea of how difficult an...

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The Hackintosh, Part 1: Requirements

I wanted a new photography workstation. My 4 year old 24″ iMac has become noticeably slow as the size of images I work with has grown over the last few years. It is still...

Bad Dog!

Today was the first ride on the new Marin road bike. I will preface this with the admonishment that if you are the type of person who lets your dog roam freely around the...

Boycotting BP makes no sense.

Are you boycotting BP stations in response to the current Gulf oil disaster and BP’s dismal performance thus far in remedying the situation? Do you think you are actually hurting BP’s bottom line? If...

Minnie the Moocher

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy just finished a cover of the classic “Minnie the Moocher” and suddenly I am transported back to the 13 year-old version of myself. That summer I was an usher at...

The McFarthest Spot

It thrills me that data seems to flow faster and wider today than it ever has before. Vast amounts of data; stuff no one thought to collect or were able to collect in the...

The Tool Totem

I had this crazy dream. But first I need to back up a bit. Sonya and I were recently in Alaska where we saw many totem poles. We even watched one of the artists...

A Phone Play in 1 (Short) Act

Since buying a house we’ve been getting an insane number of telemarketing calls. This is due to a) the house purchase being a public record available to anyone who wants to look up the...

Checkride Passed!

Dec. 11 Today was the long awaited, much anticipated checkride. The day began for me at midnight, literally. Unable to sleep, I awoke at 12:39 am and started off by filling out form 8710-1,...

But there is…isn’t there?

While in a Starbucks in Seattle (the Starbucks in fact) I overheard this bit of a conversation between a man and woman as they were leaving. The man had opened the door and the...