Swimming with the Razorfishes

Saturday, November 01, 2008



MacBook Pro


MacOS 10.5.5 -> Vista running in VMWare -> RDP into XP workstation -> XTerm in Hummingbird


Need to middle-click to paste into the XTerm.

Other than plugging in an external mouse, this had never on the MacBook. I just tried it on the new MacBook and it worked. I'm not sure what changed and where it changed, but command-clicking seems to emulate an XTerm middle-click in this scenario. And that makes me happy.

Friday, October 31, 2008


"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Holy shit; this is so dumb it hurts.

How can the Republican party nominate someone who doesn't know what the first amendment is?

Thursday, October 30, 2008


Apple: Migrating settings to a new Mac over a network.


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Apple Remote

Apple: Pairing a computer with a specific Apple Remote.

Of course, you can't do the opposite. That is, I can't tell the MacBook to ignore the remote paired to my music server. This is when it is helpful to have two remotes.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008


This is wonderful.