Monthly Archives: February 2009

HOWTO stop receiving junk mail

I’ve started a new twitter account, where I’m providing tips on how to stop receiving junk mail at your home.

My iPhone wish list

I’ve had my iPhone for just over a year and a half now. There are several things it does very well (browse the web, sync with my computer) and some things it does not do (talk to CalDAV servers, record … Continue reading

An iTunes sleep timer

Ever wished you could tell iTunes to stop playing your music after a little while? Here’s how to make a sleep timer with AppleScript: display dialog “How many minutes until I pause iTunes?” default answer 10 delay ((text returned of … Continue reading

Make a typeface (font) sampler with AppleScript

Every wanted to find just the right ampersand? Or question mark? Checking it against every font in your system manually would be a pain. Font Book doesn't have the font sampler feature you need to do this. But the problem … Continue reading

A car rental experience gone well

Shocking, isn’t it? The folks at Enterprise Rent-a-Car in Nashville (BNA) were so polite and efficient, I wrote them a nice thank-you letter. My coworker Pete suggested I have a little fun: give them a copy of the Hertz letter … Continue reading

Vegan Apple Muffins

by Caroline Rioux. Bowl 1 1/2 cup flour 3/4 cup whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon baking power 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda Bowl 2 1 cup soy milk 1/3 cup oats 1/2 cup oat bran 1/4 cup maple … Continue reading

Hertz Chicago O’Hare (ORD) staffer gives shitty service, threatens to sue

Last fall, when I was in Chicago, I was treated incredibly rudely at the Hertz location at O’Hare. (This is not the first time I’ve had a poor rental experience.) As soon as I walked up to the counter, the … Continue reading

HOWTO set up an SOCKS proxy via an SSH tunnel on Mac OS X

Recently, I came across some streaming video that was only available to Canadians. Being a Canadian in the US, I felt somewhat entitled. Yes: I wanted to watch a hockey game. I knew I could do this with an SSH … Continue reading