I’ve started a new twitter account, where I’m providing tips on how to stop receiving junk mail at your home.
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 video, wash my laundry). In the past year and a half, the iPhone OS has […]
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 result) * 60) tell application “iTunes” to pause
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 can be solved with ... AppleScript: tell application "TextEdit" make new document at the […]
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 to laugh over. So I did. I also gave Hertz a copy of the Enterprise […]
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 sugar 2 tablespoon oil 1/3 cup apple sauce Set aside 1 1/2 cup apples, shredded […]
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 agent said â€œDonâ€™t give me any attitude.â€ Before I had said anything. He had taken […]
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 tunnel. I just wasn’t sure how. There are lots of pages explaining how to set […]