Friday, August 15, 2008

Mac....crack

So, over on The Left Field, it was pointed out to me that the Time Machine capabilities of MacOS are worth looking at.

I kill - as is my wont - two birds with one stone. One of my kids needs a computer anyway...This confluence of sublunary circumstance manifests a Macbook Air Chez McGrath. All is a haze of purple-tinged wonderfulness for a couple of days and then ...

A degree of hand pressure on the lid that would be utterly harmess to, say, a Thinkpad X61 evinces a sickening CRACK,

One busted Macbook Air screen. Googling around, we console ourselves with the fact that we are not alone. Then we gasp at the cost of a replacement screen.

That is where we are at now. Gasping. Dunno where we go from here.

Disappointed.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Django on Jython

Just follow these instructions.

I'm really looking forward to giving this a whirl.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Dark data and the digital sense organ

Dark data and the digital sense organ

Photo metadata

    "Snapping away recently with my lovely new digital camera, it occurred to me that the many megabytes of data I was chewing through as I shutter-bugged my way through the vineyard, would be so much more useful with the addition of some small number of bytes of well chosen meta-data." -- Musings on photographic metadata