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a buddhist, vegetarian, and beta-geek, i build web sites, am an iconographer, write, doodle, and noodle. i like cookies and candy and fruit juice. do you?

Friday, November 12, 2004

socks

yesterday after i posted about the ipod socks, i hit it for home and when i got there, i checked out macblog (which i've bookmarked at home, but not here at work for some reason). i mailed emma aboot the coincidence.

anyways, macblog had as their latest post an article about ipod socks too! this sock thing is getting really popular.

checkers came home yesterday and he is such as cute. i am all over this little bizzle. natch, he's all top secret and hiding out while he gets used to the sounds in the house. he certainly hasn't make any photo shoots to speak of so there are no snaps yet.

i also keep forgetting to unplug my ipod when i put the computer to sleep at night. it's killing me slowly with no songs. killing me slowly. killing.. well, you get the idea. the thing is that when the ipod is connected to the computer while it's asleep (especially all night long, all night), the pod's battery drains for some reason. i'm going to look into this on apple's web site.

anyway, this morning i got this idea to write a script that detects when the drive "hellapod" is connected to the computer and reminds me to eject it. natch, that won't work if the pod is already ejected but isn't disconnected, but for now i think that's just fine. it'll be a tiny applescript that hides in the background and waits for the "sleep" action. once it detects it, it'll flash up in huge, honkin' letters (with the quicksilver-esque bezel, addressbook "large type", etc.) "don't forget to unplug $drivename, sucka". like that.

$drivename is important. specifying it as $drivename means that i'll be able to get a new drive name depending on the device plugged in.

i've also started my xmas list and on it is black and decker's bull's eye laser level and stud finder (which'll always point at me, natch). of all the tools i could get this xmas, this would be one that we'd actually use. i'd likely end up using it too much, and go around squaring everything in the house up.

also, with some hella cash i'll be getting after doing some work with my new partner in crime, frank, i'm thinking of scoring an isight digicam. i've always wanted one and now might be the perfect time to get one. do you have an isight? how do you use it? what do you use it for? i think it's going to be isight and bbedit 8 time. each time i do another freelance job, i'm going to *gasp* buy more software and goodies. then, "sock" half of it away for other things (like checkers' future).

<HellaBoss update>
HellaBoss is being developed into something worthwhile! hooray! i've begun the interview process last night with a good pal of mine who builds os x applications. i've actually started to develop HellaBoss mockups that are lasting well into today (i'm actually thinking about them today and i want to keep working on them while at work). anyways, more to come, but suffice it to say that HellaBoss will be an interesting place in the coming year.
</HellaBoss update>

4 Comments:

Blogger Frank said...

Moy,

Sounds like a wicked idea... I was thinking of picking up an iSight as well!

As for the HellaBoss site, looking forward to it man! It'll definitely be a rockin-good-time! ;)

November 12, 2004 at 10:04 AM  
Blogger moy said...

you getting an isight might be a good idea so that we can chat it up re: projects, etc. "live".

anyone else: if you've an isight or are thinking about getting one, there are 2 more people you can add to your chat list!

November 12, 2004 at 10:18 AM  
Blogger Frank said...

"you getting an isight might be a good idea so that we can chat it up re: projects, etc. 'live'"

That's exactly what I was thinking... Sounds like something we should definitely do! I may just have to order/pick-up an iSight very soon!

November 12, 2004 at 10:48 AM  
Blogger moy said...

once i get paid from this t-dot job, i'm setting it up. apple ship time says "same day" which is good (especially for you - what is it, 6.3 minutes away in markham?) and good for me too. i've been doing research on apple's discussion forums aboot the sight this am (in addtion to changing the HellaBoss splash page and trying to build a username/login entry form on the work server).

November 12, 2004 at 11:05 AM  

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