I was looking for a desktop blogging client for an aspiring photo blogger. The one that seemed to meet all the requirements (free, works on a Mac, easy to upload photos stored in iPhoto, support for WordPress) is ScribeFire. It’s a plugin for Firefox and seems to be highly regarded by many bloggers. Uploading photos Read more about ScribeFire[…]
There are so many sites offering suggestions on how to get the mysql rubygem working on Mac OS X Leopard. None of them worked for me. Here’s how I got the gem installed. After attempting to install the gem normally, with sudo gem install mysql (which bombs out), go into /Library/Ruby/Gems/1.8/gems/mysql-2.7 or wherever it tried Read more about Installing the mysql rubygem on Leopard[…]
Just in case the world ends tomorrow in a haze of sub-atomic particles, there is something I must confess: I ate the last papadum.
As if to bear out the frustrations I described in my last post about the go card, this morning the 460 was 26 minutes late. The bus was due at 8:10am, and I arrived at the bus stop (Forest Lake ‘E’) at 8am. The bus showed up at 8:36am, just six minutes before the next Read more about The lateness of the 460[…]
I’ve been playing with Many Eyes from IBM Alphaworks. It’s a visualisation tool for data sets of various sorts. To test it out, I uploaded my Olympic medals per kilotonne of carbon emissions data sets. You can see the data sets here and here, and the resulting bar charts here and here, respectively (Java required).
I’m still ahead. But would you believe that, on the very day of my previous post about the go card, the go card machine in the bus failed to work when I needed to get off the bus at Forest Lake? How’s that for coincidence? Exactly the same thing happened again last night when trying Read more about TransLink go card: beginning to irk me[…]
The TransLink go card system is broken, but not for the reasons Ben points out, or at least not mainly for that reason. It’s broken because the machines are too often not working (on the buses, anyway). That means that I, and thousands of other passengers each day, score free trips. Already this week, I’ve Read more about TransLink go card: I’m ahead[…]
Drag an image to the blog entry you’re composing in TextMate, and it uploads the image to your weblog and inserts the resulting URL into your blog post. Like this. Cool.
TextMate seems to be recommended by just about every Mac-oriented programming site out there. So I bought it a few weeks ago. For 33.15 EUR. It rocks. Oh, and this post was made from within TextMate.