site-specific browser appFluid - site-specific browser for os x. leopard only, unfortunately. via (good comments there).
felted octopusfelted octopus knitting pattern. complicated, but cute! I was looking for octopus patterns after seeing these: knit octopus & squid.
since I have a Drupal job...Drupal 6 RC1. This part makes me wince, though: "The faster 6.0 gets released, the faster we can all start adding fancy new features to Drupal 7.0!"
chumby beta control panelChumby Control Panel 2.6.49 (beta) release notes. yay! internet radio on the chumby makes it 4x as cool.
spray painting bikesforum thread recommending spray paint brands, yahoo answers on sanding.
my mom and I built this christmas tree in her yard out of logs:
Just installed SVN; I had bad luck with the two .dmg installers I downloaded, but the compiled version in fink worked great. for reference: subversion book. (svn=subversion="version control")
update (12/17): useful today was the section on resolving conflicts after svn update.
This sentence contains all the letters in the English alphabet.
philadelphia tourist pic #2
My birthday is coming up on Tuesday the 18th; here is a list of things I would like:
- your favorite word in a non-english language
- video of something rhythmic around you
- a nonsense song
- an image of you with redeye
- a drawing of your favorite vegetable
- an away message to use when I'm walking the dog
I would be thrilled to get anything(s) from this list; email it to me with "birthday list" in the subject and I won't open them 'till Tuesday.
I did this last year and it was awesome-awesome-awesome; I can't really understate how wonderful peoples' gifts were. (last year's list)
grrColloquy bug - can't add SILC connections. This was an obnoxious thing to run into today.
new app of the day
new to me, that is. KeePassX - secure storage for passwords on mac os x. I'm not a huge fan of Keychain, Apple's password storage app.
update: KeePassX is quite possibly not a great choice either; aside from the awkward interface, the password file doesn't time out.
prismPrism - browser for a single web app, Mozilla based. formerly "WebRunner". I found that toggl doesn't always work in it...
free fontsfont articles @ Smashing Magazine. selective links to free fonts, nicely reviewed & presented. usually sifting through free fonts is such a pain. via kb. I think this is my second link cribbed from that post.
encrypted chat on the mac
The only real option for encrypted chat on Mac OS X right now seems to be Adium. The current version is Adium 1.1.4, which supports only one form of encryption, "Off The Record" (OTR), unless there is some plugin I'm overlooking. The upcoming version (2) of Adium will use libpurple, which is behind Pidgin (formerly known as Gaim); possibly this shared code will help make more encryption options available.
I've also seen that iChat supports encryption, but only between .Mac subscribers.
evite alternativesevite alternatives: next time I hear someone [my dad] talking about sending out the 'evites' I'll suggest one of these. goovite seems to be the straightforward/least flashy, but it'd be nice if it had an FAQ or example invite.
"Two Week Salad"
Grate or finely chop 1/2 large head cabbage and 1 small onion together. Place in a large bowl.
Boil together 1/3 c vinegar, 1/3 c vegetable oil, 1/2 c sugar, 1/2 tsp salt. Be sure that the chopped cabbage and onion are well mixed. Pour the boiling hot dressing over the vegetable mixture. Now, don't touch it. Just leave it as it is for 1 1/2 hours, before mixing or tossing together.
Now mix and store in a covered container at least 12 hours before serving.
Jen made this with purple cabbage, and I made it with white cabbage, and it's delicious. Works well with 1/3 c sugar instead of 1/2. From Cooking Down East by Marjorie Standish.