Archive for February, 2008

Time Machine Works

Posted in Mac OS X, Technology and Software on February 14, 2008 by Mike Procario

I used Time Machine today to restore a file I mistakenly overwrote. I have a laptop so my backups are not every hour, but more typically just one or twice a day when I connect my external disk after I get home. Nevertheless, I found a copy that was more up to date than the one I accidently copied over my good version.

Artist or Ape

Posted in Art with tags on February 9, 2008 by Mike Procario

I saw this quiz on Andrew Sullivan’s blog. He got 83% correct. I got 100%, and I don’t even like Jackson Pollack. The quiz asks you identify whether pictures were painted by a famous artist or an ape.

Nice Article On the Presidents’ Requested Science Funding

Posted in Law & Politics, physics on February 5, 2008 by Mike Procario

There is a nice article in the New York Times on the requested science funding in the President’s recently submitted budget. It discusses both the relatively high levels of funding requested and the difficultly that recent similar requests have had getting through Congress.

Testing MarsEdit

Posted in Mac OS X, Technology and Software on February 1, 2008 by Mike Procario

I saw this review of MarsEdit, so I decided to try it out. It is not a WYSIWYG editor, but it does a a very quick preview function. It can almost keep up with my typing.

I have been using ScribeFire which is a Firefox extension, but I have been moving towards using Safari. MarsEdit is a Mac standalone blogging client.

Macs, Macs, and more Macs

Posted in Mac OS X, Technology and Software on February 1, 2008 by Mike Procario

I attended a meeting of physicists yesterday, and I was surprised to see the distribution of laptop brands. It was 14 Macs, mostly MacBook Pros, 4 Dells, and 2 Thinkpads. It reminded me of this photo.

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