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In the end, though, it's all worth it to see an awesome computer do amazing things and be a useful tool for whatever you want to do with it.
At the weiner dog races at Golden Gate Fields. It's pretty awesome. The dogs won't even run in a straight line. Very entertaining.
It would be nice if this app gave options to upload photos to other services for non-paid LJ cheapskates like me. Gotta find an FTP app or something...
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Thank you so very much for making your messages easy to identify as fake. Please continue to refer to what I'm selling as "the item" and also please continue to tell me the same story about wanting me to ship "the item" to your son, who is overseas, for his birthday.
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I've updated the listing with a note reminding people to tell me what it is they want to buy in the message, in the hopes that I get a reply that doesn't sound like a scam.
Anybody else I know headed to the WWDC bash in Yerba Buena on Thursday night?
This hack allows using the accelerometer in an Apple laptop to simulate the iPhone accelerometer. Lack of accelerometer control was a major limitation of Simulator. Not any more!
1. compile motion from UniMotion: http://unimotion.sourceforge.net
2. include accelerometer-simulator: http://code.google.com/p/accelerometer-
3. run python script from iFiddling: http://ifiddling.blogspot.com/2009/01/
I'm going to sell my DSLR stuff to get a slightly more compact and newer camera for my upcoming trip. After seeing some use in 2006 this stuff has mostly been sitting in the bag until now.
Canon Digital Rebel (AKA 300D) DS6041 camera body -
4GB CF card
2 batteries + charger
camera body cap + shoulder strap
Canon EF 70-300mm zoom lens -
two mode image stabilization (with off switch to save battery)
front and rear capss + 58mm UV filter for protection
Sigma 28-300mm zoom lens -
front and rear caps + 67mm UV filter for protection
Buy all three and I throw in the Tamrac Expedition 3 bag
Edit: I think my prices were probably a bit high. I've lowered everything by $50 each, or buy it all for $700 including the bag.
Yesterday it was about one month since the last occurrence and once again, nasty water in my kitchen sink. It's even worse for my neighbors because once again they got nasty water on their kitchen floor. So plumbers came, ran a pipe snake down the vent pipe from the roof, and my sink once again drained. This morning, not even a day after they "fixed" it, clog.
I swear, if I had recorded the dates this would be a perfect logarithmic plot of nasty.
So on monday when the real property manager is in, my neighbor and I are going to demand satisfaction. To really fix this they'd probably have to move us out, rip up the floor, and replace all of the pipes. Whatever it takes, man. I'm sick of this shit. Literally.
The other option is that we'll go in on buying a duplex with the neighbors and move the hell out of this clogged up place. We've got the perfect excuse to break our lease.
In other news, I've just booked tickets for the first of two grand adventures this year. I used credit card air miles, so (aside form taxes and fees) the tickets were free. Also because of this I had to get creative with layovers and stopovers to get to my final destination. Itinerary:
Jul 4: San Francisco -> New York
Jul 7: New York -> London
Jul 8: London -> Nairobi
From Nairobi I'll take a bus the next day to Arusha, Tanzania. I'll spend two weeks there with my cousins. No solid plans, but I intend to see Mt. Kilimanjaro, the Serengeti, and Ngorongoro Crater. Most of the time will probably be spent just wandering around, eating, soaking up local flavor.
Then I fly back.
Jul 22: Nairobi -> London
Jul 23: London -> New York
Jul 24: New York -> San Francisco
So during the travels I'll have three nights in New York, one night in London, one night in Nairobi, and then another night in New York on the way back. I'm going to book the cheapest hotels or hostels for that stuff and also just wander around. I'm not big on planning, I'd rather just explore.
Perhaps some kind of massively distributed micro-fraud? Kind of like the Superman 3 scam...
The only history of any kind of issue with Oregon Surf Shop I could find was a forum posting about somebody apparently having their card number taken from the place. But I've never even been to that town.
Edit: I'd already reported the charge as fraudulent basically immediately after seeing it. Now I've cancelled the card. The only question I'm left with is if this surf shop was merely a tool in somebody's fraud or if they were complicit... hmmm...
- Audio interface: m-audio ProFire 2626
- Small mixer: Mackie Onyx 1620 (well, small compared to my old Tascam M-1600)
- Patchbay: Samson S-patch plus (probably two or three of them)
So off to eBay with the Yamaha TG-77 and the RM1x and I'll have the funds to get all of this. I'll also want a snake or two to connect the mixer and audio interface through the patchbay.
The only item I haven't decided on is a phono preamp to replace my DJ mixer. beatings' recent dumping spree reminded me of my need to rip and expunge my vinyl collection. There are some really choice samples and beats hiding in that pile of cardboard and plastic. And of course, shinkagakusha will get first right of refusal on all of my vinyl.
This is all off in the future after I actually take the time to record it all, but it will happen. Next time I move, I will not be moving vinyl with me. Same goes for the CD collection and maybe even the DVDs. Physical media: the end.
But this guy keeps calling me expecting me to sell it to him for $100 and getting mad at me when I won't come back at him with a lower price. I don't think he understands how haggling works. If he made a more reasonable offer, I might start to budge. Also, the yelling isn't helping. Since he keeps calling me, he obviously wants it. So I wait. Or I'll just block his number and put it on eBay and probably get more than $150 minus the time and annoyance of dealing with eBay. Better than dealing with this guy.
Seriously man, doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result is basically the definition of crazy.