Archive for the ‘Computer’ Category

I’m So Crazy That I Need a Computer Therapist

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

If you have read my posts or know me in person, you already know I am one of the ‘weird ones.’ But, the price of therapy is too much for me to pay. Or maybe I just don’t feel like it.

My computer does a lot for me. Its like a little attachment to my brain. And, now I know how to make it listen to me like a therapist would.

In the Mac Terminal (or at any command line), type emacs, hit Enter, press Escape, type “xdoctor” (no quotes).
What you get: An interactive dialogue with a shrink named Eliza. To get out of it, hit Control+X Control+C.

Try it out. You know you need the help…

The Whole Internet

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Do you want to know what the whole internet looks like? Head over to this site to view a map of all IP addresses. Its similar to Google Maps, but using IPs and not geographical data.

See what Derek is all about

Friday, March 21st, 2008

Want to know more about me? These pics will give you a clue.

Yes, its true

Good to know.

Yes, I did do that. So there.

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Using Cocoa to Build Mac Applications

Friday, January 11th, 2008

If you have ever wanted to make a mac app, then you will want to know about cocoa. This site gives some excellent tutorials on doing just that. It takes you right to the beginning, showing you how to open and use Xcode. Check it out.

Why Firebug Is THE Best Extension I Have Ever Used

Thursday, January 10th, 2008

Well, I can’t really decide if it is THE best. But I use it all the time for debugging my sites. I know it has saved me hours of html/css induced pain and agony. You can get it here. Its just this little thing that goes in the bottom of Firefox. If you are ever working on a website, or want to know how someone made their site, get it. It will rock your web-world.

Jing Me

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

If you want to do screen pics or screen capture video, then check out the Jing Project.

From the Site: “The concept of Jing is the always-ready program that instantly captures and shares images and video…from your computer to anywhere.It’s something we want to give you, along with some online media hosting, to see how you use it. The project will eventually turn into something else.”

p.s. There is a download for both win/mac.

Are We Becoming Like Computer?

Saturday, January 5th, 2008

Think of the way we txt. Its like a computer language in some ways. For one, you wouldn’t speak in txt. The only thing you can do with it is text.

That’s really the same with programming languages. They are understandable to humans and machines, but rarely are they spoken by humans.