According to snopes.com, this picture is not only real, but the hippo follows the turtle around and protects it like it’s its mother. It’s funny, interesting and sweet all at the same time. Now if only we could domesticate hippos, maybe we could bring Hungry Hungry Hippos to life!
Archive for December, 2005
File this under “I hope there’s a better way, but this is how I did it”: spotlight search for xctxtmacro. Open C.xctxtmacro (mine opened with textedit) go to the end and copy and paste the “c.separatorcomment” block massage new entry accordingly restart Xcode use new text macro I recommend three different ways for executing your [...]
For a long time I was against seriffed fonts. Verdana and Tahoma ruled the web and Times signified someone who didn’t know about the <font> tag. Recently I’ve admitted to never really giving seriffed fonts a fair chance. All of that has changed. For the past two weeks I’ve been running with “Palatino 14pt” in [...]
The new PowerBook’s sense the ambient light to turn on and off the backlit keyboard when it decides that’s a good idea. That’s all fine and good, but a lesser talked about feature is the display’s “Automatically adjust brightness as ambient light changes” option. The goal is to dim the display as the surroundings get [...]
For unknown reasons, I tried: usleep(1,000,000); (hey, it was early, don’t laugh) and it compiled. And usleep was even returning 0 as if it was working. Well, from what I can tell, usleep was only seeing 1. Not sure where the rest of the 0′s went. As I’m sure you know, that needs to be: [...]
I’m interested in being able to take an iMovie project and directly transcode that to some other movie type from within my software. My first thought was to learn how to parse the .iMovieProject and put the movie together myself. This scared me. After depressingly staring at a sample project’s XML for some time I [...]
For those on the hunt for a .com or .net domain, this instant domain search is by far the best game in town. (via df)
For a long time now I’ve been thinking the following after mounting a new apps disk image: “Why did they open the Finder without the toolbar? Now I have to click the stupid toolbar button just so I can drag the app to my Applications folder as they suggest.” I justified this two ways: 1) [...]
To hide the little grid between multiple selected cells is an NSTableView, use setIntercellSpacing: [yourTableView setIntercellSpacing:NSMakeSize(0,0)];
NSColor has many useful functions to easily get the NSColor you want. The default color of the selection of an NSTableView is [NSColor alternateSelectedControlColor] Don’t forget the alternates.