Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Building the Bourbon Sweatlodge, Laura S. Walker State Park, Waycross, Ga. (DS09)
While four of us told stories in the tent, somebody spilled a lot of bourbon. Despite the humidity, the elixir evaporated immediately, bringing a strangely welcome weight to the thick southern night.
Here we are, setting up the tent under the DSmobile's highbeams. I remember that the park ranger (whose herpetological photos are on Flickr) made a special trip to our campsite to tell us about the impending doom he saw on the radar screen.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Weeks without posts
Monday, July 13, 2009
Time Machine's method for deleting old backups is actually a huge pain in the ass.
Now what a lot of people don't know is that when files are in the Trash, they are still taking up space where they were. This is totally counter-intuitive, because there's no way for a user to see that the space is taken by looking at the disc/directory where the space is actually taken. You can only see these files and folders in the Trash. Even more confusingly, the disc space is taken on an external drive...and the Trash exists on your computer.
There are message board posts all over the web with new Mac users panicking when their Time Machine drive becomes totally full. The only way to remedy this situation is to connect the external device to your Mac and empty the Trash.
That's what I'm doing now. In fact, I am now waiting for my computer to delete 341,000 files from my external drive so I can back up once more.
Lucky for me, it turns out that any image that I marked as "locked" on my digital cameras requires an extra click to delete. Apparently a large portion of my most recent 19,600 photos are "locked." I'm going to be here for a while.
MIT Radio is Unreal.
- Backwoods, Sat 10a-12p. Old country, r&b, rockabilly.
- Late Risers' Club, Weekdays 10a-12p. Punk of every description.
- Lost and Found, Weekdays 12-2p. Soul, funk.
Luckily, you can get these shows for free over the interweb (and I can get a clear signal atop Clarendon Hill). Stream at http://wmbr.mit.edu.
Why are 60-85% of the comments on any Boston Globe article disgustingly racist?
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Places I would rather be right now:
- Lawrence, Kansas
- Saint John, New Brunswick
- No one will come looking for me.
- Far from people and things that I don't like.
- Low cost of living.
- One city is starkly serene and industrial; one is a mini-Austin that provides a stimulating intellectual environment.
- One city is for writing and the other is for music-making.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
And so: Infrastructure will be renting a practice space in Rock City. Much interestingness will come of this.