D.T.P. by Lee -- Daily Tales and Punditry

Tuesday, February 10, 2004

Geek or Goon?

Someone apparently decided that it’s often difficult to visually tell the difference between a programming language inventor and a serial killer. See how well you fare.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Saturday, February 07, 2004

Build Your Very Own South Park Character

I implore you—do not visit this site if you don’t have time to kill. It’s addictive. (Oh, and it requires Flash.)

(Thanks, Chris.)

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Monday, January 19, 2004

RIP MapQuest Aerial Photos

In case you hadn’t noticed, it seems the collaboration between MapQuest and GlobeXplorer has ended. Normally, I wouldn’t really balk too much about things like this—especially when it was free. But I’ve often depended on the aerial photos. I create custom maps as part of my job and seeing an aerial photo has frequently clarified the little star MapQuest uses to mark an address. That star often isn’t too clear on which side of the street an address is located. It’s even worse if the address is at an intersection. Pulling up the aerial photo often shows me the building I’m trying to map. Yes, I know I can get the photos from GlobeXplorer’s site, but the photos have the GlobeExplorer watermark all over them unless you register for some $30 a month, if memory serves. Unlike MapQuest, GlobeXplorer’s interface won’t run on Safari, either. It should be able to run on Mac Internet Explorer, but doesn’t. (Okay, it sort of works in Safari if I change the User Agent, but parts of the interface is missing when I load it this way.)

It seems pretty awful that MapQuest would offer this feature for several years, then just go rip it out from under us without at least offering a subscription to access it. And if MapQuest can make the photos work in Safari, why can’t GlobeXplorer?

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Sunday, November 02, 2003

Celebrity Cheese

My local Top 40 station found out what you get when you hand a Polaroid™ camera to a celebrity and ask for a self portrait.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Wednesday, October 01, 2003

PADDdock

PADDdock.jpgI’m seeing a growing number of people participating in Giles Turnbull’s brainchild for OS X users to show off their Docks. Ergo, I offer a picture of my own.

My Dock’s size is snapped to the non-anti-aliased size (hold the Option key while dragging the separator) that is one position bigger than the smallest setting. I keep my Dock pinned to the bottom right of the screen which, essentially, means my Trash can is always in the same place—like it was in Classic. Also, I use ClearDock to fiddle with the color and opacity.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Friday, August 22, 2003

It’s Probably About Time

I know most of my readers couldn’t care less, but I figured I’d just point out that the official Star Trek web site got a pretty major overhaul.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Instant Palette

Need a color scheme?

(Thanks, Raena.)

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Friday, August 08, 2003

The URL Is Its Own Description

www.ihatei4.com

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Wednesday, July 09, 2003

The Blog Man

There are just some things that every blogger needs to have seen at one point or another.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Saturday, June 21, 2003

Great QTVRs

Very nifty. Make sure you’re up to date with Apple’s Quicktime software, then go explore.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Thursday, March 20, 2003

Have A Look-See

Jon is keeping up a photo log of images pertaining to the military activities in Iraq. It appears he’ll be updating it periodically, so you can check back there from time to time. He’s also soliciting suggestions/submissions of photos.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Web Sites To Kill Time On

Wil must have a really demented mind to find (and spend time at) sites like these.

Start with this page that makes your childhood fantasies of flying come true.

Once you’ve managed to “Raise da Roof,” head on over to the game of Trogdor where you will be lured into spending many hours stepping on peasants in exchange for the gratifying payoff of the ability to Burninate!

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Monday, March 17, 2003

I Used To Believe…

There are a lot of great laughs to be had here.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Wednesday, March 05, 2003

Early Web Folk Art

Kottke.org reported on a Clay student who is “compiling a catalog of ‘early popular web culture.’”

Bringing some of these items back to conscious thought it pretty trippy!

Do you remember the dancing baby? URouLette? How about the Neiman-Marcus cookie recipe or the Hampster Dance? And, of course, we all remember the day we actually reached the last page of the internet!

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Monday, February 24, 2003

KMUG

Great Joy of Tech today.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Tuesday, February 18, 2003

PerversionTracker

Lord knows I’ve come across plenty of absolutely idiotic pieces of software. I’m glad someone else is tracking them so I don’t have to!

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

Saturday, February 15, 2003

Wi-Fi Story

Daring Fireball blogger John Gruber posted a great story yesterday. I guess I should feel bad that I, like his wife, was pretty much just laughing all the way through instead of sympathizing with his consternations.

Comments: 0 (Comments are now closed.)

• • •

You are currently in the web category. Return to recent entries.

• • •

Monthly Archives

• • •

Category Archives

• • •

Is my blog Hot or Not?

 

« # Florida ? »

 

Who’s near me?
GeoURL

 

 

NetNewsWire: More news, less junk. Faster.

 

About This Particular Macintosh

 

Movable Type

• • •

Made on a Mac.
Built with PageSpinner
and Movable Type.

• • •

© 2003-2004
A. Lee Bennett, Jr.
http://www.dtpbylee.com/blog/