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  • thyncology : Happy New Year!
    it s doable if a bit hectic Share them all with the Internet via this blog and a redesigned dcbeats net sub resolution redesign DC Beats Lose weight This is probably on at least 50 of Americans lists of resolutions I m sure I d like to drop at least 50 pounds all through aerobic workouts and bicycling inline skating Anyone who wants to skate with me in the Alexandria Fairfax County area drop me a line or 703 585 4576 Move out Anyone who knows me knows I ve been living with family for some time now Finally I ve got a job where I can support myself and my wife without bleeding dry the fun fund Make babies Some time this year we ve got to get started with the family propagation Soon as Terri s healed up from her terrible set of surgeries this past year has brought her What are your resolutions 3 Comments David Rivers Posted January 3 2008 at 10 58 am Permalink 1 Evolve my programming skills like whoa Javascript and PHP from novice to advanced Also learn Ruby and either C or C 2 Become a proficient graphic designer 3 Get a better job paying at least 1 1 2 times my current salary 4 Start taking on freelance side work and grow this to become a significant auxiliary source of income if not my primary source but perhaps that can be accomplished next year 5 Move the heck out 6 Get back into music Learn to play the drums and or guitar and or piano and or get singing lessons Familiarize myself with the software Go to more concerts Organize my music collection and expand it the more FLAC the better 7 Continue re improving my soccer skills Join some teams

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  • thyncology : Terri’s Hospital Stay
    My wife Terri who isn t known to have the healthiest medical history is once again in the hospital This time it s for a very strange malady Part of her intestine somehow twisted itself to the point where the flow of her digestive tract was cut off significantly This caused her no end of pain and nausea So the entire weekend has consisted of an ER visit Friday night ending in her admission to the hospital sometime in the early morning on Saturday Sunday I was awakened at 9 30ish by a somewhat drugged Terri alerting me to the fact that she was to be operated on within the hour Her family and I met in the lobby around 10 30 after I saw her off to the operating room immediately before But that couldn t be the end of it No she s dealt with post op fever elevated heart rate and other ailments and has actually been operated on once more to discern whether the previous operation was causing her additional problems which they determined that it thankfully was not Almost immediately after the second surgery her heart rate started coming down and she seems almost infinitely better She was very scared and being a worrier in the first place was quite upset prior to going into surgery A group of friends stayed with us through it all for this last round and again I want to express my sincere thanks for their vigilance and support It would have been a much lonelier and much more solemn night without them and I m sure even I would have worried quite a lot I tend to be more of a positive thinker but it has been stressful as well as terribly tiring Now that things are looking up

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  • thyncology : I’m Such an Idiot
    to install Ubuntu and all was still well When I got to the part in the installer where Ubuntu where it asks on which partition I want to install the system it shows a single partition This can t be right I think Maybe BootCamp hides the OS X partition from Ubuntu So I go ahead and run the install rather than run through the long and involved BootCamp process again 2 hours later it was a strangely Microsoftian copy of Ubuntu what can I say I find I ve erased everything I ve grown to love about this machine and am thoroughly pissed in the pants Fuming at the mouth Barking at the tree Whatever the current colloquialism is that the kids are using these days So in about 45 minutes I ve reinstated OS X as the ruler of the MacBook and it s time to find all of my beloved software again Luckily I have a list note to self Post list for the nice people of all the Mac apps I love and want on my machine Thanks to this list and the Power of Broadband I had all of these apps downloaded in less than an hour I was moving along so swiftly I decided to just install them all and got on with it posthaste Another hour or so later and I finally had my machine essentially in the same condition it was in yesterday Only now I m missing my iTunes library which I ll have to reinstate immediately I had just spent like 4 hours 6 hours fixing it so all songs lined up in the proper albums I had as many album covers as iTunes would allow me and was going to wipe my iPod and transfer this new and improved

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  • thyncology : Life as I Live it
    only one application for it and that s TextMate All else I need is FLOSS or I don t need it yet I installed my old Cubase which comes with discs for Mac and PC both to it and it s humming along fairly well for a product that came out before the Universal Binary As soon as I make something nice with it or finish anyhow I did start something tonight I ll share it here and on DC Beats both of which are long overdue for face lifts Also during this time my wife has lost her job and has been spiraling downward emotionally I feel terrible about it mostly because nothing I do ever seems to help To cheer her up her HP Compaq laptop decided to break down and it s been in the shop since something like July 18 They claim it s an issue of backordered parts I don t know that that s reasonable to them but keeping her computer for nigh on 2 months for a broken headphone jack is completely out of all reasonable expectations They ve pushed back the estimated date of arrival for the return shipment 7 times and every time I ve gone and run down to the porch like a schmuck with a rapidly reverting smile on my face Every time I ve called them up and simply been told the part is still on backorder Finally I had enough of it and spoke to a Quality Manager about a week ago and supposedly they ll be sending us out a new laptop with enough upgrades to constitute over twice the original pricetag of the barrel bottom machine I got her before don t poke fun she s not a power user in the least and doesn

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  • thyncology : Recent Tech Review
    well with the world So far she s been pretty lucky and hasn t had any snags with major crashes though it has already locked up on her once Discovered jEdit This cross platform lightweight Java based editor can do almost everything TextMate which is Mac only can do and more when it comes to Ruby and Rails The plugin system is also quick and light and can accomplish most tasks you d want to handle like project management and more like IRC and an RSS feed reader though it is suspiciously lacking SVN support CVS and Visual SourceSafe are represented to be sure PHP highlighting is ok but there s no code completion and it even lacks automatic delimiters etc which TextMate of course has in PHP mode The Ruby plugin for jEdit is massively feature packed Snippets a la TextMate actual old school code completion which TextMate lacks and on the fly RDoc lookup which TM also lacks as code completion is in progress What more could you want Well it also does automatic delimiters and using macros you can simulate any keyboard shortcut induced features of TextMate my most frequently used one in TextMate is Ctrl Alt Shift W to wrap all selected lines with li tags which took all of 4 lines of BeanShell code BeanShell is a simplified interpreted Java derivative with full access to most base Java classes and with a WELL documented set of objects documentation which comes in the box with jEdit If only EclipseMonkey were so well defined cough The only thing jEdit doesn t have that I really would miss from TextMate is completion of any word previously entered into the current document In TM this is accomplished by hitting Esc after one or two characters or so of a word have been typed In Scribes this is accomplished through Ctrl Space fashion Scribes which can only do word completion on words where three characters or more have been typed already has no proper code completion as it s more bare bones like TM All in all an excellent choice for any programmer particularly Rails developers You can assign shortcuts for external commands like compilers or browsers and it s almost infinitely extensible through macros The only other issue I ve had so far is with the XML plugin which annoyingly pops a dialog any time you select a tag name from a dropdown using code completion I ve been unable to find a way to disable or circumvent the dialog box which I find quite unnecessary Other than that zero crashes on either Windows or Mac have yet to try on Ubuntu but that might be nice not having to load Eclipse it s sloooow Earlier today Mylar Mylyn would not stop crapping out my Eclipse session A dialog kept popping asking for me to submit my user data to the project which I tried obliging ignoring etc to no avail there was an inifinite loop in there somewhere

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  • thyncology : Quick Notes
    Unfiled 20 Web 3 Windows 1 WordPress 3 Blogroll Boboroshi DavidRivers name Dreamin Out Loud Funkatron com Kitchcraft Oddlabels Simpltry Skeptek Loading Quick Notes Permalink Comments November 29 2010 4 45 am Category Web Tags html5 productivity textmate So a few topics I d like to blog about in the next few days and weeks but simply don t have time to get into in depth tonight Productivity stuff I ve been using PhraseExpress Windows util for copying Text Expander functionality and JumpCut s Cygwin need to figure out how to run an ssh agent all the time without entering key passwords on startup of cygwin E contains much of what I miss from TextMate but not all and no working svn git bundles Sparkup extension of Zen Coding great for one time creation of complex html Things I d like to use or do JHaml not sure how as we re a Spring MVC shop at work and I m very unfamiliar with backend Lose IntelliJ it s bulky and I d love to be able to just run tomcat from command line Need autopackage knockoff too Enyo for webOS Move toward HTML5 Just barely started with this site

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  • thyncology : Windows Quicksilver?
    Simpltry Skeptek Loading Windows Quicksilver Permalink Comments April 24 2007 8 48 pm Category Windows Tags launchy Mac quicksilver Windows I am totally subserviant to Quicksilver now see my post from a few days ago So tonight when I sat down at my slow in need of RAM but not worth it Windows machine I looked around for Quicksilver like apps for Windows What I found essentially narrowed down to two programs Launchy and Colibri While Colibri certainly looks more like Quicksilver at the offset it also seems much slower than Launchy Neither one seems to be as far along in sophistication as Quicksilver but Launchy is definitely the winner Aside from the speed issue I also couldn t figure out how to configure Colibri to read specific directories so programs not in my Start menu would show up when I try to run them Both apps were able to perform a few other tasks in addition to simply launching apps though much more limited than QS They can query weather com wiki google etc Similar to the Firefox search bar but that s not all that interesting to me There are however a few neat functions being able to launch favorites and being able to use launchy as a simple calculator are cool So give em both a try and if you feel like dropping a note let me know your thoughts on the two 2 Comments thynctank Posted April 25 2007 at 11 24 pm Permalink As a follow up definitely give RocketDock a look see http punksoftware com rocketdock VERY similar to OSX dock general appearance as well as behavior and much nicer to use than the old quick launch buttons in my opinion Windows is getting more fun David Rivers Posted April 10 2008 at 7

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  • thyncology : The Redesign Begins!
    on developing the front end effects in moo so I can have more experience with it and to see what all the fuss is about the new classes The new design will include actual graphic elements gasp and a much more interesting layout I d like to generate a fluid layout that adapts to the current width of the browser see here but we ll see Will definitely be putting Steve Souders ideas into practice as best I can The new site will also include links to my professional profiles online and downloadable copies of my resume and perhaps a Twitter status box Yes I ve finally given in and become Y A T yet another twit Love being able to update my facebook status and Adium status via TwitterPost Oh and I promised Dan a new WordPress plugin for showing off random Flickr images So I ve got some work ahead of me At some point I d like to get back to Rails and Hooyip but I ve had to waste a lot of time on Super Mario Galaxy lately which is beaten btw Since I ve recently had to develop some reusable JavaScripted components at work so far a nice nav a simple tab control and a carousel using jQuery I imagine my next major post will be about how to recreate those Maybe after that I ll finally get around to describing the ratings widget I made for Point com Or perhaps I should start with one on an intro article on JS and move on to unobtrusive JS and bits of DOM I know a few friends might benefit from such babble The new CMS at work Tridion is rough to play with I really hope it ends up being worth our while let alone

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