DirecTV, and some backstory Last week we had a thunderstorm. Not even an especially notable one, really, except the lightning was close enough that we unplugged the laptops before we went to bed, just as a precaution. When we went to watch TV the following evening, we … [Read more...] about DirecTV, Apple TV, Boxee, Hulu, and the fight over who decides what I get to watch on my TV
Ubiquity command for BookMooch
A couple of weeks ago I posted about Ubiquity, a new Firefox extension. Today I wrote my first command for it: mooch, which will search BookMooch for selected text on a page (or whatever you type in). If you're using Ubiquity, you can now add the command to your installation. … [Read more...] about Ubiquity command for BookMooch
Keyboard navigation, Firefox, and Macs (including how to tab through drop-down boxes in forms)
ETA: Hate the fact that you can't tab to drop-down boxes in forms in Firefox? This solves the problem! I used to be able to test my sites' keyboard navigation just by tabbing around a page in my browser. And then I couldn't. And now I can again. Lemme 'splain. Testing keyboard … [Read more...] about Keyboard navigation, Firefox, and Macs (including how to tab through drop-down boxes in forms)
It's 1am. I've spent the last seven hours migrating my sites from the old-and-busted server to the new-hotness server. A few things broke, and my email was bouncing for a while there, but everything seems to have stabilized now. Except me. Me, I go fall over. … [Read more...] about Gah.
Google My Library vs. LibraryThing
Via Library Thing's blog, I discovered that LT had created a handy little bookmark that would let you search the contents of your books — provided they'd been scanned by Google. I'd been more or less ignoring Google's new My Library feature, because a quick skim of the … [Read more...] about Google My Library vs. LibraryThing
I’d rather be reading.
Well. The honeymoon is over; the words no longer come easily, and we are definitely in the "don' wanna" stage. And one of the other books is bouncing on its toes for my attention. New words: 908 Reason for stopping: snooze time Sustenance: Raspberry tea, sweet green … [Read more...] about I’d rather be reading.
Home again, and writing
I think I finally have titles I like for all four of these books. Of course, whether I write all four of them is anybody's guess. New words: 863, plus 575 elsewhere Reason for stopping: quota, tired Sustenance: leftover soda from the road trip (mmm, sweetened acid in a styrofoam … [Read more...] about Home again, and writing
Diggers invent impeachment poll
I love Digg. Having discovered their collective power earlier this week with the whole AACS thing, today they invented an impeachment poll where one didn't exist — namely, in Nancy Pelosi's office. While I feel really sorry for the poor people answering this phone line, I'm … [Read more...] about Diggers invent impeachment poll
Quickly, because I haven’t done my words yet tonight…
Went to Refresh B/CS tonight. 'Twas good. Among other things, Erica handed me a slightly different way of thinking about the political/class aspects of the novel, which will come in handy during revisions — and maybe marketing, if I decide to allow the damn thing out of the … [Read more...] about Quickly, because I haven’t done my words yet tonight…
The old PowerBook having been pronounced not worth fixing by a genuine Apple Genius Bar employee over the weekend — remind me to tell you sometime about the "authorized reseller" that does repairs locally — and no new laptops having been announced at the Expo this … [Read more...] about Sundry