April 29, 2003

Madness, I say

Cocoa is simply wonderful, until it isn't. Anybody know how to create (from code) any of the special InterfaceBuilder menus (Windows, Services, Font, etc)? The key is from code. Can't hurt to ask.

Edit: Dylan Adams provided the answer, I'm in his debt!

Also, for the love of god, stop consoling me and telling me to cheer up. All I did was link to Seawood's blog. I wasn't grasping for accolades or digging for praise. My ego is just dandy, thankyouverymuch. Save it for when I get dumped :-D

Posted by pinkerton at 5:43 PM

April 28, 2003


Wow, I actually found someone who is more bitter and jaded than I am.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:21 PM

April 25, 2003

I lied

Ok, i lied. I stayed up until 3am hacking on Camino. I cleaned up the Web Features pref panel and added the beginnings of popup whitelisting (manual for now, more integration will come later).

I also added a checkbox to turn off the ability for websites to resize/move your browser window or mess with the status bar text. Instead of the mozilla way (8 checkboxes), Camino wraps it all up into one.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:26 AM

April 24, 2003


Oh yes, Survivor is getting good.

For those reading only for camino updates, I've tweaked the cookie dialogs a bit over the last few days. I've been really busy so I haven't had much time to hack. I've got a big list of things to work on, just no clue when I'll get to them.

Posted by pinkerton at 10:27 PM

April 21, 2003

Sue! Sue! Sue!

I think Mozilla.org should sue Geico Direct over the use of a gecko in their commercials and print ads. If the gecko were to ever use the internet, there would be certain confusion. How would customers ever distinguish the two? Chaos would reign. Dogs and cats, living together!

Posted by pinkerton at 4:27 PM

A Different Bomb

For anyone who was reading my blog during the witch-hunt on Pete Townshend earlier this year, I referred to an article where he discussed the matter openly long before any of the legal matters erupted. Last month, his website reposted A Different Bomb, originally posted January 2002. It's an interesting read and further proves his case.

His website also has his statements on the matter and clarifies why he hasn't made any public statements.

Posted by pinkerton at 3:28 PM

April 18, 2003

Fanbois of the world unite

I love all the attention mozilla has been getting from people on the internet with way too much free time. I further enjoy the legal advice they have been volunteering, as if to imply that they know more about trademark law than AOL's trademark lawyers. I got a number of similar emails myself about the Camino name change, all proffering legal advice from people who obviously didn't know what they were talking about. What is it about the internet that makes people believe they are experts in every subject?

Posted by pinkerton at 12:20 AM

April 16, 2003

Dune? Dang.

After watching the first two parts of the Sci-Fi version of Dune it appears that it's essentially the David Lynch version with worse blue-screens and horrible matte paintings. Oh, yeah, and boobies. Call me crazy, but I actually like the Lynch version of Dune. Hopefully the 2nd disc will redeem itself. It is at least nice watching it in 16x9.

Posted by pinkerton at 12:39 AM

April 14, 2003


It irks me that Safari doesn't use the keychain passwords already there from Camino. It also irks me that enabling tabbed browsing changes the default key bindings (cmd-click now opens a new tab) and I can't modify it.

Posted by pinkerton at 7:39 PM

April 11, 2003

Look ma, I'm a musician

Got my bass tonight, as I said it's just a cheap Squire P-Bass with an equally cheap-o amp. Spent an hour or so this evening just poking around and I've found I'm actually able to make it sing. Ok, the strings are frickin' huge and the distance between the frets is way more than my tiny little hands can handle, but this is gonna be a fun ride. It's so very very different from playing guitar, yet strangley similar. After that hour, I picked up my Les Paul and dear jesus did it feel like I was playing a ukelele. The strings were miniscule, the neck was miniturized, and I felt like Gulliver among the Lilliputians. I can feel new calluses already. My goal is to actually play bass, not play bass like a guitarist. We'll see.

On another note, I guess you all just don't know my sense of humor. I personally think my "blah" blog is really really funny. It's not bitter at all, but observational. You can't tell me you don't find it hysterical that "I fixed a CSS bug" would get 75 comments! Sheesh, take all the fun out of it, why don't you? :D

Final thought, you are watching Survivor, right? It's really heating up. The last two episodes have been pretty exciting. Even my girlfriend, who doesn't watch any TV, is hooked.

Posted by pinkerton at 12:05 AM

April 10, 2003

Search Me

I just wanted to mention that I just landed a sweet new Google search bar made by Prachi. You'll see it show up in the build from 4/10.

Before anyone goes on a rampage about how we're just copying Safari, we're actually copying Phoenix, so bite me. Anyway, it's more flexible than Safari's in that it lets you search not only Google, but Google Images and the site you're currently visiting. All this configurable by a plist so you can change it (and extend it!) to do whatever you want. It rocks, hope you like it.

Posted by pinkerton at 12:05 AM

April 9, 2003


blah blah safari blah blah blah safari blah blah CSS blah blah blah webcore blah blah blah v68 blah blah bugfix blah blah blah blah safari.

*shrug* figured it works for jinglepants. I'd like my 54 comments now.

Posted by pinkerton at 7:45 PM

April 7, 2003

School Daze

Once again I'm dismayed by the production quality of the HD NCAA tournament games. They have all suffered from the same flaw: lack of focus when the ball approaches the rim. It's as if it just fuzzes out for a second, then snaps back in. Could this be a side-effect of some auto-focus system and an interaction with action around the rim? I'd be curious to see if anyone knows. They also suffer from the same problem ABC had with the superbowl: all graphics are in 4x3. They get it right for football, as does fox. What gives here?

This season's SFU continues to get better and better. If you're not watching, you're really missing out.

I'm toying with learning how to play bass and am picking up a cheap Squire p-bass to see if it's something I want to spend more time with. While researching on message boards, I frequently come across people who emphasize the need to practice 2-3 hours a day. Um, hello? Do these people not have jobs? Or lives? Sure, I probably watch a bit too much TV, but do I have 2-3 extra hours every day? Maybe I should quit my job and go back to school. Then I'd have plenty of free time. In fact, I never grew out of Top Ramen and Kraft Mac&Cheese. I'm all set. Now what should I study? :)

Posted by pinkerton at 10:13 PM