Posts from June 2009

iTunes Tuesday: New This Month

Sometimes you just want to be able to quickly get to the new stuff. That’s why I have a Smart Playlist called “New This Month”. This playlist contains all the tracks I’ve added in the last month, and I keep it synchronized with both my iPhone and with my iPod Nano. I always have all

(Almost) Daily David

View the Daily David from June 29th, 2009

Weekend Links

View the Daily David from June 27th, 2009

Only Old Men Wear Colored Socks

This was one of those truths that I held to be self-evident for the first 35 years of my life. Wearing colored socks was a clear sign that you had gotten “old”. Only old men wore anything other than white socks. Dick Van Dyke and my grandpa wore black socks. Guys in suits wore black

There Are Places I Remember

There are places I remember In my life … though some have changed Some forever not for better Some have gone and some remain All these places have their moments … I miss my grandmother’s house sometimes. It’s interesting (to me, at least) because I’m not normally one to “miss” anything or anyone. People come,

WordPress Wednesday: Pithy Quotes Plugin

WordPress Wednesday: Pithy Quotes Plugin

If you look at the top of this page you’ll see that there is a short quip displayed in my header. Every time you visit any page, it changes. I have about fifteen little quotes in my database and they’re set to display randomly with each refresh of the page. I wrote a plugin which

Random David

View the Daily David from June 23rd, 2009

How to Delete a Recurring iCal Event

I have finally resolved an issue with my Mac OS X 10.5.7 iCal calendar that has been annoying me since I converted from PC to Mac almost exactly one year ago. For some reason I could not delete my birthday! Because I’m now using Address Book birthdays — instead of having unique iCal “events” for

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