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  1. Are you gonna try to submit anyway to see if it goes through?
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    All my freebies

    Stuffit is nice if you need it (for stuffit files) but I can say for a fact that MacOS X has create/unzip support at the Finder level since at least Panther (MacOS X 10.3.x). The only time I installed stuffit was when I was still using Panther's MacOS 9 mode and had to get old stuff. If you right click on a file/folder one of the options is Archive/Compress (depending on what version of MacOS you have) to create a .zip file. Unzip is double-click on the .zip file. I suspect this is all built on the Info-ZIP zip/unzip which has been part of MacOS X from the beginning I believe. I just logged onto to my Tiger machine and verified that stuffit is not there and zipping works fine.
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    End of year reminders

    Good pick! I too have been using that site once a year for several years now. As always, 2 of them are fairly easy and with one, TransUnion, there is always a problem. Two years ago there was no "non-payed" option on their website. When I called them, they at first said I was wrong and then transferred me to another person who said it was a problem with their website. I tried a week later and it did have the free option. However when I used it reported back I'd already used my "free report" and try back in a year. Last year the website reported that they were experiencing difficulties and try again later. After a week of trying I gave up and called them and had a report mail to me. It never showed up. This year after I enter my information it again reports to me this service is temporarily unavailable and try again later. I've tried it three times this week. If TransOcean cannot handle simple, required by law, type stuff I have low confidence in them handling anything "real" BTW, were you able to get TransUnion to work? Edit: TransOcean to TransUnion. Had some stock in TransOcean when we spun them off. Guess it's still stuck in my head.
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    End of year reminders

    I too have been using that site once a year for several years now. As always, 2 of them are fairly easy and with one, TransOcean, there is always a problem. Three years ago there was no "non-payed" option on their website. When I called them, they at first said I was wrong and then transferred me to another person who said it was a problem with their website. I tried a week later and it did have the free option. However when I used it reported back I'd already used my "free report" and try back in a year. Last year the website reported that they were experiencing difficulties and try again later. After a week of trying I gave up and called them and had a report mail to me. It never showed up. This year after I enter my information it again reports to me this service is temporarily unavailable and try again later. I've tried it three times this week. If TransOcean cannot handle simple, required by law, type stuff I have low confidence in them handling anything "real" BTW, were you able to get TransOcean to work?
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    Collecting my thoughts

    We had a similar problem with a machine at work. Ultimately we looked in the bios and the L2 cache were turned off for the CPUs. After that everything was fine. As a note on your Mac dev machine I doubt there's any advantage to get Snow Leopard anytime soon. You have one core and only 32 bit support and a graphics card that's not supported by OpenCL so I'd just stick with Leopard since you cannot really using any of Snow Leopard's new plumbing.
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    Organizing handheld pains

    Note that's $99 _per year_ for the Apple iPhone developer platform...
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    Handheld pains

    Never underestimate the power of a company's reality distortion field. I don't think flash is coming to an iPhone soon. They really seem to believe it's not necessary. However, like I said before, I could be very wrong. And they will act like it was their idea and it's the best decision in the world. We will see in early June at this year's WWDC...
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    Handheld pains

    Well if my experience at the WWDC 08 was any indicator I'd say flash for the iPhone is unlikely. They were adamant that flash was a waste of time and resources and that the correct solution is an up-to-date standards compliant browser and fast javascript* . In one of the one-on-one sessions an apple guy told me that the only reason why flash existed was to prop up IE since Microsoft sat on IE 6 so long and even after that were really choosy about what WC3 standards they would support. I was under the impression that main objection to scripting languages were that they could not be signed with the app key and could more easily open a backdoor to unsigned apps on the phone. However it's worth a wait until June. It would not be the first time Apple shunned an idea for a long while and then proudly pranced about like it was the greatest thing on the earth.... *and maybe a browser extension or two ;-)
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    Me the cynic

    Before the show I was wondering: Why is Cramer doings this? What's the upside to him? After the show I'm still wondering the same question... On the book bit my main question is do you think you can make enough money to make it worth the time/effort? If you think you can then by all means do it!
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    Let's do the quiet desperation dance!

    Bottled water! Lots of bottled water! The more expensive, the more nutritional it is....
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    Book book book bookety book!

    Big time congratulations!
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    in which I go out on a date

    Well the craft groupie thing is another piece of evidence that Douglas Adams was right: Quote:There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
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    Robocopy is your friend

    Cool; the retry is a nice option. I usually use xcopy because of the easier syntax but there are times you need something heavier weight like robocopy. I wish unix had a similar mid-weight copy tool like xcopy. I did not realize it came with Vista since I have it in my standard utils folder I put on every machine. I'm happy to see we can count on having it on a given Microsoft machine.
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    Robocopy is your friend

    Just out of curiosity what does robocopy do for your purpose that xcopy /d/z/s/e does not? The timestamp trick?
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    Robocopy is your friend

    I use rsync for the same task. It's command-line is more complicated than xcopy or robocopy but is has three advantages that are useful for me: 1) It runs on Windows, Unix, Linux so I can have the same backup command for all machines 2) You don't have to have the remote drive mounted locally over the network 3) You can easily tunnel it using ssh so you can have a disk at a remote site (in my case friend's house) so you can easily make offsite backups the same way as you do onsite backups.
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