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Entries for Monday, November 13, 2006

November 13, 2006

shell: revealed - Can't drag quicklaunch toolbar to top of desktop

I’m playing with Vista on my laptop, and this “improvement” from Microsoft was pissing me off. Thankfully there is a “solution”. One that is a usability nightmare waiting to happen (drag a folder too close to the edge of the screen, and it becomes a toolbar that is hard to work out how to close).

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Ironic Sans: Interview: Louis Klein, audience member of nearly every episode of Saturday Night Live

Man, I consider it a chore to have to watch SNL on TiVo each week, when I can fast-forward through it. I can’t imagine queuing up each week to go see the show live.

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Sqlite Developer - Sqlite3 Database Manager

GUI for managing SQLite databases. Best one I’ve found, although it’s not free. Deals gracefully with the 4Gb database files we use at work.

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Sound Of Girls Aloud

CD Purchase: Girls Aloud - Sound Of Girls Aloud

Clueless: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

CD Purchase: Various Artists - Clueless: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack


CD Purchase: Olive - Trickle

Apple Matters | Zune Marketplace's Absurd Pricing Scheme

Microsoft’s “you must buy points in $5 increments” makes sense if you consider credit-card transaction costs (I’m sure Apple loses money if you only buy one 99 cent song at a time — that’s why they batch up your transactions), but the user experience of “1.25 cents per point” is ridiculous, and probably going to bite MS.

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SNL Transcripts: Alec Baldwin: 11/11/06: Carpool

Best SNL sketch in AGES. Sadly, I can’t find the video on YouTube, so here’s the transcript. “Bobby McFerrin raped my grandmother” has become a wholly-inappropriate running joke between Joy & myself.

YouTube - South Park : Bigger, Longer & Uncut - Teaser

A considerably funnier version of the 3D animation gag in the Simpsons trailer: the South Park movie teaser from *1998*.

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This is an archive of groovmother.com, the old blog run by Rod Begbie — A Scottish geek who lives in San Francisco, CA.

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