Wednesday, August 31, 2005

 

Clipomatic



This sweet application brought to you by Mike Lin (who also made Startup Monitor and Startup Control Panel) is a great help to people who commonly copy and paste text.

The application is called Clipomatic, and it is a free program you can download that allows you to keep multiple pieces of text in the clipboard. This way you have access to the last few blocks of text that you have copied to the clipboard.

When I found this application I was like "Right on!" because I always thought that instead of having one "sheet of paper" on the clipboard, it should be a buffer where you can keep multiple "sheets of paper". Especially when you are doing a lot of copying and pasting and you have to go back and forth with different snippets of text.

How it works it you just select text and copy it (Ctrl-c), or cut it (ctrl-x), like normal, but instead of pasting it with ctrl-v, use ctrl-alt-v, which brings up a submenu like in the screenshot above, which gives you a choice of the last 10 pieces of text that you pasted to the clipboard. (Actually it gives you the choice of eleven: the last thing you copied or cut, plus the ten before that.)

In addition, you can configure permanent pieces of text that always show up in the clipboard buffer, so like your name or email address or something that you are re-occuringly having to type in.

Go get productive with Clipomatic

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

 

What do you make of this "Intelligent Design"

With all the press lately about "Intelligent Design", I thought I would comment a bit on it.

A) Don't teach it in schools. It isn't scientific, it is just a point of view. If parents want their kids to know about this idea, they can teach them themselves.

B) It isn't scientific, it is just ideas. You can't witness any proof, nor use evidence or tests to disprove it.

C) God wouldn't use supernatural means to create a natural earth.

D) Science and Religion don't clash, so quit trying to exclusively embrace one and reject the other. They are both about discovering the truth, and I believe they shouldn't contradict each other. Where they meet is where we say "I don't know."

Here is an interesting article about it too.
This article defines Intelligent Design as "the theory that life on earth has developed by a series of supernatural miracles performed by the God of the Christian Bible, for which it is pointless to seek any naturalistic explanation."

Here is another interesting article about ID: http://ydr.com/story/op-ed/82630/

I guess I don't want to say the theory of Intelligent Design is wrong, but I want to say that we cannot explain it adequately using science, so therefore we shouldn't try to. Make sense?

Thoughts?

Monday, August 29, 2005

 

Taco Shelf

On the taco shelf there was a taco,
Much to my surprise;
One with cheese and meat and beans,
Of a monstrous, gigantic size.

I tried to put it in my mouth,
But it did not fit.
A voice inside my head I heard,
"Keep trying, sir, do not quit."

I shoved and shoved and squeezed and squeezed,
But I could not gulp.
I grabbed the taco with my fist,
And tried to make it pulp.

Relieved, I was finally able to swallow it,
Though nearly destroying myself,
"A job well done," I sighed, and turned,
Another taco was on the shelf.

Friday, August 26, 2005

 

Blueberry Adventure 1

This is the greatest blueberry adventure ever:

Enjoy.

Note:

Thursday, August 25, 2005

 

Star Wars Theme a capella

Holy awesomeness were my first thoughts after listening to this a capella "remix" of the Star Wars Theme. This song was done by virt, each part of the full orchestra with his voice.

It really is a fun thing to listen to.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

 

Rainmeter, Rainlendar

Want widgets that show the system status of your computer? Try Rainmeter, highly configurable and awesome. (Better than Konfabulator, in my opinion).

Having nothing to do with measuring rain, Rainmeter is a customizable performance meter, which can display the CPU load, memory utilization, disk space, network traffic, time and many more things.

You can even make your own widgets easily, or download the countless plugins from the site.

Also try Rainlendar, a calendar widget for your computer.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

 

The Kitchen

A group of scientists wandered into a kitchen that was full of the sweet smell of freshly baked bread. They quickly discovered that the source was the fine loaf sitting in the oven. Upon inspection, they found that there was no one in the kitchen, so they began developing a theory of how it got there. Examining the contents of the cupboard yielded results.

In the cupboard was flour, sugar and salt. There was a source of water from the sink, and in the fridge there were yeast and eggs. They also found butter and oil. They determined that all these ingredients must have swirled and stormed around the room every which way until finally the mixture landed in the oven where it was baked.

Sweet!

Monday, August 22, 2005

 

A new era

I got up early today, at 6:30, and took a shower, ate breakfast, and generally got things done early. It is a new era.

Waking up early makes me feel refreshed and alive, like I can accomplish a lot. I plan to do this everyday for a long time. Think I can do it?

We will see.

Monday, August 01, 2005

 

Cheeseburger

Once, I was taking my neice to a fast-food restaurant and I was trying to figure out what kind of sandwich she would want, so I asked, "Do you like cheeseburgers?"

She said "yes."

Then I wanted to find out if there was something that she didn't like on it, like pickles or lettuce or something, so I asked "Is there anything that you don't like on a cheeseburger, like pickles, or something?"

She answered, "Well, I don't like that cooked brown thing."

I had to laugh. It still is quite funny to me.

I ended up getting a chicken sandwich for her.

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