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And the Emmy goes to…    LTFS

OMFG! My project won an Emmy! The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has announced the recipients of the 63rd Primetime Emmy┬« Engineering Awards. This year, one of four Engineering Emmys will be awarded one of which goes to IBM … Continue reading

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leaving IBM

Today was my last day at IBM Almaden. I’ve been walking into the same building 5 days a week for about 9 years now. It’ll be weird to not do the same next week. In my time here, I have … Continue reading

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Problem with video-stream playback in OS X Lion (10.7)

My home IT infrastructure includes an Apple Mac Mini computer that is used as our media server and primary playback machine. The Mac Mini is connected to a 1080p LCD Television, 1GB LAN, and accesses a NAS for media storage. … Continue reading

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# reboot

I have planned to move my blog to a hosting service for a while now. The administration overhead of self-hosting ended up taking up time that could be better spent writing. An unexpected change to my DSL service took my … Continue reading

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Undoing Undo!

Consistency in the user interface is a vital part of making applications easy to use. Arguably, UI consistency is a significant factor in the oft-repeated ease-of-use provided by MacOS and now OS X. Certainly Apple pushed their User Interface Design … Continue reading

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Papers for OS X… tame those random .pdf piles

During the course of my Masters and PhD work I accumulated a veritable mountain of papers… articles ordered from library research services, photocopied papers tossed on my desk by my advisor, and the occasional seminal paper that I stumbled across … Continue reading

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