Hate Apple’s Mail.app mark as read speed?

There is an easy cheat to fix this from Terminal. Start Terminal, and paste in the following:

defaults write com.apple.Mail MarkAsReadDelay 999

and you’re good to go. This will cause a delay on the mark-as-read function for 999 seconds.

Adjust as necessary!

ready. stack. fire.

now begins my favorite season

Truer words ha’ ne’er been spoke!

OSX Lion not respecting entries in your /etc/hosts file….

SOLVED: Snow Leopard installs converted to Lion end up with file corruption in /etc/hosts. cat /etc/hosts copy it into your paste buffer paste it into text mate (or other) select and re-copy to your paste buffer delete your /etc/hosts file vim and insert into a new /etc/hosts file That’s it!  Ignore lengthy articles about scutil […]

Movies I want to watch

Perfect Creature Day Watch Night Watch  

really good cookies…

Leftover raisin bran from the bottom of the bag. NOW I know what to do with it…

you need to read…

The Botany of Desire by Michael Pollan

large type display of current time via apple remote…

now this was a fun project. i’ve mounted my 27″ iMac to my wall, over the desk in my room. my desk is therefor ‘clear’ of electronics (other than the BT keyboard and mouse), and this gives me lots more room to keep my ‘project of the day’ spread all over it.  but that’s not […]


“Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.” – Mary Ellen Kelly

ftp? seriously?

i’m really having a hard time with my work of the week. i am spending ridiculous amounts of time and energy replicating that most ridiculous of services – a file transfer protocol server. why not use YouSendIt, you ask? or another reasonable binary asset exchange system (say, for instance the one we built for the […]