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Ambitious? Definitely.

Posted 07-24-2010 at 11:27 PM by SilversleevesX
Updated 07-25-2010 at 09:12 AM by SilversleevesX

I'm working towards automating my stum annotation via the command line. So far, I've alias'ed the Exiv2 command for reading in "command files" from text and writing the spare information that prudence allows into newly-downloaded JPEG files. Next, what I'm looking to do is streamline the process of adding source-site credit to the files using the same tool.

It's not really as if I were starting from point zero on this: I've been using a kind of code to mark files and orient...
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A Windows weakness

Posted 05-19-2009 at 06:23 PM by SilversleevesX
Updated 07-25-2010 at 09:13 AM by SilversleevesX

Thinking like a Mac-user again, I came up with this.

If, in Windows XP, the Desktop is, as it is in Mac OS X, a legitimate and discrete folder, then why, when one has "Command Prompt Here" and "Terminal Here" type patches to their context menu, is one unable to use them by simply right-clicking on some unoccupied space in the Explorer Desktop? Why, indeed, does one have to follow the monotonous path of "My Computer/C/Documents and Settings/[username]"*,...
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While I'm thinking about the Mac Universe, a limerick.

Posted 05-12-2009 at 07:56 AM by SilversleevesX
Updated 07-25-2010 at 09:18 AM by SilversleevesX

This guy Jobs from north California
Has a fetish for Mach, though, I warn ya;
He may never believe
Someone ought to tell Steve
This is why bright people scorn ya.

(Inspired partly by hearing that Linus Torvalds said he didn't like Mac OS X because Jobs had woven in his -- Linus's -- nemesis, the Mach microkernel. This isn't the first time Jobs has either overseen or damned the lifeboats to put Mach into an Apple product -- those who know, remember MKLinux.)...
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Take it from me, it is and it isn't

Posted 05-12-2009 at 07:43 AM by SilversleevesX
Updated 07-25-2010 at 09:14 AM by SilversleevesX

From a discussion of the "whether or nots" (Linux, Vista, Mac OS X) on one of the sub-forums:

Originally Posted by SilversleevesX View Post
I contrived two sayings that came directly from my experience of using the Mac OS (legacy and OS X).

When something wouldn't work, or wasn't as easy to do as it might have been in Windows or Linux, I'd say
"That's the price of elegance."

When something worked flawlessly, could be done in one application or utility, or just looked excellent
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