Archive for March 2011

Making Mailplane steezy

After about 8 years of using Apple Mail on the Mac (that is if you don’t count NeXTMail on my NeXTstep back in CMU), I finally got fed up with it and had to find a better solution to access my Google Apps gmail accounts. It pretty much came down to Mailplane and Sparrow. I [...]

WaterField’s iPad 1 suede jacket fits iPad 2 + Smart Cover perfectly

With the original iPad, I wanted something to protect the iPad from other objects in my bags, but I prefer using it “naked”. WaterField Designs‘ suede jacket was the perfect solution. With iPad 2, the Smart Cover is a really neat accessory as it protects the screen and also tilts or stands up the iPad. [...]

Don’t run MySQL 5.5 on OSX

So while setting up a Rails2 development environment with RVM for one of my clients on my new Mac, I came across the infamous uninitialized constant MysqlCompat::MysqlRes error. Typically this is because the mysql gem isn’t compiled with the right archflags, but of course that wasn’t the case. After messing with it for a bit, [...]

Quote from the documentary “Inside Job”

Why should a financial engineer be paid four times to a hundred times as much as a real engineer? A real engineer builds bridges. A financial engineer builds dreams. And when those dreams turn out to be nightmares, other people pay for it. — Andrew Sheng, chief adviser, China Banking Regulatory Commission

Tosca

Friday night at Tosca. 1/25s, f/1.2, handheld, ISO 3200, 5d mark ii, 50/1.2L