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Baking: Where you get to eat your mistakes September 24, 2009

Posted by bigmaconcampus in Misc.
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Expanding from Mac-Tech and Rhinoisms to cake-making in this post.

Over the years, I’ve made several different birthday cakes for the kids that required extra commitment to finish. I haven’t done this for every birthday, it’s more of a treat. Anyway, thought I’d share some photos of a few of them in case anyone is looking for some ideas. The wife is currently already putting in a request for a “Twilight Cake” for her next birthday. If this happens, I’ll probably post it also.

Photo Booth is a freaky little application September 3, 2009

Posted by bigmaconcampus in Mac Tech.
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While working on a simple web-cam setup for one of our areas as a temporary measure until the real setup gets put in place, I ran into several odd issues.

The strangest being Photo Booth. We won’t even go into the long road of details on how I wound up using Photo Booth or the fact that I had issues with isightcapture on a Mac Mini running Tiger and had to resort to a sad little, hacked together AppleScript.

My discovery (thanks to a co-worker, since I’d have never thought of this) was that Photo Booth forces you to either have a monitor or a video adapter connected to a PowerPC Mac Mini or else the application refuses to take pictures.


The only, and I mean only, thing that I can possibly rationalize is that Photo Booth makes the screen flash white (like a flash bulb) and must have some requirement for a screen to be attached.

Really Apple, what in Hades name could you have possibly been thinking? This ought to be an interesting bug report when they get it.

Brother Love September 3, 2009

Posted by bigmaconcampus in Rhinoism.
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While observing her brothers hug after beating a video game…

Rhino: “Brother love…. I’ll never know it.”