Flat Stanley

My nephew is in 2nd grade and I received a Flat Stanley from him in the mail yesterday. We’re taking him to Europe.

The Girl and I discussed “money shots” with Stanley and have come up with the ultimate.

Flat Stanley in front of the Mona Lisa. I’m getting the shot even if I get kicked out of The Louvre.

Safari 4 Beta

After upgrading to Safari 4 beta, I really hated the location of the tabs and the fact that I had lost 1Password integration.

To revert the tabs, via Macworld, fire up Terminal, type in the following, and restart Safari:

defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4TabBarIsOnTop -bool NO

To regain 1Password integration:

Edit the following file:


Find the Key named Safari and look for MaxBundleVersion underneath. You will see 5528.1 as the maximum version. Change that to 5528.16, save and quit. Now you can reenable Safari from the 1Password preferences and then start Safari 4 and add the button to the toolbar.

Everything is back to normal, but so much speedier. The only thing left to revert is the non-informative grey spinning ball that has unfortunately replaced the blue progress bar which detailed the page load rather nicely. Are we at 25%…? 50%…? Nobody knows! It’s a guessing game from now on.

Update: The blue progress bar returns! Here’s how. Fire up Terminal, type in the following:

$ defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4IncludeToolbarRedesign -bool NO
$ defaults write com.apple.Safari DebugSafari4LoadProgressStyle -bool NO

Weekly Twitters for 2009-02-22

  • Just saw a 3-pack of wild turkeys walking along Hwy 55/70 in IL. #
  • Fixed a ‘code purple’ on a machine. It involves tattoos. Google this, people. I’m dead serious. #
  • Ted Drewe’s is good on Mondays before noon. #
  • Seriously? An @MacHeist on a LOST night!? I’m torn. #
  • Uhh.. finished @MacHeist NanoMission2 in under 13 minutes. I feel stellar. #
  • Spending the day with Ani DiFranco. Bouncing between Living In Clip and So Much Shouting, So Much Laughter. #
  • Taking Sprout to Tae Kwon Do. I tie karate belts something fierce. #
  • John Mayer… I’m calling you out. Yes, I’m a HUGE fan. But, could you get off my radio right now? I’m serious. Not the time, nor place. #

Things I Hope

I hope…

that tomorrow night I actually get to chill.
that Sprout has an easier time paying attention in Tae Kwon Do tomorrow.
that the dollar gains on the Euro before Mar 12th.
that I get some itinerary stuff hammered out tomorrow.
that Windows 7 is sold at a reasonable price. I can’t wait to install it on my iMac.
that my stocks see some green tomorrow.
that I don’t regret not going to Mardi Gras this Saturday. I’m too damn old for that shit.
that I stay Alsome.

Weekly Twitters for 2009-02-15

  • Installing Windows 7 on my work machine. #
  • The Cards getting rid of Adam Kennedy is the best news I’ve gotten all day! #
  • HUGE speed trap on N&S 270 between Tesson Ferry and 55. Saw 6 cars pulled over, 2x cops. . Radar detector alerted from Lemay to Gravois. #
  • Alert! Lady in her 60’s seen at Monkey Joe’s sporting a rat tail. Sources say it wasn’t cool then and it’s still not cool now. #


Today I am 29.

The Girl has something in the works for me and is not telling me a damned thing.

Here’s a list of free stuff you can get on your birthday. I signed up for quite a few as I love a good bargain.