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30 May 2005 8:17 am

Writable Dates in iPhoto

Over a year ago, I wrote "A Wish for Writable Dates in iPhoto." iPhoto 5 still marks the date of a photo as read only through AppleScript. Fortunately, Kirill Levchenko, passed along a link via e-mail to Joe's iPhoto AppleScripts which solves this problem. Joe Maller's web site has an entire page which documents how these scripts work. He uses GUI scripting to work around the AppleScript limitation. I once again forgot to change the time on my camera this Spring, but, at least this time, I won't have to adjust the time by hand.

Posted by geoff at 08:17 in /apple

25 May 2005 8:08 pm

Star Wars Satirical Parodies

Revenge of the Sith hasn't been out a week and I've already learned of two satirical parodies: Grocery Store Wars, a parody to promote organic food and Save the Republic, MoveOn PAC's parody about Senator Frist and the nuclear option.

Posted by geoff at 20:08 in /politics
Support DMCA Reform - Help Pass HR 1201!

"HR 1201 would give citizens the right to circumvent copy-protection measures as long as what they're doing is otherwise legal. For example, it would make sure that when you buy a CD, whether it is copy-protected or not, you can record it onto your computer and move the songs to an MP3 player. It would also protect a computer science professor who needs to bypass copy-protection to evaluate encryption technology."

Posted by geoff at 15 May 2005 21:49 in /links
Pat Robertson: Model Christian


"On Sunday morning, Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson told TV viewers nation-wide that the threat posed by liberal judges is "probably more serious than a few bearded terrorists who fly into buildings." When an incredulous George Stephanopoulos asked if Robertson really believed that these judges posed "the most serious threat America has faced in nearly 400 years of history, more serious than al Qaeda, more serious than Nazi Germany and Japan, more serious than the Civil War?," he responded, "George, I really believe that.""

Posted by geoff at 09 May 2005 20:06 in /links
Bush in 30 Years

"If it ain't broke, don't privatize it!" won MoveOn PAC's Bush in 30 Years contest.

Posted by geoff at 09 May 2005 20:04 in /links
Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Condemns American Human Rights Abuses

"The Assembly considers that the US Government has betrayed its own highest principles in the zeal with which it has attempted to pursue the 'war on terror.'" Did you read, hear, or see this story? No, me neither. Damn "liberal" media.

Posted by geoff at 03 May 2005 07:54 in /links