OS X Tip of the Day: Twitterific and QuickSilver
There are a few tips online as to how to use Twitter and
QuickSilver together, but they're lame. Particularly because they
send your Twitter password over a nice non-https connection. And because
I don't like to have to choose between getting prompted to grant access
to my Twitter password every time I post from QuickSilver and granting
all AppleScripts free access to my Twitter password. So I decided to
leverage Twitterific's AppleScript support and write the following
using terms from application "Quicksilver"
on process text t
tell application "Twitterrific" to post update t
end process text
New Site, Yet Again
Hello valiant readers. It's that time again. I've grown bored of what I
had and moved on to something new. In this case, I've decided to migrate
to WordPress, and to make it my primary website instead of being hidden
away on a subdomain. I'm going to attempt to mix a "traditional"
static-content website with a sort of blog idea. Roguelazer.com now
includes (lambda x blog), and more. We'll see how that works.
Anyhow, I've imported everything from Blogger, so we should be good to
If you're keeping count, this makes my fifth weblog, although that's
counting things …
Roguelazer.com is currently undergoing renovations due to its move from OnSmart to DreamHost. Owing to extreme business elsewhere, I am not sure when this site will be back up. Until then, you might want to read my blog on blogspot.
Here's the rules, as I've seen them on the Internet:
- Grab the nearest book.
- Open it to page 56.
- Find the fifth sentence.
- Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these
- Don’t dig for your favorite book, the cool book, or the intellectual
one: pick the CLOSEST.
And my result is,
"But this concept of nature is confirmed by experience and must
inevitably be presupposed if there is to be possible experience, which
is coherent knowledge of the objects of sense in accordance with
Immanuel Kant, Grounding for the Metaphysics of Morals …
On Teaching and Value
A few minutes ago, I was reading an article from my hometown's
newspaper, the Fall River Herald News. It was an article indicating
that half of the schools in Fall River have been classified as "needs
improvement" by the state. I'm not here to talk to you about the article
so much; it was hardly good news, but nothing new for Fall River.
Instead, I'd like to talk about the comments. You see, I was reading
this article online, and the online edition of the Herald has a comments
field. Here are two of the posted comments, reproduced for analysis'
- city gets what it pays for— city gives the least amount of money
to education in the state-and the money they do have they misuse
- Thanks duclos, I knew that was the problem with our schools. We
have to start paying our teachers more in order to get them to
teach! I figure $80,000 to $90,000 a year might get us off the
I think that this represents an interesting divide in the perception of
schools, and one which I've seen a lot, at least anecdotally. So I
thought I'd do some research.
It's a meme!
But it's okay, because reading Planet Debian totally counts as work. :-)
Can anybody guess the theme?