Author Archives: Scott

Duplicate iTunes Smart Playlists

I have a smart playlist in iTunes called “new (1 week)”. It should be a simple playlist, but because I want to filter out podcasts, audiobooks and comedy this simple playlist requires multiple rules. After i created this playlist, I … Continue reading

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My MacBook Was Cracked By Itself

I’ve had my Macbook for 6 months. I saved a lot of money because it was the last of the first generation available and it was a floor model. I’d like to say I haven’t had any problems with my … Continue reading

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Baja Baked Black Beans

This makes a large batch of beans, but they can be used as a side dish, in burritos and I’ve made some very good quesadilla s with the beans, fresh tomatoes and cheese. Ingredients 4 cups black beans, soaked overnight … Continue reading

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Sync Sunbird Calendars with Your iPod

I’ve started to use Mozilla Sunbird for my windows calendar application because I can share ical calendars between Windows and Mac on my webDAV. The problem was there was no way of automatically sharing my calendar with my iPod. With … Continue reading

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How to Convert Video for your iPod

There is an endless supply of video converters to choose form, some are free and others are not. I’ve tried many different programs and most are almost identical except for your choice of ugly interfaces. One that I have chosen … Continue reading

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Tomato Chutney

Ingredients 2 lbs unripe tomatoes (6 medium, the greener the better) 2 tbs minced fresh ginger 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp coriander (optional) 3/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed) … Continue reading

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CBC: Search Engine

Search Engine is another new program on CBC with, as the name suggests a more technological theme. The topics in the first two episodes have included Internet privacy, blogging in China and an essay about digital rights by Cory Doctorow. … Continue reading

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Start Fresh and Stop Hiding

I’ve had many websites in the past ten years, but always tried to stay anonymous. I didn’t hide the site from friends and family, but as a teacher I always worried about students and co-workers finding my site. I’m not … Continue reading

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CBC: Spark

Spark, hosted by Nora Young, is a new weekly podcast from CBC that takes a look at the way technology, tends and he way they affect our lives. It may be a podcast, but it also airs on the radio, … Continue reading

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Plagerism and Sodomy

Last week in Arts class I demonstrated different shading techniques and wanted my students to use hatching, cross-hatching and stippling to make a value scale of 10 progressively darker boxes. Some students needed to see my sample up close so … Continue reading

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