Printing Email from Mutt on OS X

I use the Mutt email client. Oh boy, do I ever! But until today I’ve never had to actually print an email. I guess in Mail.app you just hit apple-P, probably. But what do you do from Mutt? In theory, you just hit p and you’re good to go. But that theory dates back to…

Groups in Mac OS X

Something that I have to do annoyingly often it seems is figure out what user accounts are associated with a particular group on Mac OS. I guess Mac probably makes this easy through the GUI, but I’m addicted to the command line, and most of the tutorials out there are for Linux. And you know,…

STTNG – Unnatural Selection

On the one hand: science fiction at last! On the other hand: an episode about Dr. Pulaski’s personality-related informed attributes that ends in treknobabbly. What to say? I’m so starved for real science fiction at this point that I give this one a pass. If you feel like me, here’s the method I applied to…

STTNG – The Schizoid Man

Stop me if you think you’ve heard this one before: Data isn’t who he seems to be, and despite many obvious clues backed up by good independent reasons to believe something like this might be happening, it takes over half the episode for our brilliant heroes to figure it out. Yes, The Schizoid Man is…

STTNG – The Outrageous Okona

Totally useless episode. The Enterprise encounters a drifting ship which turns out to be manned by Starbuck before he was a woman. Speaking on the decision to make Starbuck a woman in the reimagining of Battlestar: Galactica, Ron Moore says “Making Starbuck a woman was a way of avoiding what I felt would be ‘rogue…

STTNG – Elementary, Dear Data

Elementary, Dear Data is a basically horrible episode that I’ll gladly sit through again because it’s so much fun. This is the one where Data’s silly obsession with Sherlock Holmes really gets off the ground. And I hate this obsession, I have to say. I love Sherlock Holmes, and I love Commander Data, and Brent…

Dynamical Symbols

Noah put me on to some gratifying articles on the Dynamical Systems approach to cognition appearing in the latest edition of Topics in Cognitive Science. They all share a skepticism of Dynamical Systems as a scientific movement. Sure, it’s a useful approach that should be pursued; it tells us things about cognition we would otherwise…

STTNG – Where Silence Has Lease

What is is about Season 2? It’s got a special something sauce that makes it more enjoyable than Season 1, even when it shouldn’t be. Case in point: the episode under review. Where Silence has Lease is everything that’s wrong with Star Trek in a 45 min. package – and yet I wouldn’t necessarily change…

STTNG – The Child

Since I haven’t gotten around to fixing the links on this new version of the blog yet, it’s kinda hard to go back and find where I left off with Star Trek: the Next Generation reviews. Somewhere about 6 episodes from the end of season 1 I’d say. I did actually watch to the end…

New at Rails – asset-packager

I’m working on my first-ever rails project. More accurately, I’m maintaining and modifying someone else’s, which is the best way to learn a new platform, so I can’t really complain, but it’s also one of the more frustrating ways to learn from time to time. I’m going to try to post all the solutions to…