Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Nate Silver on the Odds of Airborne Terror

Nate Silver on the Odds of Airborne Terror: "

Nate Silver:

You could board 20 flights per year and still be less likely to be the subject of an attempted terrorist attack than to be struck by lightning.


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yeah, um... boooo FileVault.

I kept trying to deactivate FileVault, but if OS X failed to decrypt any corrupted files, then it would abort and refuse to deactivate FileVault. So, I had to manually decrypt the files (mv them out of my home directory) before OS X would allow me to deactivate OS X.

My conclusion: Do not use FileVault.

Friday, December 18, 2009

IO-related freeze

My Macbook Pro is misbehaving. Every few minutes, it will freeze for about 10-15 seconds while accessing the hard drive. I recently enabled file vault for my home directory. I have run the disk utility on both the hard drive and the sparse image of my home directory. Not sure what is going on here. I guess I will create a new account that doesn't have file vault and see if it behaves the same way.

org-mode speed keys

I use org-mode in Emacs, and today I discovered "speed commands":

org-use-speed-commands is a variable defined in `org.el'.
Its value is t

Non-nil means, activate single letter commands at beginning of a headline. This may also be a function to test for appropriate locations where speed commands should be active.
So, when you put your cursor at the beginning of a headline, then many commands are accessible by a single key.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Traveling with Baby

Portland --> Minneapolis --> Kansas City -> Lawrence -> Cole Camp, MO --> Columbia, MO --> Wichita --> Kansas City --> Cincinnati --> Bluffton, OH --> Cincinnati --> Portland.

I'm scared.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The 7 Foods Experts Won't Eat


A really good list to pay attention to. Sounds just like everything Erinne's been telling me about these foods for a while now (except for the one about salmon).

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

The Myth of Complete Protein

Most people I know have heard of complete protein, that meat contains complete protein, and that those who do not eat meat must combine things (e.g. rice and beans) to get a complete protein. Lies!

The "complete protein" theory is a myth.

Of course you don't believe me. So do a Google search. Read the history of this erroneous theory, how it became accepted as truth. You will be quite surprised.