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Entries from September 2008

Adding growl notification to Raymond Page’s bash prompt code

September 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Update (2008/09/10): Giles Orr kindly pointed out that he is not the author of the bash prompt package I use, I have updated to give proper credit to the author, Raymond Page.
For some time I have used Raymond Page’s bash prompt code (heavily based on the work by Giles Orr in the Bash Prompt HOWTO, [...]

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Warning: array_map() [function.array-map]: Argument #2 should be an array in /home/zamboni/harleyq/www/ on line 21

Warning: in_array() []: Wrong datatype for second argument in /home/zamboni/harleyq/www/ on line 21

Updated script for defining a new wallet item in 1Password

September 8th, 2008 · No Comments

If you have been using my method for defining new wallet items in 1Password, you may have noticed that in recent versions the display of those new items has been broken. I have updated the instructions and the script to work with the recent changes, you can get it from the same page.
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Time & Attention Presentation: "Who Moved My Brain?" | 43 Folders – Very useful presentation about managing your time, reducing interruptions, and making better use of your brain. (tags: productivity gtd 43folders presentations )

Edmodo – Microblogging For Education – Possibly useful Twitter-like platform with features specifically geared toward education, like groups, assignments and events. Longer review here: (tags: networking education microblogging tools collaboration )

Nostradamus – Entertaining demonstration of creating MD5 collisions among meaningful documents. (tags: md5 cryptography cool hash )

Fixing’s recent mail addresses problem

September 2nd, 2008 · No Comments

I had noticed for a while that somehow my’s “recent mail addresses” list was not updating (I never seemed to get any of my recently used addresses in Quicksilver). Today I noticed the following error message in /var/log/system.log:
Mail[365]: AddressBook failed to save: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=259 UserInfo=0×10c9a810 “The file MailRecents-v4.abcdmr€ could not be opened [...]

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My GTD system

September 1st, 2008 · 3 Comments

Here’s my mapping from David Allen’s GTD workflow to the parts in my system that implement each component. My main electronic tools are Things (, Journler (, and iCal. My main physical tools are my HPDA, my physical tickler file, my A-Z filing cabinets and my “inbox” and “pending” boxes.
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