Monthly Archives: September 2013

list of Mac OS computers I’ve had


  • Macintosh SE FDHD
  • Macintosh Plus
  • Macintosh IIcx
  • Macintosh IIci
  • Macintosh IIsi
  • Macintosh Classic
  • Macintosh LC
  • Macintosh LCIII
  • Macintosh Quadra 610
  • Power Macintosh 6100/60
  • Power Macintosh 6500/250
  • Power Macintosh 7200/75
  • Power Macintosh G3/233 Desktop
  • Power Macintosh G3 266 Minitower
  • Power Macintosh G3 400
  • Power Macintosh G4 400
  • Power Macintosh G5 1.8 DP
  • iMac G3/233 Original
  • iMac G3/400 DV SE
  • eMac G4/700
  • iMac Core i5 2.9 27″


  • PowerBook 520c
  • PowerBook 5300cs/100
  • PowerBook G3/233
  • iBook G3/800
  • iBook G4/800
  • MacBook “Core 2 Duo” 2.0 13″ (White/07)


  • Xserve G5/2.0


  • 2.5GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q8300
  • 2.83GHz Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550
  • 3.4GHz Intel Core i7 3770
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quality carried all the way through

When you’re a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you’re not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You’ll know it’s there, so you’re going to use a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through.

Steve Jobs

The unseen design aesthetic of Apple’s Macbook. Beautiful inside:


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comma separated list of United States counties

In case you need a complete CSV list of US counties for your next… killer app or whatever:

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the real originaldougal

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At originaldougal, we care about your privacy. Your connection to is now secured with 256-bit Secure Socket Layer encryption. The connection uses TLS 1.0, encrypted using AES_256_CBC, with SHA1 for message authentication and DHE_RSA as the key exchange mechanism.

In short, this means that the data coming from my website to your computer can’t be decoded if it is intercepted, and that this is the certified official originaldougal. Legit.

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up and running with Google Earth Flight Simulator Online

GEFS-Oline running on Mac OS X 10.8.5

GEFS-Oline running on Mac OS X 10.8.5, flying Airbus A380 over Seattle, WA.

I’m excited about Google Earth Flight Simulator Online (GEFS). It’s an online flight simulator based on Google Earth that runs in a web browser.


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search & replace tabs, returns, wildcards and more in Microsoft Office

You can search for and replace with these invisible characters in Microsoft Office 2010 Find & Replace functions:

^? – wildcard character
^# – wildcard number
^p – paragraph mark
^t – tab
^l – line break
^s – non-breaking space

Hope this helps you!

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beautiful engines

Even if you’re not a gear-head, perhaps you can enjoy the aesthetic quality of these engines. These are machines designed to convert the oxygen in air and mixed-in fuel into rotational power. Most people don’t see their engines very often, but I find some of them to be strikingly beautiful, as if some consideration for style must have been considered in their design.

For more of this sort of thing, visit and


Honda B18C5 1.8L DOHC found in the 1997 – 2001 Acura Integra Type-R.


Same B18C5 engine as above, cleanly installed in a lightweight 1988-191 Honda CRX chassis.


Honda’s newer K-series, 2.0L.


Engine Alliance GP7000, a turbofan jet engine that is currently in service on the Airbus A380.


Twin-turbo General Motors LS-series V8 built by CM Racing in a Chevrolet Corvette chassis.

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