The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Friday, 13 February 2004]

See download speed in Safari

One major annoyance in the latest version of Safari (v125) is that the download window shows time remaining for the download instead of the connection speed. And we simply must see the download speed…

Mac OSX Hints to the rescue: Option-click the item in the download window, and the display toggles to download speed instead of time remaining.

A quick perusal of com.apple.safari.plist doesn’t reveal any obvious places to change the default of this behavior.

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A sci-fi and fantasy heavy installment that includes The Valedictorian of Being Dead, The Mastermind, Broadsword Calling Danny Boy, Tiamat’s Wrath, The Raven Tower, The Liberation, The Light Brigade and Cryptonomicon.

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Book roundup, part 28

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Las Vegas trip report

Did you know Las Vegas is kind of nutty?

Book roundup, part 27

Includes Hollywood Dead, Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Court of Broken Knives, and Port of Shadows.

To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle

“Cancel everything. You’re going into emergency surgery today”

Nic has a retinal tear and has his vision is saved by a laser.

Book roundup, part 26

Includes The Storm Before the Storm, White Trash, Calypso, Tell the Machine Goodnight, Prince of Fools, and Provenance.