Blog like it’s 2005

Screenshot of my .Mac website as it now appears in my resurrected version

On a bit of a whim – a silly tangent off of migrating to a new web host – I resurrected the ‘frozen in time’ copy of my iTools / .mac / MobileMe HomePage website. You can find it here, for better or worse. My old website dates back to at the latest September 2005… Read more

Migrated hosts & out of the subdomain

Mainly just a note for posterity – after many years of wanting to do it but procrastinating, I’ve finally migrated to a new web host. While I was doing that, I figured it was high time to drop the subdomain, so now it’s just, instead of Blogs are so last year. Previously I… Read more

Amazon increasingly blocking critical reviews

A while back I wrote a review on Amazon for the movie Fury. Long story short it’s one of the most disturbing movies I’ve seen in a long time, with cavalier depictions of murder, torture, and rape, but most disturbing of all, a weird Nazi-sympathising subtext. I couldn’t decide if that aspect was editorially brave… Read more

Option-dragging while defining the bounds of a screenshot

I’ve been taking screenshots on Macs for more than thirty years. I thought I was pretty much a power user. I’ve known forever that you can do not just the whole screen (⇧⌘3) but a specific target area (⇧⌘4), and of course the space trick for capturing a window (including menus!). But what I didn’t know is… Read more

Z9 II wishlist

Note: I originally wrote this in early 2022, after a few months with the Z9, but I forgot to actually publish it! I realised this in November 2023, so I corrected that oversight after a quick update (e.g. I originally had a wishlist item for a “portrait-grip-less Z9 without any other changes”, which is basically… Read more