Dave Bullock / eecue

photographer, director of engineering: crowdrise, photojournalist, hacker, nerd, geek, human

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iChat Support /me
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iChat Supports /me

When you're using IRC and you want to say that you're doing an action you use the /me command:

/me is posting on my blog

Well iChat now supports this:

iChat Support /me

That's pretty cool!

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First iPhone photo
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links for 2008-01-26

OCWD Groundwater Replenishment System : WIRED News Gallery OCWD Groundwater Replenishment System : WIRED News Gallery
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WIRED News Gallery : Groundwater Replenishment System

I shot this cool plant earlier this week. The gallery just went live over on WIRED News:

OCWD Groundwater Replenishment System : WIRED News Gallery

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Some Changes to this Site: Side Bar, Comments, Link Posts, Images, Blogs, Share This, Error

Hello Readers! Thanks for following my blog. I hope you've been enjoying my writing and photos over the years. Don't worry, I'm going to keep blogging and shooting! I made some changes to the site last week and last night. Here is a quick rundown of what has changed:

  • Error Page: I have updated my error page to actually be helpful, before it was worthless, but now when you land on it, you'll find it much more helpful.
  • Side Bar: Added blog categories list, added full archives listing, removed login
  • Comments: I have totally removed the comments section from this site. They were hard to use (almost impossible) and spambots spent all day trying to spam them, although they did actually fail, but still. I will be reintroducing comments when I release the next version of this site. If you want to comment on a post, email me and I'll update the post with your comment and a link back to you (link the old boingboing style)
  • del.ico.us Links: As I'm sure you've noticed I've been automatically posting my links from del.ico.us every day. I hope you're enjoying this. Let me know through email either way.
  • Image Layout: I've changed the layout of the image pages by simplifying the interface and moving the album information to below the image. I've also added a share this button.
  • Blogs: I've added a date posted field as well as a share this button.
  • ShareThis: I saw this post on laughing squid and decided to add that functionality to my site. You will find a ShareThis badge on every page now.

Let me know what you think!

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NAMM 2008 on WIRED News

Last weekend, despite having a freshly sliced up foot, I shot photos of the NAMM show for WIRED News. The gallery just went live on the front door of WIRED. You can check out the gallery by clicking on the screengrab below:

WIRED News NAMM Gallery

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links for 2008-01-23

Autonomous Helicopter Platform at SPAWAR Autonomous Helicopter Platform USV Control Panel Technicians Working on USV at SPAWAR Cameras, Radar, GPS and Antennas on SPAWAR USV Unmanned Surface Vehicle at SPAWAR Inuktun Remote Controlled Camera Robot Robart at SPAWAR with SICK LIDAR Robart 3E at SPAWAR Laser Guided Chain Gun on Development Robot Technician Testing Foster-Miller Robot's RF Module Technician Working on Foster-Miller Robot's RF Module Foster-Miller Military Robot in for Repair Collection of Military Robots at SPAWAR MPRS URBOT Field Robot Autonomous Pepper Spray Paintball Gun MDARS Autonomous Vehicle Robotic Machine Gun - Ironic Warning Robotic Machine Gun SPAWAR FIRRE Autonomous Fighting Vehicle NROWS - Networked Remotely Operated Weapon System MDARS ISTAR Robot Autonomous Machine Gun
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Leopard Mail.app Bug : BCC w/ Subject

Today I sent out a little update to my friends and contacts about the recent galleries of mine on WIRED News. Unfortunately these emails went out with no Subject. This is due to a bug with Leopard's Mail.app. Basically if you have more than a few hundred addresses in the BCC field, the Subject line gets lost somewhere along the line. Here is a thread on the Apple support forums discussing it. Sorry to all the folks who ended up getting that email twice with no subject! Emails without a subject are a huge pet peeve of mine.

UPDATE 10.5.2 fixes this issue, thanks Apple!

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WIRED News Front Door w/ DHS Con Shots DHS Bomb Gallery on WIRED News
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Glass Shard vs. Dave : Glass Shard Wins

The day before yesterday I dropped a glass bottle on the floor, which I then picked up and vacuumed off the floor. I warned my wife to not walk around barefoot just in case. I should have heeded my own advice. Yesterday I was walking barefoot in my loft and I stepped on a shard of glass which lodged itself deep in the arch of my left foot. I tried to get it out with a pair of fine tweezers I sterilized.

The self-help tweezing didn't work so I called Penelope who came home and she also tried to get it out. With the glass still stuck in my foot we decided to call our doctor. He saw me right away, but said that he wouldn't be able to get it out and to go to the Emergency Room.

The doctor injected the wound with lidocaine and went to work. After about 15 minutes of probing my foot with a pair of sharp tweezers and enlarging the entry hole to about triple its original size she pulled out the shard of glass. It was about 10mm x 9mm x 1mm and quite sharp. I was amazed that piece fit in through the tiny entry hole which was only about 3mm wide. I guess skin is quite stretchy!

The procedure didn't hurt at all thanks to the lidocaine, and I went home without any pain. In the middle of the night the lidocaine wore off and I was awoken by the extreme pain in my foot. I am basically unable to walk, I can sort of hobble and hop, but my foot is extremely sensitive even when I'm laying down. The doctor prescribed me some pain meds, which Penelope is picking up right now.

This weekend I am shooting NAMM for WIRED News, so I have rented a wheel chair. That should be interesting.

UPDATE I've been working from Downtown LA (read: home) today and my foot is feeling much better. Penelope picked up my 'script of Tramadol, but I haven't taken any yet. I think I'll probably pass for now. The pain isn't so bad when I'm just sitting around. She also went out of her way and picked up a wheelchair for me (which WIRED News is footing the bill for) that I'll use to make my way around NAMM tomorrow and Sunday. Hopefully that will work out.

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links for 2008-01-18

WIRED Homeland Security Con Gallery Windows 2003 FTW
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WIRED Gallery : Homeland Security Convention

I just shot the Homeland Security Convention yesterday at the LA Convention Center. The gallery is up on WIRED now:

WIRED Homeland Security Con Gallery

Photo hosted by flickr.

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Windows 2003 Super Helpful Security Feature

Windows 2003 FTW

"To continue you must first add this this website to your trusted sites in Internet Explorer" ... I was running Windows Update. Nice!

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Goodbye Newsfire, Hello Again NetNewsWire

I have been using Newsfire since February of last year. It was the first RSS reader that I've ever paid money for. Newsfire had a good deal of issues that I didn't like. I emailed the Newsfire developer and asked if a bug could be fixed, but he replied that NewsFire wasn't in a development cycle. He wasn't very nice about it either. Anyhow, I had been tempted to go back to NetNewsWire for some time now, but never did because I didn't want to pay for a second RSS reader. Luckily for me NewsGator is now giving away NetNewsWire for free! I have switched back and I am extremely happy so far.

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Penelope Shooting a Photo
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View From Hotel Miyako
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