inessential by Brent Simmons


Bunch of Manila changes -- see today's Frontier News.

Do you use CodeWarrior 6? Maybe you can help me.

It broke me terribly. It used to be that, when I wanted to jump to a function, I could command-double-click on the reference and the function would open. (Like in Frontier.)

Now it doesn't.

Is there some setting somewhere I can set to get this back? Or is there another way to do this?

(There's other breakage, too. So far I'm disappointed with this release. It runs on OS X, which I like. But the debugger apparently doesn't work out-of-the-box, which I hate.)

Hi, we're the New York Yankees, and we're buying another World Series.

When will major league baseball wise up and do what the other major sports do? Yes, we need some sort of salary cap and some form of profit sharing.

Bit of trivia you may or may not recall: the original tagline for this site was "You don't need to be here." In keeping with that contrary attitude, I was considering doing a series of Quotes You Don't Agree With.

It's easy to find quotes that make everyone go -- yeah, that's cool, right on, you go Einstein. (Or Lincoln or Picasso or Woolf or whatever.)

Finding quotes I like but most people won't is a bit more challenging.

So it's too much work and I'm not going to do it.

But here's what would have been the first quote. Oscar Wilde, in a letter: "It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible."

Here's my theory as to why the presidential race is so close.

1. Americans vote for the taller candidate.

2. Americans vote for the anti-intellectual candidate.

Gore is taller; W. is anti-intellectual.

W.'s father beat Dukakis because he was both taller and anti-intellectual. Slam-dunk. Clinton beat Dole because Clinton was taller -- and Dole wasn't actually anti-intellectual.

There isn't always an anti-intellectual candidate. But when there is, and he's the shorter guy, you've got confusion.

Me, I'm writing in Martin Sheen.

After re-reading today's weblog it occurs to me that I'm a crank.