July 16th, 2006

Curr wagging finger

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Just a quickie for now. Feel free to email if you're wanting anything more substantial. =:)

The Register takes a hands-on look at the Core 2 Duo.

Interestingly, now that the primaries are done with in California, it seems - for now, anyway - that Schwarzenegger is once more vulnerable. According to the mildly Republican-leaning Rasmussen pollsters, "Our first election poll here since California's June 6 primaries shows the Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Phil Angelides, with a narrow lead of 46% to 44% over the incumbent." This compares to Arnie leading 49-36 in April, which became a level 45-45 in May.

Yay! I've never been a big fan of iChat's substitution of ASCII smileys with cheesy graphics, especially the all-too-happy one associated with :-P - so I went googling, and found the complete answer:

cd /Applications/iChat.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj
mv SmileyTable.plist SmileyTable.plist.disabled-as-theyre-really-annoying

Quit and relaunch iChat, and you're done. ^_^ (Assuming you're using English as the system language, and are an admin user, as the permissions on the file are root/admin) This is in Tiger - it seems the file used to belong to a private framework, once upon a time:


Ruff Trigger looks like it could be a fun game.. only for PS2 and Xbox, though - no sign of a PSP version. Meanwhile, if you've been thinking of buying one of Pangea's games, they're currently holding a weekend sale on all their downloadable titles for $10 each.

And if you go wandering around certain factories, you never quite know what kind of elevators you might encounter..