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April 18, 2008 by ZubaZ
[Origianlly posted April 4th, 2005]

I was talking last week with some friends about intimacy; how we as a group get together weekly and have been for years and there is still a hesitation to open up and be intimate with the group.

I think that the biggest deterrent that came up was a fear of being judged.

As usual, I have mixed feelings about this.

I think that as responsible people we have an obligation to judge. I think that a fear of being judged poorly is a control in our society...
April 15, 2008 by ZubaZ
 

Ithink that the water at the office should be treated with a blue tint.One that can only be removed with soap. A dye like dentists give kidsto chew after they brushed their teeth. I believe this would cut backon the fallacy of magic water. Magic water is the water that comes outof the sink and kills any germs or bacteria without the use of soap.

I'mamazed how many of my co-workers believe in magic water. And theydisgust me. And those people who are on their way out of the restrooman...
April 15, 2008 by ZubaZ
 

Ithink that the water at the office should be treated with a blue tint.One that can only be removed with soap. A dye like dentists give kidsto chew after they brushed their teeth. I believe this would cut backon the fallacy of magic water. Magic water is the water that comes outof the sink and kills any germs or bacteria without the use of soap.

I'mamazed how many of my co-workers believe in magic water. And theydisgust me. And those people who are on their way out of the restrooman...
February 26, 2008 by ZubaZ
Lifehacker featured two apps associated with Wincustomize today!

Logon studio got a nice plug as did Nubs, created by our own andrew_

Congrats all!

LogonStudio
Nubs

Registration is wicked fast if you want to leave a comment there.
February 1, 2008 by ZubaZ
Years ago I wrote an essay on what I believed. years later I submitted it to NPR for their series "This I Believe". Late last year it was picked up by the local NPR affiliate and went live on the air today.My essay's page at KUHF :LinkAaron Klenke has learned to appreciate the little things in life. He manages a software development team with associates working all across the globe. At home, Aaron has a lovely wife, four beautiful daughters and a loyal dog. He admits that most of his days are ...
January 28, 2008 by ZubaZ
I just read an article about a suburb of Cleveland OH that has become a ghost town due to all the evictions etcetera in the area. The fact is that people that couldn't afford houses bought houses. Sometimes they lied about jobs or income, sometimes lenders didn't check or didn't care if the borrowers could afford to make payments. In many cases people got variable rate mortgages and got in trouble when (surprise, surprise) the rates went up. Lenders are businesses. Their job is to make money off...
December 18, 2007 by ZubaZ
If you have 'em, post 'em.
Try to scan the previous reports to make sure it's not already reported.
Make sure you rebooted since installing before reporting any errors.
Make sure you post the OS you are using, the cursor, and the version of CFX, and anything else that is specific to your issue.


If you want to provide other feedback or have a feature request, head over to this post
December 18, 2007 by ZubaZ
If you got 'em, post 'em.
It'll make it easier for the devs

If you want to report a bug, head over to this post
November 16, 2007 by ZubaZ
A while back I suggested trying to start a series where the community could get an idea of what made the Masters amongst us tick; what inspires or motivates them; how do they do what they do. You, the community dove in and sent me piles of questions. I’ve culled through them, chunked them into an order that will allow us to start shallow and get deeper into them as technician, artists, and individuals.

The response from the Masters was also excellent and increased the scope of this project d...
October 16, 2007 by ZubaZ
Some evenings, I try to get a certain mellow mood when I'm in front of the PC.  I've got some R&B playing.  I'm running some skin hue shifted to be warm and cozy.  Up until recently that's as far as I could take it.  But that's changed now by a market leader.  Through Yankee Candle's Custom candle service you can now have votive candles that reflect your decor, mood, or fragrance needs.

Pop on over the the Custom Candle Creator and you can choose your label, message, ...
October 9, 2007 by ZubaZ
Change log:
SoundPackager 0.96 beta
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ADD: Added 'Restore Defaults' button to the Packages Page.

MOD: /uninstall flag will now set the current sound scheme to the Windows Default for the current user.
MOD: Get More Page now highlights entire panel to signify mouse action on mouse enter.

REM: Removed Restore Windows Default and Disable all Sounds button from the Advanced Page.

FIX: Removing all packages from the list no longer throws an excepti...
October 3, 2007 by ZubaZ
The Master skinners at Wincustomize are a special breed of people. They done the time here.  They skin, they mentor, they skin some more.

So I'm going to try to suck them dry of anything and everything they know.  I want you, the community to send me your questions.  I'll collect them, pick out a couple, and try to collect answers to post here.

No question is too big or small; too general or specific.  It can target one master (but I'll probably open it up too many if ...
September 27, 2007 by ZubaZ
So there I am . . two tabs open and next to each other.  Facebook and my site on Wincustomize.  (In the background is the DX Skin checker I use.)

I'm thinking to myself . . wouldn't it be cool if I could display my gallery on my Facebook profile?  What about my favorite skins?  Oooo what about my watchlists?

Has anyone ever tackeled a Facebook app?  Is there any interest?
May 30, 2006 by ZubaZ
I missed this last week but it looks like MS has released the SDK for MS gadget developers. These gadgets will work on Live.com, the Vista sidebar and on the desktop.

Compared to Konfabulator (Yahoo widgets) or DesktopX, the gadgets in the MS gallery have a long way to to go. Gallery: http://microsoftgadgets.com/Gallery/#Page1

But for anyone who wants to try out the new toy from the folks that brought us MS Bob and Active Desktop: http://microsoftgadgets.com/livesdk/index.htm
May 29, 2006 by ZubaZ
Luke O'Brian at Slate posts an article describing why the good imaginative games that indie developers create are not making it to the mainstream. Stardock gets a mention for GalCiv.

In addition to the points Luke makes, I think the criticism to any PC app is also a deterant to making games (and other apps). Gamers want more game/graphics/etc. for less money and any gaps due to that lack of budget aren't shrugged off like a indie-movie would be.