Archive for October, 2005

For a variety of reasons, iTunes has not handled classical music well enough for many individuals. This document provides a step-by-step guide to applying new features that can be used to make iTunes handle classical music more satisfactorily.

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Oooooo… Front Row

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I think it’s official that Front Row—Apple’s new media center app that’s bundled exclusively with the new iMac (that I missed by a month)—is a hit. Mac users everywhere want it. Now the question is whether Apple will answer the demand by making it available to all Mac users. Will it show up in Mac OS X 10.4.3? iLife 2006? I hope so.

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Lime Green

At Your Highest: You are adventurous, witty, and a visionary.

At Your Lowest: You feel misunderstood, like you don’t fit in.

In Love: You have a tough exterior, but can be very dedicated.

How You’re Attractive: Your self-awareness and confidence lights up a room.

Your Eternal Question: “What else do I need in my life?”

What’s Your Power Color?

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In the fall of 2000 (my senior year of college) I took GRK410 Herodotus—an advanced Greek language class that involved translating a large portion of book 9 of Herodotus’ Histories. Our text book, besides the Greek text, was an in-progress manuscript of a commentary on the text by my professor Michael A. Flower and one of his colleagues, John Marincola. The commentary was rather helpful as it contained explanations of both difficult grammatical constructions and historical background and context.

Since completing the class, I had been curious about the publication status of the commentary, and I periodically checked to see if it had been released. The book was finally published in December of 2002, but only recently did I get my hands on a copy. Much to my surprise and delight, I discovered that my professor acknowledged each member of the class (all 5 of us) by name in the preface.

Steve in Print

Now the book sits proudly on my bookshelf right beside my Herodotus text from the class.

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1. Who is your favorite superhero?

Serious superhero: Batman
Unserious superhero: The Tick

2. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

The ability to fly and shoot energy bolts from my hands.

3. What would your super outfit look like?

Something like this:

sketch by Rupert Pyle

4. What would your super villain/nemesis be like?

My twin brother whose powers are (appropriately) identical to my own and who has been turned evil by a secretive evil genius as part of his hidden master plan for universal domination.

5. What would your catch phrase/calling card be?

Hmmm… a battle-cry… any suggestions?

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