I want my ↩!

Curiously, the iPhone and iPod touch are missing the ↩ glyph ((If you see a box it’s still missing)). I’m sure it’s missing because Apple never thought anyone would use it, but it’s being used as a footnote return character by John Gruber, Allen Pike and mx, among thousands ((ten thousands?)) more. Apple does respond… Continue reading I want my ↩!

QuickVerse for Mac

I’ve been putting this off for a while. While I like bibles, and I like the Mac, QuickVerse for Mac is a major disappointment to me.


I bought a Apevia Q-XPACK 2 of these as a replacement to a Q-XPACK (i.e., the first model). Was pleasantly surprised to find a lot of the hardware is exactly the same as the Q-XPACK: motherboard tray, drive assembly. Install was really fast as a result. The sides/top of the case is the same size… Continue reading Q-XPACK 2

Domain names

When I registered objectsatrest.com in 2004, I had a specific goal in mind. I wanted to create musical software, and I was commuting between Canada and the Philippines every few months. The name appealed to me because of the double meaning: Musical rest, and traveling. In time, I wanted to start a blog, and it… Continue reading Domain names

Subversion trial

As a long time user of Perforce and a moderately experienced CVS user, I was glad to hear that our company was considering Subversion. I was even more happy to be part of the in-house trial of it.