Author Archives: Brandon
Only children can hear this sound.
How to set OS X volume from cli.
osascript -e "set Volume 0"
osascript -e "set Volume 10"
1. you aren’t limited to integers, 1.5 would also work
2. original article
Gabe went to some event today pushing a $5000 dollar summer camp in New Hampshire. Negative soldier, we aren’t that kind of rich. But he still had fun, and built a simple device.
Sick and working
Gotta do what you gotta do.
Read a book.
I installed a WordPress plugin called “afterthedeadline”. More information is available here. Essentially it offers advanced, contextual spell checking among other benefits. Check it out. You know you need it.
I never was a morning person.
I have never been a morning person. I recently read an article describing the relaxing effect of birdsong on the human psyche. The reasoning is as follows:
Throughout human history we have used the sounds birds make as a warning. The idea is that if the birds are making noise then all is well; I can continue with my toolmaking, fire building, hunting, gathering, daily business. However if the birds stop their incessant squeaking then essentially something is up.
Birdsong for me however has the opposite effect. It makes me anxious, and annoyed. Now I get to wonder what pavlovian experiment my parents orchestrated to get that effect. Cheers.
WTF? of the week
Whatever you do, don’t put it in your mouth.