New design

I've been working on a new design for this site. As a part of it, I'm experimenting with SVG images in both HTML IMG tags and in CSS backgrounds. I really like the way that they scale as a part of a responsive design.

I haven't yet had time to compare suitable PNGs with SVGs to determine any cost or benefit in terms of file size. I would guess that the SVGs are likely to do better with simpler designs and fewer colors. Perhaps I will substantiate these guesses someday.

Creating a Snow Leopard USB stick with Ubuntu 11.04

This is a problem that I have struggled with a bit at my job at MIS. Somehow or other, we need to fix a Mac and that Mac doesn't have a usable CD/DVD drive. Additionally, the external CD/DVD drives we have available are in use elsewhere or otherwise unreliable. The solution? Clone Snow Leopard to a USB stick (somehow) to run Disk Utility, or whatever else you need. I write this now, and place it online, for my own benefit as much as anybody else's. However, I do hope this is what you are looking for.