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Monday, 2003-11-17; 12:08:00

I totally don't feel like doing any work this week. I wish I could just take a week off from school whenever I needed.

Heaven bent to take my hand
Nowhere left to turn
I'm lost to those I thought were friends
To everyone I know
Oh they turned their heads embarassed
Pretend that they don't see
But it's one missed step
You'll slip before you know it
And there doesn't seem a way to be redeemed

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I've added two more articles to my sidebar list of written articles. :) Read them at your leisure.


Manganelli Theorem: Lots of Work + Melancholy Mood + Approaching End of Quarter = Exposé Boredom

(Note the screenshots of exposé that have been exposéd.)

Given that I have a random interest in computer programming, I think it would be a cool exercise to figure out the optimal way to place windows when invoking exposé. It would be especially interesting since Apple's method curiously depends on the window interleaving, even if you don't open or close any new windows.

I also think that there needs to be a threshold in exposé, beyond which titles are displayed for each window, not just the one over which your cursor is. That's because when you get to have an "exposé mess" (see the screenshot), it would be much more useful to find windows by title and not by scaled down appearance (iApp windows, and Finder windows in Panther, look incredibly similar when you have an exposé mess).

My iMac can't handle (obviously) the fast scaling of the windows very well in this case, which is entirely to be expected since I have tons of windows open. Funnily enough, it seems to handle the "show desktop" portion of exposé fairly well as long as you hold shift down before invoking it (which makes it go in slo-mo mode). I suspect that's because scaling windows is much more computationally intensive than just making windows fly off the screen is.

Well, that was my random, extended distraction for the day. F9. (Whee!) F10. (Ooh!) F9. (Whee!) F11. (Ahhh.) F9. (Oo...Whee!)

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