iClip Review

I’ve been running Inventive‘s iClip app for a while now and thought that it was time to rave about it. Sure, the version I’m running isn’t a universal binary, so it’s a little slower than it could be, but that doesn’t detract one bit from it’s usefulness.

I do a lot of scripting and editing of config files, PHP source, and HTML for my websites and server config. Having easy access to a number of copy/paste buffers has made my life a lot easier. I’ve got the clipboard stashed off the right hand side of my desktop so a quick mouse action will bring it out, keeping the clutter down.

I can honestly say that I don’t know what I’d do without it, except be a lot less productive in my coding and administration tasks.


I went to a showing of Frank Miller’s 300 over at the Harkin’s tonight. I really liked it, despite what some of the so called critics have been saying. Sure, it’s not a historically accurate telling of the story of the Battle of Thermopylae, but it’s really good.

If you’re not interested in quite a bit of blood and gore or are expecting a happy ending, don’t bother going to see it. On the other hand, if you’re interested, you might want to read up on the actual historical events surrounding the battle.

Starting Some Container Gardening

Since the soil around my area really stinks, being mostly clay, I decided to start some container gardening. It was definitely interesting getting everything put together, but I now have some jalapeños, red and green bell peppers, cucumbers, strawberries, mint, basil, dill, roma tomatoes, and rosemary planted and hopefully growing.

The next thing to do is get a trellis put together for the cucumbers to climb. I also think I’m going to put in another container with some pole beans which means a beanpole as well.

Hopefully they’ll grow and I’ll get some fruit and veggies out of them.

Preston Steed Watercolors

Last year, at Art In The Square over at Southlake Town Square I found a watercolor artist named Preston Steed who pained a piece called “You Blinked”. The little boy in it bears a striking resemblance to my son and so I had to have a copy. I recently found his business card and placed the order. It arrived today and is now out at Michael’s getting framed.

I Bought A Kilt At The Irish Festival

I took off a few hours this afternoon and headed over to Fair Park to check out the North Texas Irish Festival. I’ve missed it for the last few years and finally jumped at the chance to go.

There were a number of great vendors there, including two who I have bought artwork off of in the past. I have a photograph by Jeffrey Lance Gottesman and a print by Brad W. Foster of Jabberwocky Graphix already on my walls and it was nice to finally meet the artists.

After that I found the Utilikilts booth and got fitted for my first kilt. I’ve been wanting to buy one for a while now but really wanted to get fitted instead of guessing, and it was a good thing that I did because the sizing is different enough from pants sizing to make a difference. I picked up one of the Survival models because of all the extra cargo capacity. The fit and finish on it are great, and while I didn’t wear it there due to how cold it was, I’ve got plans…