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Another Quicksilver Tutorial: Gold Trigger

By this point, Quicksilver is a staple in the must-have applications for most OS X power users. It’s a feature packed, robust application with almost limitless potential to help you streamline your day to day computing tasks.

But even with the thousands and thousands of converts and evangelists, it’s hard to introduce someone new to Quicksilver. It’s difficult to describe, and even harder to train someone in. I learned this the hard way when I was showing the app to a fellow geek friend who, despite having heard a lot about QS, just couldn’t get her head around it.

The solution I found most effective is to latch onto a feature that based on my user sampling is woefully underused. It’s incredibly useful, so you’ll feel the effects of it immediately in your workflow. Best of all, it’s built on top of the subject-action-target model that QS is based on, so playing with it will grow your understanding of how Quicksilver works.

With that said, it’s time to fire up your copies of the [latest version]( and get ready to learn all about triggers.


How To Install Songs on Taiko No Tatsujin Portable (2005)

NOTE FROM THE YEAR 2023: I see a lot of traffic to this page, so important to note this is about a weird 2005-era way of installing DLC on a PSP game. Sorry to those looking for something else!

As a music game geek, I would have been remiss to not pick up Taiko No Tatsujin Portable, a somewhat faithful recreation of the very popular Japanese arcade game. Granted, there’s no drum to bang on, but the game plays surprisingly well on the PSP.

Namco recently announced that they were going to allow song downloads, and lo and behold, the first three songs were posted today on the downloads site. The instructions, of course, are in Japanese – and while you can sort of make out what’s going on in English, I figured it might be worth having an easy-to-follow guide for those that don’t want to slog through page upon page of Japanese. Follow along, if you will…

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Start Your Own Workblog With Blosxom – 10 Minutes Or Less

If I’ve learned anything over the last six months, it’s that having a personal space to stash all your notes and categorize your project space is something I can no longer work without. Yes, I know I’ve been [prattling on]( about the benefits of having your own workblog or darkblog (or whatever you’d like to call it); now it’s time to spread the love.

If you’re the sort of person who can’t manage their paper stack, the kind of worker who finds themselves scrambling from notebook to notebook looking for documents from a year ago, or are part of the tough crowd of people who like to Get Things Done, this 10 minute tutorial is for you.