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Geek Notes 2005-03-23

As I said this morning, I haven’t been reading blogs much, so I haven’t had much to say in Geek Notes, but I have been collecting things in my “Geek Notes working copy” in BlogJet that you might enjoy, so here’s what I have today.

  • MakeMeAdmin Follow-up - Aaron Margosis has posted an important follow-up to his MakeMeAdmin tools and also explains some very important issues regarding the “default owner” issues on Windows XP. A must-read post if you are running non-admin.
  • iTunes SDK for Windows - As I mentioned the other day, I’m doing a lot of bittorrent downloads of live music. The goal for me is to get it into iTunes so I can get it into my iPod Shuffle. The conversion from FLAC/SLN to MP3 is easyΓǪ a quick batch file and I’m done. But I wanted to do the iTunes import too. Looks like it may be possible with the IITLibraryPlaylist::AddFiles method. We’ll see. [via Dan Crevier]
  • Skeleton Sketches - This is a cool gallery of sketches done Michael Paulus. “I decided to take a select few of these popular characters&nbsp_place_holder;[Ed: from 60s cartoons] and&nbsp_place_holder;render their skeletal systems as I imagine they might resemble if one truly had eye sockets half the size of its head, or fingerless-hands, or feet comprising 60% of its body mass.” [via AaronX]
  • Giant Steps - My good friend Karl Hungus (sic) sent this to a mailing list we are on together. It is an amazingly cool Flash animation put to the music of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps.
  • How Not to Teach Your Kids About Gun Safety - I can’t believe this guy kept going with the demonstration after shooting himself in the legΓǪ or is it a fake? Looks pretty real.