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Unicycle ride

Louise and I did a short unicycle ride today. Well, 8:20 – 12:45pm, so not really short. The route: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/Corbin-s-House-Reservoir Distance: 40.4 km Ascend: 1323 m Descend: 1751 m Soft Gravel: 2 km RTL Rating: 206 RTL == “Ride the Lobster”, a unicycle race we are planning to do next year: http://www.ridethelobster.com/ …now, for tomorrow, another ride: http://www.bikely.com/maps/bike-path/shel-to-rob-s-route Distance: 66.7km Ascend: 771 Descend: 764 Prev rating: 206 Soft Gravel: 15km Total rating: 190 –corbin


Overriding shortcut keys in the NSOpenPanel or NSSavePanel

It recently came up where someone needed to override some of the default shortcut keys in the NSOpenPanel or NSSavePanel. This is quite trivial to do. First off, the “easy way” would be to add a hidden NSPopUpButton in an accessory view that has the appropriate shortcuts. However, that won’t override the defaults (ie: cmd-r == reveal in finder, cmd-i == finder info window, cmd-a == select all, etc). To override these, you would subclass the appropriate panel: @interface MyOpenPanel : NSOpenPanel @end @implementation MyOpenPanel – (BOOL)performKeyEquivalent:(NSEvent *)theEvent { NSLog(@”…test”); // an example of where you would do your key... [read more]


UniBar – version 3, SketchUp

I have been making custom unicycle handlebars (also known as “touring handles” or “touring handlebars”). They make the unicycle more comfortable when riding long distances. I’m hoping to make a write up on how I create them, but here are a few pictures, and more importantly, I did a design of it in SketchUp! First, I took a series of pictures of the building process, and final handle for Louise: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/UnicyclesAndParts Best of all, I did a *rough* outline of it in SketchUp. Here is the SketchUp picture, and download UniBar v3.zip


UniBar – version 3, SketchUp

I have been making custom unicycle handlebars (also known as “touring handles” or “touring handlebars”). They make the unicycle more comfortable when riding long distances. I’m hoping to make a write up on how I create them, but here are a few pictures, and more importantly, I did a design of it in SketchUp! First, I took a series of pictures of the building process, and final handle for Louise: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/UnicyclesAndParts Best of all, I did a *rough* outline of it in SketchUp. Here is the SketchUp picture, and download UniBar v3.zip


Flickr Photo Download: Bass with high ISO

High ISO. Red lights. Dark Room. Hard to take pictures. Cool effect. 3 Leg Torso. [From Flickr Photo Download: Bass with high ISO]


T-Rex electric “cars”

T-Rex came by apple yesterday and gave some rides in their new cars, due out in 2008. The cars are pretty cool, and they have an electric version which I rode in. It was pretty darn fast, and handled really well. Approximate specs: $60k (electric), $50k (gas), 150 mpc (miles per charge), 6? hour charge time (I may have remembered that wrong), moto license required. Not quite a tesla, but still pretty neat. I don’t know if they are worth the cost. At $60k they will be more of a luxury item. To hit the consumer market, then need to... [read more]


Halloween…a few pictures

Louise and I went out with Nate, Kristi and Pacos to downtown santa cruz. Here’s some pics: Nate, Kristi and Pacos Nate, Kristi and Pacos Louise (frog girl) and Corbin (banana man) Louise (frog girl) and Corbin (banana man) Louise (frog girl) and Corbin (banana man)


Leopard: PhotoSearch demo app now live

PhotoSearch, a demo app I wrote for WWDC a few years ago, is now live: http://developer.apple.com/samplecode/PhotoSearch/ It demonstrates some cool custom cell stuff that is only available on Leopard.


Instruments on Leopard: How to debug those random crashes in your Cocoa app

Update: Sept 9, 2009: Mac OS 10.6 Snow Leopard now has this feature built into Instruments! In Xcode, choose “Run -> Run with Performance Tool -> Zombies”, and repeat your steps that cause the crash. Easy as pie. Read on if you don’t have Snow Leopard… Mac OS 10.5 Leopard has a great new developer app called Instruments. It can easily be used to debug those “random crashers” in your application caused by too many -release or -autorelease calls. Let’s see how. If you want to follow along, download this project: CrashTestDummy.zip Open it up in Xcode. The nib has... [read more]


New Leopard user features – Open and Save Panels

Leopard, the new Mac OS 10.5, is out! There are a lot of new features, but not everything is mentioned on the features page. Here are some of the cool “power user” features which you may not know about: The Open and Save Panel (implemented in Cocoa, also known as the NSSavePanel and NSOpenPanel) 1. There is a new Icon View mode with options: However, the way to change the icon size to be small (as seen above) isn’t obvious. Click and hold down on the icon view segmented cell and a popup will occur: 2. You can now insert... [read more]


In the house…

Great picture from Hans from last weekend: (that’s me on Louise’s silk)


California Mountain Unicyle Weekend – THIS WEEKEND! Oct 12-14th, 2007, Santa Cruz.

California Mountain Unicyle Weekend – THIS WEEKEND! Oct 12-14th, 2007, Santa Cruz. http://www.unicycling.com/muni/2007/ Go to the website, and print out the form. You should come! The “big day” is saturday, and that will be the coolest.


New RADIOHEAD album. How much? It’s up to you.

I *totally* support artists like radiohead that are going away from those damn record labels and selling their music online. What’s even better is when they do this when you click on the ? next to the price: Sweet. I totally will give them money since I could just put a price of 0 and give it for free. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work on my mac when I go to fill out my CC info: I emailed them. Hopefully they will fix this. Anyways, download it, and give them a few pounds.


Cool wooden bike

Back when we rode Strawberry Fields Forever in May of ’07, I took some pictures of a wooden/bamboo bike at Calfree’s shop. the coolest part was the horns! Man. I want this bike. Sorry about the quality of the pictures; i was moving the phone too much.


Walle teaser!! New pixar film..

It is here: http://www.pixar.com/theater/trailers/walle/walle_t1_640.html And… http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/trailers/second-wall+e-trailer-hits-the-internet-305889.php Super! looks great. http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/wall-e/


Project Hutchinson: Stained deck! (well, some of it)

Louise and I stained a lot of the deck last weekend. I did most all the railings on Saturday/Sunday, and on Sunday afternoon we did the planks together (I sprayed while she brushed). Looks GREAT! Click on pics for fullsize I’m going to do the house soon….


Project Hutchinson: more work on the deck, and wiring.

The deck has a railing!: Last night I spent a bunch of time scrubbing it to get the redwood tannin marks off (the black marks). You can see it is still a little wet. I also did the electrical underneath; it is bright as day under there! (no pics yet).


Louise went to Scotland and the only camera she had was her iPhone

… and all her iPhone pictures are here: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/LouiseSScotlandTrip — check them out, as you will be quite surprised at what the 2 mega pixel camera on the iPhone can do! Some highlights/favorites of mine: This guy has a duct tape license plate! LOL Just funny… Submersible cars only. Louise said “look it’s steaming!!!” … i guess it is! I want my gravestone to be like this. Louise said “NO”.


SketchUp documents for trials building.

I use SketchUp to design some of the trials things I build. Here are some of the docs I made. It is a free program, and is GREAT. Download it, mac or windows: http://www.sketchup.com/ triasl – 4 by 4 hoppers.skp trials – teeter totter.skp


More muni weekend trials obstacles

I’ve been building more and more stuff for California Muni Weekend 2007 – Santa Cruz. I’ve posted new pictures on my site, starting here: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/TrialsAtCorbinSHouse/photo#5101921612786166786


Project Hutchinson: More deck pictures…

I added some more pictures to my Deck album: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/ProjectHutchinsonDeckProgressAugust07 It is really coming along!


Smart cars!

On Tuesday, I was able to test drive a smart car. They are GREAT! They feel a little like a go cart, but they seem quite peppy for a 1000cc car. Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fit my 36″ Nimbus unicycle in the back, but there will be a bike rack option. Excellent! I can’t wait till the first quarter of next year when I’ll sell my Subaru and get a smart! Visit smart usa for more information. Also, this Friday and Saturday they will be demo’ing the cars again at Whole Foods in Cupertino (visit: Tour Info), so... [read more]


Project hutchinson

Don’t forget the stairs!


Project Hutchinson: the deck continues…

Project Hutchinson continues! The deck is slowly coming along, at great expense. Here you can see some of the main beams: Here’s some of the wood to be used: A little of the underground work: Check out all the pictures on the: Picasa Web Album – Deck in Aug 07


Tenaya Peak, Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite, CA.

Last weekend, Jason, Louise and I climbed Tenaya Peak in Yosemite. More details later. It was SOO MUCH FUN!


Muni in Tahoe last weekend

Louise A few more pictures of me, Mark and Shel: http://picasaweb.google.com/corbin.dunn/MountainUnicyclingInTahoe We went to Tahoe and road Mr. Toads on Saturday. On Sunday, we played around on the rocks by a small clear lake. Tons of fun!


Tiny shoe


New unicycle! KH 20

I recently got a shiny new trials unicycle, the best there is, a Kris Holm 20″ trials: In it’s natural territory: From Bedford unicycles. Bedford did a TOP NOTCH job tuning up the uni before he mailed it out to me. He gives some of the best customer service that I have ever seen.


Huge iPhone

Huge iPhone, originally uploaded by corbin_dunn. There is a huge iPhone poster here at work.


Baby watermelons

Baby watermelons, originally uploaded by corbin_dunn. It won’t be too long before we have some melons! Corbin http://www.corbinstreehouse.com/blog



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