Access User ~/Library Folder in OS X Lion: I always forget how to do this:
chflags nohidden ~/Library/
St Ives seen from Hayle Towans one evening (at flickr)
which came first - the colour or the fruit? (at flickr)
smoke (at flickr)
20120110 (at flickr)
20120102 (at flickr)
jam jar (at flickr)
after the boys of summer have gone (at flickr)
cold tree (at flickr)
Over the last twelve months the battery in my cordless drill has declined noticeably in capacity. This came to a head at the weekend when a freshly charged battery was not sufficient to complete the installation of a single screw, particularly given that I need to drill four 16mm holes into some concrete.
The drill itself seems fine, if a little battered, so I looked into buying a new battery. Amazon sells the battery for £40.76. That's not so bad - the drill was originally about twice that price.
Just to be sure, I checked what a new drill will cost. It turns out to be £58.94. Hmm - just an extra £19 to have a new drill, charger and case. Seems like a reasonable option.
Oh, but wait - the new drill comes with two batteries.
So, a battery is ~£40 and a drill with two batteries is ~£60. How does that make sense?
cherry blossom (at flickr)
Diego (at flickr)
first one up (at flickr)
clouds roll in (at flickr)
late summer's evening (at flickr)
fungus (at flickr)
sunset (at flickr)
And so, despite owning a phone capable of video calling, restrictions on using Apple’s FaceTime over cellular networks mean that if I wanted to make a video call, whilst out and about, I’d end up looking around for a phone booth.
This kind of thing really annoys me (similarly, restrictions on tethering, application install restrictions, etc.).