2006 Audi A3 -First Impressions

I recently purchased a new 2006 Audi A3 to replace my 1996 Audi A4. I have been eyeing this car ever since my last trip to Germany in 2000. I liked the A4 well enough, but the 170HP engine felt a little anemic for the heft of the car.

Photo: Front Grille View

Rest in Peace

Let's say a loving goodbye to my 1996 Audi A4. A faithful companion for just over 9 years. I recently discarded you for a shiny new Audi A3. You were so good to me... I'll miss you always.

The new car

Read my review

( Click on the image to see the specs )

Lukas Anthony

Lukas Anthony was born today, May 2 at 13:51.

The vital stats:

  • Date: May 2, 2005
  • Time of Birth: 13:51
  • Weight: 8 lbs 6 oz. (3.85 k)
  • Length: 21" Long (53.35cm)

Mom and baby are both doing great

Perl / Applescript to check remaining Powerbook Juice

Here is a little perl / applescript I put together that monitors the status of my battery level. When the battery gets to a low enough threshold, an alert prompt is displayed so I know that it's time to start thinking about plugging the computer back in. This idea started after reading this hint.

You will see my comments if you scroll down (look for kb5ql).

To proceed, you will need to perform the following steps:

1. download and install the battery_check_alert script
2. change the permissions on the downloaded file

The Code Library

Welcome to the code library section of the site. Here I hope to share some scripts and other various utilities I've created over the years to help solve some problems that I've encountered.

Unless otherwise specified, this code has only been tested to work on Mac OS X (10.3 to be precise).

Any use of the code supplied here is assumed to be at your own risk. I will make appropriate disclaimers, but try to use common sense. Feel free to modify the code as you see fit. All I ask is that you credit my code accordingly.



Baby Loop

The baby is on track for a late April/early May delivery.

Logan has decided to call the baby "Loop"

Since I'm the mac idiot of the family, my nickname for him is "Infinite Loop"

Mom still hasn't decided on a name for him yet.

Oh yeah, it's a boy. KAPLAA!!!!

Perl script to check on Disk Usage

I wrote this script a while back to get a snapshot of my disk usage. Since I'm using a powerbook and hard drive space is limited, I thought it wise to make sure I didn't have too much garbage lying around my drive.

To use this script, simply download the disk_usage.pl file and place in a good location on your hard drive. Once you have downloaded the file, open up the Terminal application. Run the command:

chmod 755 /path/to/file/disk_usage.pl

Once you have set the execute permission, you can now run it.

perl /path/to/file/disk_usage.pl /your/dir/here/

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