The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Tuesday, Debtember 13, 2005

The Buns of St. Lucy

In celebration of Lucia, Wlofie made the traditional lussekatter, a sweet bread made with saffron (which costs about ¼ the price of gold—yes, it's expensive stuff, but you don't need much). I think I enjoyed the lussekatter more than the cake I made the other day.


All I want to do is resize some graphics!

I spent way too much time last night tring to get ImageMagick installed on my Mac mini. I compiled and installed the latest version, but each time I tried using it, I kept getting:

convert: no decode delegate for this image format (jpeg)

A Google search on the error didn't prove anything conclusive. Even installing an older version didn't work (same error). The binary install of ImageMagick was useless as that's for Tiger, and apparently, I don't have Tiger but Panther (gee, what ever happened to things like version 10.4 or 10.3?).

Eventually, I was able to find a package I could install, but by then several hours had passed, and all I wanted to do was resize some pictures.

Sigh.

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