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Feb 25, 2007



... private island of skyros (half life) [glamscum = name of club; named after Price's "GlamSlam"]

from the archives: DMA? ATA? IDE? EIDE? UDMA? SATA? P-ATA? ultra DMA33? sata? p-ata? ata66? ATA/150? ata100/ata133? Can someone tell the hard drive companies to standardize how they name their damn drives?

January 25, 2007 -

Yahoo's user migration from Flicker is causing a stink...
Here's another acquisition and privacy policy you might have missed:

Note: On December 09, 2005, del.icio.us became part of the Yahoo! network of products and services. Information collected by del.icio.us will continue to be subject to the del.icio.us privacy policy, posted here. To learn more about how Yahoo! uses other information not collected on del.icio.us please see read the Yahoo! Privacy Policy.

See also: digg.com

January 24, 2007 -

Slick new pop-ups for the Google translation service (so you can see the source text and the translated text at the same time, instead of the old way, in which you'd have to open a new browser window at look at the pages side-by-side) [click images to enlarge] :

   Original Page:

   Standard Translation Page:

    On mouse-over:

Try it now! Copy this url [ http://www.sekigun.com/history/yuanchuang/weixin04.htm ] and paste it into the Google Trans, Chinese to English Beta option.

And if you're wondering what it's good for...

well, theres the fact that it helps you if you're studying the language and you need to clarify what the translation's original text was...

but even more importantly, it helped me discover that the Chinese characters used for the movie 'Snakes on a Plane' are
"Snakes Latest Air Disaster !"

screenshots are from Opera, the best web browser ever.

January 23, 2007 - "
The iBoy and the iMan"
(Everything old is new again)

Modding the iPod - The GamePod!

I mean, the iBoy!

The buttons even work to control it!

      [ slideshow link | details link ]

No? Not your thing?

Then I give you: The WalkPod!

I mean, the iMan!



January 23, 2007 -


__ Plays MP4 on DVD-Recordable?   Price 
X-Box 360 No. Doesn't play MP4/Xvid or Divx formats; has to be either
a) streamed* to the box from a Media Center Edition pc, or
b) encoded as Windows Media (?)
i.e WMV or get media streaming software for transmission over Ethernet.
"Currently available media sharing software includes Windows Media Player 11, Zune, and Windows Media Connect."
  $300 - $400
iTV No. Plays MP4 / h.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mov), but doesn't play DVD-Recordables;
must be streamed by ethernet or wireless.
(can also be loaded via usb??)
H.264 and protected H.264 (iTunes Store video) and MPEG-4:
but ONLY 640 by 480, 30 fps, Simple Profile. ??
PS3 Yes. Can play AVC (advanced profile) MPEG4 (.mp4). You can even plug a Video iPod into it, and go!
But all that is needed, because, reportedly, it can't stream video from a PC!
By the way; it doesn't upconvert video (mp4 or regular MPEG2/VOB DVDs).
No info to be found on the sony support site about MP4 Subtitle support... (must not have it)
  What is it?
$600 if you
can find one
for sale?

*Get this; for a wireless connection (NOT built in) : "The Xbox 360 console supports only the Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter and Xbox Live Compatible wireless-to-Ethernet bridges, routers, and gateways bearing the Xbox Live Compatible logo."
** Conversion through Zune: "Windows Media Video (.wmv); MPEG4 (.mp4, .m4v, .mov): Simple Profile, all bitrates, and resolutions; H.264 (.mp4, .m4v, .mov): Baseline and Main Profile (no AVC/Advance Profile support for video).
But note that it alls gets converted to a proprietary windows format.
"Why does Zune convert my videos?" [So we can try to control how you use the videos.] "To ensure an enjoyable playback experience on Zune, the Zune software converts all video using a profile that strikes a balance between quality, file size, and CPU usage."


I'm still left with the feeling that you're just better off spending a little more for a laptop or PC (HTPC) that supports Component video out...
that way you get it all; Nero MP4 with AVC, subtitles and multiple 5.1 audio, wireless networking, playes all types of burned media and usb memory, you can play not only DivX or Xvid, but also DVB (digital tv format, .ps), etc... Get a good enough laptop, and you can theoretically do upconversion on the fly as well. Plus, PCs play games too!



X-Box 3.6.0. support: http://www.videohelp.com/dvdplayers.php?DVDnameid=6421&Search=Search&#comments
X-Box 3-six-oh "faq": http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/?WT.svl=nav

January 22, 2007 -

Screenshot of Opera browser , Japanese version.

January 22
, 2007 -

PHP & MySQL Everyday Apps For Dummies

Provides Web developers using the popular combination of PHP (a scripting language) and MySQL (a database system) with practical applications that they can adapt and put to work right away A 2002 survey found that PHP was running on over 9 million Web sites, and there have been over 1.8 million PHP downloads since May 2002; MySQL reports 2 million users Applications include a user login, an online catalog, a shopping cart, a content management system, a Web forum, and a mailing list management system The author walks readers through the creation of each application, offering two different versions-procedural (the traditional PHP coding method) and object-oriented (new in PHP 5).


January 21, 2007 -

Nerdvana with Konfabulator (Yahoo) Widgets:

Click to enlarge.


January 8, 2007 -

January 4, 2007 -

Traffic Report for the first week of the new year...


January 1, 2007 - Akemashite, Omedetô Gozaimasu

Kotoshimo dozo yoroshiku onegaishimasu.

Direct Download for New Year's:

~ DETHJINGLE mp3 , 2.24 MB ~ (right click, save file as....)

= Lyrics =

Do You Folks Like Coffee?

[ ]
Real Coffee,
From the Hills Of Colombia?

[ ]

Then Duncan Hills Will Wake You
From A Thousand Deaths.
A Cup Of Life, Of Blood.
[Dying, Dying]
You're Dying For A Cup.

Guatemala Blend,
French Vanilla Roast.
[Dying, Dying]
You're Dying For A Cup.

[ ]

Prepare For Ultimate Flavor!
You're Gonna Get Some ... Now!

[ ]
And Scream... For Your Cream!


Duncan Hills,
Duncan Hills,
Duncan Hills Coffee.

Merry Christmas: hope you didn't get visited by the Krumpis (Krampus) instead of St. Nick..

The Krampus, the fiery companion of European Santa, approaching a little girl and boy on this Victorian litho postcard. Both are frightened.

Santa Claus and a Krampus:

(The Krampus is a devil-like creature who accompanies St. Nicholas on the 6th of December, and who takes away very bad children in a pail.)

If you do not behave, here you can see...   The Krumpis takes away bad children.


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