Friday, September 30, 2005
Kapo Super Monkie Radio – a soft toy and a radio. The radio controls are at the top and the volume adjustments are on the ears.
Zarva QQ51 MP3 Player – it looks like the PostPet teddy bear.
Doraemon Speakers – a plush Doraemon doll with speakers.
Blow Monkey Nail Dryer – use it to get your nails done faster.
Stereo Squealers – pig shaped speakers.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
The new season of Alias premieres on Thursday at 8pm. At the same time, Survivor and Joey are on. It’s a dilemma! I can’t watch all three at the same time. I can usually catch a repeat at 11pm when they air on the west coast, but that still means I can only watch 2 out of the 3 shows. It probably means I’ll have to skip out on Joey.
They should have left Alias at 9pm and Lost at 8pm on Wednesdays, like last season.
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I’ve moved some of my older entries from here to another weblog, using phpMyAdmin. With ExpressionEngine you can do that within the control panel but I had a lot of entries that I want to move. EE so needs a bulk editing mode.
All entries from before January 2004 are now archived. That’s three years worth of entries. They’re still accessible to me, I just don’t want them to be public any more. It feels kinda nice now that they’re gone, I should have done it sooner.
( Implementation )
Sunday, September 25, 2005
I may make more buttons for the other races so stay tuned.
Sunday, September 25, 2005
- Crave:: Sweets
- Whole package:: Brown
- Roommates:: University
- 5:30:: AM
- Lesbian:: Girl
- Poignant:: Message
- Hurtful:: Angry
- You and I:: Together
- Grateful:: Thanks!
- Giggle:: LOL
- Less filling:: Water
- Glue:: Stick
- Surprise me:: BOO!
- Model:: Airplane
- Fee:: Toll
- Microphone:: Karaoke
- Choices:: Multiple
- To the bone:: Bare
- Run!:: For your life!
- Appeal:: Sex
(from Unconscious Mutterings)
Thursday, September 22, 2005
My laptop is back! My computer starts now. But I have to bring it back in again tomorrow because one of the memory slots isn’t working. I’m running on 512MB right now instead of 512MB+256MB. Both memory cards are working but only on one of the slots. At least I can back up some stuff now!
I often forget how high the resolution of my laptop is. It’s 1400×1600. Whenever friends come over and use my computer I have to turn it back down to 1024×648 just so they can read off the screen. The tech guy who worked on my comp did this too.
There’s been quite a few software upgrades in the past week or two. I’ve got to upgrade Firefox to 1.0.7. And Opera to 8.5 – it’s free now. By the way, there’s a keyboard setup called Munin 7.5 that changes the keyboard shortcuts in Opera to the same as Firefox/Internet Explorer, which solves my main complaint with Opera – getting used to the shortcuts. Keepass is now at version 1.03. I can finally upgrade to iTunes 5 now that the Multi-plugin 2.0 beta is out. FileZilla is at 2.2.16. There’s probably even more software upgrades I have to deal with.
Sunday, September 18, 2005
I whipped up a very simple plugin today that resets the hit counters for all templates within a template group. I wrote it because it’s much faster than using the control panel to manually update the hit counter for every template. It works best with the Cron plugin.
Download version 1.0 here. Unzip and upload the plugin file to your system/plugins folder. Documentation and examples are inside the plugin file, and I’ve copied them below.
( Documentation )
Friday, September 16, 2005
Apple is offering a special iPod version that contains the 6 Harry Potter audiobooks, and has the Hogwarts logo on the back. I like the Harry Potter series, but I rarely listen to audiobooks and don’t particularly enjoy listening to them. I thought I might as well turn the topic of audiobooks into a poll question.
The last time I listened to one, it was an audiobook for The Tao of Pooh. I borrowed it from the library because the actual book wasn’t available. It wasn’t effective because I can’t remember much of what was in the book now. Another time I borrowed an audiobook which was about the environment and pesticides, and it was read by a well-known actress. The topic seemed interesting enough, but I didn’t finish that audiobook because I couldn’t stand the reader’s voice. Also, listening to another person’s voice is different from listening to the voice that’s inside my own head when I’m reading a book.
Other related questions (if you answer yes in the poll):
- What do you do while you’re listening to an audiobook? In the past I just sat and fidgeted, which was boring. I suppose if I listened to them while driving or exercising or eating it’d be less boring.
- What makes you decide to listen to an audiobook in the first place, instead of reading it?
- Do you only listen to certain types of books in the audio format?
- Do you find it faster to listen to an audio version of a book or reading a book?
Thursday, September 15, 2005
I took in the laptop for repairs today (couldn’t figure out what was wrong). The man who helped me out had such bad handwriting. He wrote down his name on this form so that I could refer to him if I needed to later on. I tried reading it out loud, but then stopped halfway and just asked him what it said.
I’m using the ol’ computer that’s still running on Windows 98. It’s got a really noisy fan and it runs slower than what I’m used to, but it works fine. There aren’t any fonts on this comp that display non-english characters, so I see a lot of ? characters in its place. Every time I see those, it reminds me of a time when I used to play this game with a friend of mine. It’s an online multi-player game that’s like Bomberman. We’d download the software and then play it in the computer labs at school. The game was in Korean, which neither of us understood, and all of the characters showed up as ??? on the screen. So we couldn’t tell what the other players were saying in the chat during the game. One day I decided to play a joke on him and I typed in a bunch of question marks like this – “?? ?? ?! ??? ???? ????”. I did it a couple of times, and my friend thought I was typing in Korean and became annoyed/jealous. Just thinking about it now cracks me up.