New Blog

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A friend from work recently set up a technology blog… promises to be a lot of good information.

A Film by Carter Madajczyk

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

At my fiancée’s request, I yanked all of the pictures from my digital camera off because the CF card was full. I wasn’t really sure why, but I’m not one to argue (too much).

While I was transferring the pics, I noticed that there seemed to be a few movies on there. No, not live shots of Paris Hilton… but it wasn’t anything I had taken either.

Closer inspection found that on Sunday, Carter had stolen the camera while I was sleeping, taken about 10 pictures, and replaced it. On Monday, just after I got home, he was playing with the camera again. Little did I know, he had it set to capture movies.

Out of the six or seven mini movies he recorded, two were so good I thought that I would share them. In the first one, he seems to spend his time getting used to the camera. By the second, he’s already moved into the director’s seat, and he’s barking orders left and right.

Carter’s First Entry: Still Photos

Carter the Cameraman - [AVI, 6.05mb]

Carter the Director- [AVI, 3.62mb]

NOTE: The above items still need to be imported.

Dr. Strangelove is a Documentary?

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

There is an article at the New York Times that states that the the movie Dr. Strangelove was probably based on more fact than originally believed… an interesting read for those who liked the movie!

Photos Section Finally Working

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

Well, I finally got off of my lazy ass and I got the Photos section working. I’ve only been talking about doing that for a month or two.

You’ll notice, of course, that there really aren’t many photos out there. Bite me! It’s one in the morning… perhaps I’ll post some more in the next few days. Getting that section really kicked the crap out of me.

There’s still a lot of work to be done, but at least I’m making progress!

Cool Firefox Finds

This article was originally posted at this domain name on an old blogging system. I am consolidating all of my ramblings and drabble here.

I’ve been using Mozilla Firefox for over a year now. I’ve seen a lot of feature enhancements, product name changes, and cool new features. I wanted to post some of the interesting things I’ve found, both for my own archive and also for the enjoyment of others.

Firstly, for anybody who doesn’t know it, Firefox allows you to download extensions, or plug-ins, to make the browser do all kinds of cool things. I would love to produce a plug-in, but honestly, everytime I have an idea, I’m able to find a plug-in that’s already available and mature…. it’s simply amazing!

One of the first things you notice when you first install an extension is the delay. Before it will allow you to install, it forces you to wait 3 seconds. Although I knew this was a security fix, I couldn’t figure out why until I happened upon this article, which really explained the whole thing. Very sneaky, and a very elegant work-around.

Some of the plug-ins I’ve found handy include:

Adblock - Blocks ads via regular expressions. Awesome!

ChromEdit - A Simple User Profile File Editor

Gmail Notifier - Notifies you when new mail arrives

Google Pagerank Status - The only reason I used to ever go into IE.

Linkification- Surrounds plain text URLs with anchor tags

Sage - A lightweight RSS and ATOM feed aggregator

SwitchProxy Tool - Allows you to become anonymous, also multiple proxies.