Archive for October, 2006

Roll your own search engine… sort of…

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Several blog posts have heralded the arrival of Google’s newest toy, a custom search engine setup… sort of Through Google Coop you can design a search engine that only covers the sites you want it to cover (or favor, it can search the web and just be biased towards the sites you prefer.) Of course, [...]

Cutting Short, splitting or truncating mp3 files…

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

from the command line in linux… or generating them from Wavs…. So, I’ve got this CD that I’ve made and is up for sale at lulu.com traditional hymns done as “chimes”. I’ve spent quite a bit of time recording to hard drive, editing and getting the wav files as good as possible and I’ve uploaded [...]

Firefox 2.0

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

Mozilla has released the 2.0 release of the Firefox web browser. Among the new features is built in spellcheck and javascript 1.7 support. However, there are critiques that are critical of the User Interface. (The blank bar, I thought, was the bookmarks toolbar folder area where you could put bookmarks of rss feeds or most [...]

Google Sitemaps adds more tools

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

I just re-visited sitemaps last night to take a look at some of the new tools they’ve rolled out. Google announced that they were adding a few features in the last couple days. Crawl statistics (and control over slow/normal/fast crawl speed) is one of the additions, also it’s possible to tag images for better searching [...]

Flash Player 9 for Linux

Thursday, October 19th, 2006

Now… available in Beta form… The Linux version of the Flash player has been stuck at 7 for some time, while many sites require flash 8 for video/etc… (The page to find the beta download is here.)    Send article as PDF   

Watching out for MORE fake video codecs

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

sunbelt blog has yet MORE fake codec sites to watch out for. All are bad and should be AVOIDED… details after the jump….    Send article as PDF   

Internet Explorer 7 final release – AND first vulnerability…

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Looks as though IE 7 release is imminent and will be in automatic updates on November 1st. Here’s one persons take on the user interface “improvements”. Now, there are many improvements in core functionality, but I’m annoyed by the user interface changes. I have spent quite a while with people getting use to the way [...]

Ebay “sell your item” upgrade leaves linux behind?

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

Ebay is apparently aware of some problems with their new “Sell your item” tool and linux web browsers. The linux.com article above says that they tried with several browsers windows/linux/mac and the common denominator was linux. Even firefox on linux failed where firefox on windows worked (and the user agent switcher tool caused things to [...]

Massive Oracle quarterly patches

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

If Microsoft patched 101 flaws in one release it would make big headlines – so this deserves some headlines too…. more coverage at incidents.org    Send article as PDF   

Zoom H4 first look…

Wednesday, October 18th, 2006

If you’re interested I’ve got a “first impressions” look at the Zoom H4 over on the ashevillemusiclessons.com site. I couldn’t decide where it would be more appropriate to post…..    Send article as PDF   

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