Monthly Archives: August 2008

Gizmodo: Apple Patent Filing for Mac Tablet

Looks pretty cool to me… Appleinsider has gotten their hands on a large patent filing from Apple that we haven’t seen before, and it’s loaded with plans for how a multitouch interface would work on a tablet Mac running full-blown

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Remove Windows Media Player Integration (such as from the Right-Click menu)

This has nagged me for soooo long! I use Winamp, which has its own context menu integration, and I find myself accidentally opening a folder to play in Windows Media Player all the time… Leave my context menu alone! If

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FoxTrot, on the DMCA

I found this comic while digging through my Flickr account to clear out the non-photo material, and thought this was an excellent commentary on the industry… http://www.gocomics.com/foxtrot/2007/12/30/

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Lifehacker: Useful Firefox 3 Configuration Tweaks

Update: Here are some new tips for Firefox 3 on all platforms and some specific tips for Firefox 3 on Linux: Super Awesome Firefox 3 Tips! (All Platforms) Super Awesome Firefox 3 Tips! (Linux)

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How to Live: 25 Useful scripts for Flickr users

Following up the post on 10 Really Useful Flickr Greasemonkey Userscripts from the other day is this great article from howtoliveonline.com that lists 25 great Greasemonkey scripts for Flickr users: Flickr is a nice, popular online photo sharing tool. Here

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Ryugyong Hotel (Pyongyang, DPRK)

Update: Check out the new construction on the hotel! In my continuing search for new and interesting articles due directly to my incredible fascination with North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea), I recently found an article in Esquire about

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Canon EOS 50D SLR

It’s a bit surprising to me how quickly Canon is skipping over the 40D; I purchased a 30D at the end of its sales life (and was able to get the nicer 28-135mm lens shown below as part of the

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Ridiculous Subversion Behavior

Yesterday, I attempted to move some of our content from a local filestore into our main subversion repository. I copied the files to my computer, all 22472.67 megabytes of it, and used TortoiseSVN to import the data to our repository.

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Visual Studio 2008 SP1

I’ve seen a *lot* of hits on my post “Visual Studio 2008 Is Pretty Damn Slow…“, which means that a lot of you are probably still experiencing speed issues with Visual Studio 2008. In regard to this, I thought it

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How-To Geek: Using Symlinks in Windows Vista

I haven’t tried using my favorite XP junction tool, NTFS-Link, since I upgraded my home computer to Windows Vista, and I’m a little apprehensive since the filesystem has changed a bit. Nonetheless, if you are still using XP, NTFS-Link is

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SundryBuzz: How to soften new sheets

I’ve gotta try this myself… I bought some new sheets recently, ran them through a regular wash cycle before putting them on our bed, and immediately thought, wait, did I accidentally buy a negative thread count? They were so stiff

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Download Squad: Quick Media Converter

This program looks awesome, and it’s comforting to know that both Download Squad and Lifehacker vouch for it. Check out the details; it might just replace MediaCoder for me… Quick Media Converter is a Windows utility that will let you

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Color Codes

This website is incredibly useful for HTML color management, and just looks super cool: http://color.ssve.ru/b

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More Model Release Info…

Model Release From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia A model release, known in similar contexts as a liability waiver, is a legal document typically signed by the subject of a photograph granting permission to publish the photograph in one form or

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Dan Heller Photography: Model Release Primer

This looks like some excellent information about model releases, which will probably come in handy for any of you photographers out there who are planning on shooting portraits for groups such as “100 Strangers” on Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/groups/100strangers/)… Before we begin,

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Scout: William WM

1. Chihuly, 2. So You Think You Can Dance?, 3. Burden In My Hand, 4. Bold Statement, 5. Shadowplay, 6. The Usual Scene, 7. They Came From Above, 8. The Couple (HDR), 9. City Lights, 10. Orange Slices, 11. Health

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dPS: 10 Really Useful Flickr Greasemonkey Userscripts

All of these are excellent scripts, and many of them are available in the Better Flickr extension from Gina Trapani at Lifehacker, but my favorite by far is the Flickr Follow Comments plugin which makes that atrocity of a page

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Photojojo: DIY Flash Diffuser

I posted a related link back in March (Pop-up Flash), but I just recently tried it out and found it to be so useful that it was worth reposting: Harsh, unflattering flash got you down? Grab an old roll of

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FaceYourManga.com: My Avatar

I’ve been seeing these all over the interwebs lately, so I had to give it a shot: What do you think, is it me? You can get your own at FaceYourManga.com.

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Flickr Explore FAQ (from Big Huge Labs)

This is a great reference on what Flickr Explore is, what Interestingness is, and how to understand both: What is Explore? Explore is a Flickr feature with the intent of showing you “some of the most awesome photos on Flickr.”

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