Grooveshark for iPhone: Icon Fix

Don’t know about you, but the slightly offset icon for Grooveshark 1.x on the iPhone bugged me (yes, I really am that anal😉, so I popped it into my image editor and tried to make it look a bit more like the stock iPhone icons by overlaying the glossy “button” look and adjusting the size to match the other icons I found.

Just click on the icon above, then save it to your desktop (or wherever) as Icon.png, then do the following:

  1. Connect to your iPhone via SSH, or use iPhoneBrowser (Windows).
  2. Navigate to the /Applications/Grooveshark.app folder.
  3. Replace Icon.png with the icon you downloaded above.
  4. Respring/reboot your iPhone, and when the Springboard comes back up, you should see the new icon. =)

One caveat: You’ll have to replace this icon using the steps above every time you get a Grooveshark update from Cydia/Rock/wherever until they fix the icon themselves, but it should work fine between updates.

Let me know if this works for you in the comments. Thanks!

(BTW, in case you haven’t installed Grooveshark yet, here’s a link to their information page: http://mobile.grooveshark.com/phones/iphone)

KB971092 won’t install (Visual Studio 2008 Security Fix)

From Microsoft Connect:
(https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=478117)

Until Microsoft come up with an official solution there is a working workaround for this problem.

This problem only appears to affect people who have not got Visual C++ Installed.

1.) Download VS90SP1-KB971092-x86.exe from here …
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=294de390-3c94-49fb-a014-9a38580e64cb
2.) Start the installation VS90SP1-KB971092-x86.exe
3.) Wait for the error message to come up – DO NOT CLOSE THE WINDOW!
4.) Copy the temp. folder where the patch has been unpacked to a new folder, for example onto your desktop.
5.) Close VS90SP1-KB971092-x86.exe that you started in 2.)
6.) Navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\Tools and find vsvars32.bat.
7.) Change the permissions on the file to allow everyone to edit it.
8.) Start VS90SP1-KB971092-x86.msp from within the saved folder and the process should complete.

Canon 5D Mark II Released!

Wow! These specs are even better than I’d hoped for!

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According to digital Photography School:

Here’s what Canon DSLR fans have been waiting for – the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR.

This 21 megapixel DSLR (CMOS full frame sensor) has an ISO range of 50 to 25600, HD movie recording (seems to be the way we’re going), Live View framing of images on it’s 3.0 inch LCD (920,000 pixels), burst mode of up to 3.9 frames per second, DIGIC IV processor and sensor dust reduction.

This beauty will set you back $2699 USD when it hits stores in November this year.

I’ve included the news release from Canon announcing the Canon EOS 5D Mark II DSLR below.

PS: also announced today by Canon is a new Canon 24mm f/1.4 II USM lens. Fast, wide angle which has gone through an update from its previous version.

(dPS: Canon EOS 5D Mark II)

And, from the Canon site itself:

(http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/eos5dm2/index.html)

The newly designed sensor is ultra-sensitive, too, empowering you to explore creative opportunities in challenging environments thanks to a wide ISO range of 100 to 6400 at the standard setting. ISO expansion extends coverage from ISO 50 to an astounding ISO 25600. Shooting with auto ISO is also nicely responsive with a comfortable ISO range of 100 to 3200. Whether shooting outdoor scenes at night or charmingly lit interiors, you can now capture all the subtle nuances of natural lighting through the unencumbered joy of hand-held, flash-free shooting.

(http://web.canon.jp/imaging/eosd/eos5dm2/01.html#01)

Awesome. Just awesome. I was aware of most of the specs from the pre-release buzz, but the HD movie mode is new to me. What do you think?

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My previous posts:

New Teaser Ad for Canon 5D Mark II, 50D compared.

Update! Release info and specs available here:
https://blog.wolffmyren.com/2008/09/17/canon-5d-mark-ii-released/

Continue reading “New Teaser Ad for Canon 5D Mark II, 50D compared.”

WordPress.com: How do I send out update pings?

This is really cool; I was trying to find a “fix” for the outdated instructions on Technorati.com to have my blog ping Technorati and found this article instead. Nice work, WordPress!

How do I send out update pings?

Many services like Technorati, Feedster, Icerocket, Google Blog Search, and many others want a “ping” from you to know you’ve updated so they can index your content. In most blog software and blogging services you have to manually go to different websites to send let them know you’ve updated, and we’ve had a few questions from people who want to know if they have to do the same on WordPress.com.

Nope! We handle it all for you. When you post we send a ping to Ping-O-Matic – http://pingomatic.com – which then distributes it out to 15+ different services, all automatically. We want things to be as easy as possible for our users, so it’s another thing you just don’t have to worry about.🙂

http://faq.wordpress.com/2005/09/28/update-pings/

Reasons to Trash or Rewrite Your Resume

Lifehacker.com has a great post today on rewriting your resume. Here are some excerpts:

Having a resume begs for you to go into that big machine that looks for relevant keywords, and begs for you to get a job as a cog in a giant machine. Just more fodder for the corporate behemoth. That might be fine for average folks looking for an average job, but is that what you deserve?

Don’t focus on your responsibilities, focus on what you achieved. […] Most people do not think in terms of quantified achievements when they are in the job, but on the resume, that’s the only part of the job that matters. No one can see that you were a “good team player” on your resume unless you can say “established a team to solve problem x and increased sales x%” or “joined under-performing team and helped that team beat production delivery dates by three weeks.”

(via Lifehacker: Reasons to Trash or Rewrite Your Resume)