Twitter Posts for 2007-10-21

  • Manny is so good. Too bad he is such a dick. #
  • J D Drew with a grand slam baby! #
  • Indian’s Carmona takes a seat in the 3rd inning…JD Drew suddenly realizes that he doesn’t suck. #
  • @k1v1n How do you access the beta site? I’ve received several invites to it, but they never seem to go through. #
  • Beckett says he’s ready to come in for relief if/when the Red Sox reach game 7…booyah! #
  • @k1v1n : How weird, I can’t access it. I swear I’d received invites before. Do you have any invites with your new beta account? #
  • @Scobleizer That kind of means Techmeme would be “spam” as well. All they do is combine other people’s work. #
  • test posting using hellotxt …we’ll see if this updates Twitter, Jaiku, and Tumblr all at once! #
  • Red Sox take Game 6 in case you missed the scoreboard… 🙂 #
  • coffee in hand, studying for most of the morning. #
  • Anyone want an invite to Wuala? http://wua.la/en/home.html just let me know, I have 4. #
  • Installing “Bad Behavior” on my blog because I’m sick of spam. #
  • I should be comment spam free from now on: Askimet, Bad Behavior, and reCAPTCHA. #
  • I’d really love to know how someone got write access to a file on my web space… #
  • @Matthom : Well, show up and not have Dice-K suck like he has recently… #
  • Interesting, someone else modified a file that was 644…how is that possible? #
  • I am realizing how painful insecure WordPress really is …this is frightening. #
  • Why is it 77 on October 21st? What is wrong with this picture… #
  • Figured out how to take screenshots on my iPod touch…playing around with some themes #
  • working on a Tango-inspired Summerboard theme… #
  • so pumped for tonight’s Game 7 …Lets go Sox! #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2uko32 Firefox 3 will be native on Windows, OSX, and Linux…very cool #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2wnxuq images of Firefox 3 native …looks really nice. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2we9w5 icon inventory for Windows version of Firefox 3 … many more icons still to be created #

Quick Note: Sorry for Any Hassle

Just a very quick note regarding some updates/changes on the website. I’ve activated a few new counter spam measures due to the recent influx of comment spam that I have been seeing. First off, I’ve been using Askimet for a while now with pretty decent success, but it’s time to step up the protection. Next on the list is a new solution (to this blog at least) called Bad Behavior. Viewers shouldn’t see any kind of detrimental impact due to this particular plugin as it only blocks spam bots from accessing the site. If you are blocked for some reason (not that you’d even be able to read this post) please drop me an email. The final line of defense is reCAPTCHA. You’ll notice a red box when you try to leave a comment. This system works like the traditional CAPTCHA check in that you will need to enter the words that are randomly display to verify that you’re human. The twist comes from what happens with those words that you enter: they are fed back to the Internet Archive to increase the accuracy of there OCR processing. Pretty cool huh? I could have used a standard CAPTCHA, but I thought I’d try and help out in small part to a great cause (the Internet Archive project). In summary, I apologize for any inconvenience that these new systems might cause, but it was time to hopefully deal with those heartless, spineless, degenerate bastards (AKA spammers) once and for all.

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-20

  • http://tinyurl.com/3xv7hn InstantBird …IM app based on Mozilla. Still very buggy, but it’s a start. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2lswo6 Rockies filed a patent for “Rocktober”…are you serious? Really? #
  • Ubuntu still fails miserably as wireless on my laptop AND my desktop. That’s too bad…I wanted to give it a try. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/yow27f Post once – it goes to Twitter, Jaiku, Tumblr, and eventually Pownce. #
  • Doh! forgot out Sharepoint server move was happening tonight…hopefully I don’t need to recreate 45 user accounts tonight. #
  • coffee and some homework #
  • @tmarkiewicz : I had the same impression when I saw it a few months ago…totally overhyped. #
  • I need to find time to switch my WHS from RC to OEM…shouldn’t take that long, but it’s hard to find the time. #
  • Next time I receive an email from MySpace I will be deleting my account. #
  • I might end up slacking off this weekend, we’ll see what I can get done this afternoon. #
  • I really need to see “The Darjeeling Limited” it looks great… #
  • http://www.ie7pro.com Make IE not suck – ad-blocking, “extensions”, much more #
  • Doing a great job at procrastinating the rest of my work… #
  • Fighting with the navigation on my blog, unfortunately right now I’m losing. #
  • Screw it, I give up for now. Time for some lunch and a bit more homework. #
  • I finally got around to beating Portal. Very fun game, I don’t think it has much replayability though. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/ywk5my Zune 2 to include wifi text messaging. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-19

  • Watching the Red Sox, can they come back? You better damn well believe it! #
  • http://tinyurl.com/ywqaft Look at the HTML source for these assholes…they say you can’t. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/yoj9cg A good discussion about these “don’t look at my HTML” asshats #
  • @sbspalding Glad you like it. The stupidity of some people amazes me. #
  • absolute bullshit. Red Sox just got robbed of a homerun. #
  • this game is going to come down to the wire…because I don’t have enough stress in my life 🙂 #
  • @Aubs that definitely makes two of us… #
  • So ready for it to be the weekend. #
  • Sox win game 5 …game 6 Saturday night here we come! #
  • You know you’re reading the right blogs when you scoup Techmeme by a few hours. #
  • I’d love to know why I can’t access my router at the moment. Weird/annoying. #
  • goodnight all #
  • Flock v1.0 is VERY impressive. If I can find a decent them I might give it a try full time. #
  • first class was canceled, chilling for a bit, then headed in for my 2nd class, and then a long day of work. #
  • Morning class was useless, I hate group projects, and I wish it would down pour instead of this mist stuff. That is all 😛 #
  • Like clockwork, strange database related issues always seem to creep up on a Friday afternoon. #
  • Even with my basic knowledge of Visual Basic 2005 I can already tell how much Visual Basic 6 sucks. #
  • This is the worst peanut butter cookie I’ve ever had, but it’s not bad as a sugar cookie. #
  • All kinds of database work to do this afternoon. Lets hope it goes as planned (it never does). #
  • it’s fun fixing a problems that has plagued this department for months… #
  • Well crap, so much for my moment of brilliance. Never mind, I didn’t fix anything. Grr.. #
  • @Matthom : That’d be mean, then you could publicly make fun of people without them knowing 😛 (or is that the point?) #
  • @Matthom : lol…I have such an evil mind. My mind is permanently in the gutter. I suppose your nice use would work too… #
  • @sourjayne : That’s brilliant, did you write that? #
  • My parents are dressing up my dog…that must be indicative of the apocalypse #

Interesting Links 10.19.07

  • A beautiful mind – Schizophrenia is potentially a very creative tool which, as yet, has not been understood or recognised and is mistreated and so its powerful symptoms manifest as confusion and destruction.
  • Schizophrenics gain by practice, not meds – A U.S. study suggested cognitive gains in schizophrenic patients treated with newer antipsychotic medications are due to practice effects, not the drugs.
  • How schizophrenia develops: Major clues discovered – Schizophrenia may occur, in part, because of a problem in an intermittent on/off switch for a gene involved in making a key chemical messenger in the brain, scientists have found in a study of human brain tissue.
  • Brain cell growth diminishes long before old age strikes – While other research groups have made similar observations in the brains of rodents, this is the first time the decrease in new cell growth, known as neurogenesis, has been noted in a primate, the biological order that also includes apes and humans.
  • Light shone within brains of mice reveals secrets of sleep-wake cycle – By flickering a special light inside the brains of sleeping mice to wake them up, Stanford researchers have shown that they can induce behavior in a living mammal by directly controlling specific neural cells.

It’s been a crazy week between papers, quizzes, work, running 5 sessions of my independent research…Needless to say, I haven’t had an opportunity to post any of the links before now. The first group is entirely psych related links (mostly Schizophrenia), and it’s very interesting stuff that is worth the read. The article that I thought was particularly interesting/sad was the one regarding individuals with Schizophrenia showing progress based on practice effects, not the wonderful meds everyone thought were so effective. That would really suck if that’s true (which it seems like it probably is).

  • 250+ Tools and Resources For Coding the Web – We’re all living on the web, and we all seem to be starting our own websites, so it’s time we all learned the languages that make it run.
  • CSS Vertical Bar Graphs – Eric Meyer has been keeping a secret since 2005 about CSS Vertical Bar Graphs. Well, not really, but it is good that he has come out with a nifty demo on how to do this.
  • A List Apart: Findings From the Web Design Survey – In April 2007, A List Apart and An Event Apart conducted a survey of people who make websites. Close to 33,000 web professionals answered the survey’s 37 questions, providing the first data ever collected on the business of web design and development as practiced in the U.S. and worldwide.
  • 21 Facts About The Internet You Should Know – You probably use it every day but how well do you know your Internet?
  • Verizon Wireless: If you don’t opt out, we get to share your CPNI call data – Over the weekend, a small storm erupted over new legal language that Verizon Wireless is passing quietly on to its subscribers. It appears as though the cellular provider is changing its terms of service to give the company the right to share sensitive calling data with third parties.
  • BitLet – the BitTorrent Applet – download a torrent without using a desktop application. perfect when you’re at work…

The second group is the normal miscellaneous tech links. The ALA Web Design Survey is worth the read if you’re a web designer. If you are a Verizon subscriber be sure and read the article linked above. Verizon sucks my ass. There I said it. I can definitely see BitLet being very useful. I could have used it a few times in the past…

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-18

  • Gotta love when you can reproduce a bug you just slammed into for the 5th time… #
  • http://tinyurl.com/3ajujx Microsoft Office Live Workspace images #
  • 1 free invite to the Hellgate London beta to give away…inquire within (DM me) #
  • OneNote 2007’s sync feature is amazing. Check it out if you use OneNote 2007. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2mq3m6 Colbert’s big announcement! #
  • http://tinyurl.com/yoczus Federal journalist shield, including bloggers… #
  • http://tinyurl.com/3bnm3j meet the 2008 Nissan GT-R…one damn sexy car. #
  • Mobb Deep mashed with Bob Marley…how interesting (and surprisingly good). #
  • http://tinyurl.com/32ceoq SP1 for MS Expression Design (for the 8 of us actually using it) #
  • Today is the big day…we’re running our study. How many things will go wrong? 1, 2, 10 things? *fingers crossed* #
  • the weather icon says “dense fog warning”…never seen that message before, and there is no sign of fog outside. weird. #
  • Exhausted, tired, and all other synonyms for that word. #
  • Ortiz, Ramirez, and Lowell need a little help…I’m looking at you Youk, Drew, and Crisp…let’s go boys! #
  • http://tinyurl.com/yqk7xr Progress on Windows 7…just some new info. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2etaag Windows 7 core, 25MB of space, 40MB of RAM…lightweight right? #
  • All of the Ubuntu mirrors are getting slammed right now…getting a crappy download speed. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-17

  • watching the Red Sox game…trying to de-stressify a bit because clearly the best answer is to just procrastinate some more. #
  • Red Sox don’t have a chance unless someone other than Ortiz, Ramirez, or Lowell steps up in this game. #
  • The Red Sox are playing like it’ s already over. F-ing pathetic guys. #
  • Red Sox lost miserably…not a surprise considering they played like shit. #
  • working from home, definitely time to grab lunch #
  • I just was asked if I would tutor in Stats…I don’t really have the time, but I would like to help out. What to do? #
  • http://tinyurl.com/ytjehy Lotus Notes 8.x build on a Mac #
  • Installing Novel NetWare in a VM just for the absolutely hell of it. #
  • Trying to be a productive guy…doing some early research #

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-16

  • http://tinyurl.com/ysbpvh 10 dirty IT secrets #
  • http://www.docsyncer.com Sync Google Docs with your desktop #
  • Damn it, we can’t get a single break tonight. #
  • installing Microsoft Mac Office 2008…playing a bit. #
  • Impressed with Entourage 2008, not so impressed with the rest of Microsoft Mac Office 2008 though. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/368gpn girl dances, dog humps…’nuff said. Funny for a few seconds. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2y5znw 55 must see movies of 2008 #
  • Definitely time for bed. Good night. #
  • Runnin some errands #
  • http://tinyurl.com/35t273 Apple accepting pre-orders for Leopard. Does anyone care? #
  • http://tinyurl.com/3yrlm7 Do you want to know you’ll develop Alzheimer’s? #
  • headed off to class soon, maybe getting coffee before that…yeah, definitely getting coffee. #
  • Fairly angsty this evening. We’ll see if I get any better with dinner. #
  • Feeling very stressed. I have all kinds of long terms projects that I need to get working on… #
  • http://maps.live.com Update to Microsoft Live Maps #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2vrd35 fuck Verizon. They just hand over my information to anyone that asks. Real cute. #

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-15

  • Pats absolutely rolled over the Cowboys. Brady throws 5 TDs #
  • http://tinyurl.com/yr28pz automated jailbreak for iPod touch…don’t know how well it works so don’t quote me. #
  • time for some tea and a bit of studying #
  • http://tinyurl.com/2yuy78 How to download Vista SP1 Beta using Windows Update…use at your own risk. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/37zzbo Microsoft Mac Office 2008 screenshots #
  • Re-watching the Steve Jobs and Bill Gates discussion…definitely a moment in tech history. #
  • Microsoft LiveTV beta is pretty cool, very good video quality. Now they just need more content… #
  • Correction: Microsoft Internet TV (inside Vista media center) #
  • extracting data sounds much more interesting than copying and pasting from a PDF… #
  • I think I dominated my Health Psych test this morning *knocks on wood* #
  • It really annoys me when people write an entire email in the subject field…it’s called “subject” for a reason! #
  • Ok…I’m tired. Is it 5:30 yet? Game 3 of the ALCS tonight! #
  • I’d like to punch the guy who exported this data to a PDF in the face. Is he too good for Excel? #
  • I’ve been using Gmail for over 2 years now…I’m only using 226 MB (6%). Wow, I am way too organized about my email. #
  • Hey weather, how about you rain once I get into my car? I don’t feel like walking to my car in the rain. Thanks… #
  • busy evening…gotta finish this paper before the ALCS starts. Well, I don’t HAVE to, but I want to. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/27v3fn HP to acquire Kodak? That’d be an interesting move… #
  • I am either going to do really well on this paper, or totally bomb it…this should be interesting. #
  • Game 3 of the ALCS has begun… #
  • http://tinyurl.com/26ew4n Got Verizon? Read this, no really. #
  • http://tinyurl.com/3du8rx “What it’s like to die” …intriguing, creepy, morbid… #
  • http://tinyurl.com/wfhmu Make your own face #

Twitter Posts for 2007-10-14

  • Game 2 of the ALCS…let’s go boys. #
  • @sourjayne what phone did you decide on? #
  • 6-6 bottom of the 8th inning…because I needed a few more grey hairs. #
  • @k1v1n how did the hack go? #
  • Big surprise, Gagne blows another game…what a waste of money he was. #
  • So why the hell did the “show desktop icons” randomly become unchecked? What the hell? #
  • http://tinyurl.com/3cqo3d Google Calendar to-do list coming? #
  • trying to get a good chunk of this paper written before football…we’ll see how well that plan works. #
  • @k1v1n : it really won’t take you much more than 20 minutes (and probably 10 of that is waiting for the filesystem to be dumped) #
  • @k1v1n : You’ll want to take a look at this guide as well: http://tinyurl.com/34u246 #
  • http://wphoneplugin.org WordPress on your iPhone/iPod touch. Works great. #
  • watchin Pats vs Cowboys…this should be a good one. #