Thursday, July 28, 2011

Time for Tech--->New white space standard: up to 22Mbps over 12,000 square miles

Taken from ARS:
The new IEEE 802.22 standard has been published and will finally allow manufacturers to start producing standardized devices that will use the white space vacated by analog TVs over two years ago. The standards will provide networking in areas over a 62 mile radius at speeds of up to 22Mbps.
In theory, that means as few as 307 devices could cover the entire United States. (In reality, it would likely take many more than that.)

With all the cloud OSes like ChromeOS and B2G (Mozilla) we are going to need something for devices that use those to flourish. I think the cloud OS thing may be a good idea. since no matter what device you use your files are always there. Specially good if you use several devices. Still would like to have offline modes though. However this is very awesome and I hope this gets launched! This is also cheaper for the ISPs as they don't have to worry about cables and outages would happen less often.

I am anxious for tech like this!

Time for Tech--->Mobile version launched!

I have now activated an easier on the bandwidth mobile template of this blog for all you on mobile devices! Happy easy reading!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Time for Tech--->youtube's new "cosmic panda" layout--->my take

Youtube's new "Cosmic Panda" Layout is here. 



Ok here are the issues I have with the 'cosmic panda' layout on youtube:

This is the "cosmic panda" layout from youtube

 
First impressions:

the channel d0esn't allow you to play vids directly from it like the old layout.
this requires more steps to watch people's vids be referencing username.


also to view playlists requires more steps as well, and you cannot view those from the channel either

Playlists:



also I do not like the new playlist access method, you can not have it in a nice vertical list that displays more info about the videos on the side.

all it does is have a tiny side scrolling list that just has thumbnails and you have to hover over each one for the video info and it doesn't show as much info as the old layout.

I also don't think it utilizes widscreen layouts good enough for the main video pages. there is lots of empty space that could be used for more info or related

videos.  also the side panel that does have related videos, the thumbnails are too big and wasteful.

Comments and conversations:


I do have to say that following converstations are better with the layout, however the feedback (like and dislike) are not very good to be seperate. people are used to having the thumbs up and thumbs down right next to eachother.

Channel design:



Also I don't see enough options for branding. I want to choose my own color scheme for my channel instead of just a background and a white body. I would like to have a black or dark purple body and white text colors. I had that with the last layout, however this is more limiting.



 
Aestetics:
now aestetic wise it's great and I like the dark player design as it has the "dim the lights" effect, allowing the user to have more focus on the videos. I like the

dark button touches as well. I like the fluidity of the layout and the genral feel to it.

If the issues I have noted above are addressed cosmic panda would work fine.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Strange Architecture--->And You Thought Your House Was Small

And You Thought Your House Was Small

check this out! I would soooo go nuts living in this thing!

how thin can you go I don't think any thinnner then this!

This was designed to fit in this little cranny in warsaw, poland!

Imma let the pic say it all.

 ‘I saw the gap and just thought it needed filling. It will be used by artists,’ said architect Jakub Szczesny of the tiny space between the Warsaw blocks.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Time for sadness---->Borders bookstores closes down

RE: RIP: Borders Books
This was one of the rare good hangout spots in my area. I would go and read manga and drink coffee from the seattle's best place... then I would buy some of the manga I liked and it was a good way to spend the evening. Now that they are leaving there are very few good hangout spots in my area and there's nowhere else that sells manga! I would have to order online and wait 1 week or more to get it and I just wanna pick it up that same day! This is depressing.

Time for strangeness--->Controversial Doll Lets Little Girls Pretend to Breast-Feed

Ok this is messed up. two ways we can go here.... Do we really need little kids thinking about breastfeeding? Kids aren't supposed to be thinking about having kids at such a young age.....

However encouraging breastfeeding is great and it is a good idea to get more people to warm up to it.

here's an image of the toy:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Song Cover time!--->Believe (Cher Cover)

 
This is better then the original. It's nice to hear the un-autotuned version.Doesn't sound all gurggley like cher's voice did. LOL. They did a great job with this one. I had this on an old cover cd and I missed it so much and I just found it!  
This was made by the Countdown Dance Masters from Madacy Entertainment. Glad they are still around! 

This song is a huge part of me and it feels wierd to share it, I hope you like it.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Time for Tech--->Microsoft gets into social networking?

Try this one out for size..... TulaLip.....

That was hard to say... Tu-la-lip..... much like a tulip.

However many people allready juggle a facebook, twitter, google plus, reddit, digg, deviantart, blogspot, wordpress, several forums, and more social sites. Do we really have room for another?

and with a name like that it's easy for people to think "tulip" and type that into google and get results for the flower instead.

Not a very good idea.

also easy to mis-spell and people could end up on a malware infested site or something that can't be unseen.....

Your thoughts please...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Song of the 2nd quarter--->ATB-Running A Wrong Way (with Rea Garvey)

This is the most moving song I've listened to in a Very long time.
ATB Never lets me down he is my fav trance DJ and I love him and his music.
You must give his other tracks a chance as well.

Time for Strangeness--->Babies scared of ELMO!!!

I found the ninth circle of HELL!!!! TICKLE ME ELMO!!!! There are so many videos on youtube about this! Tons of kids and babies are scared of Tickle me elmo and TMX Elmo! How in the hell can they be so scared of it? This is so wierd!

and here's another!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Strange Architecture--->Ithaa under the Indian Ocean restaurant converted to a one room hotel

Ithaa under the Indian Ocean restaurant converted to a one room hotel so people can sleep with the fishes. neat idea... but I wouldn't wanna wake up in davy jones locker though... that would suck to drown to death becuase someone got too rowdy!!! what do you all think?

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Time for Tech--->Google Maps for Android Labs Offers Offline Caching

Google Maps for Android Labs Offers Offline Caching

They are gonna need a more offline version due to all the extreme capping the cell phone providers are doing.(many are only having it at 2GB and for navving that would be blown quickly) it would be nice to have a whole region on your smartphone. You can just download the maps with wifi at home for free and then take it on your trip without needing to be raped on data charges for a 1,000 mile trip. I know that with some prepaid plans some people have had to pay 8 bucks worth of data charges for a 20 mile trip and that all adds up eventually you're paying upwards of 40-50/mo just to navigate. for those people who can't get regular contract data this would be a godsend.

all the data not wasted for just navving can be used for web browsing and many would be very happy about this.

and phone can definitly hold the data... on regular GPS units they have around 4GB of int. mem. and the map usage was around 1.8-3GB for the whole US and 900,000 POIs. and with 16 and 32GB phones and SD cards this shouldn't be a problem with holding the map data on them.

This might have been the only way to do it when phones didn't have much storage, however with more having more storage this should be the norm... and then you'd only connect if there were updates to the roads or POIs... you should also be able to define what you want saved on your phone, like I have no use for stuff like broadway type theaters, sporting arenas, and flickr stream data and those kinda extras... so I would just have the POIs and stuff I want...

This could be very easy...

Please click on this link for more details...

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Noise Prompts Pennsylvania Restaurant to Ban Kids Under 6

A restaurant in western Pennsylvania says it's no longer allowing children under age 6


The thing is all it does is alienate their potential customers... lots of people have kids and you can't avoid it. Why sacrifice your business at that expense? I can understand if the place was upper scale and required reservations and served a full bar of alcohol...
but a regular golf course restaurant isn't that big of a deal.

I've heard also of terrible things Buffets inc did to a breastfeeding mother by kicking her out of old country buffet! baby's gotta eat too. most BF moms are discreet and nice about it and then some perv that shouldn't be looking at a BF mom for long enough to be annoyed complains and starts ****. . and most places are big enough for if people don't like what they see they can move to another table..

and people want the BF moms to go to the bathroom instead.... but there's so many germs and bad things there... would you wanna eat in a bathroom? hell no.

upscale places I can understand though... where you pay 50USD+ for a steak or 25USD+ for a pasta dinner it's upscale... but that place's prices are average and the atmoshere is average...


Please click on this link for more details.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Movie Quickies--->Tron legacy

just watched tron legacy.... it was pretty good. the music wasn't as happenin as I thought it was. Daft Punk was in it and you couldn't even tell. They shouldda had some edgy fierce beats in there!!! that would have completed the movie a lot more!!!! The acting was a little off but it was decent...visually it was AWESOME!!!  7/10

Full review coming soon! With screenshots!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Time for tech---->Firefox 5 and 6 Screen Capture Elite-->Patched to Firefox 5.0!

I have patched the popular addon Screen Capture Elite! UPDATES FOR VERSION 6.0 firefox!!!

It is an excellent screen capture addon that is the most low profile capturing one yet.

You can save screenshots with one click and they are named very well.

Here are the download links: MediaFire/4Shared
here's the addon-patched to firefox 9.0


open firefox and go to addons> "install add-on from file" find modified .xpi>enjoy.
Enjoy!!!!

Capcom's Resident Evil DRM Is Evil: You Get To Play The Game Once

Capcom's Resident Evil DRM Is Evil: You Get To Play The Game Once



Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D for the nintendo 3ds
Yes you can only play the game once. No alternate save files allowed. No starting from scratch.

If you want to play it again.... cough up another 40 bucks.

your friend wants to play? cough up the 40 bucks

your husband/wife wants to play? cought up the 40 bucks

wanna sell the game? too bad you can't!


this is just wrong I though Ubisoft's DRM was bad this really takes the cake!

I think people need to boycott this game company. Seriously. And don't even pirate thier games. That'll send the message. That the game isn't even worth torrenting, let alone buying! "it must be bad!"

Gamestop and other retailers are allready warning customers about this! That says something!

When a game retailer company doesn't even want to sell it or is warning customers about your games you need to quit.

here's the nitty gritties on it

Sunday, July 3, 2011

The most evil companies

Buffets Inc, I've mentioned them several times in my blog. They are evil for shutting down some great locations and laying off more then 400 excellent employees at the worst time ever.

AT&T for thier crap against ISP innovation, they are the ones who started the bandwidth caps, they have crappy cell service in both network and support, they are anti-net-neutrality, etc....

Adobe for making flash so bloated and insecure, thier software is very expensive, flash plugin is very unstable and causes lots of headaches, thier server backend software is problematic, and thier support for paying customers suck.

Ubisoft is the bad game dev with thier crap DRM where you had to be connected to thier servers constantly in order to just play a single player game! Many titles suffered from this.

Comcast for being a crappy cable company with caps and all kinds of mess.

Amazon for thier cloud hosting service failures taking out sites like minecraft, reddit and foursquare (sites I use) and not being very good about it. Also housed botnets as well that attacked other sites!

Rackspace lies to thier customers and says thier cloud servers are real cloud but they aren't.  They overcharge

Hp makes crappy computers. They die constantly. I am an expert at experts-exchange and a lot of people there having issues with HP hardware.

Parellels and their struggling Plesk control panel. it has a lot of issues that give users headache and trouble and they take a long time to respond to support tickets. Many hosting companies are dropping thier control panel in favor of Cpanel.

Centova cast for not responding to customer complaints and they are being arrogant about it. 2CO was even threatening to shut thier payment processor account down.

Time for tech---->Firefox 5 Internet Download Manager--->Patched to Firefox 5.0!

I have patched the popular Internet Download Manager addon to work with Firefox 5.0!
Please comment and give me feedback to ensure that this works!

to use:
go to your addons>install addon from file>browse to the patched xpi>add>enjoy!

Download links:
mediafire/4shared

Hope they offcially get this fixed.

Time for tech--->Redhat vs Ubunu--->ubuntu's problem

Redhat (as a company) is stable, professional and secure. They are right in line with thier target market. Synced well.


Canonical/Ubuntu is unstable, immature, and insecure, they have no clue what thier target market is. Not in sync with thier userbase.

ubuntu keep going after markets where it's unstable, specially for a free product. Linux is seen as a power user's OS.... It is no way being seen as an OS for gramma to get on FB and play farmville with her sewing buddies. That market is slim pickings.


They are pulling a nintendo.... neglecting thier core users to go after new things.... the grass isn't greener on the other side. it may be an 'emerging market', however even that is stagnating. those grammas will want more from thier setup once they learn more....

Canonical/Ubuntu's image is also arrogant and they feel like thier on this "grand mission" to "humanize" linux.... but it gets to thier heads and anyone that challenges it gets attacked and told:

"they are doing this as a favor and charitably!" "how could you hate on them for the courageous efforts they do?" and all that.... they take it up as some cause you're attacking when it's just a linux distro, no need for drama.... that kinda stuff comes off as arrogant and elitist.

people were like that with this unity crap.

sorry canonical/ubuntu.... you are not what you used to be... you initially had a good goal in mind but they let thier arrogance and the hip thing get to thier heads. it will bite them in the end.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Time for tech---->Firefox 5 and 6 Kiosk mode Update

OK I have patched the Firefox 5 and 6 Kiosk addons for those who can't attempt the other post's steps:

kioskfox-0.4-fx.xpi (mediafire/4shared/megaupload)

r-kiosk-0.8.1-fx.xpi (mediafire/4shared/megaupload (had difficulty with this one))
These have been patched to work with firefox 5 and 6.

open firefox and go to addons> "install add-on from file" find modified .xpi>enjoy.
Please comment and give feedback to indicate if they work or not. Thank you very much!!!

Time for tech---->Firefox 5 Kiosk mode

Enabling Kiosk mode for Firefox 5:

try this with fullscreen mode:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/public-fox/

direct download links: (right click and save as...)

kioskfox 0.4
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/latest/161644/addon-161644-latest.xpi

r-kiosk-0.8.1
https://addons.mozilla.org/firefox/downloads/file/88155/r-kiosk-0.8.1-fx.xpi

save the add-on .xpi to your desktop you must navigate to the addons page (not using the addon browser, but going to the ff addons site) and right click on the download button>save as> save the xpi file then:
rename the .xpi to .zip
open the zip and extract the install.rdf
open the install.rdf with any text editor
find 4.0.* could be any version number
edit to 5.0.*
save and put back in zip overwriting the original and save zip
rename .zip back to .xpi
open firefox and "install add-on from file" find modified .xpi

now you'd follow the procedure I've noted above to get those addons to work.