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Sunday, October 30, 2005

It's a BOY!!! (And he's LOUD!!! :D)

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He's here, he's here, he's HERE!!! Matt was born at 1:29 PM on October 29, 2005. He weighed in at 7 lbs 8 oz and was 19.25 inches tall.

Just Matt

I'll post more when I can! Thanks for reading!

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Saturday, October 22, 2005

What the Flock?!?

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Well, I was reading Slashdot, and check out what I found:


Flock, the New Browser on the Block





Posted by
ScuttleMonkey
on Wed Oct 05, '05 05:04 PM


from the too-many-choices dept.







^tamago^ writes to tell us BusinessWeek Online is reporting that a new browser is stepping into the arena. This new competitor, Flock, hopes to change the face of web browsing by turning their's into the swiss army knife of browsers. From the article: "Flock's browser is built specifically for a new, emerging generation of Web users, one that isn't satisfied passively browsing media online. Flock hopes to turn the browser into a dashboard for collaborating, blogging, sharing photos, reveling in a raft of other group activities that have recently caught fire online"

Slashdot | Flock, the New Browser on the Block




So, I thought to myself: "My! I blog, I use LOTS of RSS, and I enjoy social bookmarking." So, what does that mean? I HAD to try it out. So I mosied on over to the dev's page and took a look see.

Ok, I'm going to say it. I'm posting from Flock. I downloaded it, installed it, and WOW. I'm impressed. The "Blog This" feature doesn't work quite right for me (it freezes) but what do you want for bleeding edge dev releases? I'M thrilled. I think if they can clean up their act a bit, I'll be a life user. Or at least have ANOTHER browser installed. Right now, my only complaint is that all firefox extensions have to have a VERY MINOR recode to work with Flock, so I can't use the ones I want (like mouse gestures). Beyond that, if they fix the bugs, I'll be TOTALY SET. I can't wait to see it in a few months time.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tags, Categorization, and COMMENT SPAM! *BAD SPAM!!!*

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Ok, first a few good things: I've updated all of my previous posts to include for added usability (just click on the tag for more info on the topic in question), integration with , and for my next trick: Full Site Categorization.

Yep. I'm working on having all my posts orginized by category. We'll see how well it works (if at all). But if it does, it's thanks in part to viewers like you, and to Google Blog Search. :D

And last but not least, I've been forced to add image verification to all my posts. Sorry to all my real commenters out there, but in the space of ONE HOUR while I was overhauling my tags, I got OVER 15 COMMENT SPAMS on ONE POST. I'm not sure why, or how, but hey: I just know change is a'comming.

So, I'm sorry for the slight inconvienience, but I think it's worth it to keep the spam at bay.

BAD SPAM! *NO DONUT!!!*

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Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Live Opera, Guild Wars, TwiT, and Fire Fox!

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Ok, I'm sorry it's been so long since I've updated. But to make it up to you, I’ve got a slew of stuff!

First off, I don't know if you're too familiar with the internet browser Opera, but I've found a neat little trick with it. First, you have to download the full version of Opera. Then, go to this great site and just follow the directions. For your convenience, I've compiled a pre-made version. Yeah, I know, tripod sucks, but they're the easiest solution. If any of you out there wanna offer free web hosting, feel free. :D

Next up we have a bit about Guild Wars, the super fun, super free of subscription MMORPG. I have played a few MMORPGs in the past (and even one MMORTS), and I think I have a fair idea what makes for a good one. This game, while being VERY VERY instance based (an instance, in MMO terms, is a little slice of world created just for you and your party) feels to me like a traditional MMORPG. Yes, it is very PvP, but that's not a bad thing. Heck, it proclaims itself as such right in the title. And the price is right (did I mention it's a free subscription after you buy the game enough times yet? :D) too! If you've any access to it, and wanna give it a go, my main character on it is Fate Albannon, a Warrior Ranger.

Next up is a bit on Podcasting. I've been listening to them hot & heavy for a while, on the way to work (a good half hour drive). One of my favorites is a little title known as TwiT, or This week in Tech. They also do a vidcast of the show over at Revision3.com. There's a bunch of neat stuff over there, like Systm, The Broken, and Diggnation (speaking of which, go check out digg.com, it's pretty sweet). It's real good listening, with lots of tech, and lots of laughs.

Last up for today, I'm now a Fire Fox man. With extensions (I love the Gmail Notifier one, and the Chipmark book marking one is SO convenient) and the open sourceness of it, I'm just thrilled. I'll still use my trusted Opera from time to time, but I'm SO happy with Fire Fox right now.

And so, my faithful readers (all three of you :D), adu 'till next time. I'm TRYING to be more consistent about updates.

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