Friday, September 30, 2005
Interesting, stuff, like penguin mints have 7mg of caffeine per mint and 3 of them is equal to one 12 oz soda (like coke). The thing to remember is that the LD50 of caffeine and it's chemical info is detailed here.
What's LD50? It's the Dosage of caffeine someone can take and die only 50% of the time. And for caffeine in rats, it's around 179 to 200mg per kg. So if you are a beefy boy, and weigh around 180kg you'd have to drink around (at LD50 200mg/kg) 200 16oz cups of starbucks brewed coffee.... Yeah it's gott 200mg per 16oz cup. Which is about 25 GALLONS.
Oh and this is a neat site about coffee, the Coffee Faq. It may not be CoffeeGeek but it's a start.
Thursday, September 29, 2005
Oh, if only I could find the one that saved virtual folders for gmail, that was a sweet user script.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Sunday, September 25, 2005
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
What it lets you do is have various widgets on your desktop that tell you things like the temperature and forecast for outside. And if you make them be "Below" widgets they embed onto your desktop so you can have icons around it.
Oh, and you can program new widgets for it. SOme say it is really really easy to do. Oh and for your stock fiends, it comes with a stock ticker....
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
And I really mean crap standards. C'mon, who really wants to have to do tricks to get PNG translucency to work? I'm just glad they support a subset of CSS.
Granted Opera and Firefox support most everything in the CSS.
Monday, September 19, 2005
How's this done, bandwidth-wise? Well through the bandwidth sharing, peer to peer client BitTorrent. It's really neat. And the speeds you can get to download things is much faster than some of the speeds the respective servers could handle normally. IE PBS might not have a pipe that can handle hundreds of 1MB connections all at once, but with the miracle of BitTorrent, they don't have to. Cool stuff.
Friday, September 16, 2005
What's Digg? Digg is a technology news website
that combines social bookmarking, blogging, RSS, and non-hierarchical
editorial control. With digg, users submit stories for review, but
rather than allowing an editor to decide which stories go on the
homepage, the users do.
It's very Cool. And via digg, I found the following link to firefox wallpapers here.
Thursday, September 15, 2005
Only drawback is that you'll need Quicktime which, while bundled with iTunes, doesn't mean each and every person has it.
Oh, and if you want a good browser, and you don't want firefox, for some reason, you could always get Opera. I'm using it right now to write this entry (and it's fast).
And they have several Mac OSX type books (including one book on Applescript).
Neat neat stuff.
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Oh, and here is the link to the IE7 blog (or at least yet another one).
Oh and here's my favorite quotes from the mezzoblue article:
Lack of support for min-width and max-width
Again comparing to all other browsers on the market, IE is the only one that doesn’t support the CSS2 properties min-width and max-width (which have been a standard since 1997, incidentally). These are incredibly useful for controlling larger areas of type, particularly when setting line length limits to aid in readability.
The trick to getting around min-width in IE is actually pretty easy. IE treats width as if it were min-width. By exploiting the fact that IE doesn’t support child selectors either (more on this later) we can create a simple bit of code that doesn’t allow a browser windows....
Now all I do is start it up on a page that I want to manipulate the css and then once I get it the way I want it, I take my changes and retype them into the static css....
2 Thumbs up, er something.
Oops, guess I'll just post the link for posterity.
Did you know that Blogger won't take < or > in their code if not dereferened into ampersand-gt-semicolon?
So this is a neat site that does
podcasting software. It's definitely something for those of you that
don't want to do iTunes or some other podcasting software. And they
offer all sorts of podcasts on their site already. There is software for
mac and windows and it looks dead easy to get and install.
Join the podcasting bandwagon. What with the free music and tons of news
from various viewpoints it's definitely something that everyone needs
to go out and get.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Any suggestions? Other than don't play wow...
Monday, September 12, 2005
I've been using it on all my machines as of late, so that I can more easily pick up where I left off. Oh and I did mention that I had the ability to undo a close of a tab or even a window? How can you not love that?
Remember Podcast Alley is one of the places that you can find all sorts of podcasts. Oh, and Pod safe network is an ok source for music that won't have you worrying if someone going to bust into your house with automatic weapons.
Sunday, September 11, 2005
The basic idea is to mark mp3's that you are interested in and then since del.icio.us can make rss you can then use the url that this particular tag makes to form a url you can then feed iTunes or some other podcast enabled program.
Very awesome. And apparently, the parent blog entry has that poster doing things like putting in auto-generated audio that can preface the mp3's. Wow!
I first read about this neat feature from the del.icio.us blog which describes some of the neat new features that they are putting into the blog and sometimes how to use them.
Why did I wait to put it in? Well honestly, it was momentum. I hadn't thought that people were going to use this, and then I started to see that there were other people using it on their blogs. When I saw this I knew that this would be a feature that wouldn't go away sometime soon.
Friday, September 09, 2005
Anyways have you been to Reddit? If you haven't, you should. It's a place where people can put up links to anything (generally news stories) and then each person can mod the stories up or down. It's really a neat idea and works quite well. And, of all the handiness wasn't enough, it's also written in lisp. Can't beat that with a stick.