Archive for May, 2006

Tuesday, May 23rd 2006

10 Ways to Tell if You’re a Photographer

Photodoto (which is a great photography blog, btw) has a great post with 10 ways to tell if you’re a photographer.

Although I don’t yet have a digital, I know I’ll be guilty of most of those points when I finally get one… 🙂 Apart from the one about the car… I don’t own a car.

Saturday, May 20th 2006

Hard Rock Hallelujah!

Finland have finally done it! Thanks to hard rock band Lordi, Finland have finally won the Eurovision Song Contest! Those in the know will know (obviously) that Finland have been taking part in the contest for 40 years, but have only acheived a sixth place as their best.

Finnish hard rock band Lordi

I really liked the song, since it was a breath of fresh air in the often stale Eurovision Song Contest line-ups. Also, the lyrics contain many humorous details, such as “arockalypse” and “day of rockoning”… 🙂

BBC cover the story here. My sister has all the results on her website.

Tuesday, May 16th 2006

Muchos Funny: BBC Mixup

The BBC made a bit of a mess (and a very funny story) when they got mixed up, and interviewed the wrong guy on the news. Here’s the full story for you, with a video clip of the broadcast.

Monday, May 15th 2006

Alpha 2 of Bon Echo, aka Firefox 2

The latest alpha of what is to become Firefox 2 is out. Mozillalinks has a great review of it, covering all the new features.

Writing this, I’m using one of the new features – spell check for text-boxes. It works great! This is a feature I will have a lot of use for, since I often post to forums and comment on blogs… Thank you Mozilla!

Another feature I love is the integration with online feed readers, such as Google Reader. I can set the feed handler in Firefox to automatically open feeds in Google Reader when I click an RSS link, or the RSS button in the location bar.

Of course, the new search engine manager is a welcome addition. The lack of this feature was one of the major drawbacks of earlier versions if you ask me.

The safebrowsing feature (phishing protection) which is intended to be added for Firefox 2, hasn’t yet been implemented. It will be in alpha 3.

All in all, I’m really looking forward to the final release of Firefox 2, hopefully sometime in august or september. (That’s just my guess.)

Saturday, May 6th 2006

Memory Problems

Usually, it’s my brains memory that is the problem. But now it seems my RAM is playing up. I (like most other Windows users?) get blue screens from time to time. Lately I’ve been getting blue screens with the error code 0x0000004e. I’ve tried to find solutions to this problem on the Internet, but without luck.

I wanted to rule out that my RAM was faulty, so I’ve been running overnight memtests. Interestingly enough, when I test one RAM stick at a time I get no errors at all, but when I tested them both at the same time I get loads of errors. Does anyone reading this know if this could be because of different CL (CAS Latency) values for the two sticks?

Friday, May 5th 2006

Another Great Firefox Flick

Found another great Firefox Flick. This one is teh funni3!

Thursday, May 4th 2006

Doodle Classic for Firefox Out Now!

Ogirtd has done it again! For all of those who have been missing the Doodle Classic theme for Firefox – cry no more! Get it right here.

Wednesday, May 3rd 2006

So Microsoft

Oh boy oh boy. This one is hilarious:
http://www.neilturner.me.uk/2006/May/03/installation_problem.html

Wednesday, May 3rd 2006

Ordered My Canon 30D Yesterday

Well, just as I suspected, I couldn’t resist the temptation. Yesterday I went down to Allradio, were I’ll be working this summer BTW, and ordered a Canon EOS 30D body and a Sigma AF 17-70mm f/2.8-4.5 DC lens. Can’t wait to get clicking.