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Things Someone Ought To Invent

Submitted by jean-paul on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 13:26

Injectable Books - I don't necessarily mean hypodermic injections, but those will suffice. I would prefer to have a wireless transfer or light-beam injection. I love to read and all that, but sometimes there just isn't enough time, and sometimes when I'm over-tired it's just too much work. I think I could bet a lot more done if someone would invent a more passive way to absorb a whole book.

Updated Tabs

Submitted by jean-paul on Thu, 10/11/2012 - 01:12

I added a few transforms to the tabs at the top, and I modified the colours a bit because I didn't think it looked right. If you're using IE, you might not see the transforms, but I'm ok with that.

I tried to make it subtle and non-intrusive. Tell me what you think!

That's Enough Unity -- XFCE Time!

Submitted by jean-paul on Mon, 09/24/2012 - 22:35

This may end up as an article, if I can find something interesting to write about. Basically, I've given up on Unity. I liked it for a while, and it did dual-head (with Nvidia binary blob) well enough for what I was doing. Now that I'm back at school, I can't deal with the blank white windows after changing focus. It was tolerable for a little while, when I could just resize the active window to redraw it.

Thumbs Down to

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 07/28/2012 - 13:08

This is my official F-You to the folks at CTV. I went to to watch some of the olympics, but all of their videos require Microsoft Silverlight. I am a Linux user, so I went to and installed the silverlight plugin, as well as the codec packs that it offers. I did this in both Firefox and Chromium, but I still can't see any video. Is silverlight really so much better than flash that CTV needs to use it? The only advantage I can see is that they don't have to serve the video feeds to as many people.

Nice and Cool!

Submitted by jean-paul on Sat, 05/05/2012 - 18:51

I found a 6000 BTU air-conditioner online for $10 and installed it today! It's much more comfortable, and I'm sure the computers will appreciate it. Thankfully we don't pay for hydro here.


New Content Types

Submitted by jean-paul on Tue, 05/01/2012 - 23:23

I've gone ahead and created a few new content types, as well as views to display them. The first is a +1 content type, which is supported by a bookmarklet that I can use to post links and snippets of interesting stories and sites that I come across on the net. The second type, which I am about to create, is called "A to B". I suppose I could put these under articles or my blog, but I often enough find myself doing random browsing and ending up in interesting places that I believe the posts will deserve a heading all their own.

Google Drive

Submitted by jean-paul on Wed, 04/25/2012 - 17:24

I finally got access to Google Drive! I don't have any of the desktop apps because I use Linux, but it's a start. I am going to try to use it with my blog, as a way to serve images quicker than I can from my server. 

[edit] It didn't work. I had a broken image embed for a while, but it looked bad. It's gone now, but I'll try to make it work again later. If you've had success serving images from Google Drive to your blog, let me know how you did it in the comments below.

First Entry!

Submitted by jean-paul on Sun, 04/22/2012 - 20:58

I scrapped my old install of Drupal because I wanted to start over. I've saved my images from the previous install, so I'll get those up soon. Here's a pic of my old logos and banners. It looks a little messy because I don't have the proper resize rules set yet. I'll work on that soon. You can still see the full images if you go through their full-size versions by clicking on the magnifying glass and then using the left and right arrows.