June 2005

I just made my first RSS feed :-)

I just made my first RSS feed for the site at work, and it didn't take long at all. What does that mean in plain English? You know how most websites have some sort of a news feed, either a page listing news items which you can read more, or maybe a weblog like this. Anyway, an RSS feed is a special way of presenting that news so that modern web browsers (Firefox, Safari, Opera) and stand-alone programs can read it, making it even easier to keep up-to-date with your favorite news.


I finished Luxor!

Over the past several weeks Jen and I have been playing a came called Luxor after being introduced to it by Jen's sister. Its a really fun puzzle game where you have to match up spheres before they reach your temple.. blah blah. It starts off pretty slow and an average computer user (someone who's pretty good with the mouse) could get fairly far with it with a little patience.

Custom made t-shirts, mugs, you name it!

There's a company out there that lets you sell everything from clothes to postcards to posters to mugs and mouse-mats with a picture of your choice. All you have to do is upload a picture to them, say which products you want and how much mark-up, and they'll do all of the hard work. And the cost to you? Zilch! Zero! Nothing! What's more, once a month they send you a check with your portion of the income, e.g. if the base price on something is $10 and you sell it for $12 they'll send you $2 for each sale! Pretty awesome if you ask me.


Found an awesome video converter!

I've found an awesome video file converter called RiverPast Video Cleaner Pro that'll let me convert files from the standard Motion JPEG AVI format that our digital camera uses into tiny MPEG-4 that I can easily redistribute online. This paves the way for me to put our years of video footage online for you all to download, without having to take forever to do so or use up all of our web space.


The Mootrix has you!

At work today I was reminded of the fact that a) I'm a geek, b) I'm nuts.

A few months ago I was working on a program, an events calendar as it happened. I needed a way to be able to count up a list of week ordinals (first, second, third, etc) so I put them in a matrix, and because it was an Ordinal MaTRIX I called it mootrix.