Friday, November 07, 2008
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Sunday, July 13, 2008
Center Stage Productions is a theater company geared towards young actors in elementary school through high school. Their goal is to provide a safe, fun environment for kids to learn acting and voice skills while producing musicals and more!
Check them out at http://www.centerstageannarbor.org/
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Does it solve world hunger/world peace/the environment - not all. But it gives me a glimmer of hope that if we choose to solve it, then it's not impossible. We just need a reason to do it - that fact that we need a reason other then the obvious is the real problem...
Oh, yeah - Ice on Mars was just reported... Ice Today - Intelligent Life Tomorrow...
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Interesting article on lifehacker on creating a slimmed down version of XP. I still can't decide if I want to try Vista on my P4 2.5 GHz box. It doesn't seem like it would be worth it and with hearing the good things about XP SP3 I'm guessing that's how I'll go.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Why should you twitter?
You like the social aspect of Facebook or MySpace, but get tired of all the applications and invitations. You want to know what your friends are up to, but don't want to deal with the rest. Also, having to check in every so often gets old – why not be alerted to updates.
What is twitter?
Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service
that allows users to send "updates" (or "tweets"; text-based posts, up to 140
characters long) to the Twitter website, via short message
service (e.g. on a cell phone), instant messaging, or
a third-party application such as Twitterrific or Facebook. [Wikipedia]
How do I twitter?
Well, first you sign up for an account at twitter.com. Then you choose to follow some friends and how you want to be alerted when your friends send updates. The three most popular ways are
- SMS – Add your cell phone receive text messages for each update (normal text message rates apply)
- Instant Message – Receive the update via GTalk
- Desktop or Smart Phone applications – I've heard a lot about twhirl on the Desktop (Windows or Mac) and for Windows Mobile Smart Phones tinytwitter.
What about all my stalkers – won't they follow me?
Yes – unless you mark your account as private under the main settings page, which then allows you to choose who follows you.
Have fun and let me know if you have any questions...
Sunday, February 10, 2008
I've been playing with Microsoft Popfly and created two different mashups. The technology is pretty neat, but it has a long way to go before I see a lot of people using it. The biggest thing missing is useful blocks – I had a lot of trouble filtering data and keeping it in order to show correctly. It reminds me of my AI classes in LISP since the idea of passing list of data around is the key. Anyway check them out and let me know what you think.
And as far as what Silverlight can do – it's very impressive. This will be interesting to see what happens. But trying to use from my Powerbook in Firefox was not fun – it keep freaking out… Thanks -
I hate writing a lot of text inside of a web editor – they never seem to catch the multiple types of issues I have when writing anything. At work we are using SharePoint to manage a lot of projects and we have a running blog of development issues that we have resolved. The nice thing about the Microsoft suite is that they have a link on the blog that launches your blog editor and I didn't realize that Word would help manage that. I've been using it with SharePoint for the last few months and have very few issues with it – images don't really work too well and long blog entries don't split into a summary and read more link, but I'm chalking that up to SharePoint and not the editor (or my lack of knowledge of both products and blogging in general).
Anyway, I am working on my Masters Project blog and figured I would try out Word as my editor for it – so this is a test of the Microsoft Word Blogging System when publishing to Blogger. Hopefully this works well and the html code behind is pretty clean. I'm sure there are better editors out there, but I'll have to wait until another day to research those…
Also – here is a link to my Masters Project blog in case you want to follow it… http://peerchannel.blogspot.com/