Articles by Steven


Steven has written 423 articles, Page 18.
Not Having Any Fun with IE8
I got around to upgrading IE8 to the latest beta 2 today. Mostly, I wanted to see if they had fixed the float issues. Well, they had -- at least the float that was also broke on Microsoft's own site now worked. However, my site still had a problem…
Posted Oct 04, 2008 1 min read

360voice Badge Genre Scores Userbar
I don't normally do two posts in one night, but I put together a new Dynamic Userbar and I just have to share! This one uses GetTagScores from FshGuy's API. It displays each genre score and, if you have a badge in that genre, it will also display it instead of your gamer picture…
Posted Oct 03, 2008 1 min read

Updating iTunes - More Genius?
Well, iTunes 8.0.1 is out and purports to fix a few bugs and improve performance. It also cleans up Genius a bit -- including simulations play and create Genius playlists. I'm hoping for an update to include Genius in my G3 nano. I can wish right?
Posted Oct 03, 2008 1 min read

Using Reflection.js 2.0
Cow's Blog has an update to Reflection.js to version 2.0. I've wasted no time in updating my site and, surprise, I don't notice any difference! However, if you use the new Google! Chrome browser or IE8, things should look a bit better. Great bit of code and worth a try.
Posted Sep 30, 2008 1 min read

iTunes and Format Confusion
My foray into music formats was the WAV (waveform audio format). If you rip a CD into the WAV format you are getting an uncompressed, lossless, and very large audio file. When I was using this format, and considering hard drives were pretty small in the late '90s, I didn't rip many CD's. When I purc…
Posted Sep 29, 2008 4 min read

Addicted to iPod and iTunes - Origins and iTunes 8
Okay, I was never a big fan of Apple. I made a decision over 6 years ago to use Microsoft's Windows Media to encode and listen to my music and it worked well for me. That was, until my daughter wanted an iPod Nano (3G) for her birthday…
Posted Sep 14, 2008 3 min read

Giving Up On Maps
Sad to say, but I've deactivated the Maps Amung Us widget I had been using. They've changed the way the pins are saved and it is pretty much useless to me now. I enjoyed seeing where I received visits from. Unfortunately, I typically only would have a few pins on the map, including myself…
Posted Aug 29, 2008 2 min read

Escaping HTML in Attributes or I'm Such a Boob
I’ve been building web sites for over 13 years and have been escaping HTML for years. You know, converting & to & or " to ". Easy stuff, right? Then why did I completely forget that you have to do the same within attributes…
Posted Aug 18, 2008 1 min read

Minor Fixes on my Dynamic Userbars
I noticed a few errors with my 360voice Dynamic Userbars today, so I decided I should probably fix them. One was with my watched list. I limit the list to 20, but it wasn't actually working properly for users not watching anyone…
Posted Aug 17, 2008 1 min read

Just Strumming Around
Well, after I broke one of the strings on my guitar trying to reattach the amp connector, I decided it would be a good time to restring it. I hadn't played it in so long that it wasn't in tune anyway. Since the family isn't home, I'm pretty free to sing and not get heckled too much…
Posted Jul 16, 2008 2 min read

25000 Is Where It's At
Well, it took a bit longer this time around to get 25000. Seems all the games I've been playing aren't giving up much in points. Of course, it doesn't help that I've mostly been playing Halo 3 during this time. In any case, I made it to 25K! Okay, now I can get back to gaming…
Posted Jul 13, 2008 1 min read

Random Stuff
It's been busy of late. I'd been on vacation for almost 3 weeks with just a few days of work in between. My parents were in town (hi Mom) a couple of weeks ago. Then I was out of town for my wife's family. That wasn't really a vacation, though…
Posted Jul 12, 2008 3 min read

Fun with Google Maps—Where’s My House?
While my parents are in town this week we were reminiscing about old places we've lived. I'd been trying to remember where we used to live in Oslo, Norway. I remembered the street name, but my attempts in the past to find it didn't find the street…
Posted Jun 23, 2008 2 min read

Enjoying a Moodstream
Ran across this interesting site in my feeds and thought I'd share. Getty Images has combined their stock images with their audio stock to create what they call Moodstreams. They are billing it as a brainstorming tool, remember they are trying to sell photography and audio…
Posted Jun 14, 2008 2 min read

Playing With The Lorenz Attractor
I was searching for some pov-ray liquid routines and ran into an interesting article on The Lorenz Attractor In 3D. The Lorenz Attractor is an interesting equation and surprisingly beautiful. Since there was a sample pov-ray macro on the site, I thought it would be fun to generate some pictures…
Posted May 29, 2008 1 min read

Busy Lately
I haven't been updating much on the site lately. Mostly it is because I've been busy with other activities. My daughter's Softball games still dominate most of my evenings. Between games, the youngest had a school concert on Tuesday…
Posted May 10, 2008 1 min read

Power Supply Woes
Well, had a weird power outage here at the house today. Once of those drops that goes down a couple times before staying off. Seems most of my electronics made it trough okay. However, my daughter's computer took a powder. It wouldn't turn on and the LED on the back was blinking. Ugh. After doi…
Posted Apr 26, 2008 1 min read

Fun with Article Images
If you hadn't noticed, in addition to adding reflections, I've been updating the images I use for my articles. I did this once before, but I added a silly highlight that just didn't look right. I've now removed that highlight…
Posted Apr 06, 2008 1 min read