Articles by Steven

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ZX81 Emulation and PHOTON98
A few years back, I started to convert some of my old ZX81 programs so they could be use in various ZX81 emulators. That project was mostly my way of trying to preserve some printouts from my now faded programs. I was curious if I there was a way to emulate those programs in a web site…
Posted Nov 20, 2008 2 min read

BattlestaR Galactica Trading Card
Okay, letís see how old you really are. Anyone remember these trading cards from í78 back when the ďoriginalĒ Battlestar Galactica aired. I was cleaning out the attic and found this in a bag with some of my other childhood memories…
Posted Nov 16, 2008 1 min read

More Photosynth Fun
Iíve blogged about Photosynth before; however, that was when it was still a preview technology. Photosynth is now out for the general public to use. It is still pretty cool technology…
Posted Nov 01, 2008 1 min read

Computer Fun
So, I broke down and bought a new laptop last weekend. No, I didnít buy an Apple. I just couldnít see myself shelling out twice as much money for half the computing power. I purchased one on sale with similar specs, if not the same OS and ďcoolnessĒ factor…
Posted Oct 28, 2008 3 min read

Whatís on DISH PPV Dynamic Userbar
This is probably one of the sillier experiments Iíve done. Iíve put together a dynamic userbar that displays the current Pay Per View (PPV) offerings on DISH Network. My daughter was interested in renting a movie and I thought Iíd check out what was on PPV…
Posted Oct 17, 2008 1 min read

New MacBooks Out
Having never owned a Mac, mostly due to cost, the new MacBooks look pretty nice. All aluminum body, new graphics, new glass multi-touch trackpad, it all adds up to some nice looking notebook computers. Personally, I like the self loading DVD drives…
Posted Oct 14, 2008 1 min read

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 ó at least the float that was also broke on Microsoftís own site now worked. However, my site still had a problem…
Posted Oct 04, 2008 1 min read

360voice Badge Genre Scores Userbar
I donít 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 ó including simulations play and create Genius playlists. Iím 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
Cowís Blog has an update to Reflection.js to version 2.0. Iíve wasted no time in updating my site and, surprise, I donít 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 Ď90s, I didnít rip many CDís. 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 Microsoftís 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 Iíve deactivated the Whoís Amung Us map widget I had been using. Theyíve 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
Iíve 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 wasnít 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 hadnít played it in so long that it wasnít in tune anyway. Since the family isnít home, Iím 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 Iíve been playing arenít giving up much in points. Of course, it doesnít help that Iíve 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
Itís been busy of late. Iíd 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 wifeís family. That wasnít really a vacation, though…
Posted Jul 12, 2008 3 min read