Articles by Steven


Steven has written 423 articles, Page 19.
Embed, Object, and Standards
When I added that visitor map yesterday, I wasn't all that concerned that it used an embed object. That is, I wasn't concerned till I tried to validate my site. It isn't something I do that often, but I'd made enough changes that I thought it would be a good idea…
Posted Mar 30, 2008 2 min read

Giving whos.amung.us a Try
A number of other sites that I frequent are using a visitor counter service called Who's Amung Us. The site is easy to start using, just request the url, select a style and add to your site. Bingo, all done. Note that it isn't a page counter, but how many users are currently looking at your site…
Posted Mar 29, 2008 1 min read

Going Full Time with Safari
I never thought I'd change browsers again, but I've found myself using Safari full time now. I really enjoyed using IE7, but a few of Firefox's features had me hooked on it. The problem is, I've always had memory issues and, lately anyway, frequent hangs and crashes…
Posted Mar 22, 2008 4 min read

Goodbye Arthur C. Clarke
Sad to say, but Arthur C. Clarke died to today. I enjoyed reading Authur's books and following his career, but it was his movie, 2001, that I enjoyed the most. Watching that movie as a kid, in re-runs of course, really got me excited about space, science fiction, and computers…
Posted Mar 18, 2008 1 min read

Fun with Reflections
In playing around with iTunes, I really like the way the CoverFlow looks, especially the reflections. So, I started searching around to see if there was something similar for Vista. I didn't find any finders, but I did run into a few javascript scripts that had some neat features…
Posted Mar 16, 2008 1 min read

Minor Tweaks
Most be a code night for me, as I've been cleaning up a few things and fixing bugs. First up, I've been tweaking the way the tags display on the site. I added the ability to limit the tag cloud display and then did just that in the plugin. Now, only the top 25 tags show…
Posted Mar 15, 2008 1 min read

IE8 Beta Not So Great
So, I actually liked IE7, but ended up going to FireFox because I really liked some of its features and plug-ins. However, I've always enjoyed the look and feel of IE7, so when IE8 Beta was announced, I wanted to give it a try to see if IE8 was going to win me back…
Posted Mar 07, 2008 3 min read

Got My HD Receiver Coupon Today
Woo Hoo! I received my official government $40 coupon to receive HD TV today! Yes, I still own all boring analog 480i TV's -- that's standard def for those not in on all these HD resolutions. Yeah, I really don't care about HD, but I do want to get broadcast TV still…
Posted Mar 04, 2008 1 min read

360voice Dynamic Userbars Launched
As much as I use the 360voice.com data, I thought it only fitting to give back. So, today I launched 360voice Dynamic Userbars. If youíre a 360voice user and like userbars, show your pride by adding one of these images to your forum signatures. For example, here is my userbar: As Iíve said before…
Posted Mar 01, 2008 1 min read

HD DVD is Dead, Long Live DVD
Well, Iím a bit peaved that Toshiba threw in the towel. Good bye HD DVD, I hardly knew ya. It may not have had the density of Blueray, but Iím still convinced it had the better technology. Ultimately, it doesnít really matter to me though as Iím still in the Analog 480i age…
Posted Feb 19, 2008 1 min read

Analog to Digital TV Count Down Userbar
I just realized that the US has just one year left till all the Analog broadcast signals are turned off. As someone who still doesnít own a digitalóor even HDóTV, Iíve created this Userbar countdown to remind me of that fact: Good thing I have satellite. ;-)
Posted Feb 17, 2008 1 min read

RSS Pains
You would think that using an standard would mean that your RSS feed would work just about everywhere. Unfortunately, that doesn't appear to always be the case. All those RSS 2.0 fixes I did on my site seemed to have broke the feed to MyBlogLog. Not sure what it doesn't like as other RSS 2…
Posted Feb 17, 2008 1 min read

20K - Keeping the Streak Alive
Woo, woo! Was finally able to get 20K GS last night. Seems like it took forever. This wonít last longófriend let me borrow Avataróan easy 1000 is an easy 1000. It will also help my 360voice Challenge that I'm currently in.
Posted Feb 15, 2008 1 min read

I Want to Go Fast ... Speed Testing
I've been having a lot of stuttering and slowness of late on my Internet connection. I'm thinking it may be my router, but I decided to validate my Internet Speed (1.5MB DSL) and ran into a pretty good speed test site. My Internet looks pretty good (hit 1…
Posted Feb 13, 2008 1 min read

Playing around with Ubuntu
I gave Ubuntu Linux a quick run. I grabbed the 7.10 iso, burned it to a CD and rebooted my laptop. Sweet and easy. I'd heard Ubuntu was pretty good with laptops, which is why I wanted to check out this Linux distribution. Overall, the OS looks great and the applications matched well with what you…
Posted Feb 03, 2008 2 min read

Cool Halo API
This is pretty cool. Hawty McBloggy blogged about a site that generates some spawn time stats (Halo 3 - Time Wasted Respawning). The script is interesting. But more interesting was that it makes use of a Halo API. If you remembered (or cared) I blogged about looking for an API…
Posted Jan 28, 2008 1 min read

Stopped using Xbox Live for Gamer Card
Due to issues I've been having where Xbox Live!'s gamer card, I've converted my gamer card to one from MyGamerCard.net. Recently, it appears that Xbox Live! has been requiring you to sign into their site before showing someone's gamer card…
Posted Jan 26, 2008 1 min read

Halo 3 Badge
I thought this was pretty cool, a number of flash or image badges from Battle Record that uses your Halo 3 service record. Check out one of the images below: Pretty cool. I need to do some research and see if they are using an official API or have a special feed. I want access darn it! Update: B…
Posted Jan 11, 2008 1 min read

Disney Mix Stick Pain
Well, the wife received a Pixie Power Disney mix-stick for Christmas this year. I know, it is marketed for kids, but it an interesting shuffle like MP3 player. Yeah, no screen, but with a 1GB of flash RAM, expandable with an SD card, it appeared to be a great little player…
Posted Dec 27, 2007 3 min read