Articles by Steven


Steven has written 448 articles, Page 20.
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

Fun with Google MapsóWhereís My House?
While my parents are in town this week we were reminiscing about old places weíve lived. Iíd 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 didnít find the street…
Posted Jun 23, 2008 2 min read

Enjoying a Moodstream
Ran across this interesting site in my feeds and thought Iíd 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 2 min read

Busy Lately
I havenít been updating much on the site lately. Mostly it is because Iíve been busy with other activities. My daughterís 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, I 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 through okay. However, my daughterís computer took a powder. It wouldnít turn on and the LED on the back was blinking. Ugh. After doing…
Posted Apr 26, 2008 1 min read

Fun with Article Images
If you hadnít noticed, in addition to adding reflections, Iíve been updating the images I use for my articles. I did this once before, but I added a silly highlight that just didnít look right. I decided I need to make some changes. As a start, Iíve removed that highlight…
Posted Apr 06, 2008 1 min read

Embed, Object, and Standards
When I added that visitor map yesterday, I wasnít all that concerned that it used an embed object. That is, I wasnít concerned till I tried to validate my site. It isnít something I do that often, but Iíd made enough changes that I thought it would be a good idea…
Posted Mar 30, 2008 2 min read

Giving Whoís 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 isnít 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 Iíd change browsers again, but Iíve found myself using Safari full time now. I really enjoyed using IE7, but a few of Firefoxís features had me hooked on it. The problem is, Iíve 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 didnít find any finders, but I did run into a few javascript scripts that had some neat features. One, Reflection…
Posted Mar 16, 2008 1 min read

Minor Tweaks
Must be a coding night for me, as Iíve been cleaning up a few things and fixing bugs. First up, Iíve 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 2 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, Iíve 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 TVís ó thatís standard def for those not in on all these HD resolutions. Yeah, I really donít 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 peeved that Toshiba threw in the towel. Good bye HD DVD, I hardly knew ya. It may not have had the density of Blu-ray, 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. ;-) You can check out my other signature …
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 doesnít 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 doesnít like as other RSS 2…
Posted Feb 17, 2008 1 min read