Articles by Steven


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Lego USB Drive -- Want One!
Interestingly, an Australian firm is offering a USB drive encased in a LEGO® brick. I just have to say that "I want one!" They look too cool and, of course, very geeky! If you haven't noticed, I'm a big Lego® Bricks fan. Unfortunately, 50 bucks seems a bit steep…
Posted May 31, 2007 1 min read

Revenge against Rubik -- The Idiot's Cube
For those people that feel a little "less gifted" when trying to solve a Rubik's Cube, along comes the Idiot's Cube.Looks like they are in stock, so grab yours before they run out. P.S. I thought this was interesting timing considering my last post. [rolleyes]
Posted May 05, 2007 1 min read

Lego Rubik's Cube
While playing around with Live!, I ran across a web site where someone created a LEGO Rubik's Cube. They have some pretty interesting pictures, including a movie. Unfortunately, it is very big and doesn't appear to move very well. If it was smaller, I might try to make my own…
Posted Apr 21, 2007 1 min read

360voice Mod
Your Xbox 360 has a voice, and now it can have one on your WebAPP site as well! The 360voice Mod for WebAPP uses the 360voice API to display yours and your friends' Xbox 360 Blogs and their Gamertag information…
Posted Apr 14, 2007 1 min read

I Blew My Streak
Darn it, I lost my gaming streak after a paltry 32 days. :-( My Internet was down part of the day last week. Either that, or I just totally spaced it. Either way, I've started over again. Sigh. So much for trying to get that 50+ badge on my 360voice Blog.
Posted Apr 14, 2007 1 min read

360voice Userbar
Well, I've been using 360voice for awhile now. It is the site that creates the Xbox 360 blogs. So, I thought I'd whip up a Userbar for the site: 360voice-ub by Steven Reid, on Flickr They have an API as well, so I'll try making a WebAPP plug-in. Stay tuned.
Posted Mar 25, 2007 1 min read

Mission Accomplished
Well, it took me just over a month, but I was finally able to find the time to get 1500 pts and complete the Old Spice Challenge on Xbox Rewards. Looks like I’ll receive 4 rewards though—that is pretty cool—assuming I wasn’t too late to receive them. I won’t know until after the competition closes…
Posted Mar 19, 2007 1 min read

Lego my Console
So, obviously I’m a bit Lego fan. So, I was surprised—although I shouldn't have been—that people have been re-creating their favorite consoles in Lego form. I ran across a Joystiq article that shows a pretty nice rendition of a Wii using Lego bricks…
Posted Mar 14, 2007 1 min read

Fun With Article Icons
Although the default icons that come with WebAPP are nice, I thought I'd try to create a few original ones. I've tried to update most (but not quite all) of the icons that I have categories using pictures from from collection…
Posted Mar 09, 2007 1 min read

When Hard Drives Get Small
Wow, I ran into a slight problem that I really didn’t expect. I ran out of space on my laptop’s 100G (technically 93GB)! Now, I've filled a 200G drive before, but I was converting my Hi-8 video’s to DV format. But, I really didn’t expect to fill my laptop anytime soon. Seems that copying my music…
Posted Feb 21, 2007 1 min read

Xbox Rewards—Finally!
Well, if you didn’t know already, Microsoft is now promoting Xbox Rewards. If you take on the challenge, you get rewards. Sweet right? Yeah, assuming you can get on the site…
Posted Feb 13, 2007 1 min read

Slideshow R2c and BlogCal Mod R2d Updates
Sigh. Seems all I seem to do lately is update my Mods. Truth is, I've been working on another web site, but found some issues adding in my Slideshow Mod and decided, while I was there, to fix a few other minor annoyances I had with it. I also cleaned up some minor issues in BlogCal as well. For t…
Posted Feb 11, 2007 1 min read

Blog Calendar R2c (Fix)
Sigh. Another day, another bug. Seems that writing scripts for my theme meant that I was missing some issues that occur if you run Blog Calendar on a standard WebAPP install. So, here is the latest fix for your Blogging pleasure: Blog Calendar Mod
Posted Jan 27, 2007 1 min read

Blog Calendar R2b (Fix)
Darn, I hate it when I miss simple issues. Two more bug fixes in this release. First, the wrong year was being passed when pulling articles. The second one was that I wasn't properly translating 2 digit years passed as arguments. Again, you can download the latest version from here. If you are r…
Posted Jan 15, 2007 1 min read

Moved Over to Userbars.org
Well, it appears that userbars.com isn't on-line anymore. [frown] So, I've moved my Userbars over to www.userbars.org. You can view my, limited, userbar collection there as well. If you're looking for a userbar, I'm more then willing to help out (just IM me or add a comment here)…
Posted Jan 14, 2007 1 min read

Gamer Score Charts
This looks to have been out awhile, but as I’ve been gaming—or living under a rock—I thought I’d share it to others who, like me, obviously missed this. This is another cool example of what people can do with Xbox Live! data.http://gamerscorechart.com/theme/xbox/SafePit…
Posted Jan 13, 2007 1 min read

Blog Mod Updated to R2a
Oops! I had a minor bug in the current month display. A bad assumption on my part that was easily corrected. You can download the lastest version from here. If you are running R2, you just need to update the blogcal.cgi file.
Posted Jan 06, 2007 1 min read

New Downloads Section
For those interested in using the various WebAPP Mods I created, you can now download them from the Downloads section. Currently, this includes the latest Slideshow and Calendar Mods. Enjoy!
Posted Jan 06, 2007 1 min read

Migrated Site to WebAPP NE
Well, after spending a few months adding back in my slide show and calendar, I've converted my site to WebAPP NE. Please let me know if anything doesn't work quite right. My main reason to convert to WebAPP was to not have to start from scratch in writing my own comments system…
Posted Jan 06, 2007 1 min read