Articles by Steven

Steven has written 447 articles, Page 22.
Unicode and the like
I’ve run into a bit of an issue. XML uses UTF-8 encoding. I wouldn’t think it would be a big issue, but my web pages render in ISO-8859-1. Since my ISP uses perl 5.6.1, I can’t easily encode/decode between the two Unicode formats. So, I thought I’d just render my pages in UTF-8…
Posted Jun 17, 2007 1 min read

MS Home Server
Microsoft has released a public beta of their Microsoft Home Server software. I’ve had various “home servers,” usually older computers, running various version of Windows and Linux. My current one is running Media Center, but it is also a desktop for my daughter. In either case, MSHS sounds good on …
Posted Jun 17, 2007 1 min read

Apple vs. Microsoft: Typography
So, I’m still hacking around in Safari. If you read earlier article, you might remember my complaint about the fonts being a bit blurry…
Posted Jun 14, 2007 1 min read

Having fun on Safari
I was looking to try out Safari on Windows the other day, but all the links to get it were down. Now I know why! Apple released Safari for Windows today. Well, not one to wait around, I promptly downloaded it to give it a spin. In fact, I’m writing this article in it right now. Now first thing I hav…
Posted Jun 11, 2007 3 min read

Userbars moved to Flickr
Due to issues I’ve been having with ImageShack, I’ve moved some of my userbars over to Flickr. So far, things appear to be working just fine. Oddly, my ImageShack images are working again, but others are now broke. I’m thinking something was wrong with servers, or they are doing maintenance…
Posted Jun 03, 2007 1 min read

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. I’ll probably need to take some new pictures to finish out my 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 the …
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