maandag, oktober 30, 2006
Afgelopen zaterdag hebben we ferm genoten van het concert ter ere van het tienjarig bestaan van Mine in de Parochiezaal van Wezemaal. Er waren een aantal bekende en minder bekende gast-artiesten en je kon merken dat ze er allemaal zin in hadden. Op het laatst stonden ze zelfs met 18 op het podium (als ik goed geteld heb tenminste).
En zoals ik eerder al schreef: hun eerste - en vooralsnog enige - CD is volledig uitverkocht en daardoor nu gratis doch legaal te downloaden. Het viel me trouwens op hoeveel Folk nummers je eigenlijk kent zonder dat je er een titel of groep op kan plakken.
PS: Geen paniek: hun muziek is beter dan hun website ;-)
vrijdag, oktober 27, 2006
Mylar is an Eclipse project that tries to make working with very large workspaces as easy as working with small ones. It integrates nicely with Bugzilla and keeps track of any files you change when working on a bug. These changed files are automatically placed in a change set so they can be committed together.
This new release includes support for templates for commit messages. This is really cool because a commit message automatically gets formatted the way you specify. This prevent typos in commit messages which causes scripts that intercept commit messages to automate certain tasks (like updating Bugzilla bug reports) to skip you comment.
Very nice work indeed. I'm already looking forward to the upcoming releases.
woensdag, oktober 25, 2006
- A dragon that looks like a Nazgul beast
- An Arwen-like character being chased while riding a white horse
- A scene that looked a lot like Gandalf's fall in Moria
- A bad guy that looks like Saruman
I have never heard of "Eragon", nor "The Inheritance trilogy" but it all just looks like a ripoff to me.
I really like some of the new features:
- Automatic spellchecking of forms
- Ability to directly subscribe to a feed using Google Reader
- Possibility to reopen a tab you've recently closed (by accident)
dinsdag, oktober 24, 2006
zondag, oktober 22, 2006
I have decided to use Picasa Web Albums for two important reasons:
- It has flawless integration with Picasa, the photo management software Ive been using for a very long time now.
- People can download hires photos without having resort to a paying account (like Flickr does).
Uploading images is just one click away, so you can expect images to be added more frequently.
zaterdag, oktober 21, 2006
The web interface of Google Mail is pretty good and at first sight its spam filter is better than the combination of the spam filter installed at Skynet (my ISP) and the local filter in Thunderbird. Probably because it gets a lot more training by all these thousands of users.
The biggest stumbling block was getting my address book imported in Google Mail. Thunderbird has an export to CSV and Google mail has an import from CSV but alas... that scenario does not work out of the box. Fortunately I have found a short HOWTO that explains how to get Thunderbird's address book imported into Gmail by modifying the CSV file a little bit. Works like a charm.
PS: Even though I switched email clients nothing changes to any of my email addresses.
donderdag, oktober 19, 2006
Flickr is very popular but it does not allow people to download hires versions of photos. Picasa Web Albums does, but it has a number of other limitations (like no support for tags) but it might be sufficient for my needs. I've been reading some comparisons but I guess I'll have to give them both a try.
woensdag, oktober 18, 2006
maandag, oktober 16, 2006
And I'm not the only one who is looking for this feature. Other people have asked for this as well.
zondag, oktober 15, 2006
As a result of this move I no longer generate my own Atom Feed at http://www.litrik.com/atom-10.xml nor http://users.skynet.be/litrik/atom-10.xml. If you are reading that feed you should switch to my new blog feed at http://litrik.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default.
My homepage at http://www.litrik.com/ will also be updated to reflect this move.
dinsdag, oktober 03, 2006
I've never wanted to install another client application just to read feeds (not even if it is Eclipse-based). I've also disliked the weird user interface of the feed support in Mozilla Thunderbird since day one.
Fortunately, recent enhancements to Google Reader make it a joy to use and there is a whole range of possibilities to start sharing stuff. Looks very interesting.