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iPhone

Mar 3, 05:53 AM

its nearly 3am. I activated my new iphone at midnight when my contract ended. Must get some sleep.

Visual Studio 2008

Feb 12, 02:51 PM

After spending a few hours with Visual Studio 2008 pro trial, I take back anything bad I have ever said about Eclipse, NetBeans, or XCode. I need a shower.

"That's something else, also terrible."

Jan 19, 09:36 PM

I had the same question as everyone else who watched Cloverfield, Where can I get that camcorder? Seriously, that thing is awesome. Not only does it record for 90+ mins on single tape, it’s battery lasts for more than 24 hours. It’s got a light, night-vision that’s works better than anything else on the market, and a built-in microphone that captures dialog at any range (in surround sound no less). The picture quality is amazing and the zoom lens is unreal with fast auto-focusing. And talk about durable, this thing survived a helicopter crash, a fall from over 40 feet, and missile strikes.

Where is the coverage on the gadget blogs?

As for Cloverfield itself. The movie is very good. It’s a Blair Witch style Godzilla movie, except good and you get to see the monster. I might actually go watch it again.


Alternate title for this post: Hey, You got sappy romance in my monster movie! Hey, you got monsters in my sappy romance movie!

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Short Circuit

Jan 14, 06:36 PM

Metal in the plug
Saturday, I had to drive an hour back from my friend’s house without my car stereo. Somehow, a piece of metal got lodged in the accessory plug, shorting out the plug the car stereo are on the same fuse.

The Metal
I haven’t seen the piece of metal before (shown above with the blown mini-fuse). It isn’t part of anything I plug into my car. I don’t know where it came from or how it came to be in the accessory plug.

Luckily, I knew how to disassemble my dash and was able to remove the plug to get at the offending metal more easily. I also took the opportunity to improve some of the connections on my stereo.

Still, it is strange.

2008

Jan 9, 02:08 PM

I thought I should actually try to get a post in before January is over. In 2008, I intend to write shorter posts and post more often. I also intend to work on my grammar and proofreading. BTW, the current theme on the blog is sort of a experiment. It will likely change over the next few months. What can I say, I’ve been busy.

I’ve intended to write a review of Lineform for over a year now — I registered before Freeverse took over the distribution. It’s been a while. Instead, I’ll simply say I like Lineform and I use it at least 3 days a week. It is not the most stable piece of software, but it gets the job done.

Now, VectorDesigner is out and I just downloaded the demo. It shows allot of promise. If it proves itself more stable than Lineform, I just might buy it. It seems to have all of Lineform’s features out of the gate and a Flikr browser, polygon and star tools, and raster-to-vector convertor. It has a iWork style inspector and, unlike Pixelmator, knows when to use HUD style windows without going overboard.

Update

Two major strikes against VectorDesigner. No SVG export and the gradients only work between two colors. Lineform has and SVG export/import and gradients can be built from any number of colors.

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