Technology

GetID3 analyze() function new file size parameter

You can now read ID3 (media file headers) information from mp3 and other media files using GetID3 library without having the entire media file present. The new 2nd parameter to the analyze() member function allows you to detect play time duration with only a small portion of the file present. Years ago I added this […]

Torque Wrenches Reviewed

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Two Years with Google Android G1 – Looking for a Replacement

It has been well over 2 years since I got my HTC G1 with Google Android. The verdict? It has done it’s job, but it’s now showing it’s age. Running Android 1.6, I’m limited to which apps I can install. The lack of internal memory storage is also a problem, I’m finding myself uninstalling other […]

Project Pontiac Trans Am

Last week I purchased a 1981 Pontiac Trans Am! If you know me well, you know I’ve wanted a 1978 Trans Am for years. Even though this is not the correct year, it’s very similar to the Trans Am I wanted and with a little effort over the coming years hopefully it will look like […]

HTML5 audio / video and mp3 / H.264 is the future of new media but does not replace Flash

HTML5 is the future of new media (also known as downloadable media and podcasting). Anyone who has used an iPad or Google Chrome and watched a video knowing it was through an HTML5 video element knows what I’m talking about. Playback is instant, smoother and is much more responsive than via Flash. It is also […]

Firefox Extensions I Use

I’m often asked what Firefox extensions I use in my web browser. For those who ask, here you go. Basic plugins that anyone may like: Gmail Manager – check and manage multiple Gmail accounts History block – prevent some sites from crowding your web browser history Echofon – Twitter client (formally known as TwitterFox) I’m […]

Dell Studio 17 with i7 Intel Processor Shipping/Delivery Delays

On October 20 I ordered both my colleague and my wife (for her birthday which has already passed) Dell Studio 17 laptops with the new Intel i7 mobile processors.  The laptop is equipped and priced comparably to other 17″ laptops made by Toshiba, Sony and HP. Both my colleague and my wife are accustomed to […]

One year with Google Android G1 compared to 6 months with an iPhone 3GS

I’ve had my Google Android G1 phone for over a year now, and I have a lot of good and bad things to say about it. I’ve had my iPhone 3GS for just over 6 months now and have come to a number of conclusions why I don’t like the iPhone and prefer Android. In […]

Live at WordCamp Columbus

I’m at WordCamp Columbus! It’s great, there are about 100 or so folks in attendance. Now at lunch we’re eating during an open mic, some hard core WordPress folks are speaking about whaty they do with WordPress, asking questions, etc.. I just learned that there are only 6-7 plugin devolopers here today. I’m looking forward […]

Microsoft SPAM Unsubscribe Requires MS Passport

So I keep getting emails from Microsoft and today I decided to unsubscribe. When I click the unsubscribe link, I am directed to a Microsoft Passport sign in page. I then surfed around the site and came across this page: http://www.microsoft.com/info/unsubscribe.mspx Which in any of the three options, requires me to sign into my Microsoft […]