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Archive for Software

Google Chrome : First Impressions

OK, I resisted it a little bit, but I finally went and downloaded Google Chrome…. Interesting that it’s only available for Windows first and not Mac, but Google must figure that market is already sewn up by Safari on the Mac (mind you the way Apple keep offering me Safari with iTunes it must be on half of Windows users machines by now – anyone know how I stop that?!). 475kB download??? I assumed it was quick because I’m on the corporate network and it’s probably in the cache but that will be quick on almost any connection – I’m suspecting it downloads more stuff as it installs? Installation is a couple of clicks and it’s away… Interestingly at work… Continue reading »

by Keiron on September 3rd, 2008 | Browsers | 9 Comments » |

Auntie Spam

.!. I’m always loathed to just click the “Delete All” in my Akismet Spam box – just in case there’s something there I really would like to read, or even edit to make into quality content. However I really can’t face piling through pages and pages of spam with links to all manner of things… Then I found Auntie Spam, a script that works with GreaseMonkey in Firefox (you should already have GreaseMonkey installed if you’re using the Google Reader timesaving preview. Apparently: Akismet Auntie Spam is a kind old lady who will come to your house and give it a thorough cleaning. She’s not afraid of the dark corners, particularly the spam inbox because she knows exactly how to… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 17th, 2008 | Wordpress | 3 Comments » |

Full throttle feeds – Now available – Subscribe Today!

Double Jeopardy dvdrip Get your full feed right here …. For today only … Roll up, roll up….. Actually I lie, it will be staying a full feed (for now at least!), I’ve had summary feeds turned on in the past to encourage people to come to the site, have a read and a browse around rather than just reading that one article that appears as my latest post in my RSS feed. I realised that I still browse to the website of many of the people’s blogs I read, if I want to comment (or use my fancy new Preview in Google Reader!) and often summary posts don’t tell me enough about the content of the post to even… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 13th, 2008 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

Incoming Links not working

I noticed the other day that on a blog I admin that Incoming Links wasn’t working in WordPress, I scratched my head over it for a few minutes. Then did the sensible thing and went to Google Blog Search to check their were actually incoming links to the site! Entering: link:http://www.domain.com Revealed a few links… They should definitely be showing up in the WordPress Dashboard. Then I realised the cause of the problem, when people linked to this site they were linking to (quite rightly) http://www.domain.com. The blog actually lived in http://www.domain.com/blog. A quick move around solved the problem – I suspect I could still have it in /blog/ using Permalinks and the files being in the root, but I’m… Continue reading »

by Keiron on August 10th, 2008 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

iTunes killer? Not quite yet for Songbird!

I love my EEE, it’s fantastic – I’ll be taking it on holiday instead of the Philips X53 for the first time this year. It does everything, bar one thing….. Manage my iPod. I used to be able to switch albums on the iPod at the end of every day, a quick sync and new music or podcasts for tomorrow – holidays are a great time for catching up on podcasts! Alright I know that with the EEE the hard drive probably couldn’t hold all my music, but I’d be willing to invest in a light external USB hard drive (as recommended by), as I only have a 2GB Nano. I’ve read about getting iTunes working under Crossover, or Wine…. Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 9th, 2008 | Software | 2 Comments » |

Showing some Luv!

I’ve installed CommentLuv here today, to reward my comment authors more (particularly now the comment policy is in force and I feel perfectly happy about blowing away any comments that are spammy or I don’t like! 😉 ) We all love comments, but CommentLuv takes this one step further and places a direct link to the comment authors latest post – underneath the comment. They promote both their site (using the URL field of the comment), and their latest post – now that is quite a reward for engaging with you! It will automatically fetch your latest post from your feed to display it and in the latest version the comment author can specify their feed by putting their feed… Continue reading »

by Keiron on July 4th, 2008 | Wordpress | No Comments » |

[Quick Posts] Extracting Still Images from a DVD

A colleague asked me if this was possible the other day, to take photo stills from say a film  (in his case of diving) and have them to put on say Facebook. I couldn’t find what I used last time I did it, but did find this and have been reliably informed that it works, it produced an image of about 1MB (I didn’t check the resolution) – I’ve got a few that I’d like to extract so will give it a go when I get a chance! Jake Luddington’s Guide to extract still images from DVD video.

by Keiron on June 7th, 2008 | Quick Posts, Software | No Comments » |