Monthly Archives: June 2006

Sweet Zombie Jesus!!

The impossible has occurred. The robot devil is skiing in hell right now.

Futurama has been picked up by Comedy Central! Whooo!

From Digg:
Comedy Central has ordered 13 new episodes of the animated series that Fox canceled two years ago. Billy West, Katey Segal and other stars signed deals this week to return the show to TV. In getting a second life, “Futurama” is following the path taken by “Family Guy,” which also found post-cancellation success on DVD and cable reruns.

Excellent. Love that show.

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Picasa Web WordPress Widget

THIS PLUGIN DOES NOT WORK ANYMORE. I doubt I’ll be updating it any time soon.

Playing around with my new Picasa Web access, I found the RSS feeds quite nice. So I made a widget for them.

Picasa Web Widget

Basically it puts a slideshow of photo thumbnails from one or more Picasa Web RSS feeds into your sidebar. You can click them to go to the photo’s page on Picasa Web. Uses divs and names and all that good CSS stuff to make styling them easy, if you want.

Enjoy!

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Update: Version 1.1 actually works now. )

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Update: Version 1.2 now has four additional options. Now you can:
-Turn javascript image rotation on/off.
-Limit how many images will be rotated through.
-Display more than just the one image.
-Control whether or not the images are shown in a random order.

The image rotation script has also been corrected to work in both IE and Firefox (and probably others as well).

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Update: Version 1.3 adds Brian’s fix for filenames with unusual characters in them being in your web album.

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Update: Version 1.4
– Output will now validate as valid XHTML. Should work all the time. Important note: Use the class for CSS styling of anything, the ID is only there when you are only showing one image.
– Added the ability to display descriptions below the thumbnail. It even works with rotating images. )
– Fixed the case where you are showing multiple images in a non-random order.

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Update: Version 1.5 – Corrected a problem where it would only show the last feed when you give it multiple feeds.

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Update: Version 1.6 – Corrected some cases where the rotate images javascript would fail to work in certain scenarios.

New Photo Album

I just got access to the PicasaWeb test, and uploaded a bunch of pictures. Gotta say, this thing is great! Picasa is an excellent photo organizer, which now has a bunch of new features.

  • Geotagging of pictures, integrated with Google Earth.
  • Upload photos to your own online photo album.
  • Online albums have RSS feeds.
  • Choose the quality of your online pictures.
  • 250 meg of free album space (6 gig if you pay for it).

It’s good stuff, I recommend signing up if you haven’t already.

You can check out my public photo albums here.

Amazon Grocery

Just saw this on Digg. Amazon now sells groceries.

Looks like most of it is in bulk, but this also means that it qualifies for free shipping in a lot of cases. All non-perishable items as far as I can see.

So if you happen to need a lot of dish soap, or want to stock up on Mac & Cheese, or just have this craving for a freakin’ ton of jerky, click the banner above. )

DNF = No Rush…

Just saw this headline over on slashdot and got the shock of my life:
3D Realms Won’t Rush Duke Nukem Forever

No kidding? After 10 years of development, they’re not going to rush it out the door? Really? Shocking!

There’s a pretty funny discussion going on over there about this shocking, shocking news.

My favorite comment so far:
“…Duke Nukem Forever has taken more time to create than NASA took to design & build a pair of robots, fly them to Mars, and drive them around for a year.” (note, it’s actually 2.5 years)

Addition: A good page with info on the things that have happened while DNF has been in development: http://duke.a-13.net/