Saw this store this afternoon, right across the street from the Carrot Commons.
I bought the Blu-ray version of the 1995 BBC miniseries “Pride & Prejudice” a little while ago. They did an excellent job of the transfer.
Another item of note is an online
Settlers of Cataan dice-rolling app
that Vartan should like, since it keeps track of how many of each roll there has been.
However, it does not track who rolled what each turn, so perhaps not quite up to scratch. 🙂
Finally I’ll mention
the Google Maps API V3,
because it has lots of stuff in it aimed at mobile devices (specifically iPhone, Android).
The major feature is going to be how fast it loads up.
I can attest to the fact that V2 does take a long time sometimes on the iPhone.
It’s all about 9 this movie season.Won’t people get confused?
Hey, this theme is very mobile-friendly, too. Nice..
Figured out the avatars – you have to be using gravatar.com I think.
Trying out the “P2” theme, which makes WordPress look not unlike Twitter. Maybe I’ll post more. Hm, if I had a plugin for ping.fm, I definitely would post here more..
In the course of doing this, I had to upgrade to WordPress 2.7.1, which was a big no-brainer..
Tnir, my household Linux box, has been down for a couple of weeks now.
I hit a bit of a roadblock when the motherboard erfused to recognize a new hard drive I had bought.
It was too big — 1 TB (which is 1000 GB, or perhaps 1024 if you’re a programmer, or 999 if you’re a sales droid).
There was a moderately new BIOS, only a few months younger than the one I had, but installing it had no effect.
Still no drive. After googling around I ran across
that laid out all the steps I had to take, which included creating my own BIOS. Egad. That scared me a bit, so I put it off for a while. But today I tried again, and realized that the BIOS is really like a zip file, with a bunch of other little files in it, and I was just replacing the (SATA) disk part with a new version.
And sure ernough, I got my new drive listed, with 938 GB (damn those marketing droids!)
Getting tired of people screwing this up.
Especially people who should know better.
the participants were constantly *incorrectly* saying “1080p” when describing all sorts of cameras.
The cameras they were talking about are all unable to do 1080p, at least at 60 frames per second (fps). All of the cameras, however, can do 1080i.
That one letter makes all the difference.
‘i’ stands for “interlace”, which means it only records every other line.
I like to call 1080i “squished 540p”, since that’s how many scan lines are recorded. Some cameras can record at a slower number of frames per second.
e.g. the Canon I want to get can record at 30 fps and 24 fps.
At both of these speeds it may be able to record at 1080p.
However, since 1080p implies 60 fps, it would be better to include the frame rate somehow,
and call it something like 1080@30p (I think I’ve seen that notation somewhere). The only video cameras that can do 1080@60p are very expensive.
Well, not counting
the new stuff from Red
coming out tomorrow.
That might be a game-changer.
At least I hope so..