September 2006 Archives

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  • This makes me happy that they are reporting this, as I saw this on some web development I was doing recently and was wondering if a setting had gotten blown up but hadn't had the time to go searching yet.

links for 2006-09-26

Thank You FOX

FOX did something smart tonight which I hope continues for the season. Instead of having TV planned for 7 or 7:30, they had the game scheduled to go to 7:30 and then had a post-game show until 8. That means that no matter how late the game went (unless it SOMEHOW went past 8) that the normal Sunday night shows will start on time. This is a WELCOME change for TiVo users like myself, who used to get screwed over on many of the Sundays where FOX had either a double header or just a late game.

So, thank you FOX!

Eclipse Question: Versions and Date Tags?

Here's a question for the good old lazy web.

So, I have started using Eclipse for some projects at work. Slowly I have been learning some of the functionality it is helping me with. I am using it for Python development and the python extension for Eclipse is pretty good (at least for what I am using it for).

So, now that I am really making some progress on this project, I want to make sure I have things versioned and date stamped to make sure old versions don't end up out on my servers and whatnot. Since I am not currently using a version control system, I was hoping I could do this right in Eclipse.

In the past when I used CVS, I was able to put $Id$ and some other things in a file to get it to have the versioning information. Is there something similar I can add to my files in Eclipse to put version information or last changed information or something like that in?

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Musical Phone

Way back in February, I got a new phone. One of the coolest features to me initially was that it had a mini-SD card in it that I could put music, photos, etc on. It only came with a 32M card, but I figured until I really knew what I could do with the card, I didn't want to purchase a bigger one.

The first problem that came up was I didn't have an SD card reader. Oops! I tried to borrow one from friends to no avail, so I started looking in to buying one. Right around this time I ordered some new laptops for work which showed up. Low and behold, the two Fujitsu laptops had SD card readers in them. Woo!

So, I brought the adapter (mini-SD to SD) one day and plugged the card in. I saw a few folders on the card, one of them called Music. There we go! So, I threw an MP3 in to that folder and put the card back in my phone. Nothing :( I also had noticed an m3u file in that directory, so I put the card back in and tried to hand edit that file. Still no luck. I quickly gave up and went back to work.

Recently, I have been thinking a lot about having music on my phone. I walk a lot and it sucks not having anything to listen to. I don't have the cash to afford the iPod I want, so getting music on my phone seemed to be the easiest solution. I thought I had gotten a CD with my phone, so I thought maybe that would have some software to copy music to the phone correctly. I looked around, no CD :(

So, I went to the one place for all the information you need, the web. I went on to Samsung's web site and looked up my phone. I then headed to frequently asked questions. It said that the way I had put the music on the card was pretty much correct. The one thing it mentioned was that the music would either go in the Music folder or the Media folder depending on your software version. Hmmm.

So, today I once again brought my adapter in and looked at the card. I had put an MP3 in to the Music folder, so I tried moving it to the Media folder. I then put it back in my phone and SUCCESS! So, I then said I should get a bunch of songs on there. Well, since I already had a bunch of photos and movies on the card, I only had about 22M or something available to me. So, I ended up copying about 3 songs (192k MP3s) on to the card. So, now, I have some music, but that won't even get me from home to Fanueil Hall (my normal walking path).

I figure I have 2 options. Option 1, use lower quality MP3s to cram more music on to the phone. This will work as a stop gap, but not the solution I really want to use going forward. The second solution is to buy a new SD card. Luckily for me, mini-SD cards are pretty damn cheap. I saw a 2G card on Amazon for about $60. That will give me a ton of music to be able to carry around with me on the T or walking or whatever.

The last issue? I still only have an SD reader in a machine that is on my desk in the office. As many of you know, I pretty much work from home every day these days, so having to be in the office to move music on or off the phone doesn't sound like a fun task. So, I think I am going to need to buy an SD card reader as well. I am hoping that it will work under Linux, so I can easily move stuff to and from the card. I _THINK_ I may even be able to fake Rhythmbox in to thinking it is a music player and be able to manage the music right from my music app on Linux, which would be perfect :)

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RIP: Rob Levin aka lilo

Though I only knew lilo through random chatting on #joiito, it's very sad to hear about his passing. My thoughts are with his friends and family.

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Goal for the week

The combination of my busyness and laziness has led to a rather nasty sight in my bedroom. I have a TON of dirty clothes. I have done a good job of getting enough laundry done to get me through each week, but have let a lot of stuff just pile up.

So, I have set the goal for this week to get through all of it. It probably means doing something like 2 loads a day. Yes, I have that many clothes.

The secondary goal of this project is going to be getting rid of clothes I don't want/need any more. I did some cleaning up when I moved in here, but never finished. So, hopefully by the end of this week, I will have a whole new set of clothes to give to charity (or throw away as will be necessary with some of the really old stuff) and will have a closet and dresser full of clothes I will actually wear on a regular basis.

Here's hoping this works out.

Looks like I am not the only one who is ill

Halley is sick too.  I had a bit of a cold the last few days.  Last night I decided I was feeling good enough, so I headed out to meet some friends for a bit.  Within about 20 mins of arriving, I learned that I may have overestimated how I felt.  I almost passed out where I was.  Jumped  cab pretty quickly and headed home and spent much of the night in the bathroom.  Not a pretty sight.  Still feeling very weak today.  A friend just headed to the store to get me the sick essentials (saltines, gatorade, ginger ale), so hopefully I will get some strength back later today, as I have at least one errand I must run tonight.

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links for 2006-09-15

November Music

Three good shows in one week in November!

First, on Sunday, November 12th, Primus hits the Orpheum. They are touring for their greatest hits CD, which means it should be a good mix of music from the many years of Primus.

Second, on Monday, November 13th, Los Lonely Boys with Ozomatli at Avalon. Both are great bands, but I have to say Ozomatli was one of the best shows I have ever seen. Lots of energy, lots of fun. Hell, the band did a drum circle in the middle of the floor at a VERY FULL Paradise.

Third, on Wednesday, November 15th, Robert Randolph and the Family Band return to Boston. They are playing the Roxy with Van Hunt opening up. The Family Band always puts an amazing show on. Lots of danceable grooves (usually including a ton of girls from the crowd getting on the stage for "Shake Your Hips").

Two and three go on sale Saturday morning. Primus goes on sale a week from Saturday.

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Battling Sunset on Junction 18

If you are looking for something to do this evening, some friends are playing over at Bulfinch Yacht Club (234 Friend St. Boston, Massachusetts 02101). I've never been there before, so I look forward to checking it out. My friends that are playing are Sunset is a Battle and Junction 18. Both are local rock bands. Should be a good time, so come down and hang out!

links for 2006-09-06

Thirty One

So, I made it through being 30 :) I turn 31 today. This year did not include as much freaking out about my birthday as last year did. Luckily, once I got through the birthday it all went away.

Real Video iPod?

Apple plans "showtime" for Sept. 12 | | CNET

Looks like there is a possibility of a real video iPod next week. That would be awesome, as I was thinking about spending some of the birthday cash I get on an iPod. Getting a video one would be even better.Yes, I know the current ones support video, but I want one of the ones we all saw the rumors for over the last few months.

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