Shin
2013-04-09

Focal length matters

focal length matters

In case you’re wondering why you or the people you’re trying to take a picture of look distorted, that’s why. Focal length. Easy to adjust if you’re using a dslr camera, good luck if you’re using a phone as those tend to have a pretty low focal length.

2013-04-08

2013-04-06

Tekken Card Tournament

Tekken Card Tournament The Waiting Game

Yay, another freemium card game for the iPad.
Mini review: it looks like Tekken, is disguised as a card game, but is basically just rock, paper, scissors. With a non-working multi player mode. NEXT!

2013-04-04

LucasArts no more

LucasArts

Dum dum dum, another one bites the dust. In their infinite wisdom Disney decides to shut down LucasArts, there goes another game company.
“After evaluating our position in the games market, we’ve decided to shift LucasArts from an internal development to a licensing model, minimizing the company’s risk while achieving a broader portfolio of quality Star Wars games,” LucasArts parent company LucasFilm said in a statement. Yeah… rough translation: “Fuck making quality games, we’re going to whore out everything LucasArts ever made to anyone willing to pay for a license, like Electronic Arts.”

2013-04-03

Big Webstats

Big webstats X111.com

Nifty looking, but rather inaccurate.
Just looking at the Social Buzz section I can see Facebook likes and shares are missing, the same goes for Twitter back links. So if you use it to analyze your own site take everything with a rather large pinch of salt, but fun to see nonetheless.

Also I think they’re more interested in generating backlinks for their own site as I received word of this through my contact form…

2013-04-02

How to clear iTunes of all unused iOS apps

iTunes app cleaning

With so many apps you can try and discard on your iPhone or iPad you can get a huge library of them in iTunes as iTunes doesn’t delete them and keeps updating them even, and it’s a pain in the rear to have to manually go through them all to see which ones you use and which ones you don’t.

  1. Get rid of all the iOS apps in iTunes;
  2. Go to the app section in iTunes, select all, delete.

  3. Clear out any extra apps you may have;
  4. Quit iTunes and check the Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Mobile Applications folder for any remnants.

  5. Re-import the apps from your iOS device(s);
  6. Start iTunes again and File>Devices>Transfer Purchases from (the name of your iOS device), repeat for any iOS device you have.

And of course make sure to make a backup beforehand in case anything does go wrong.

Game of Thrones sigils for the Internet

House Facebook Sigil

There are 11 more here.

2013-03-30

Winamp for Mac

Winamp for Mac

This month’s edition of hell freezing over; an official Winamp for Mac.
10 years ago, when I couldn’t stand iTunes and thought it was the biggest pile of crap compared to the Windows version of Winamp, I would have been so happy if this got released. Now, not so much. For one iTunes in its current version is a different beast, it works perfectly for me. And this Winamp version is very much beta, just a barebones player without any options, no eye candy and not exactly a pixel perfect interface. No equalizer either. It’s only 0.81, so there’s hope, but maybe it’s just too little too late.

2013-03-27

Spam training in Mountain Lion Server

spamtrainer

For some reason Spamassassin in Mountain Lion Server isn’t set up for scheduled spam/ham training, even though the hooks are there for it.
So you can a) configure that correctly and schedule it yourself or b) go for Spamtrainer, which works a lot smoother, automagically finds your spam and ham boxes and has enough options to run it as you please.
I really love the -i option which asks you a bunch of questions on how and when you want to run the training and then sets the schedule up for you.

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.