Month: August 2003

flock to the wallpaper

Today I am sporting a repeated background image, specifically no.5 in a range of 126 from www.squidfingers.com. Never one to miss a bandwagon. Not sure I like it or not yet so make the most of it because it might disappear before you know it. (Novelty wore off very quickly)

starting vncserver under redhat 8

I couldn’t get vncserver to start using command vncserver – it wasn’t recognised. Closer inspection showed that I only had the viewer, not the server installed. I downloaded the latest rpm from the vnc site (which contains both viewer and server), uninstalled the vnc viewer and installed the rpm

rpms removing and installing

install rpm -i myrpm.rpm removing rpm -e myprogramname (or something similar!)

simulating compressed web video

I was struck by an idea this lunchtime, whilst attempting to watch a "video choice" (choice? since when – i’d much rather read about it) video on the bbc news site allegedly about a farmer who has struck oil in Hampshire. I realised that I have thought of the perfect way to simulate the experience… Read more »

Multi-mix digital music format launched

an interesting multi-mix digital music format called DI has been launched according to this article at the register. It seems that the format contains multiple tracks like you would have in a cubase project, with the ability to use loops and alternative parts e.g. alternative vocal track. It uses a proprietary player, which is free…. Read more »

tweakery in progress

if the page doesn’t explode temporarily it will be a miracle it’s a miracle

blogs will eat themselves

bloggers run out of things to say. so they resort to blogging about blogs. or blogging blogs about blogs like i’m doing now.

back to dial up

This is my last week with broadband at home. As of next week I will be hogging the phone line again and closing my browser in disgust when a page doesn’t load instantly. I think it will be a bit of a culture shock. So why? well the main reason is money – £25 a… Read more »

visited links

once upon a time someone early on in the development of the web came up with the idea of making hyperlinks within a web page appear as a different colour to the rest of the text. Then at a later date (probably – i’m guessing now), arrived the concept of links appearing as a different… Read more »