Monday, March 31, 2008

trip down memory lane
i had forgotten about mad magazine, which was a part of my childhood =) i also loved the far side and spy vs. spy now that i think about it....

i just got a spam mail with the subject "Gadzooks!". i haven't heard that word in years....

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

the c major scale on guitar

on my Eagle SI-30 BK electric guitar there are 22 frets.
the c major scale consists of the following barre chords:
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22
0 5 10 12 17 22

so to me it looks like the pattern is this:
if the starting point is fret 0 (zero, open, no fingers at all on the frets)
it increases with 5 to get the next barre
it increases again with 5 to get the next one after that
it increases with 2 after that to get the next one
then starts again with increasing with 5
increasing with 5
then increasing with 2 (if there were more frets after the 22ndth fret)
so the pattern is:
5, 5, 2 (repeat)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

linux strings command

from the man pages:
For each file given, GNU strings prints the printable character
sequences that are at least 4 characters long (or the number given with
the options below) and are followed by an unprintable character. By
default, it only prints the strings from the initialized and loaded
sections of object files; for other types of files, it prints the
strings from the whole file.

strings is mainly useful for determining the contents of non-text

it prints the printable characters of non-text files....pretty cool

Monday, March 10, 2008

flickr search for photos taken with nokia n95

here's the parameter i found to add at the end of my search url to find photos i've taken with my nokia n95

i wish there was an easier way to do this then by going to camera search then waiting to get to the results page and then having to choose "your photos"...
i wish i could list all pictures i've taken using my nokia n95 camera without having to specify a keyword...

Friday, March 7, 2008

drupal is a wicked awesome easy and free cms

if you want to make a quick website and don't want to spend weeks learning typo3 (like i have) then try drupal, i am already well on my way in redesigning my company's website. it is so easy to use if you have half a brain...

Thursday, March 6, 2008

watch ALL youtube videos on your mobile

on youtube's homepage today is says:
"New! Watch ALL YouTube videos on your mobile device"

i think that would be expensive to watch ALL YouTube videos, don't you? and who has the time to do that anyways?

fyi, i was shocked when i looked at my stats the other day and it said that i have watched a total of over 5,000 videos on youtube. crikey!

youtube quick capture is cool, but it sucks

cool because you can just upload right into youtube and even edit it there
sucks because you don't have a backup copy of your video...

my videos btw are here:

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

new c-side sample: 1:57

here's a taste test of a new song Mihau and I have started on called 1:57