Hacking the xBox

I can guarantee that topic alone will get me tons of hits on this site.  Sorry – you won’t find directions here – just a description of my attempts to get mine setup. I always wondered about those geeks people that hacked various devices just so that they could run Linux on it.  I couldn’t … Continue reading Hacking the xBox

Frodo’s Pizza

I’m always hesitant to review a restaurant with which I’ve had such a long, long history.  I tend to focus on those places that are new (or at least new to me.)  However, I had opportunity to eat at Frodo’s Pizza twice this week, so I decided it was high time to give them the … Continue reading Frodo’s Pizza

Art in the Park

Saturday Laura and I headed downtown for the 15th Annual Art in the Park.  The festival originally started at as a display by a few local artists in Cleveland Park.  It has since migrated to the Falls Park area, with most of the artists booths actually on South Main Street rather than in the park … Continue reading Art in the Park

Paradigm Shift

  Back when I got my first digital camera, my thoughts were that it would only really be used for web images.  If I wanted something of higher quality, I would use my 35mm SLR.  After all, I could always scan the photos and get really high quality digital images. This last little project with … Continue reading Paradigm Shift

Time Passages

  Despite its flaws, I’ve had a blast with the new Flickr Maps over the past several days.  Seeing my travels laid out so neatly has prompted me to go back into my older photo archives and upload some of those images.  There were quite a few digital images, but most were taken with a … Continue reading Time Passages

More on Flickr Maps

It was as I suspected.  The new Flickr Maps application does not use EXIF data, but some proprietary format.  If there is existing EXIF or GPS data for an image, Flickr can import it, but other than import it doesn’t use that data. This means that if an image is geotagged using Flickr’s handy map … Continue reading More on Flickr Maps

Obituary Nicknames

From this morning’s obituaries in the Greenville News… Shular "Tom" Dee Burrell  Charles "Louie" Homer Carlton Katherine "Kay" Mellom Gladys Inez "Nan" Parkins Willie "Pie Face" Priestly I can understand wanting to include the dearly departed’s nickname in the obituary.  After all, the idea is to remember them as they were known in life.  Tom, … Continue reading Obituary Nicknames

Flickr Maps

Flickr has added a new mapping application to its list of imaging services.  Since Flickr is a Yahoo company it uses the new Yahoo maps.  Google may have an advantage over Yahoo with more accurate maps and integration with Google Earth.  However Flickr does have a slick new interface and a cool map page for … Continue reading Flickr Maps

Star Trek 40th Anniversary

Exactly 40 years ago tonight  Star Trek debuted on NBC with the episode "The Man Trap."  TV Land aired that episode this evening, along with four others.  The episodes for the first series were filmed, but were not aired sequentially.  Some episodes that aired later in the year actually had elements that pre-dated "The Man … Continue reading Star Trek 40th Anniversary