I picked up an xbox on Sunday. Not for gaming, though I guess it will be used a bit for that as well, but mostly the idea is to use it as a media player to play DVDs, dvix and xvid movies. By hooking it up to my local network it should be easy to configure it to stream straight from my file server. So I might get away without changing the harddrive but I still need to install the mod chip when I get it.
I’ve had it with computers and their crappy tv-out support and it requiring three reboots and a lot of cable switching to get a picture on my television. With an xbox all I’ll ever have to do is to press the power button, and it’s all there. That’s the way it’s supposed to be!
Sorry for the unreliable service this week. I’ve switched over to being self hosted from my closet by a mac mini I picked up in the beginning of the week. Unfortunately after I did the dns switch over I ended up with a huge pile of work on my desk at work, so with the long days and other commitments I didn’t really have time to finish up all the loose ends.
Today I finally managed to import my exported wordpress database without messing up the character sets too much. Just that little task proved quite difficult when I noticed I couldn’t use mysqldump anymore on my previous host. But in the end I managed to get the data over and fixed all the problems I’ve noticed.
I already notice a huge speed increase but that’s naturally because I’m on the same local network as the web server, but hopefully the site is faster for you others as well.
Hittade den här fina formuleringen i aftonbladets artikel ”Jag tvekar inte att dricka vin”.
Våra undersökningar visar att bröstmjölken efter två glas vin innehåller mindre alkohol än till exempel den alkoholfria läsken Seven up light.
Hur ska man tolka det där? Att Seven up light innehåller alkohol?
I got home tonight just in time to see the last shot in the O’Sullivan – Higgins final, which Higgins won comfortably with 9-2. Ronnie has apparently said he’s ”bored” with snooker, whatever that means. We all know Ronnie can play fantastic snooker when he feels like it, but when he’s not on the mood the result is usually pretty poor…
BBC has got good coverage as always.
I have now made a workaround for Internet Explorer’s broken inline image support, so now footo:puzzle should work fine in most browsers. Go play it and let me know if it’s not working in your favourite web browser.
JRuby is quite a sweet thing. I started playing around a bit with it today and did this stupid program:
5.times do |i|
random = Random.new
As I said, a stupid program, but it shows how to access Java classes from inside of Ruby.
Since Sunday afternoon I’ve almost had a constant pounding headache. It could be because of exhaustion from 25manna, a big orienteering competition that took place outside of Stockholm last weekend, where I ran the last leg of the relay. Or the headache could be from standing in oil fumes from the newly oiled floors at work. Or maybe it’s a combination. Pretty annoying to have a head that feels like it’s about to explode though.
Jesse Andrews’ canvas examples are way cool. I’ve just got to play with that in the near future.
Over at AppleInsider they are speculating that christmas comes early this year. Interesting stuff, especially since my iBook G3 600 MHz doesn’t really cut it anymore and I’m thinking about upgrading to a powerbook…