Archive for the ‘Random Errors’ Category

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test of streaming audio

November 3, 2008

Kristen’s Audio

Stacy’s Audio

Brianna Audio

Howard Audio

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MOVING TO GPFAULT.ORG

March 28, 2008

For our one (and only) reader that is a bit confused as to the complete and total lack of updates, well, we moved. Head over to www.gpfault.org our new home for all things tech with podcasts featuring yours truly and Ivan.

www.gpfault.org
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media fire test

March 24, 2008

<a href=”http://www.filefactory.com/file/e7e559″>Story.mp3</a><br />

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ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN: Typewriter & Computer

February 9, 2008

Typewriter - Sesame Street StyleJeremy says:
i have a question
Jeremy says:
should I use double spaces after the end of a sentence on my blogs or single spaces?
Chrispynutt says:
single you aren’t using a mono space typewriter
Chrispynutt says:
the whole double space thing annoys me no end
Chrispynutt says:
also more than one space is ignored by html
Jeremy says:
i always thought that proper style was to use two spaces after a period
Jeremy says:
“Because it is increasingly common for papers and manuscripts to be prepared with a single space after all punctuation marks, this spacing is shown in the examples in the MLA Handbook and the MLA Style Manual. As a practical matter, however, there is nothing wrong with using two spaces after concluding punctuation marks unless an instructor or editor requests that you do otherwise.” Link
Jeremy says:
i am pretty sure teachers drilled in the 2 space rule back in my non computer having days
Jeremy says:
so therefore I am changing to single space from here on out.
Chrispynutt says:
I hate it, but it is controllable via CSS
Chrispynutt says:
so you write with single and display double or more if you like
Chrispynutt says:
basically, back when typewriter used the same space for . as for W, the . had space either side so to highlight the end of a sentence you double spaced to make it really clear
Jeremy says:
interesting
Scooter ComputerChrispynutt says:
then when PCs became good enough you had proportional fonts, so the . was tight in on the left there for only needing a single space, but because thats how we have always done it since the 190X times it’s right
Chrispynutt says:
ie people are using a typewriter hack for traditions sake

Chrispynutt says:

font designers tear their hair out when people ignore all the manual balancing at the end of sentences they do
Jeremy says:
such as yourself I am betting
Chrispynutt says:
yeah
Chrispynutt says:
a hack is a hack no matter how long you have it
Jeremy says:
i apologize on behalf of people everywhere chris, you can tell your other font friends
Chrispynutt says:

another annoy fact is word encodes the second space specially so when you upload that text it becomes junk characters so people like me have to clean word files before use
Jeremy says:
ouch
Chrispynutt says:
yeah tell me about it, I do some stuff for internal newsletter
Chrispynutt says:
all comes in messy word files
Jeremy says:
i think i’m going to do a blog about this
Chrispynutt says:
could you hear the veins popping on my head about it?
Jeremy says:
yes i could

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Blog Rating

February 1, 2008

I was reading a friend’s blog the other day, a friend who has decided to blog every single day, at least once, for the entire year. Apparently, it’s a movement. Wow.

Anyhow, she had this slick little image of a blog rating, ala’ the MPAA film ratings and ESRB game ratings. I went to the online home of this little gadget and entered my blog’s address and discovered this:

And then this happened:

blog readability test

I’m the blogging equivalent of Bambi with a GED.
I really don’t know what to think of this.
Should I be worried? Anyone?

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Like Radiohead? How much?

October 11, 2007

Radiohead’s In RainbowsIt wasn’t too long ago that the only way to pick up the newest Radiohead album was to saunter (or shuffle if you are really emo) over to your local record store and plop down the $13-17 to walk out the owner of a crisp new CD… that will be scratched within the week because everybody will want to borrow it. Radiohead is now letting you decide how much their new album is worth, be it $15 or free.

It’s true that Radiohead is not the first band to offer free music online, but it is one of the first incredibly well known bands to offer an entire album online, potentially for free. The band’s publicist is fairly bullish in regards to how the online album experiment is working, adding that sales of the $80 ‘discobox’ edition of In Rainbows is fairly brisk.

The article brings up an interesting idea: allow casual listeners the ability to download an album at what they perceive to be fair market value, while offering the die-hard fans the extra CD, vinyl version, secret decoder ring and whatever else the band thinks it’s fans would enjoy, at a higher price. I know that if Faith No More, my band of choice circa 1992-2003, offered a special version of any of their albums, I would have purchased it in a heartbeat. I even bought poorly recorded bootlegs of live concerts and liked it! Imagine if I had authorized remixes of “Epic” or “Midlife Crisis” or even “Woodpecker From Mars” along with humorous anecdotes about why the band was constantly consumed with infighting! How about you?

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They Call Me The Web Wizard

September 27, 2007

Web WizardWell, not really. However, I am definitely picking up some slick little shortcuts in regards to locating and reading information online. I honestly had not considered a news aggregator as a way to collect useful information. I’m pretty sure I was thinking of the old way that news groups used to work and how finding anything in a Usenet archive was like pulling hair out of a college dorm’s bathroom: tedious, pointless and sometimes downright disgusting.

Google Reader, which is what I am using, has already proved itself useful as far as giving me the greatest bits of tech in a quick fashion. Today it even saved my bacon in class when I forgot to look up two news stories on Windows Vista. All I had to do was type ‘Windows Vista’ as my search term. It combed through all of the blogs, RSS feeds and web pages and presented me with two fantastic articles that already had a nice summary that I presented to the class. I was the hero of the day… no, I was the Web Wizard of the day.

Speaking of wizards, I was wandering around YouTube and found this bit of web wizardry in regards to Second Life:

Well! Isn’t that message just a bit haughty? Here is the flipside of that online coin, as seen by the folks at comedy website SomethingAwful.com:

Hmm. Apparently Google Video will not embed. Don’t worry, links still work.

Something Awful Recreates 300 In Second Life