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Categories: Technology

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Ok, so, I might have been gravely mistaken about this browser when I initially checked this out.  But like a good dog, I went back to check it out again. I think I just shat myself….

One sec.  BRB.

Oops, wrong IM.

Shit, how did that end up on this blog if.  Nevermind. 

So, in my search for a cross-platform client I ran into this browser again.  Since this whole Web 4.0 push, er 3.0 was it?

Fuck I forget.

Since, the new intarweb I’ve been wanting to find something I can easily access just about everything.  My current config has allowed me to use Digsby and Chrome/Firefox to pretty much do anything I wanted, then use Windows Live Writer to post anything I want to the intarweb.  Pretty simple right?

Wrong fluxers!  Gravely mistaken.  Well, ok, not entirely.  I’m still really liking Windows Live Writer, but Flock does offer me a halfway decent client to connect and post to the site as well as manage pretty much everything else all from a single portal that is local.  It appears to be based on Mozilla backend, so, it can’t be all bad.

Something worth mentioning and worth checking out.  Enjoy.

Flux out.

Categories: Technology

I ran into an issue getting Flash working with Flock browser.  Being a tinkerer, I found out that you can just copy the link for flash from /usr/lib/firefox/plugins and paste it into the plugins folder of Flock(/home/user/Documents/flock/plugins in my case).

So, hopefully this helps in the adoption of using Flock/Flash.  Quite a quick fix as well.

Peace.

Update:

Since a lot of traffic seems to come looking for flash fixes for ubuntu, I figure I should expand on this entry some.  The file you are looking for is typically called libflashplayer.so and it isn’t always in the above location.  It can also be found in /usr/lib/flashplugin-installer/ as well.

Another option you have, if you used apt-get to install the adobe-flashplugin package, you will find this same libflashplayer.so file in /usr/lib/adobe-flashplugin and can copy this file over to flock/plugins/ directory as well.

 Further questions/help feel free to reply here or email me, oz@inverseflux.com.

Peace

Categories: Politics

That is correct.  All day, Tucson, Arizona.  Please for the love of God and all that is Holy, my anus is bleeding.  I’m not sure what The Rejected and Voting have in common, but I’m pretty sure that if everyone doesn’t get out there and pretend to care about America for a moment, then our anuses will be bleeding.

Too soon?

Seriously, go vote.  Matt Damon said not too.

Matt Daaaaamon.  Sorry, its been on the brain since I saw that clip.  Can you believe I still haven’t seen the movie?  How lame am I?

Anyway, if you spent the time reading all this, least you could do is go vote.  Seriously, you have all day to do.  I’m sure if you called in to work saying, “Hey – running a little bit late, I wanted to vote.” that they wouldn’t fire you.  If they did, least you know what Congress-person to call and complain about it too.

Peace.

Categories: Politics

My votes will be as follows:

Prop 100 – No

Prop 101 – No

Prop 102 – No

Prop 105 – Yes

Prop 200 – No

Prop 201 – Yes

Prop 202 – No

Prop 300 – Yes

Here is a link to the Propositions in case you do not have them already:

http://www.azsos.gov/election/2008/Info/PubPamphlet/english/contents.htm

Oh no… I’ve made a decision about something.  Are we sure the LHC didn’t create a black hole?  heh, and remember, Friends, don’t let friends vote.

Thanks Matt Damon.  You’re the best.

Peace.

Categories: General/ Politics/ Rants

I love that word.  Every person I know can immediately picture an unnamed person and shake their head to the statement, ‘Fucking Douchebags’.  It really is a great descriptive word.  I am surprised there isn’t a ‘Friends don’t let friends date Douchebags’ movement somewhere in the realm of the ladies.  It just amazes me as to the lack of wit and style these guys have and yet somehow, they almost always have a girl with them.  How does that happen?  Do they emit some sort of IDF?  That’s Intelligence Disruption Field in case you were wondering.  Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know what it meant, I just made it up.

Really though, uh oh, Flux is gonna go off about politics again.  I find it amazing as to how many liberals there are on the internet.  It is this huge insurgence as of late.  It must be election time or something since you don’t hear from half of these people on a regular basis.  Look, I’m not saying hire a guy with a cancerous tumor in his mouth backed by a nimrod lady who now has a porn made after her.  I’m not saying I dance around in a rainbow parade either, but come on people.  We are talking about the state of the country here.  Remember, we are at war?  Hello?  ‘Of course I do.  Look at Colin Powel, he backs Obama!’  Are you fucking kidding me?  He allowed himself to be manipulated in a way that the whole world should have had him hung.  He knew full well what was happening around him.  “Oh My God, did he just say that??”  No, I wrote it, but its true.  For the same reasons that everyone hates Bush, that guy was right behind him as well.  The only reason I bring this up is people seem to have this notion that Obama’s shit doesn’t stink.  It does, just like everyone else.  And Powel backing him really doesn’t make it stink any less. Now McCain.  What the fuck?  Dude, you are not fucking Ronald Reagan.  I’m not your friend, I’ve never even met you and I live in your state!  I respect your career and the fact you’ve seen some serious shit over time.  You actually kind of amaze me in that you are still ticking.  Well done.  Really though?  That’s about all you got going for you man.  I’m guessing you thought bringing Pailin on as VP was pretty much a shoe in.  You know, women VP against a black P?  Come on dude, really?  Most people are only interested in what you have to say because they want to see your running mate naked!  Seriously!  Why else would you make a porn about her WHILE you are campaigning??  I think that might be a record, of course, they may have done something similar with Clinton, I don’t care to remember.  I thought typically these aren’t made until AFTER the election.  Ok ok, either way, the pron industry is well known for this.  A really good idea for a porn, and I doubt I’m the first person to think this…. would be Obama nailing Pailin.  I’m just saying.  Too Soon?

Ok, so, who am I voting for?  Come on concentrate….

Ok, got it!  Fuck, lost it….

Yeah.  I still don’t know.

Can you believe that shit?  I really do hate politics.  It has been back and forth in my brain.  I can’t decide if I want to go with McCain or Obama.  I feel like a fucking schizophrenic talking to the wall as if it was my cat when I try to think about this.  What?  God told me to do it.  I mean the wall, I mean my cat.  Fuck.  All this ranting is giving me a tumor I think.  Hmmm, maybe I’ll name it Pailin.

Peace.

Categories: General

Well, I decided to change the name of my blog, slightly.  I’ve added a version number!  Cause everything is better when you have a version number!  I mean, Web 2.0 makes it all better!  Hell, I hear of this new Web 2.5!  Vanilla just doesn’t tell you anything, but Vanilla 1.0, now there its a release!

Only a slight hint of sarcasm there.  I did change this since it was my third attempt at running a blog.  Maybe this time I will not drop all on my db without a backup.  Oops?  N00b? Pwned?

Yes, yes, and yes.

There are worst fates though.  I know, it may be hard to believe but there are worse things then a drop all.  Hopefully I can disclose this worse case scenario in Blog 4.0.

I have taken a notice to my blog slowing down since installing WordPress, though I am not entirely sure what the cause is quite yet.  From what I can tell, it isn’t anything to do with themes I’ve installed.  Hoping to have that cleared up soon.

Not quite as witty as I was expecting, but effective.

Peace.

Categories: General

A long time ago, I gave myself a goal of making a million dollars by the time I was 35.  When you are twelve, this is a lot of money if you aren’t born with a silver spoon.  Well, the idea of that much money is a lot, think of it this way.  Let’s say, you make $50k/yr.  It would take 20 yrs to get $1,000,000.  See what I mean?  $50k is a decent wage for a person to make, but to reach my goal, I’d have to be making that by the age of 15.  So, this leaves me with a few options, but it all really does rest on my shoulders.

I am the type of person that really doesn’t ask anyone for a whole lot, but when I do, they know I need the help.  I am speaking strictly financially here, not in the sense of something with a computer.  I’ve got no problem saying, "’shit, I don’t know” and calling someone to ask them.  It is rare that I do this, but I stay by my word and pay them back.  This has always been the case.  Personally, I’m a bit flaky, but financially I stand by my word.

This combined with knowledge, again, I should be able to do this.  It’s like Theodore Roosevelt said, “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.”  I’d like to think I’m smart and capable, so why shouldn’t this work for me?  It’s like the recent surge of the book/movie/whatever Secret.  If you think you can do it, you will.  I don’t think I can, I know I can.  Even amidst a financial crisis, I still think I can pull this off.

For example, look at Kevin Rose.  Digg.com, great website, great idea.  When I frequented slashdot.com, I always thought to myself, “It would be really great to have a website like this, where people can comment and rant about whatever, but on user submitted content.  For everyone, not just for nerds.”  Guess what, he pulled it off and pulled it off well.  The guy is a literal fucking badass, who at this point, can do 100 things have 1 be successful and come out way over the top of the 99 failed attempts at what he’s done.  Aside from that, loves beer!  Who doesn’t love beer, you know?

Anyway, back to reality here.  This is just my blog, I don’t plan to make any money here, but you never know what can happen.  I, of course, do have a few ideas on my plate that I want to execute.  Now I just have to figure out how, and with what time.

Categories: General

A self-proclaimed milestone has been reached!  10,000 plays in Zune!  I don’t fancy myself as an achievement whore, but this is quite amazing. 34 days of music listening in less then a year.  That would be listening to a 5 minute song, 10,000 times.  Most music I listen to is well under 5 minutes, but still.

Anyway, fairly excited about this.  🙂  Fairly.

Categories: General/ Technology

I figured I should take a moment to thank the people who wrote this software, it gets more and more diverse as I delve into it.  Talk about taking the idea of a personal blog to the next level!

With that accomplished, maybe I’ll actually continue to use this thing?

Guess we shall see!  Stay tuned!

Fucking intarweb…lol

Categories: Technology

Ok, now, I’ve been a supporter of the Microsoft Zune device since the introduction of the 30GB device, but I was not an early adopter and picked up my device as a pre-order when the 80GB released.  I did encourage a friend of mine to look into a Zune if they were considering getting a portable media player.  Needless to say, they’ve been happy.  Though, 2.0 confused them.  That being said, in the 2.0 era of the device’s required software, initially made me way to tear my eyes out.  Bugs, bloated feature less crap.  I looked up Zune hacks and thought about converting the device to be a portable hard drive.  Ok, so it wasn’t that bad, but it was not that great either.  I mean really, I could see where it was trying to go and supported it, but it wasn’t all that I wanted.  At least I didn’t feel like I was subscribing to the iPod generation style and mentality with regards to thought and ‘upgrade’ now philosophy, but it still was not all it could be and I wasn’t sure it would considering how Microsoft can be in regards to software.  ‘Our way or the highway’ seems to be the usual, but after delving a little more into Zune and what its all about, I was very wrong.  Very very wrong.

With the launch of 3.0, almost everything that pissed me off about 2.0 was gone, and features were overloaded.  I could describe it to be similar to my first orgasm, but, honestly it wasn’t that great.  Don’t get me wrong, I still needed a towel, but not quite orgasmic.  Everything from correcting existing ID3 data via an easy search function to what is called ‘mixview’ where I can look up new music and other related content.  It also allows me to find other people into the same shit.  Pretty sick.  They manage to pack quite the Zune software’s features into something half the size of iTunes, which I’ve always fucking despised even within Mac OS X.  Bloated proprietary bullshit, Thanks Apple, you suck.  I suppose the same complaint can apply to Microsoft with Zune software, but they manage to do more with half the size.  Motion of the ocean?  Sure why not.

There is literally, one thing… ONE THING, left that is driving me absolutely fucking nuts about this device that the fucking iPod can do.  The Zune, for whatever reason, still does not allow you to play music off the device without syncing the music locally to the drive.  Epic fucking fail.  I can’t imagine its a hardware limitation, since it all appears to be USB 2.0 hardware.  I could be way off my rocker, since I’ve not broken the thing open to examine it, but for all intensive purposes its so close to a fucking deal breaker.  The idea is that I can sync my music to the device, and leave it there.  No need for a copy on my drive.  I’ve not collected an insane library of music over time or anything, I delete when I stop listening.  No need to keep shit I don’t listen to anymore.  I’ve sent an email over to the address advertised in the Zune Insider Podcast, and have not heard anything.  They are slammed, not even close to complaining about not hearing anything yet.  Just, waiting…lol

Please God, let me be allowed to play music from my Zune on a PC.  Please.

Uh oh, I said God again, time to go do something hedonistic.  Right, man, being a nerd can suck sometimes.