Travis's lame ol' blog

yay, Travis finally changed his blog!

- Thursday, July 08, 2004

Ferry

I had to meet with my realtor out in Greece tonight so I thought I'd try fishing off the Charlotte pier for a change. I caught 2 nice smallmouth on 2 different spoons (I was actually hoping to catch some trout, but I guess the water's still too warm). I must've heard people read the damn grafiti behind me a hundred times. Many were obvious Canadians ("Mum"). Despite the clouds there turned out to be a pretty sweet sunset. A cherry-red sun poked through at the last second. You could just barely see the fast ferry on the horizon. It took about 30 minutes to get from the horizon to the pier. I was amazed at how quiet it was, especially for its size. It slowed down greatly before it reached the pier and cruised up the river making a decent wake. Once it got to the port it did an Austin Powers 80 point turn and backed into the port. It was kinda neat.

1000 Firefox Reviews on Download.com

I saw this MozillaZine post (and on Asa's and Blake's weblogs) asking for people to honestly review Firefox on Download.com. I guess they have a goal of 1000 reviews. They also stress for people to vote and review honestly. (it looks like there's currently only 277 votes so they've got a ways to go)
tech | -moz-

!! Firefox 0.9.1 (and mozilla and thunderbird) Exploit Fix

I've never run into any shell: links before, but you never know. You can click here to see if you're vulnerable. (it'll go to shell.com if you aren't) Otherwise grab this XPI and restart your browser after it installs. More info on MozillaZine and Full Disclosure. I sent that shell: link above over MSN and it automagically converted it to a link, which IE would then execute (if IE is your default browser), kinda funny.
tech | -moz-

- Monday, July 05, 2004

Keep Right Except to Pass

I've travelled a lot the past few days. Last Thursday I drove out to Syracuse for a BBQ then came back to Rochester that night to work the next day. Then Friday I drove out to Oswego to go to an art show with Sherry, then back to Syracuse that night. The next morning we travelled to Olean for a family party, then out to Skaneateles Lake on Sunday morning for another party. That night we went back to Syracuse, and left in the afternoon Monday to head back to Rochester. I just got an oil change last week and I'm already almost 1/3 of the way towards another one.

- Friday, July 02, 2004

House

I got the official word from my realtor, Dave, today that the offer I made was approved in writing by the sellers bank today. So it's FINALLY officially approved. I made the original purchase offer back on April 4th (04/04/04), so it's been awhile. What sucks is that the interest rate for the SONYMA (sunny may) went up a quarter of a percent just TWO STINKING days ago. I wish I could reduce my offer by the amount of money the sellers bank has cost me by taking its sweet ass time. Ah well, I'll post pix and stuff later. It's funny because they still have snow in them.

- Thursday, July 01, 2004

Good Ol' West Olean Sewage Plant

lil pete (1:51:56 AM): West end stench is in full effect right now
travis (1:52:04 AM): hehe, nice
lil pete (1:52:16 AM): lol, dont come home
lil pete (1:52:19 AM): it's bad
travis (1:52:21 AM): sewage plant vapors in the house yall
lil pete (1:52:30 AM): seeping through my window
travis (1:52:57 AM): like dinosaur farts?
lil pete (1:53:03 AM): lol
lil pete (1:53:12 AM): like all of Olean's shits
travis (1:53:47 AM): aren't you glad that new mexican restaraunt opened?
lil pete (1:54:20 AM): hahaha

beta ImageZoomer v0.2 (test!)

I fixed my install.rdf issue earlier today, and I've ironed out a few more bugs. I think that v0.2 has reached a state of Beta quality now. Once the mozillazine forums come back online, I'll post it there and let the experts try it out. In the meantime, I'll have to CVS the stuff onto imagezoomer.mozdev.org so that my bandwidth isn't killed entirely.
tech | -moz-

- Wednesday, June 30, 2004

alpha ImageZoomer v0.2 (help!)

I started working on upgrading ImageZoomer to work with 0.9 (and 0.9.1) last night. I'm still working at it, and I'm currently stumped. Unfortunately the mozillazine forums are down. I usually ask questions like this in the extensions forum there. I made a page which tests the actual JS (which has been updated) that is used inside the extension and it works fine. Unfortunately the problem I'm currently running into is that the extension will not fully install (the about screen works at least). Feel free to d/l the xpi and tell me wtf I'm doing wrong. I think it's most likely in install.rdf, or possibly one of the contents.rdf files, I'm pretty sure it isn't an XUL error, and I'm almost positive it has nothing to do with my JS. This bug is really a major showstopper and I need to get past it to continue development. (Once I do get past this first issue, I may need help with all of those TODO thingies in there too :-/ )

[Update]: Yay, it works in 0.9/0.9.1 now! Please test it and let me know how it works for you. (It was a problem in the install.rdf, just as I thought)

tech | -moz-

SetiBOINC

Seti@Home is transitioning over to the all new BOINC system. There are new clients which are allegedly better than the "Classic" seti@home clients. One advantage they have is that they are self-queuing so there's no need to run a proxy server. Some of the new/updated features the BOINC system has include: user profile, teams (migrated from "Classic"), pending credit, stats for your different computers, and of course results. Overall BOINC sounds pretty cool. Although it's been running for about an hour now and it hasn't done any work, probably because the Berkeley servers are getting hammered with new data unit requests. (If someone happens to come across an x86_64 client let me know!)

- Tuesday, June 29, 2004

It's the summer of Express on Channel 9

It is a summer of express on Channel 9
I'm still installing the Visual Web Developer 2005 Express Edition Beta now. Maybe they should've used bittorrent for that gi-normous .NET 2.0 Beta download ;-) I can't wait to win that damn xbox with my l33t c# web skillz.

[UPDATE]: It's installed. At first glance I'd have to say I like it. (standards compliance is always a good thing!) I'd highly recommend grabbing the separate installs for the .NET 2.0 Beta and SQL Server 2005 Beta. Downloading and installing those first will save you a tremendous amount of time. (more versions of Express)
gamez | tech