Saturday, June 26, 2010 12:27:50 AM
(Pardon my language in this post)
I just wanted to upload a photo on Facebook and it forced me to install Facebook photo uploader without offering other way to upload photo.
Screen dimmed and Java loaded... ok, new Java uploader, but why?
When I suddenly got the Run/Save/Cancel dialog after it downloaded some file!
Of course, I selected Cancel and this screen showed up on Facebook page:
With a Firefox download manager! What the fuck.
After all this procedure, clicking on Done Installing finally got me to the old uploader, aka "a simplified version of the Facebook photo uploader".
I know it used to be Internet Explorer everywhere, because that was the "default" browser, but since when is Firefox default browser?!
First you wanted to get me to install some crap and then you show me the lousy Firefox download manager.
Dear Facebook, I'm offended.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 7:48:38 PM
please go eff yourself for scoring the last moment. Most people in your country don't even understand how time works in football (it's called football, not soccer). They have no idea why there's a bonus time and game doesn't stop at 90. minute.
Why don't we just consider the score at 90th minute like at basketball and you go home now and keep the tiny country of Slovenia in a game. Speaking of, you didn't even know the tiny country of Slovenia exists until matched played together. But that got you to look on the maps and learn more about it.
And I've seen people being scared, because of not knowing how strong Slovenia is at football. We showed you when we kicked your asses by scoring those two goals. But like every country has weak points, our is to keep the lead against strong teams... or at least that was a problem with old team. Must admit i haven't been following Slovenian football for a while now so was rather surprised to see how strong the boys are now.
But we achieved a lot. Staying on top of the group by the very end with 4 points, scoring 4 goals. We were in the game until the very end.
Maybe we see you on next World cup? If you will be there, that is.
Greetings from Slovenia.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010 6:38:56 PM
Earlier today I've talked about books with Espen and he recommended The Dice Man by Luke Rhinehart.
I've checked if my local library holds it on COBISS and saw the book was also available.
Over 600 pages that book has, for a slow reader who falls asleep after couple pages,... I don't know.
I also wanted to take a break from reading books and watch some movies instead; especially after reading Jules Verne's Propeller island good week ago, of which I couldn't even finish reading book 1 of 2.
But what the heck, I can always stop reading it if I won't like it and extend rent for another 3 weeks.
I went to get the book.
Meanwhile at #myopera:
[18:56] <+mistressEVIL> gettin some book espenao recommended :>
[19:01] <BAMAToNE> espen doesn't read books, he reads blogs!
[19:01] <BAMAToNE> (for a living!)
[19:18] <zomg> in soviet russia, blogs read espen
Sunday, June 20, 2010 5:09:18 PM
This random pages that sell mp3s seem to be totally illegal. Why?
I did a search on Boegies, dutch fun-punk band active in years 1978 - 1990. In those years they released 4 studio albums, one demo album, one single and one live album. Of those only one studio album and live album were released on CD beside LP.
From what I know or have heard (and this goes for most of punk scene of the 80s) albums would get released in limited copies and there would be no re-releases, especially once the band would not be interesting anymore. Or to put it in other words: Boegies albums are a collectors item and probably hard or impossible to find if you'd want to own one. You had to be there at the time to get your hands on original piece.
Back to search results:
I found one of many pages that sell Boegies albums in mp3 format. Fine, but who gets that money made on sales? The band that has been inactive for 20 years?
But lets put that on side because what's really shocking is: those mp3s are exactly the same as the ones that you can get through a torrent! Which means whoever is behind that page downloaded a torrent, uploaded mp3s to the page and is now happily selling.
And this mp3s are not the best quality, so if a band or record company would decide to put it on sale like that, I think they would do a quality rip.
Do not buy music from this kind of pages as you will only support hosting and running costs of the page and keep money floating into page owner's pocket. While you think you're doing a good deed by buying music.
Saying probably because I've never actually tried to find one. But Top Hole label albums were released under lists them as collectors item.
Maybe this makes no sense, but to explain: I first found tracks on some ftp server, years later I saw torrent file appear and this pages were last in line to put them on sale.
Saturday, June 19, 2010 3:42:45 PM
After yesterday's Fifa World cup match between Slovenia and USA
, I can not go by all the remarks about Slovenian team looking like Charlie Brown, if only their shirts were yellow.
Well American team looked like a bunch of beauty pageant winners with a ribbon across their chest.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010 4:52:28 PM
Rockhopper said that rolling eyes should be revoked from phpBB default smilies.
But why not just block it instead?
Here's how to block a single image using Opera
- left click on image you want to block: Copy Image Address
- left click somewhere on page: Block Content...
- click Details at top right, Add, ctrl+V to paste image address ... Close and Done
- refresh page and you shall see it no more
That's the simplest way to do it.
And with this post, I challenge John Bokma
to explain how to do it in Firefox.
Monday, June 14, 2010 4:15:36 PM
Super easy to make desert and easily modified
to own taste.
What you need:
- whipped cream
- vanilla sugar
- optionally some more "liquid" (wine, liqueur or any other kind of booze)
I suggest using stick blender with chopper and whisk.
Blend strawberries to get a smoothie. Add liqueur or whatever you're using.
Break and chop Ladyfingers to the crumbs with chopper and add to smoothie.
Add vanilla sugar to cream and whip it in big bowl. Gently add Mascarpone stirring it with a spoon.
Add smoothie with crumbs and gently stir everything.
Cut rest of the strawberries to quarter and use for decoration on top.
Cover the bowl with plastic foil and put to fridge for a while.
Om nom nom nom nom.
Monday, June 14, 2010 1:41:34 PM
EVIL! I tell you!
This new little game challenges at my.opera
are fun, but not when you end up with screen like this!
I should've stayed away from The Opera Canabalt Run
, but was just too tempting. No wonder.
Saturday, June 12, 2010 4:34:56 PM
Here's why I don't blog more often...
I get the best ideas when doing something else; usually ironing, cooking or any other activity that requires less brain activity.
Or when I'm on short with time; here comes cooking again (yes, managed to burn food before, but not to the point that wasn't eatable).
Another reason would be that topic that seemed great just becomes too complex once I start writing things down, searching for material, etc. or I will start writing a post and see that there's no point to it and I'll end up with yet another half written - never published post.
Those Doctor Who posts, I often pause the video, take snapshot and upload it, gather material (links), post it and then continue with watching.
I should start making a vlog while ironing? No, not my thing.
Cooking blog maybe? Maybe, but my food usually tastes better than it looks.
If I gave you an idea, go ahead.
I need a poke, the trigger is out there waiting, just need to poke it.This is how Trillian shows a Facebook poke, quick and bad screenshot.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 9:59:42 PM
Celestial Toymaker used this line on The Doctor in The Celestial Toymaker (story 24).
I'm bored. I love to play games but there's no-one to play against. The beings who call here have no minds, and so they become my toys. But you will become my perpetual opponent. We shall play endless games together, your brain against mine.
I think it's a perfect pick up line.