Sunday Afternoon Links
I’d had a pretty productive day today.
Got up early for the first time in ages, cleaned my room out properly for the first time in ages too. Then spent a few hours making my program much more efficent and smooth. By using a couple of cheeky methods i managed to save 300 lines of code and make it much easier to extend too.
I tried out Firefox 2.0 earlier this morning, this was a pre-alpha release so i didnt expect too much from it, and didnt get too much either, the history and bookmark sections have been improved and it seemed suprisingly stable for an alpha build, should see more features and a new theme/UI coming in the next couple weeks.
You can download the nightly builds here, although you do so at your own risk of breaking things.
Comaboy gave me 4 bottles of my favourite drink, Slate, for helping him out with some programming on his project, which is coming along nicely, i cant wait to play with it.
I’m enjoying Gtalk more and more, tonight i will be uninstalling MSN, then we will see how people communicate with me, if anyone else is trying it out this week, and i think you should (its great), here are a number of tips and tricks.
Tomorrow marks the 1 week left until my open day week starts, so i will be coding in all of my free time, although i should have more time for blogging than last week.
Laurens been taking photos again, i love her photography, especially the lone tree, she wants some critisism and feedback on here photos tho, so she can improve and learn from it, give it to her here on her Deviantart page.
A huge, very indepth Apple Vs Microsoft Debate. A really good read with loads of links and videos you might not have seen before.
InkScape – Basically a free open source version of Adobe Illustrator, great for vector graphics.
MediaCoder – An open source Media Encoder, very useful for changing video formats and completly free too.
PortableApps.com – Links and guides to putting pretty much every type of software you need on a USB stick so you can take your programs with you as well as your files.
2 more Andrew Nesbitts!! What are the chances of that!?
I’ve joined a few more geeky groups on flickr including:
- Daily Screens – “Upload a screenshot from your pc every day”
- Geek.Shirts – All kinds of geeky t-shirts.
- Geek Porn – Pictures to make you drool. (Nothing explict here tho)
Someone also got on the Digg front page with 8 dualscreen desktops taken from my flickr, cheeky bastard!
If you have a Dual screen setup, you might want to check this site for all kinds of useful stuff, including Dualscreen screensavers.
Geek and a Halfs view on Vista, some really nice screenshots there.
C#, .Net Framework – A great blog about Everything C# and the DotNet framework, much like the title of the blog, i’m going to read this one a lot :)