2015 Aug 4, 3:08
Very helpful site to determine which channels you're likely able to receive OTA based
on your address or zip code: http://gomohu.com/xbox/
2012 Jun 13, 3:08 2012 Jun 6, 2:54
Use of my old Hotmail account has really snuck up on me as I end up caring more and more about all of the services with which it is associated. The last straw is Windows 8 login, but previous straws include Xbox, Zune, SkyDrive, and my Windows 7 Phone.
I like the features and sync'ing associated with the Windows Live ID, but I don't like my old, spam filled, hotmail email address on the Live ID account.
A coworker told me about creating a Live ID from a custom domain, which sounded like just the ticket for me. Following the instructions above I was able
to create a new deletethis.net Live ID but the next step of actually using this new Live ID was much more difficult. My first hope was there would be some way to link my new and old Live IDs so
as to make them interchangeable. As it turns out there is a way to link Live IDs but all that does
is make it easy to switch between accounts on Live Mail, SkyDrive and some other webpages.
Instead one must change over each service or start over depending on the service:
In the Xbox 360 system menu you can change the Live ID
associated with your gamertag. This worked fine for me and I got an email telling me about the transfer of my Microsoft Points.
There's no way to do this for the Zune specifically, however changing over your Xbox account also transfers over all your Zune purchased
content. I don't have a Zune Pass so I can't confirm that, but all of my previously purchased television shows transferred over successfully.
Windows 7 Phone
To change the main Live ID associated with your phone, reset your phone to factory default and start over. All purchased applications are
lost. Had I purchased any applications I would have been pissed, but instead I was just irritated that I had to reset my phone.
I don't use my Hotmail account for anything and it only sits and collects spam. Accordingly I didn't attempt switching this over.
I didn't have much in my SkyDrive account. I downloaded all files as a zip and then manually uploaded them to the new account.
2012 Apr 26, 3:15
This document defines several Structured Syntax Suffixes for use with media type registrations. In particular, it defines and registers the “+json”, “+ber”, “+der”, “+fastinfoset”, “+wbxml” and
“+zip” Structured Syntax Suffixes, and updates the “+xml” Structured Syntax Suffix registration.
2012 Feb 15, 5:11
“Staff writer J.O. Rolston’s Jan. 28 feature “Swing Set,” about swing revivalists Squirrel Nut Zippers, was mistakenly written in 2012. He meant to write it in 1997. The
Onion regrets the error.”
I like Squirrel Nut Zippers…
2010 Mar 9, 9:08
I've just put up an update for Encode-O-Matic with the following improvements:
- Hex editor: the output and input views can now be switched between a UTF8 textbox view and a hex editor view. This is built using the free Be.HexEditor.
- Compression: I've added the .NET GZip, deflate, and inflate streams to the list of supported encodings.
- Quick Show Output: There are now 'Show Output' radio buttons next to each encoding in the encoding stack. Clicking on them changes the output view to show the output from that encoding in the
stack. This lets you easily jump between different parts of your encoding process. Adding or removing an encoding to the stack resets the view.
- Minor visuals improvement: added app icon, changed buttons with one word symbols to command names.
2010 Jan 20, 8:28
GZip vs Deflate execution speeds. Deflate found to be much faster in particular cases and about the same in the rest.
2009 Nov 17, 6:52
"What if there was a backwards compatible way to transfer all of the resources that are used on every single page in your site — CSS, JS, images, anything else — in a single HTTP request at the start
of the first visit to the page? This is what Resource Package support in browsers will let you do." Another resource packaging implementation but this suggests they'll actually implement this in
FireFox. One issue with all of these is you can't use the resources from the package in any context that didn't ask to use the package for fear of security issues which means you can't stick the
packaged resources in your HTTP cache. The package itself could go in the cache which would mean multiple packages per page or all your page's resources in one package. Of course the same security
issues are a concern for all of the packaging proposals if a site has any way to inject into the source the request for the package. It'd be a similar vector to the UTF7 XSS issues but much worse
2009 Sep 3, 7:17
"This specification defines a lossless compressed data format that compresses data using a combination of the LZ77 algorithm and Huffman coding." Also see RFC 1950 zlib, a wrapper compression format
that can use deflate, and RFC 1952 gzip, a compressed file format that can use deflate.
2009 Sep 1, 4:39
"...what effect does the large-scale structure of the JS output code have on the DEFLATE algorithm of GZIP which is used to serve up compressed script?" Another instance of using knowledge of the
specific file type to get gains in compression. Is there a web proxy running all this at which I can point my phone?
2009 Sep 1, 4:36
"I’ve written a small Java application that will read in a CSS file and output its contents to stdout or another file in a format that’s optimised for gzipping." Cool!
2008 May 12, 2:38
Nine Inch Nails latest album 'The Slip' is available for free to download. Got mine as a zip of mp3s including cover art as pdf, although other audio formats are available. OK!
2008 Feb 26, 11:47
This is the readme for bsp2wrl which converts Quake BSP levels to VRML. Two out of date file types that taste great toghether. The zips for the tool are in the same folder.
2008 Feb 11, 7:39
FTA: "This is an experiment for the White Glove Tracking project, made with Java and processing. Source: Engine.java, DataFrame.java all: giantglove.zip."
2007 Apr 15, 11:55
Uses wind data from stated zipcode to blow bits of webpages around.
2006 Dec 20, 4:37
Free compression application.