Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Your post "Glory Days!"
has been invited to appear on the Conversation:
"TeamCompete asks: "What is your Strongest Competitve Video Game memory?""
Your post will be syndicated to the widgets included
inside each of the participating posts.
I received this and a follow-up e-mail regarding the status of my royalty payment the same day. Having checked my Paypal account, I can now confirm the legitimacy of the CREAMaid service. Blog on.
Friday, December 08, 2006
Since graduation, our gaming group has spread out across three continents but we still manage game or two each year, albeit only for only a few hours nowadays. So, what has gaming taught me: Don't live to game. Game to live.
Monday, December 04, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
I was checking the Aardvark homepage religiously after the release of Firefox 2 to no avail. Withdrawal is painful and the time soon came when I tried re-writing the xpi file in the hopes of making it compatible. Needless to say, all of my efforts proved fruitless. And then came an article on Quickonlinetips.com entitled "50 Best Firefox Extensions for Power Surfing" in which an extension called Nightly Tester Tools was mentioned and touted as being able to coax older plug-ins to work with newer Firefox builds. Could it be? The feature set read as follows:
* Allows you to force the application to believe an extension is compatible with the current version and enable it.
* Allows copying the build identifier and a list of installed extensions to the clipboard.
* Adds a toolbar button to let you insert the build identifier into the current text box (Not supported in the Application Suite).
* Lets you customise the title bar to include the build identifier and other information.
* Provides talkback integration allowing you to quickly view recent incidents as well as a sidebar that shows all incidents still on your machine (you may be surprised at just how many there are).
* Adds a simple interface for parsing nspr log files for leaks.
* Lets you take a screenshot of any open window and save it as an image, copy it to the clipboard or submit it to Imageshack (not yet fully functional in cairo builds).
(highlighting the relevant element)
By depressing the "i" key you can isolate that element or exercise the "r" key to remove an unwanted frame.
(removing an ad from an isolated frame)
Once your finished hit "q" and your done. Your new page is ready forprinting or archiving. If you happen to make a mistake simply refresh the page and start over. It's that easy. As you can see, Aardvark is not just useful... it's addictive.
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Dear TheBlatantAdvertiser,Although I'm disappointed that my post failed to make the grade, I rest comfortably knowing that I did my best.
We're sorry to notify you that your post "Introducing Newgie" has not been selected to appear on the Conversation "Try Newgie, the news gathering service"
Here are what the Conversation starter suggested as the possible reasons for not selecting your post :
* Not regularly kept blog
However, you can still earn $2 referral fee each time a visitor of your site participates through your post's widget and gets selected.
Thank you for using CREAMaid, and please try again later.
The e-mail also begs two questions: first, who and what are the responsibilities of the "Conversation starter"; and, second, what constitiutes a "regularly kept blog". Should I ever discover the answers to these queries you shall be first to know.
Monday, November 06, 2006
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Though the site’s layout is spartan – surprisingly void of web 2.0 graphical overkill – it provides an intuitive platform upon which to submit stories, subscribe to feeds, and manage user-defined categories. Additionally, custom Newgie RSS feeds can be created for users of external RSS readers.
Newgie category view
Newgie’s ranking system is an interesting idea but one which relies on the active participation of its users within the Newgie community. The question now revolves around the site’s ability to generate sufficient mass to make it a viable option to other socially driven "news" aggregators.
Though still in Beta, Newgie definitely warrants a look.
Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Thursday, October 12, 2006
While the outlined steps certainly qualify as simple, the cryptic sounding "opportunity requirements" and as yet undefined approval process have certainly caught my eye. I'm curious as to whether or not these gray areas will be more thoroughly described after creating an account.
Just before registering via the "Get Started Here" link I noticed a little section described as "Requirements of Note". Everything was going well until I reached the fourth requirement: a 90-day-old blog. Seeing as I just started this blog last week in order to get rich quick with PPP, I had hit my first obstacle.
Note: all screen captures were taken today directly from PPP's blogger page.