The team at Mozilla posted a great piece documenting their idea and design process for what may be a new feature set in Firefox: “Save For Later”.
From Andrew Tait.
Arg! The Kodak ZI8 doesn’t remember your microphone gain settings between power ups. Not a problem when you are using the internal microphone as it is sufficiently sensitive enough. But it is very noticeable if you are using an external microphone.
Lesson learned for the day.
The Journal Register Company, which is running a forward thinking project focusing on newspaper production, reached an important landmark yesterday, and published their newspapers using open source tools.
Read about it from Jeff Jarvis and on the Journal Register’s blog about the project they have appropriately titled, “The Ben Franklin Project”. The work that The Journal Register Company is putting into this will provide a template for others to build upon.
I have a Kodak Zi8 recorder that I am planning to use to upload videos to YouTube with. It produces fantastic quality videos, but more important, it has a stereo microphone jack, so that I can use it to record live music or interviews with a high degree of audio quality.
Tim Conneally, over at Betanews, has put together a great guide to putting together a kit that will fit into a 15 inch notebook sleeve.
Based upon its recommendations, I have already purchased a Dynex Video Bracket.
Next steps are two by a microphone and lastly, a lamp. I’m looking for recommendations if you have them.
My price limit is up to the Rode VideoMic being used by Tim Conneally.
Hopefully you’ve read the docs and know that you can override settings and implement your own extensions rather easily:
Create a Lisp file under
~/.emacs.d/ specific to your username (
$USER-NAME.el) or system (
$SYSTEM-NAME.el) that Emacs with emacs-starter-kit will load automatically at startup.
I’ve created mine specific to my user name –
~/.emacs.d/kmarti05.el. You can determine the value of your user-name in emacs by issuing
Here is the contents of my
;; visible bell (setq visible-bell nil) ;; allow selection deletion (delete-selection-mode t) ;; make sure delete key is delete key (global-set-key [delete] 'delete-char) ;; turn on the menu bar (menu-bar-mode 1) ;; have emacs scroll line-by-line (setq scroll-step 1) ;; set color-theme (color-theme-zenburn) (defun my-zoom (n) "Increase or decrease font size based upon argument" (set-face-attribute 'default (selected-frame) :height (+ (face-attribute 'default :height) (* (if (> n 0) 1 -1) 10)))) (global-set-key (kbd "C-+") '(lambda nil (interactive) (my-zoom 1))) (global-set-key [C-kp-add] '(lambda nil (interactive) (my-zoom 1))) (global-set-key (kbd "C-_") '(lambda nil (interactive) (my-zoom -1))) (global-set-key [C-kp-subtract] '(lambda nil (interactive) (my-zoom -1))) (message "All done!")
It has some decent defaults (I needed just a few overrides), and it has a layout that makes it easy to extend. You can get a copy from Github here.
SeleniumExamples: “Play Pacman with Selenium 2″.
This is pretty damn neat if you ask me.
Probably not. Check out the screencasts at Chromium Projects: “Google Chrome Developer Tools”.
I haven’t abandoned Firefox yet. But it is important to experiment and keep your toolbox open.
Since Chrome has recently gone stable on the OS X, I’m finding it a capable browser. Haven’t switched yet however.