Categorized: Technology

The fruits of humankind’s labour

Internet Explorer 9 launches

Microsoft has recently launched Internet Explorer 9! And boy have they come a long way with their browser – you’ll find that IE9 is actually surprisingly capable. Try it out and see for yourself. In other news, PlanetJon has an Adam-approved RSS feed at long last, making the PlanetJon experience more convenient than ever before.… Read the rest

Fish SVN and Hulk! (oh my)

What do these three things have in common? Not a whole lot outside the scope of my weekend. But let me tell you about it like you’ve never heard before. First up, the Merivale Fish Market, a locally owned casual eatery which puts their money into the food rather than the front.… Read the rest

DIY: Waterproofing a camera

Do you know what Condoms and Kodak have in common? They both capture that special moment! Using my Canon and a condom (they go well together), I have attempted to capture special moments underwater! Yes, I’m one kinky SOB. As you’ve made it through my risqué introduction, I might as well explain what I’ve been up to lately.… Read the rest

Defragmented

I’m a performance freak when it comes to computers. Granted, my desktop receives a LOT more optimization tweaks to squeeze out those extra frames in games, but there are some basic procedures that everyone should execute now and then to avoid having your computer run at snail’s pace.… Read the rest

A long wait

I’ve been waiting for my new graphics card to arrive since before Christmas!!! I even sold my ex-graphic card a few weeks ago in anticipation of a timely delivery. Boy did I pwn myself well; I haven’t touched a game since January 12th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… Read the rest

Athlon FX-55

I was cruising around on ebay during the weekend and saw an offer that I could not resist. It was too good to be true: The user had a perfect rating, and an item whose very name would cause most hardware fanatics to drool.… Read the rest

Robotics Finale

Before we begin, I need to explain the robotics project a bit. The goal is to have robots collect blocks, push them through a maze, and deliver them in a drop zone. Simple enough, right? Starting where I left off in the last blog, I found myself back in the lab Saturday night.… Read the rest

All Night Long

Robotics. I could stop here… This is an account of last week’s highlights (Monday 19th) I know I’m over a week late, but I’ve been sooo busy – I could write 3 more blog entries this size about the last week.… Read the rest

Building xiO 2.5

As some may know, I am a hardware enthusiast. Some might also know that my pc is historically named xiO. I saw an offer on Ebay for an Athlon64 FX-55, one of AMD’s VERY high-end CPUs, around December 14th and this set in motion a system upgrade.… Read the rest

Transparent GIF hack

Working with DHTML sucks; and that’s a fact of life. The older the browser, the worst it is because of different DOM implementations. I was trying to set this thing up where you can draw a box outline over an image, and send the coordinates to a PHP program through a form.… Read the rest