There is something to be said about how the human brain interprets everything in this picture. On its surface it’s a picture of a gray and darker gray checkerboard with a cylinder sitting upon it with a shadow being thrown upon the checkerboard. The mind perceives the two squares as different colors. It logically expects them to be different as a result of the concrete pattern established in the checkerboard itself. Because the change in color is introduced equally across all squares on the checkerboard until the color in lighter gray square is equal to that of the darker dray … Continue reading Image – Talk about a gray area in the mind – wow!
This years Mudfest festival was covered by the local news stations. The finale of the fireworks show was better this year – really rocked the valley. No, I didn’t record the fireworks as I was too busy enjoying myself; maybe … Continue reading Link – This years Prattsville Mudfest News Coverage
FlightPHP is a micro-framework I’ve been tinkering around with lately. Written by Mike Cao, Flight is a small framework of eleven files that offers an elegant solution to routing and JSON API development in PHP. Installation is simple and Flights’ only requirement is having PHP 5.3 or higher on your host. FlightPHP is released under the MIT license so it’s legal to use in business endeavors without having to worry about major repercussions. I feel it’s fair to mention that I also use two bits of functionality other than the framework from external sources in this example. Firstly, I use geoplugin.com … Continue reading A WhatsMyIP GeoIP Map Site with FlightPHP
This release basically fixes a few bugs and adds Google Music Search to the menu. I’ll be using whole numbers from now on on these installers (just makes things easier). I had to remove tumblr from the menu as their format changed (no more sharing with a GET request). Fixed the Fetch and Guess tools to be compliant with their new versions – so they should work properly. The spaces in query bug in Google Open Storage search was fixed – so multi word queries work properly. Download and Install IE11 Menu Addons for Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 … Continue reading IE11 Menu Addons – New Version – 1 – Happy New Year!
I had the opportunity to try out the Windows 10 Technical Preview recently and I was happy to see that the Start menu has returned with a facelift of sorts. The Start menu on Windows 8, as we all know, was changed to suit a touch interface. This was really great for their premiere surface tablet line up – but for desktop users without touch functionality this left a lot to be desired. Personally, I do far too much on my system to even be able to rely on a touch interface at this point. The keyboard and mouse will … Continue reading This is My Take on Windows 10 Technical Preview
Simple System Tray Icon application that keeps a small meter that displays the water level of the Schoharie Creek in Prattsville N.Y. within sight on the Windows desktop This is a useless application to anyone other than people who live in Prattsville N.Y. and the surrounding area. It utilizes the data received from the unmanned experimental sensor located in Prattsville (the gage house is on the side of the creek down by the bridge). There is no Mac functionality at this time for this application (maybe later on). The code is less than elegant at this point. However, there is … Continue reading Adobe AIR Application – Prattsville NY Creek Gauge (Alpha release – Windows only)
Adds context menu item that looks up selected text on dictionary sites. You have the choice of dictionary.com, merriam-webster.com (dictionary and thesaurus), thefreedictionary.com, thesaurus.com, urbandictionary.com, wikipedia.org, wiktionary.org, and yourdictionary.com to look selected terms up with. There is an options page to enable or disable the different menu items included. This is actually a rewrite and improvement of an older version that looked up terms on dictionary.com exclusively. While using the old version, I eventually found myself in need of more options for this add-on so here it is. manifest.json app.js options.html options.js Install Look-it-up Context Menu Extension in Chrome (Google … Continue reading Google Chrome and Opera Extension – Look-it-up, a Dictionary Context Menu Extension
Google is fussy about copyright stuff and browser extensions. I used a dash in the name to get around their copyright rules – they caught me. Google owns youtube.com, as well as you-tube.com apparently (even though it doesn’t resolve, it goes through google nameservers) – they don’t own utube.com (Universal Tube & Rollform Equipment Corporation does – I don’t think they’ll complain about my browser extension). So I think this new name will be OK (hopefully). I just want to mention that I am just trying to make searching youtube.com easier and more convenient – nothing more. I’m sorry if … Continue reading Update – The You-Tube Search extension for Chrome is now renamed to uTube Search