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Panasonic SD5 - HiDef SDHC Camcorder
A self-purchase for my family and I. Upgrading from an old Sony Mini DV camcorder.Comment Icon
Interpol's got PhotoShop Skillz
Interpol has been able to reverse image effects unmasking a pedophile.Comment Icon
Amazon Launches DRM-Free MP3 Store
Cheaper than iTunes. Better quality than iTunes. DRM Free.Comment Icon
Raytheon brings the Pain Gun
"This machine has the ability to inflict limitless, unbearable pain."Comment Icon
How to Solve a Maze with Adobe Photoshop
This is the best hack of PhotoShop I have ever seen.Comment Icon
Urban Dictionary: Prewalking
Walking down the subway platform so that when you board the train, you'll be close to the exit or transfer point when the train reaches its destination.Comment Icon
How to Schedule MySQL Backups in Windows
Gotta love it when something you thought might be challenging is explained to be so easy.Comment Icon
Nintendo to release official MP3 Player for the Nintendo DS
The best handheld gaming system gets a media add-on. Nice.Comment Icon
Laptop sleeves like monster muppets
I don't care how much I like monsters and cartoons and such, I'd feel like the world's biggest weirdo if I actually carried this in public.Comment Icon
"Pee-wee's Playhouse" joining Cartoon Network's Adult Swim
Saturday mornings were so awesome as a kid.Comment Icon
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Errorik's Blog Archive

These are my blog entries - things I wrote, things I linked to, maybe a few rants, lots of improper grammar and personal stories.

A Scanner Darkly, looking awesome

Despite the reported troubles with production, with each trailer I see of the upcoming movie A Scanner Darkly I am more and more interested in it. I am not familiar with the books at all, but here is IMDB's plot summary of the movie:

"A Scanner Darkly" is set in suburban Orange County, California in the future. It imagines a paranoid world in which it seems two of every 10 Americans has been hired by the government to spy on the other 8 -- in the name of national security and drug enforcement. When one reluctant government recruit (Reeves) is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a journey into the absurd, where outsourced government contractors largely define the social construct, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode, and where not even his girlfriend can be trusted. The film highlights the inconsistencies and ironic consequences of the war on drugs.

Honestly, for me the main attraction of the movie has nothing to do with the story, but with the "Rotoscoping" animation technique used in making the movie (they film the actors, then go over the footage with a computer program, add in sets, and draw all the actors - read more on the tech behind the movie in this WIRED article).
The end result is pretty awesome:

From the looks of it, the movie could be awful, but at the same time send my eyes into a state of euphoria.

SpellBound in Firefox 1.5

SpellBound is an awesome spell check extension for the Firefox web browser. Unfortunately with the release of Firefox 1.5 SpellBound broke. And with the developer now on the Mozilla team and working on integrating the spell checking directly into Firefox 2.0 - the extension appeared to not be getting any kind of update.
Well, I was sick of opening MS Word, or Gmail to run spell checks for blog entries, forum posts, etc, so I thought I would Google the problem, and low and behold I found a forum discussion regarding a development version of SpellBound for Firefox 1.5. And not only does it make the extension compatible, it adds some nice enhancements like immediately underlining misspellings in the browser (yea I know, Mac users already have this in all your apps if you enable it).
Here are the links to the resources you need to install:
Install the Development SpellBound XPI
Install your languages dictionary file (here is the US English file)
Now restart Firefox and enjoy.

Speaking at the Boise Code Camp

This month I will be speaking at The Boise Code Camp, a collection of various coders getting together to share their knowledge in various fields (C#, ColdFusion, MS SQL Server, etc.). I will be speaking on at least one topic, AJAX, and possibly two others: ColdFusion, and MySQL. I am looking forward to it. I will update this post as it develops.
Its a free event for all to attend. So if you are interested in web, database, or software development you should come on out.