MovableType’s manual mentions supporting thumbnail creation when uploading pictures if ImageMagick is installed.
A google on ImageMagick lead to this entry by Scott Hacker: birdhouse.org: ImageMagick. That saved me a lot of time, because it pointed to a Mac OS X install version. Now all Fiveforks bloggers can do this…
… upload an image file into their blog, create a thumbnail size, and have the thumbnail zoom open to the larger photo. Thanks to ImageMagick! (Kind of like installing a gorilla to swat a fly.)
Random Image Rotation: A List Apart
Create a folder full of images and include the php script above in the folder and you get random rotating images. (Hit the refresh button and the picture below will change.) Now if I can figure out how to make them links that pop up larger versions of the images…
I chose a bunch of photos and exported them with iPhoto using a constraint of 300 x 300 max. In that way all random photos are the same size by either width or height.
Amazon has announced a new search capability… inside books! The results of my search for “snowdens of yesteryear”…
My Palm’s clock gets out of synch by several minutes each month. I attend a lot more conference call meetings than physical meetings which requires more precision (and shorter reminders.)
I did not like ClockFix’s auto-adjust approach (and it cost $6.95.) I prefer TimeCopy’s synching approach better. TimeCopy installs a conduit and synchs up the Palm with your PC’s clock. (My PC synchs up with an atomic clock time server.)
TimeCopy on PalmGear.com
For the correct time visit www.time.gov.
I think Maggie felt compelled to include the odorless adjective…
Yahoo! News – Methane Bubbles Could Sink Ships, Scientists Find
A web-based way to keep up with many blogs or any site supporting RSS. This is what the “Syndicate this site” link is all about on MovableType blogs.
Bloglines | fishback’s Blogs
This tip explains how to get rid of the Image Toolbar that pops up over graphics in IE 6 by default. This can be a confusing feature when a customer sees a toolbar float over a product image.
Disabling the Image Toolbar in IE 6 for Your Site (thesitewizard.com)
Use mac-oriented ditto instead of cp.
ditto = copy files and directories
ls = list directory
cd = change directory
store shell scripts in ~/bin
set a script to be executable with +x
chmod +x ~/bin/backup.sh
You only need to use three buttons and all can be used with your right thumb.
1. Power/light – Lower button on right.
2. Page button – Upper button on right.
3. Click-stick – front left.
1. Turn on. Hold power button for 2 seconds.
2. Allow 3 satellites to be found.
3. Use Page button to go to main menu. (Look for Find flag.)
4. Use click-stick to move to the Find flag.
5. Click the Find flag (pressing in on click-stick.)
6. Choose “Favorites” to find subset of Waypoints.
7. Scroll to the destination Waypoint and click.
8. The “Goto” button will be highlighted. Click it.
You should now be on the compass. You can turn off the navigator by pressing the power button for 2 seconds. Repeat steps 1 and 2 to turn back on and just page directly to the compass with the page button since the GPS is already looking for the last waypoint. Use the page button to go to the main menu if you want to change destinations.
An obscure place to play soccer. Seems like it is always cold when we play there. (Dark and 45 degrees right now.)
Norcross, Pinckneyville Park
4707 South Old Peachtree Road
Norcross GA 30092
From I-285 in Northeast Atlanta:
Take the Peachtree Industrial Blvd/GA 141 exit (Exit #31).
Travel NE on Peachtree Industrial Blvd. for 6 miles (Take the right fork at the split with Peachtree Parkway (GA 141)).
Turn right on South Old Peachtree Road.
Go 0.4 miles to the Pickneyville Park Soccer Complex on the left. (Click to zoom.)