Warning: mysql_query(): No such file or directory in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 437

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 437

Warning: mysql_fetch_array() expects parameter 1 to be resource, boolean given in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 439

Warning: mysql_query(): No such file or directory in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 452

Warning: mysql_query(): A link to the server could not be established in /home/dalepike/standupeight.org/wp-content/plugins/Calendar/Calendar.php on line 452
Stand Up Eight » Uncategorized
Looking glass
Navigate/Search

Archive for the 'Uncategorized' Category

HDR

Friday, July 18th, 2008

I’ve been playing around with HDR photos lately. The concept is intriguing, and the results are definitely unique. I’m trying to figure out where it fits on the continuum between gimmicky and artistic…

Linville Falls 1
(more…)

Web 2.0

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

I found a very informational/enjoyable clip explaining the horribly overused “Web 2.0” in an easy to understand way. The points it raises are thought-provoking.

powered by performancing firefox

online abilify
accutane pricing
aciphex 20mg
acomplia no prescription
celebrex actonel
cheap actos
aleve perscription dosages
allegra 180
alli cheap
altace drugside effect
buy antibiotics for cystitis
buy aricept
side effects of arimidex
purchase ashwagandha
buy astelin
order on line atacand
atarax 25 mg
augmentin 875 mg side effects
avandia dosage
buy online avapro
cheap avodart
bactrim alternatives
buy online benadryl
benicar hct generic
biaxin generic
buspar cheap
cardizem cd foradil diflucan
celebrex medicine
best price cephalexin
cheaper viagra levitra cialis
cheap cipro
cla 95
clarinex
claritin 24 hour
side effects of clomid
cheap clonidine
buy colchicine
coreg 25mg
cheap coumadin
cozaar 50 mg
top rated creatine
side effects of crestor
cymbalta 60mg
online depakote
diclofenac na
differin
diflucan 200mg
diovan 80mg
doxycycline dosage
effexor price
flagyl and alcohol
flomax 8mg
glucophage clomid
cat hair loss
preventing hangovers
hoodia plus
lamictal drug
order lamisil
lasix for dogs
drug levaquin
where to buy levitra
lexapro 20mg
lipitor generic
lisinopril dose
melatonin side effects
side effects of micardis
order mobic
death by motrin
prescription medicine neurontin
Nexium Damage
nizoral 2%+cream
Nolvadex For Cutting
online omnicef
paxil dosage
megasizer penis extender
extra cheap phentermine
buy plan b online
Plavix + patient assistance
Pravachol Sucks
Prednisone Side Effects
Premarin Vaginal Cream
prevacid intravenous
order prometrium
Dreampharmaceuticals Propecia Online
Depo Provera Extended Use
prozac study
reglan for acid reflux
risperdal free shipping
Rogaine And Side Effects For Women
seroquel dosage
singulair commercial
skelaxin problems
Stop Smoking Shot
strattera concerta
stress relief pills
synthroid black tea
Topamax Warnings
Toprol Nightmares
TORADOL IV
no prescription tramadol
TRICOR analog
Drug Trileptal
order ultracet
the danger of valtrex
Order Viagra
voltaren gel canadian pharmacies
vytorin african american
weight loss spa
Wellbutrin and fatigue
twinlab yohimbe
Zantac Allergic Reaction
zetia constipation
zithromax for sinus infection
Zoloft Side Effects
Zovirax Composition
Zyban Itching
order zyprexa
asthma zyrtec
buy online zyvox
cheap abilify
buy liquid accutane
aciphex costs
acomplia online
actonel 35 mg discount
buy actos online
orde aleve
allegra prescription
alli for weight loss
Altace Buy Online
natural antibiotics
aricept 5mg cheap
price of arimidex
cheap ashwagandha
30 ml astelin purchase
cheap atacand
atarax drug
augmentin and hafnia alvei
buy avandia
avapro drug
buy on line avodart
bactrim side effects
buy iv benadryl online
online benicar
biaxin used to treat
buspar cheap
cardizem 480mg daily side effects
cheapest celebrex price
cephalexin 250mg
levitra cialis viagra
cipro diflucan
order cla
clarinex
buy claritin
clomid sale
buy cheap clonidine
online colchicine
side effects of coreg
coumadin
cozaar price
best creatine product
crestor medicine
cymbalta dosages
depakote generic
diclofenac sod ec
cheap online differin
diflucan order
diovan htc
doxycycline acne treatment
side effects effexor
flagyl alcohol
8mg flomax
glucophage xl
body hair loss
what drinks cause hangovers
hoodia plex
lamictal weight gain
lamisil at
lasix side effects
levaquin 500mg
levitra cost
online lexapro
what is lipitor
What Is Lisinopril Used for
melatonin plasma assay
Micardis Medication Side Effects
mobic dosing
motrin sinus
NEURONTIN SIDE EFFECTS
purchase nexium
Diflucan Nizoral
forum nolvadex oslo gym
omnicef
paxil withdrawal
penis extender device
buy phentermine
buy plan b online
plavix fever
Pravachol Side Effects
prednisone taper
premarin thin uterine lining
Prevacid Nexium Pneumonia
I am selling unused prometrium
Propecia Finasteride 1mg Low Price
depo detox provera
prozac and nightmares
reglan the diet pill
risperdal and eps
increase beard growth rogaine
seroquel
allergy medication singulair
Is Skelaxin a blood thinner
stop smoking hypnosis
newer drug than strattera
stress management relief
synthroid vs Levoxyl
topamax dosage for weight loss
toprol withdraw forums
Drug Toradol
tramadol online
tricor
What to take with trileptal + milk
Tramadol Ultracet
valtrex side effects
Generic Viagra Lowest Prices
Voltaren Deutsch
vytorin generic
weight loss products
wellbutrin dosage
yohimbe bark powder forum
Prevacid Zantac
zetia bilirubin
zithromax doses for teens
zoloft and pregnancy
ZOVIRAX IV
Zyban Xr
order zyprexa
zyrtec medicine
zyvox price

Getting things started

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

I worked off and on all through the holiday break to get my productivity workflow in order. I’m not where I wanted to be, but I’m a lot closer than I was before I began.

I’m trying to move everything into web services. I use multiple machines between home and work and I often need to sit down and get something done with minimal prep time. If I don’t have my laptop and my laptop is where my master task list is, I’m sunk. The problem is that each tool wants to do a bigger chunk of the workflow than I think it is capable of. There is no “one tool to rule them all”.

Here’s what I’ve got hooked up so far:

  1. Netvibes. I like the ability to add modular content via RSS and HTML and the ease of adding new tabs as well. This has all but replaced my news reader for my daily feeds.
  2. Microsoft Outlook Web Access. This is what I am required to use at work. I’m trying to get auto-redirects going to Gmail, but that has its own problems.
  3. Central Desktop. This is a Basecamp-like project management tool that we’ve licensed at work. I like it, but the licensing model is a bit restrictive (limits on number of projects, most of all) and I’m looking for an alternative. Enter…
  4. ActiveCollab. I’ve got several instances of this set up for different groups and I am really liking where it is going. It is now my de-facto tool for managing search committees, as it allows for many types of interaction (posting candidate docs, discussing interviews, etc.). I’m also testing it as a general purpose, low-level project management tool for intra- and extra-unit collaboration.
  5. Remember The Milk. This is my working to-do list manager. I have master task lists associated with projects (in the various tools listed above), and when I’m getting to work, I plunk down in front of RTM and get rid of a few next actions. It also integrates well with…
  6. Google Calendar. I keep a copy of this open not to reference my work schedule (which is still in Outlook), but rather as a quick reference calendar that I can use to set up reminders, tasks (via the RTM interface), or even just to see what day of the week the conference I’m considering ends on. I know that there are many OS-level calendars that can be up a bit more quickly, but they aren’t tied directly to my working task lists. I’m experimenting with a few other uses, but these are still very much in the mushy development stage.
  7. Google Docs. I used Writely before they were purchased by Google. I know I’m selling my life away to the big G here, but I like the ease of integration with my other tools. I’ve used Zoho apps, but I’m a little leery of their beta status and don’t want to get too invested until I know how much it will cost me in the future.

Quick and dirty overview, I know. I’ll try to keep you posted regarding how it goes.

powered by performancing firefox

Ning

Friday, December 1st, 2006

I’ve had an account for a while, but it wasn’t until I had a project that I jumped into the Web 2.0 development service called Ning. I’ve got a buddy in Charlotte who likes food almost as much as I do, and every once in a while we try to compare notes about where to get the best burger/mexican food/steak/etc. I played around a bit and in around 20 minutes had a semi-functional site for personal restaurant reviews. Take a look, and then try your hand and making your own web service.
http://dalepikesrestaurants.ning.com

Personal Information (mis)Management

Tuesday, November 15th, 2005

I think I’m finished. A combination of technologies have increased my ability to access multiple channels of information and effectively brought my productivity DOWN in the process. I’ve got RSS streams for every kind of data imaginable, and they all feed into my favorites bar in Firefox, where I can click on deceptively simple-looking drop-down menus to find “all the latest”, at least until I realize I’ve spent another day chasing my tail again and promise myself to do better tomorrow. Photos, audio files, design guidelines and best practices, and–here’s the clincher–ALL OF THOSE DARN NEW “WEB 2.0” SERVICES! How am I supposed to keep them straight? I’ve got media spread across who knows how many AJAX-interfaced servers… Each one gets around 21 seconds of attention before the siren song of del.icio.us/flickr/reddit/blink/furl draws me toward its ever-receeding flame of promised reward.

OK, OK, so it isn’t quite that bad, but I have definitely noticed an increasing breadth to the type and amount of web-based applications that are available. Working the good ones into my workflow takes considerable effort, and discovering which ones are any good is an increasingly daunting task.

Educause: Pachyderm 2.0

Thursday, October 20th, 2005

I’ve been following the Pachyderm project for a couple of years now, so I was excited to see a session here at Educause for the 2.0 version of the open source development platform.

Pachyderm is a tool originally developed by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art to allow them to develop rich multimedia presentations without requiring programming skills on the part of the collection developer. The original output was of very high quality, but the code was not very clean, portable, or scalable. Enter the New Media Consortium (NMC), who wrote and received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to take Pachyderm to the next level.

The product has been totally reworked from its FileMaker and WebObjects origins and runs in Java. The interface is clean and fairly intuitive. There are still a few rough spots around the edges (the development interface could use a visual browsing interface that allowed for more intuitive browsing of media, for example) but overall the package is very impressive. It will be released as a public beta on Monday, October 26th. The NMC will host content for a year to allow testers to get a feel for the package and time for the development of installation binaries for multiple platforms (OS X and Windows in January, with Linux and Solaris close behind).

I can’t wait to start playing…

Educause: McNealy keynote

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

Listening to Scott McNealy’s keynote at Educause. There are some interesting tidbits of information, but to be honest, I feel like I’m sitting through a two-hour sales pitch. There is only so much of “look how bad everyone else is and how great we are” as a theme that you can take.

Of interest:

  • >Global Education and Learning Community (GELC)

Educause: Blogfolios

Tuesday, October 18th, 2005

University of British Columbia has a fairly advanced approach to electronic portfolios. They seem to be managing the gap between bootstrapping initiatives at local and institutional levels.

There is a wide array of purposes and experiences held by the participants.

Link to Presentation wiki

ThinkFree Office Online

Friday, October 14th, 2005

I’ve been very impressed with a free web-based productivity package
that allows you to create and edit MS Office document types (Excel,
Word, and PowerPoint). It runs in the browser and looks very well-done.

Check it out if you’ve got a minute:

http://online.thinkfree.com/

Remodeling the political spectrum

Tuesday, October 11th, 2005

Remodeling the political spectrum: “With the rise of ideologies such as paleoconservatives, neolibertarians, and radical centrists, creating a political spectrum model that can describe them all has become more challenging. No longer does the simple left-right axis suffice, nor even the ever popular Nolan Chart. This article proposes a new model that attempts to accurately describe all known ideologies using a three dimensional spectrum.From kuro5hin.org on July 9, 2005 at 4:45 p.m.”

(Via Edu_RSS.)


Creative Commons License Creative Commons License