patrick — Wed, 2009-03-04 11:16
I knew VLC was great for playing video files, especially those files I hadn't been able to play using other players... & it's even cross-platform! What I hadn't paid attention to before was it's ability to stream videos.
My friend, Craig Fowler (aka ToreadorVampire), recently ran me through the process rather quickly... I didn't have much time and he didn't have anything really written up... It was a last minute discussion over IM and I thought it could help to at least get people pointed in the right direction.
There is some documentation up at videolan.org (Streaming HowTo/VLM - VideoLAN Wiki) that shows how to set VLC up to do the streaming, talks about the HTTP interface, etc, but isn't an instant answer.
patrick — Sun, 2009-03-01 23:06
I got my Mini Cooper last October (about 4 months ago). While I thought I realized before getting one that they were an enthusiast car, apparently I had no idea...
Sure, growing up we went through a couple of VW Vanagons and we'd get a wave every once in a while when we were out on vacation... In almost any car driving down back roads running into the occasional farmer will yield a wave or a hat off. The only other recognition I think I've gotten from other people as I'm driving down the road is when I had my really sad and pathetic '95 Saturn S-1 - people had a tendancy to give me the finger <sarcasm>telling me I was #1</sarcasm>.
I think about 80% of the other Mini Cooper drivers I've come across have waved or nodded at me... After realizing it wasn't because they thought they knew me, I've started waving back. I've not waved at people since... well, as a kid in the back of the Vanagon when I'd also pump my arm at tractor trailer rigs to get them to blow their horns.
patrick — Thu, 2009-02-12 04:00
Some people just have way too much time on their hands...
Somebody posted a link in IRC to this very long screenshot of the Bohemian Rhapsody with each user posting a single line... Geeze, the things that take talent and social engineering these days...
patrick — Sat, 2008-05-10 23:21
Last October a friend of mine contacted me about helping him finish up a project. I agreed because if we could pull this off it would mean more projects with his client. The due date was early December and by mid-November I had pretty much finished putting all the various forms together, the various category controllers, etc. All that was left was to figure out which categories the different forms needed to go into and connect them with the stored procedures in the database.
Then things suddenly got quiet. I didn't mind because I was overly busy at work (see Jobs, Jobs, & More Jobs - Part 1) and was also in the process of getting another job (see Jobs, Jobs, & More Jobs - Part 2). After the job change I found out why - the client had hired their own programmer and told my friend not to bother doing anymore because it'd just be a waste of his time.
patrick — Wed, 2008-03-26 16:01
I found this in my inbox from a friend of mine who should know better. However, I guess it was time for an update and some of these are pretty good for the moron list.
1. Will The Real Dummy Please Stand Up? AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it's not Walter who's lacking intelligence.
patrick — Wed, 2006-09-13 16:42
Craig Fowler stumped me today until he provided a further sampling of his code. Shortly thereafter I realized what the issue was as I've run into the same issue in the past (& hopefully this page will prevent me being stumped in the future).
The code he initially presented me with was
<a onclick="obj1.doSomething();"> ...
and he stated he was having issues with using
this.someMethod(); inside of
patrick — Wed, 2006-09-13 15:44
I ran into this guy while I was a chat host for TSR & he was still around when Wizards of the Coast bought TSR. He's been my windows go-to guy for obscure & obscene windows questions in the past.
patrick — Sat, 2006-09-09 21:15
I've known Aeolius for years & he's always had some of the "weirdest" games. There was the "Land of Black Ice" campaign, then there was the underwater campaign, and who can forget the planes campaign. He's also talked to us about all his fish tanks & rare fish... I think he has more fish tanks than some professional aquariums.
patrick — Wed, 2006-08-30 17:30
Some people apparently have way to much time on their hands... Of course if it wasn't for them we wouldn't have something like this available -
yes, watch it & be entertained... Yet another YouTube posting from Gretchen Dawntreader in EVE-Online.