Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Physics

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

As a rather recent initiate to the amazing world of quantum physics and elusive hunt for a theory of everything I find this xkcd comic particularly hilarious. Make sure to click the “alt-text” for a baffling fact.

http://m.xkcd.com/1489/

Tip of the day

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Lifehacker.com gives the advice that you should enable those who find your missing camera to find you. While the solution offered (including a set of photos of yourself showing messages on a whiteboard) might be over the top for most of us there should be no reason not to have a single text-file on your internal camera memory with your contact information.

http://lifehacker.com/5433329/get-your-camera-returned-with-a-great-photo-message

Playground

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

Expect this site to act as a virtual playground with frequent changes until we are through doing some experimenting on which wordpress theme to use on oekonomi.no

Update 20/10-09: It seems the current theme om oekonomi.no is perfect in every way so we’re sticking to it ūüėČ

Upgrade

Sunday, September 6th, 2009

Has just completed my first wordpress upgrade and it went mostly smoothly.

The only real obstacle was using the WP-phpMyAdmin plugin to do a database backup, this has been failing to load ever since it worked the first few times doing backups of http://www.oekonomi.no/ and http://oekonomi.no/ordliste/. Since there is not much content at this site* I took my chances just doing an export of the content before upgrading. The upgrade seems ok and now there is an automatic upgrade option, which is probably a good idea. I’m guessing quite a few people have found themselves deleting the wrong folders using ftp to replace old files, as well as losing their settings in wp-config.php.

(*) It never was meant to, neither, this is more of a playground and test-site.

As for new features and improvements I’m not sure yet. Just browsing through the wp-admin I don’t see many changes apart from a whole new layout and some minor additions. Under the hood is another chapter, one I’m not qualified to decipher :)

Google Chrome

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

As an Opera-user I do get attached to my browser and secretly believe Mozilla-users to be all wrong. Yet, I am willing to give Google a chance, if only for the fact that lately Gmail has been requiring tweaks in Opera.

First verdict:

  • Fast, especially Gmail
  • Seems to handle most sites and content, only exception thus far being Outlook Web Access in simple-mode (same as Opera)
  • Neat tracking of memory use (shift+esc)
  • Needs ad-blocking and (many) more options for customisation
  • The¬†cartoon presenting Chrome¬†implicitely takes the credit for a few functions well-known in Opera
  • Sleek graphics (good) but reminds me somewhat of Apple (not so good)