You can find out what I'm up to in near real-time via: Google+ and/or Twitter (@sholden). I also recommend checking out my AztecMedia.net (@adwatch) produced podcasts: Tech News Radio (@technewsradio), Jersey Boys Podcast, and Veteran Stories.
I noticed this morning when my Chromebook upgraded to the latest version 47.x (Beta) that the Folder icons at the top (in my bookmarks bar) are all dark gray:
In my Chrome browser on Windows running the latest version 46.x the folders are "yellow-ish."
I am sure there are other changes planned but this one really stood out. I'm sure I'll get use it in a day or so.
- - ChuckChat Technorama -
- 43 Folders
- Alternative Classix - The Blog
- altNPR Groove Salad -- Taste of the Week
- APMs Future Tense
- Behind the Mic
- BusinessWeek - The Cutting Edge
- Career Opportunities The High-Tech Career Handbook
- CBS Fall Premiere Interviews with Dana Greenlee
- Celtic Music News Celtic Music News
- Christ Lutheran Church Messages
- CIO Podcast
- Dan Bricklins Software Licensing Podcast
- DARN PC
- Digital Experience Podcast - MP3 Feed
- Distributing the Future
- Docs Podblog
- Endurance Radio Audio Interviews
- Engadget Podcasts
- Eric Mack On-Line
- Eurythmics - The Ultimate Collection
- Evil Genius Chronicles
- Friends in Tech
- Gillmor Gang
- Home Network and Computer Help - HomeNetworkHelpInfo
- In the Trenches
- IndieFeed ElectronicaDance
- Internet Pro Radio icannBlog
- Jazz Music - RedJazz Radio
- Jimmy Jett
- Jons Radio
- KFI Tech Guy
- Killer Innovations
- Lessig Blog
- MacCast - For Mac Geeks, by Mac Geeks
- MAKE Magazine
- Manager Tools
- Morning Coffee Notes
- Music4iPodscom - ElectronicaDJ
- Network World Radio
- Old Wave Radio New 80s Music!
- On The Media from NPRWNYC
- OnTheRun with Tablet PCs Podcast
- Ottmar Lieberts Listening Lounge
- PaulDotCom Security Weekly
- podbat podbat podcasts
- Podcast Brothers
- Pritzker Military Library Podcasts
- Radio Leo
- Reel Reviews Radio
- Rip & Read Blogger Podcast
- Slashdot Review
- State Dept - Daily Press Briefings
- Steve Holden Tech Rag Tear Outs (TRTO)
- Steve Holdens Weblog
- Tech News Radio
- TechPodcastscom Network
- Terry Storch
- TGN Behind the Scenes
- TGN The Living Word
- The Bag and Baggage Podcast [now This Week in Law]
- The Bitterest Pill
- the Eric Rice Show
- The Golden Hammer Tech Watch
- The Invisible Hand
- The Invisible Hand, Enhanced Version
- The Pentagon Channel
- The Roadhouse
- The Rock and Roll Geek Show
- ThePodcastNetwork The Gadget Show
- ThePodcastNetwork The Mobiles Show
- ThePodcastNetwork The TabletPC Show
- These Days [@KPBS]
- They Might Be Giants Podcast
- this WEEK in TECH
- Typical PC User Podcast
- Ultima Thule Ambient Music Radio
- Valid Syntax
- vinyl podcast
- Voices in Your Head wDave Slusher
- WGBH Morning Stories
- Wi-Fi Networking News Podcasts
- Wizbang Podcast
I found this while recovering my old iBook backup drive using SpinRite. I was actually trying to find some older TechNewsRadio podcasts that were posted on a server that no long exists. I seem to have a gap of ~200 with bad links.
Here are the rides we went on and they are prioritize with our favorites (high to low):
- Scream: Smooth, fun, easy to see where you are going,
- Batman: Smooth, fun, easy to see where you are going.
- Twisted Colossus (new!): Very fast, long, not as easy to see where you are going, intense
- Gold Rusher: very simple, classic easy style
- Ninja: a lot like Batman but not as intense
- Viper: Very fast, bumpy for Carson
- Orient Express: slow and clam
- Grand Carousel: great way to end the day [only horses though :-( ]
- X2: Way to scary
- Full Throttle: huge loop; slow at top (feels like falling - yuck!), plus one "trick" that we won't tell you about but we did not like it
- Apocalypse: Very jerky, long wait
Basically we both agreed that we like smooth and easy to see where we are going roller coasters. We don't like: feeling like we are falling, bumpy, and going backwards.
All in all we really liked the majority of rides and look forward to going back sometime in the future.
I am not an expert in photography but here is a tip that has been useful for me.
When I get a picture that has some sort of issue like to much light or not completely in focus, I do a conversion to black and white (B&W) to see what I get.
Here is a recent example (using Picasa 3 on Windows) that looks pretty good to me:
Do you have any other suggestions for situations like this?
Here is a Screen Shot #1 comparison (click on image for bigger resolution):
And here is Screen Shot #2 comparison (click on image for bigger resolution):
It appears that since the Nexus 7 (left images) is a tablet and has more screen real estate then the smartphone Nexus 6 (right images) you get the alternative route time notifications as you are driving your selected route in Google Maps.
These notifications are actually a great feature, and I use it all the time for making real time route changes.
If anyone knows if there is actually a way to enable this on the Nexus 6 then please let me know.
NOTE: I did load up Waze on the Nexus 6 to see if that application had the route time notifications but from what I could tell it doesn't.
Over the last couple of years, slowly and surely there has been an air leak into our pool pumping system. Everything seem to point to the old metal pipes underground with the line pulling water out of the pool to the pump more probable than line pumping the water back in the pool.
This last month things got significantly worse and we'd need to do something. There was just too much air in the line to pull water through the system to keep the pool clean.
We got a couple of quotes to dig up the old pipes and replace them. You know you are in trouble when both quotes came back in the same large ballpark called "Unaffordable."
I was curious of what type of portable pumping options there might be out there to keep things going until we could decide what to do. So I started Googling. And then it hit me as I'm looking at these portable pumps -- I had all the pieces they had. I just needed to run the pipping where the leak was over ground. It couldn't be that easy could it? Well, it turn out to be significantly easier and less expensive that expected.
My friend Gary listened to my plan and agreed to help. I got all the parts and pieces at Home Depot for under $40; and Gary was able to take my plan and make it work in just under 2 hours. We capped off the old pipe, hooked up a new line from the pump into the pool, tested it for any leaks, and even created a DIY safety lid out of spare wood.
The "re-mastered" system is working great, and I believe it will work long enough for us to figure out what we really want to do in the pool area and budget accordingly. Thanks Gary!
Below I have a link to an Adobe PDF of my personal notes from attending Willow Creek Association's Leadership Summit 2014 this past week. I was not able to attend in person, but I did attend via video broadcast with my church at Journey Community Church in La Mesa, CA.
Here are few take aways:
- Leadership requires a commitment to a constant and dedicated learning process that never ends.
- Leadership is not management. If you want to be a better manager, then check out: www.manager-tools.com.
- Successful deployment of strategies and vision require teams, and teams require multifaceted leadership skills/abilities/traits (for instance: humility, vulnerability, trust, truth, honesty, integrity).
- Sometimes you just need to "figure it out."
- Michael Jr is very funny.
Next year's conference is August 6-7, 2015. If you get a chance, then I highly recommend you attend if you are in a leadership position. I probably won't be able to attend as next year's DEFCON is August 7-9, 2015.
Here is the link to the PDF. Let me know if you have any questions, comments, corrections, etc.
I ran into a "blocking function" in getting IMAP working with Outlook 2013 recently. There is a feature in Outlook 2013 that requires you to Test Account Settings ... before an IMAP email account will be created the first time. The testing is mandatory with no apparent way to turn it off.
It turns out that the IMAP server I was trying to connect to has a digital certificate issue that prompts via GUI a user acknowledgement to agree to use the certificate. However, when you are doing a Test Account Settings ... setup the first time the certificate dialog never comes up and the testing fails. A failed test means the account won't be created.
The work around I found was to create a working IMAP connection using my GMAIL account, and then re-editing the IMAP settings for the server that I wanted to connect to. And in that case you can turn off the Test Account Settings option.
A while back (just after Christmas) Carson and I made our own version of the following corn dog recipe from the Skinny Fork called "Baked Whole Wheat Corn Dogs.".
We basically kept the main parts of the recipe but didn't do the following:
- No Brown Sugar
- No Paprika
- No Cayenne
- No Chili Powder
- No Poppy Seeds
We also did half the recipe getting 6 turkey corn dogs and not the 10-12 turkey corn dogs if you follow the recipe.
They turned out great, but they did need a good helping of either ketchup or mustard depending on your taste. Making them very plain and then seeing what we could do with them in the future was our plan.
I think adding the spices/flavors would be good for anyone without picky kids. I also think these would be great with Hebrew National hot dogs or a pre-cooked sausage.
By the way, the picture above was the 2nd picture. Here is the 1st picture with an expert photo bomb from Conrad --
There was a recent Zucchini Pancakes recipe in the Union Tribune. I thought it sounded good, but I figured I might be able to make it simpler with more basic ingredients.
So I got the following: 1 yellow squash, 1 Italian squash, 1 yellow onion, 1 sweet potato, and 1 jalapeno. I then grated them all into a big bowl and mixed them all together (aka the 'veggie mix').
Then I scooped 3 cups of the veggie mix into another mixing bowl, added 1 egg, and a half-cup of Italian bread crumbs.
I then cooked these in a skillet (high heat) until golden brown on both sides using standard canola oil. This made about 7 pancakes and they turned out great.
I then took what was left over in the grated bowl (~3 cups) and made another batch. I cooked these using Kirkland Canola Oil Cooking Spray. I think these actually turned out better and probably slightly more healthier.
I think the Jalapeno is the key special ingredient that added the majority of the flavor that the original recipe had by adding several spices. I'm sure you could tweak the flavor based on what your tastes are - garlic, salt & pepper, more onion, etc.