Author Archive | ayn

Finally organized the laundry in my guest room

So I’ve had a ton of laundry in my guest room for probably more than 6 months, some folded and some not. I felt real depressed these couple of days and I’m not sure why. But Sherry and I decided to fold all the clothes and put them into my closet, only actually took about half an hour.

I feel much better now…

Good reason to read this using RSS

So the RSS is burn with Feedburner, and one of the features of Feedburner is to automatically insert bookmarks into my feed. So if you are subscribed to my RSS feed, you will see my daily additions to my bookmarks. Pretty cool huh?

btw, I’ve been using instead of mainly because of delicious2safari. There are similar tools for Firefox (Foxylicious?) but it doesn’t seem to work right with my Windoze laptop.

damn browser cache!!

Took me an hour to figure out why my Apache mod_rewrite directives to get feedburner working didn’t work. Basically, in WordPress 1.5, it spits out a default .htaccess to simplify the links, the default file looks like this.

So I looked for the ^feed redirects (the 2 bolded lines) and moved them to the bottom and qualify them with HTTP-AGENT. Basically I wanted traffic coming from Feedburner to get the regular XML content, and I want everyone else to get it via Feedburner, the file now looks like this.

I refreshed my browser and it wouldn’t re-direct me to the Feedburner page, so I hacked the .htaccess thinking I did something wrong. But it’s really as simple as that… After I got back from a meeting it dawned on me, Firefox cached the goddamn page and didn’t actually go fetch it. I cleared the browser cache, and wola!! FB feed!

Yes, I am an idiot…

Canon EOS rebates

not nearly as good as the Triple Rebate last year, but still decent…

PDF of the rebate form

Canon EOS 20D and Canon EOS 1D Mark II got rebates, as well as a whole bunch of lens, Speedlights, etc etc…

New firmware for Canon 20D

Canon’s website posted v2.0.0 fw for the 20D:

Only changes is support for the wifi transmitter, which I don’t have. 🙂
Support for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E1.
Support for the wireless file transmitter WFT-E1 allows high-speed image transfer by connecting EOS 20D and personal computers through wireless/wired LAN.
*This function works for EOS 20D when the WFT-E1 firmware is 2.0.1 or later.

New blog

I’m following my friend Eugene’s footsteps, we’ve been sending out a lot of links via emails or IMs to our friends… I’m going to post them here instead… WordPress seems easier to use than phpnuke, so I’m going to move the blog session to this site… I’m using phpnuke primarily because of the nice Gallery user integration. Everything else pretty much sucks with phpnuke.

I chose WP because it’s open source and free, don’t really feel like paying for Movable Type. WP was a breeze to install, took about 15 minutes to get this up and running. Another 5 minutes or so to “burn” the feed at Feedburner, another 10 minutes to use mod_rewrite to redirect the site feed to Feedburner’s URI. ?

Feedburner is really a cool service, my “aynblog” feed includes my updates, Amazon ads based my blog content, it gives me site statistics, subscriber info, etc etc…

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