People want crappy looking pictures by default
An old advice given to us in the ancient 90's was that you should never resize images in the browser, as this would be waste of bandwidth. In their infinite wisdom, Microsoft decided to punish the infidels by making browser resized images look like crap.
Turns out this can be fixed by a single line of CSS, as told by that Joel guy: From the Department of Badly Chosen Defaults.
Always Sausage Together
Unity on youTube
Well that is the first time a product I have worked on shows up in a random video on youTube.
In case you are wondering what product that is, it is the one called Unity which is running on the iMac on the left. Unity is a great 3D game IDE for Mac OS X, created by my friends at OTEE, for whom I work occasionally.
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A couple of nerd quotes
Setting the read bit does not necessarily make your code readable— Jonas
If you build it, they might come. If you have a nice website they might stay. If you offer a free service, they might use it. If you've gotten this far without thinking about where the cash comes from , you're in trouble.— Des Traynor
Lars has a weblog!!
He got his first mobile phone in 2005.... and now he has created a weblog!
There isn't much on it yet, but be patient — something is bound to turn up.
Update 2006-02-01: Yup! He's on YouTube now as well
Enabled comments (again!)
My last feeble attempt on stopping spam didn't really work, so in lack of ant time to do something about it, comments got disabled again.
Then I decided to outsource the problem. I have changed the comment system to use Haloscan -- an easy to use comment service. I have also migrated some of the old comments from the built-in MT comment system, but stopped at comments posted in late 2004.
Comments active again
The comments system on this site has been disabled for a while due to a massive amount of spam. I'm using a standard system called Movable Type to administer the site and that has made it easier for the comments spammers to reach me.
I have created a simple change that made the comments system more non-standard, possibly fooling the spammers. Only time will tell if it's effective.
In the meantime, add comments to my entries en-masse. You'll never know when I'll have to disable them again.
The future past vs the future present
We certainly live very different lives from that of our fathers and grandfathers. That is not in dispute. But what did not happen is what many expected, though never talked about much. Assuming that we dodged the 1984, Brave New World bullet, our future was supposed to be a sort of technocratic, atomic-powered, computer-controlled, antiseptic, space-travelling Jerusalem that would at last free us from the curse of Eden and original sin. We expected some how, some way that we would be on the road to being freed from the human condition. We expected a sort of bloodless, benign French Revolution with Hugo Gernsback as our Voltaire and Carl Sagan as our Robespierre. And what did we get? The City of Man with Tivo.See this excellent page I stumbled upon about what we used to think the future would bring.
Pictures from Gimle
See the pictures from my concert at Gimle. Just follow this link.
(It's on Gimle's website, which uses frames. So if you want the full navigation and layout, go to http://www.gimle.dk, click on "billeder" and select the Pusher II concert from the list.... frames suck, yes...)
Life Gig at Gimle, Roskilde
You'll be able to see me life on Jan 29 at Gimle in Roskilde.
I'm playing with 3 other bands from the Pusher II soundtrack.
Please come by and make some happy noises to cheer me on.
Group 101 Copenhagen Starts a New Round of Filmmaking
As if it wasn't enough with the first two rounds, Group 101 Copenhagen is starting the third wave of monthly filmmaking.
Group 101 Copenhagen is inviting interested filmmakers to join us in the combined pleasure and pain of having to complete a whole film every month for six months.
If you want to know more, please visit Group 101 Copenhagen's newly refurbished homepage at:
On the Use And Abuse of Referrer Information
I like browsing the stats for my website. I even take an occasional look at the raw access log.
What I enjoy the most is the list of referring sites, but especially after migrating my site to a weblog system, I've begun seeing a lot of web clients, that abuse the Referer HTTP header to include URLs of pages not linking to my site.
OK web client programmers, here's the relevant section about the Referer header taken from RFC-2616:
The Referer[sic] request-header field allows the client to specify, for the server's benefit, the address (URI) of the resource from which the Request-URI was obtained (the "referrer", although the header field is misspelled.)
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Migrated the site to Movable Type
I've just begun using a blog system called Movable Type to administer the site.
So far I like it. I had originally planned just to use it for the "Musings" section, but quickly realized that with some plugins I found on The MT Plugin Directory (most notably the MTKeyValues plugin by Brad Choate) , I could also use it for my "Music" and "Film" pages. This has the added bonus that people can post comments almost everywhere. (Time will tell if that's really is a good idea.)
The wonders of modern wireless technology
I was sitting in a reading room of a library with my friend David the other day. We both had our laptops with us. David was in the midst of debugging a big C++/Python project he has been working on, and I was writing the script for my next short film. (It´ll be a masterpiece, I tell you... my magnum opus... but back to the story.)
Libraries are a nice place to sit and work. It is quiet, and there are few
distractions. You aren't even allowed to bring your cellphone. But there is
one big disadvantage: you can't chit-chat with your friends.
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